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By David Ignatius

Now again in print: the "superlative secret agent novel" (New York instances) via the writer of the red-hot mystery A Firing Offense.Agents of Innocence is the e-book that proven David Ignatius's recognition as a grasp of the radical of up to date espionage. Into the treacherous global of transferring 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 little need for it.

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She never ventured near Rogers’s work. When someone from the embassy brought up the subject, or asked her what her husband was working on, she would laugh and say honestly: “I don’t know. ” They had met while Rogers was a student at Amherst in the 1950s. Jane was a student at Mt. Holyoke, an intense, hardworking girl who turned down dates so that she could study on weekends. She was an English major and liked, in those days, to talk to Rogers about such things as “the new criticism” and the different types of ambiguity in poetry, and whether Charles Dickens was, in fact, the greatest novelist who ever lived.

When I was a boy, religion bounded my world like the four points of a compass. The Christians were on either side, in Saadiyat and Dibbiye. The Druse were over the hill in Jahiliyeh. The Sunnis, outside my village, were in Burjain atop another hill. The Shiites were to the south, in Sidon and Tyre. And in Beirut were the rulers, who cared not at all about our little Sunni enclave in the midst of a Christian area. “The local political leaders seemed in those days to be fixed as eternally as the stars.

She was a dreamgirl of the fifties: a slim waist, curvaceous figure, and the dark hair that seemed to make her skin look whiter than ivory. Rogers became infatuated with her on the first date and told his roommate that he had met the girl he would marry. She was a virgin, and Rogers pursued her lustily, half-disappointed when she removed his hand from beneath her dress and half-pleased. Jane fell in love with Rogers, slowly and completely, with the passion of a woman who would fall in love only once.

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