The Director

The Director

A Novel

Large Print - 2014
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Graham Weber has been the director of the CIA for less than a week when a Swiss kid in a dirty T-shirt walks into the American consulate in Hamburg and says the agency has been hacked, and he has a list of agents' names to prove it. This is the moment a CIA director most dreads.

Weber turns to a charismatic (and unstable) young man named James Morris who runs the Internet Operations Center. He's the CIA's in-house geek. Weber launches Morris on a mole hunt unlike anything in spy fiction one that takes the reader into the hacker underground of Europe and America and ends up in a landscape of paranoia and betrayal. Like the new world of cyber-espionage from which it's drawn, The Director is a maze of deception and double dealing, about a world where everything is written in zeroes and ones and nothing can be trusted. The CIA has belatedly discovered that this is not your father s Cold War, and Weber must play catch-up, against the clock and an unknown enemy, in a game he does not yet understand."

Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Wheeler Publishing, 2014.
Edition: Large print edition.
ISBN: 9781410471062
Branch Call Number: LT F IGN
Characteristics: 621 pages ; 23 cm.


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Aug 19, 2015

I liked the book at the beginning but as it went on, I felt like Ignatius lost control of the plot and it became terribly scattered and he could never focus it back. In the end, it turned out to be another okay cyber-thriller

Aug 11, 2014

[I sincerely believe that when Colby stated that an unimaginable number of reporters were on the CIA's payroll, he was referring to Ignatius as one of them.] Now, I do not intend to slight Ignatius, who appears to receive some type of bonus everytime he mentions the phrase /// conspiracy theory \\\ whenever he's doing an interview, writes silly stuff. As far as the Library Journal critic's question: /// What does the fusty Bank of International Settlements have in common with the shadowy CIA \\\ one need only know that the powerful CIA director, Richard Helms - - who gave us MK ULTRA - - had a grandfather who was the first president of the BIS. [Also, the Helms family owned Newsweek magazine for quite a few years.] Publisher Weekly's critic says: /// suffering in "the post-Snowden era" of whistle-blowers and cyberterrorism\\\ yet we know there will never be a post-Snowden era as long as the full privatization of the US intelligence establishment continues.

Aug 04, 2014

Ignatius - I guess the book was due so he threw some letters against the wall and this is what came out. There is a story to be told of the impact of what Snowden did. This just isn't it.

Aug 04, 2014

I didn't know where the story was going and I like books that keep me guessing. It was terrific summer read.


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Feb 02, 2015

Politicians are transitory but the nations interests are permanent.

Feb 02, 2015

Humiliate or be humiliated,

Feb 02, 2015

..., maybe: people are realizing that security and liberty aren't at war with each other ...


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