The Increment

The Increment

A Novel

Book - 2009
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Harry Pappas, chief of the CIA's Persia House, receives an encrypted message from a scientist in Tehran. But soon the source of secrets from the 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 Increment," whose operatives carry the modern version of the double-O "license to kill." But the real story is infinitely more complicated than Harry understands, and to get to the bottom of it he must betray his own country.
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., c2009
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780393338317
Branch Call Number: F IGN


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May 02, 2016

There was an excessive amount of useless background filler & despite a fair amount of different characters to follow, the author annoyingly flips back & forth between aliases of several characters!

poppy2010 Aug 17, 2013

A very plausible storyline that will hold attention for the full span of this book.
As with his other novels about the Middle East and it's varied cultures, Mr Ignatius has few equals. He has a great understanding of the nature of the people that he writes about.

Mar 12, 2012

This is a good one low an violence but hearvy on complexity and plot.

rdolats Mar 12, 2012

Nice read, I liked better his older novel 'Angels of Innocense', but this one happens inside Iran, places are well researched and real.

Dec 25, 2010

Quite interesting if slow at times


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