Bloodmoney: A Novel Of Espionage by David IgnatiusBloodmoney: A Novel Of Espionage by David Ignatius

Bloodmoney: A Novel Of Espionage

byDavid Ignatius

Paperback | May 25, 2016

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Someone in Pakistan is killing the members of a new CIA unit trying to buy peace with America’s enemies. It falls to Sophie Marx, a young officer with a big chip on her shoulder, to figure out who’s doing the killing and why. Unfortunately for Sophie, nothing is quite what it seems. This is a theater of violence and revenge, in which the last act is one that Sophie could not have imagined.
David Ignatius is a prize-winning columnist for the Washington Post and has been covering the Middle East and the CIA for nearly three decades. He has written several New York Times bestsellers, most recently The Director. He lives in Washington, D.C.
Title:Bloodmoney: A Novel Of EspionageFormat:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1 inPublished:May 25, 2016Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0393341798

ISBN - 13:9780393341799


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Spy Novel A Novel of Espionage This spy novel is one of the best Mr. Ignatius has written so far. What makes this author stand out is we never know where the plotting will lead us. Deception is the theme of this captivating thriller, it is based on actual CIA operations and only someone with experience in the field can guess where fact crosses into fiction. The central character is Sophie Marx who works at the ''Hit parade LLP' office in a Los Angeles, it is a secret branch within the CIA that works under the radar and deploys agents around the world. The story starts when Howard Egan whose cover is a hedge fund manager for Alphabet Capital in London goes missing on a mission in Pakistan. Alarm bells are triggered when other operatives also deep under cover are eliminated one by one. Sophie Marx must find out who is killing them and how their lock-tight identities were compromised. The action and excitement begins when we are plunged into a game of deception and double-talk where each side has their own agenda while maintaining an artificial relationship with each other. The characterization, the dialogue and the interaction between the players skillfully displays the cultural differences and helps hype the suspense to another level. The pacing is brisk, the writing is clean and efficient and the plot is believable and free of melodrama found in many thrillers of this genre and as the plot unfolds it pulls us bit by bit into a world of upper level finance and the covert operations of world intelligence agencies. This is an adrenaline packed adventure into the black hole of international diplomacies. The end result is an engaging page turner that will keep you intrigued for hours.
Date published: 2011-11-26

Editorial Reviews

You won’t regret spending time with Bloodmoney. — The AtlanticFast-paced, well-written and carefully crafted, Bloodmoney is an exceptional thriller. Filled with believable and interesting characters and enough action to satisfy a Steven Spielberg fan, it is a great novel. — Daily NewsA gripping, ripped-from-the-headlines CIA thriller set in Pakistan that will have you wondering just how much is actually fiction. — The Daily Beast[David] Ignatius at his best. — Washington Times