By David Ignatius
By way of the writer of the best-selling physique of Lies, a unique that takes the reader contained in the such a lot unstable mystery of the twenty-first century: the Iranian nuclear program.From a hidden enclave within the maze of Tehran, an Iranian scientist who calls himself “Dr. Ali” sends an encrypted message to the CIA. It falls to Harry Pappas to choose if it’s for genuine. Dr. Ali sends extra secrets and techniques of the Iranian bomb software to the organisation, then panics. He’s being undefined, yet he doesn’t be aware of who’s onto him, and neither does Pappas. The White home is no help—they’re trying to find a pretext to assault Tehran. To get his agent out, Pappas turns to a mystery British undercover agent group identified as “The Increment,” whose operatives hold the smooth model of the double-O “license to kill.” however the genuine tale here's infinitely extra advanced than he knows, and to resolve it he needs to betray his personal kingdom. The Increment is The secret agent Who got here In from the chilly set in Iran, with a dose of Graham Greene’s The Human issue to focus on the subtleties of betrayal.
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This was truly dangerous, to be dragged down by a ruined ex-pasdaran with too many enemies. ” “But you have power, cousin. You have connections. You have everything. We all know what you do. ” said the young man sharply. “That’s enough. ” Hossein wagged his finger at his cousin. ” Dirt on your head. It was almost a curse. “Quiet,” repeated the scientist. “You are ungrateful. You are one of them, the privileged ones, so you think you can shit on your cousin when he is in need. How can you say this?
The room had no windows, and when the door was closed, it was an airless and colorless tomb of secrets. Harry hadn’t bothered to decorate the office. He had cartons of memorabilia from his previous assignments —in Tegucigalpa, Moscow, Beirut; even a brief stint with an earlier Iranian “virtual station” known as “TehFran,” located in Frankfurt, Germany. But he didn’t have the heart to unpack all the old junk. It would only have depressed him to see the artifacts of his life up on the walls, so he left them in the boxes.
She knew that 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 their boss down the hall. And they were Internet geeks who knew how to make contact from overseas without getting caught. Jana’s shop had tracked several dozen of these electronic contacts from China since she joined the unit, and a half dozen from Russia, but never an Iranian. So she stayed. The message didn’t make much sense.