Body of Lies

Body of Lies

A Novel

Book - 2007
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CIA operative Roger Ferris is on a covert mission. He is working in Jordan and searching for terrorists who have been bombing civilian targets. Ferris uncovers information on the Islamist mastermind Al-Saleem. He devises a plan to infiltrate Al-Saleem's terrorist network with the help of his Langley boss, Ed Hoffman. Ferris enlists the help of the Chief of Jordanian Intelligence, Hani Salaam on this operation, but what he is not certain of is how far he can trust him without putting his life in danger. The uneasy alliance leads to a cultural and moral clash between the men.
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, c2007.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780393334296
Branch Call Number: IGN
Characteristics: 360 p.


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poppy2010 Sep 04, 2013

Excellent novel - one of his best.
Having read it and then watched the movie, I was impressed withscreen selection of such suitable characters.
The only flaw in the book is the 'movie-like' ending, but otherwise this is one to enjoy!

Mar 07, 2012

Excellent. complex thriller that keeps you in the dark until the end.

Dec 12, 2011

David Ignatius uses his years of experience and knowledge to great effect with this novel. It offers a gritty, inside look at the spy game that is not as flashy as the Bourne series of novels, but seems far more realistic. A solid read.

Aug 09, 2011

Body of Flaws.

Unrealistic, illogical, incoherent.

Apr 05, 2011

This is a page-turner. Excellent read, couldn't put it down. Offers a glimpse of the 'spy' profession and the Arab culture. As the book cover says, 'it is fiction but reads as reality.' Great stuff.

Dec 19, 2010

Excellent book, great read

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