The Increment

The Increment

A Novel

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Baker & Taylor
When a hidden Tehran scientist sends encrypted messages to the CIA that reveal Iran's bomb-development program, agent Harry Pappas is directed to discern if the messages are true before enlisting the aid of a secret British spy team to safeguard the scientist.

Norton Pub
By the author of the best-selling Body of Lies, a novel that takes the reader inside the most volatile secret of the twenty-first century: the Iranian nuclear program.

Blackwell North Amer
From a hidden enclave in 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 decide if it’s for real. Dr. Ali sends more secrets of the Iranian bomb program to the agency, then panics. He’s being followed, but he doesn’t know who’s onto him, and neither does Pappas. The White House is no help—they’re looking for a pretext to attack Tehran.To get his agent out, Pappas 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 here is infinitely more complicated than he understands, and to get to the bottom of it he must betray his own country.The Increment is The Spy Who Came In from the Cold set in Iran, with a dose of Graham Greene’s The Human Factor to highlight the subtleties of betrayal.

Baker
& Taylor

When a hidden Tehran scientist sends encrypted messages to the CIA that reveal Iran's bomb-development program, agent Harry Pappas is directed to discern if the messages are true before enlisting the aid of a secret British spy team to safeguard the scientist, an agenda that forces Pappas to betray the American government in order to protect its interests. Original.

Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., 2009
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780393065046
0393065049
Branch Call Number: FICTION IGNAT...D
Characteristics: 390 pages ; 24 cm

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kmre_37
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.

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dannnn
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.

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rahmmie
Dec 25, 2010

Quite interesting if slow at times

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