The paladin / David Ignatius.
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|Crookston Public Library||IGN (Text)||33500013250709||New||Available||-|
|Detroit Lakes Public Library||IGN (Text)||33500013250717||New||Checked out||11/04/2020|
- ISBN: 9780393254174
- ISBN: 0393254178
- Physical Description: 310 pages ; 24 cm
- Edition: First Edition.
- Publisher: New York, NY : W. W. Norton & Company, 2020.
"A daring, high-tech CIA operation goes wrong and is disowned. Without legal protection, Michael Dunne's only recourse is revenge. CIA operations officer Michael Dunne is tasked with infiltrating an Italian news organization that smells like a front for an enemy intelligence service. It is headed by an American journalist, but the self-styled "people's bandits" run a cyber operation unlike anything the CIA has seen before. Fast, slick and indiscriminate, they steal secrets from everywhere and anyone, and exploit them in ways the CIA can neither understand or stop. Dunne knows it is illegal to run a covert op on an American citizen or journalist; but he has never refused an assignment and he has his boss's assurance of protection. Soon after Dunne infiltrates the organization, his cover disintegrates. When news of the operation hits the papers, someone leaks Dunne's extra marital affairs and the CIA leaves him to take the fall. Now a year later and fresh out of jail, Dunne sets out to track down the people who destroyed his life"--Provided by publisher.
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 May #1
*Starred Review* Washington Post columnist Ignatius has written several top-notch spy thrillers, but his latest may be his most gripping yet. It combines a familiar genre tropeâthe agent as fall guyâused by le CarrÃ© and Olen Steinhauer, among others, with a plot that employs cutting-edge computer technology to display just how easy it has become to completely blur the line between illusion and reality. CIA officer Michael Dunne has been assigned to penetrate an Italian news organization run by a maverick American journalist and determine if it's just another misguidedly idealistic effort by smart kids who want to raise hell using computers, or if it's a front for an enemy intelligence operation. Turns it's neither, though the idealistic smart kids were involved at the start, using something called generative adversarial networks to create images that are undetectable as fakes. They were planning to use these deepfakes to take down the world's bad guys, but now the technology is in the hands of greedheads planning to make billions by disrupting world financial markets a decimal point at a time. Dunne is on the trail of the conspiracy when his cover is blown, and he lands in prison. He's out now and looking for the man who set him up. Love it for it's old-school suspense or for its ultramodern vision of technology run amok, but love it you will. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.
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