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  1. says:

    David Ignatius creates and builds upon an engagingly textured environment of spies and third world nuclear threat to create a realistic and fun espionage thriller While I'd give Ignatius' effort three starts for the intricacies of the fiction as literature I'd move it to a solid four stars for the well woven and well pace

  2. says:

    A very good spy novel which is also about real politics and the real world An Iranian nuclear scientist has decided to risk everything to alert

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    Washington Post columnist and editor David Ignatius has covered wars diplomacy and the intelligence community in a long journalistic career His reporting infuses the ten suspense and espionage novels he has written over the past thirty years The Increment published in 2009 dramatizes the hysteria in the Bush Administration about Iran's program to build nuclear weapons This engrossing and well informed novel preceded by several years Barac

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    This is not half a good book; at best it is about one third of a good bookThe early chapters portraying a clapped out CIA riven with jealousy and internal plotting works on a sub Le Carre level A likely looking v

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    Interesting book about spies fighting to stop their enemies from developing into nuclear powerOnly downside to the book is the conclusion prime minister steps out and exposes the entire operation to the media ho

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    I read this shortly after it came out The main character reminds me of Andrew Bacevich for sad reasons that rouse my ire at Cheney etal But the real mystery of the novel is its publication date May 2009 relative to the discovery of Stuxnet June 2010 given the description of a worm that destroys Ira's nuclear program in the book Ignatius is either Nostradamus or someone high up in the CIA or White House or an

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    Fascinating for the Date WrittenA spy novel through and through The Increment is a fascinating look at a complex political situation Though it is fictional it was published January 2009 about a year and a half before Stuxnet was revealed to the world This is not Stuxnet but the author delves into some mild ideas of industrial sabotage for Iran's nuclear program I won't spoil the story line but it centers around

  8. says:

    The days when a stranger walks into CIA headuarters to offer vital information about an enemy state are apparently over Now

  9. says:

    John LeCarre when he is good writes gritty depressing and heavily realistic books about espionage Robert Ludlum on the other hand wrote breathless thrillers with outrageous characters and plot twists Somewhere in the middle between these two extremes is David Ignatius The Increment begins when an Iranian scientist contacts the CIA through a link on its website a link that really exists That begins a series of events that could bring the wor

  10. says:

    This is a fun and thrilling novel that I came across while reading Obama's War by Bob Woodward which I had read l

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The Increment

He Iranian bomb program dries up the scientist panics; he’s being followed but he doesn’t know who’s on to him and neither does Harry To get his agent out Harry turns to a secret British spy team known as “The In. This is not half a good book at best it is about one third of a good bookThe early chapters portraying a clapped out CIA riven with jealousy and internal plotting works on a sub Le Carre level A likely looking villain appears to be one Arthur Fox but he will disappear from the book without trace or explanationThe scene setting in Tehran is acceptable Trouble sets in when a British secret service team The Increment though the title is never explained gets involved Now we we are into stereotypical evil The Crazy One all plastic surgery and deformity Worse Mr Big appears a mastermind who collects stolen Impressionist paintings and first editions This mastermind has fleets of private planes available and instantly when needed in a remote part of Turkmenistan a minibus with a secret compartment From sub Le Carre we have descended into sub Ian FlemingCharacterisation is minimal The CIA man swears a lot the Brit says Old boy freuently but no often than the Lebanese businessman says My dearTo cap it all the author was not paying attention to what his spell checker was up to Otherwise we would not have had a boat giving another a wide birth or someone having a target in his sites On Tidy Endings get his agent out Harry turns to a secret British spy team known as “The In. This is not half a Flat World Navigation good book at best it is about one third of a A House of My Own Stories from My Life good bookThe early chapters portraying a clapped out CIA riven with jealousy and internal plotting works on a sub Le Carre level A likely looking villain appears to be one Arthur Fox but he will disappear from the book without trace or explanationThe scene setting in Tehran is acceptable Trouble sets in when a British secret service team The Increment though the title is never explained Under Her Command (The Bosss Pet, gets involved Now we we are into stereotypical evil The Crazy One all plastic surgery and deformity Worse Mr Big appears a mastermind who collects stolen Impressionist paintings and first editions This mastermind has fleets of private planes available and instantly when needed in a remote part of Turkmenistan a minibus with a secret compartment From sub Le Carre we have descended into sub Ian FlemingCharacterisation is minimal The CIA man swears a lot the Brit says Old boy freuently but no often than the Lebanese businessman says My dearTo cap it all the author was not paying attention to what his spell checker was up to Otherwise we would not have had a boat El Gaucho Martín FierroLa vuelta de Martín Fierro giving another a wide birth or someone having a target in his sites

SUMMARY The Increment

Crement” whose operatives carry the modern version of the double O “license to kill” But the real story is infinitely complicated than Harry understands and to get to the bottom of it he must betray his own country. Fascinating for the Date WrittenA spy novel through and through The Increment is a fascinating look at a complex political situation Though it is fictional it was published January 2009 about a year and a half before Stuxnet was revealed to the world This is not Stuxnet but the author delves into some mild ideas of industrial sabotage for Iran s nuclear program I won t spoil the story line but it centers around the USA dealing with Iranian attempts to develop a nuclear program that move across the border into Turkmenistan The Brits are involved and things get ugly The author not only deals with then cutting edge ideas of war peace and cold war but some poignant human interest issues are in the mix Its a fun read but when read with hindsight post Stuxnet it probably seems realistic than it would have seemed at time of writing I enjoyed it thoroughly and added the Kindle to my Audible for whisper sync The narration was done well in a voice you would expect for your typical old school spy novel I read this for my stop in Turkmenistan after ditching my planned read of The Revenge of the Foxes which was pure drivel That may be a bit harsh when I never made it very many pages into that book before casting it aside But here we are And I have no regrets for switching after such an intriguing segue into The Increment by David Ignatius I finished this yesterday and my next read arrived in the mailbox today a paperback copy of The Language of the Birds by Alisher Nava i a classic piece of Turkish literature from 1499 for my journey northward to Uzbekistan

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The New York Times bestseller “A thinking person's thriller” Kirkus ReviewsHarry Pappas chief of the CIA’s Persia House receives an encrypted message from a scientist in Tehran But soon the source of secrets from t. David Ignatius creates and builds upon an engagingly textured environment of spies and third world nuclear threat to create a realistic and fun espionage thriller While I d give Ignatius effort three starts for the intricacies of the fiction as literature I d move it to a solid four stars for the well woven and well paced plot The story revolves around a young Iranian scientist who sends the CIA a subtly coded message exposing Iran s efforts in developing nuclear weapons His mode of communication is the contact us link available on the CIA s public website Ignatius writes occasionally the strange people who sent anonymous messages to the CIA were for real They knew secrets they were angry at their government or the security service or maybe just at the boss down the hall In this case the message was very real and this communication becomes the launching point for Ignatius tautly written novelThe story bounces between CIA headuarters outside of Washington DC Iran London and other points in the Middles East It s in London where we learn the meaning behind the novel s title The Increment is the informal and off the books British force that s pulled into only the highest of security missions and the only forces that truly have James Bond s legendary license to kill The plot hums along and the characters while sometimes clich d are believable The main threads of the story follow an aging America CIA agent in charge of operations in Iran He s grizzled and jaded and the most morally consistent and clear of all characters in the story An old friend and colleague is a senior officer in the British spy agency who s brought in to help with the operation as it moves to Tehran The Iranian scientist is sincere and sad While not terrifically deep Ignatius crafts this character strongly enough that the reader will actually care and root for his success and safety Few characters are exclusively what they seem They re a little good and a little bad Characteristics lean towards one side or the other based on whose side they appear to support But as the plot develops it becomes clear that some larger chess pieces are orbiting around the primary charactersI don t read particularly uickly but this story I knocked off in only 3 days At times The Increment is mystery than adventure and the thrill is in the creation build up and execution of Ignatius well though through plan He smoothly slams home a twisty curvy conclusion that I wasn t expecting All in all this was a satisfying read for what it is a fun thriller with a very old school spy vibe I definitely recommend this read

  • Paperback
  • 400
  • The Increment
  • David Ignatius
  • English
  • 07 October 2018
  • 9780393338317

About the Author: David Ignatius

David Ignatius a prize winning columnist for the Washington Post has been covering the Middle East and the CIA for than twenty five years His novels include Agents of Innocence Body of Lies and The Increment now in development for a major motion picture by Jerry Bruckheimer He lives in Washington DC