Agents of Innocence by David Ignatius

By David Ignatius

Now again in print: the "superlative undercover agent novel" (New York occasions) by way of the writer of the red-hot mystery A Firing Offense.Agents of Innocence is the e-book that proven David Ignatius's attractiveness as a grasp of the radical of up to date espionage. Into the treacherous international of moving alliances and arcane subterfuge comes idealistic CIA guy Tom Rogers. Ordered to penetrate the PLO and recruit a high-level operative, he quickly learns the heavy rate of innocence in a time and position that has no need for it.

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I’m surprised you have to ask. Need I remind you that we are here at the sufferance of the Lebanese government. The Palestinian refugee problem is their affair, not ours. ” “Makassed,” corrected Jane. ” “Forgive me,” said Jane. “But that’s just the point. The Palestinians have nowhere else to go. ” said Mrs. Wigg, cutting her off. ” Jane picked up her handbag. “I hope you will reconsider,” said Jane. “I will not,” said Mrs. Wigg. “Please do not raise the subject again. I would hate for this to interfere with your husband’s career.

He was the one at the embassy who brought me the picture of Darazi, the man who murdered my father. Mr. ” Rogers felt his stomach tighten. ” “Because Mr. ” “What else did Mr. ” “He told me that I had a choice. I could get revenge in the Lebanese way, by killing Darazi. Or I could get revenge in the American way, by working to destroy the people who had created Darazi. ” “A little of both,” said Fuad. ” “No. I only wounded him. ” “What happened then? ” “Mr. Hoffman helped me to get out of the country, to Egypt.

He regarded his work—the simple tasks of recruiting agents and gathering intelligence—as a sublime pursuit, combining duty and pleasure in equal measure. What more, Rogers occasionally asked himself, could a man want? Rogers’s marriage survived some difficult tests in the early years. The worst moment, etched in his memory, was their arrival in Khartoum in midsummer 1963. Jane was weak and exhausted from a month of sleepless nights. She had given birth to their first child only four weeks before and wanted to wait until fall, when it was cooler, before travelling to Sudan.

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