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The unmatched grasp of undercover agent fiction returns with a taut and suspenseful story of soiled cash and dirtier politics.

for almost part a century, John le Carré's unlimited mind's eye has enthralled thousands of readers and moviegoers world wide. From the chilly conflict to the sour end result of colonialism to unrest within the heart East, he has reinvented the secret agent novel repeatedly. Now, le Carré makes his Viking debut with a beautiful tour-de- strength that just a craftsman of his quality may possibly pen. As menacing and perfectly paced as The Little Drummer Girl and as morally complicated as The consistent Gardener, Our form of Traitor is signature le Carré.

Perry and Gail are idealistic and extremely a lot in love once they splurge on a tennis holiday at a fancy seashore lodge in Antigua. however the allure starts off to pall while a big-time Russian funds launderer enlists their aid to disorder. In alternate for amnesty, Dima is able to rat out his vory (Russian legal brotherhood) compatriots and reveal corruption in the course of the so-called valid monetary and political worlds. quickly, the guileless couple locate themselves pawns in a perilous endgame whose consequence may be decided through the victor of the British mystery Service's ruthless internecine battles.

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for almost part a century, John le Carré's unlimited mind's eye has enthralled thousands of readers and moviegoers worldwide. From the chilly battle to the sour end result of colonialism to unrest within the center East, he has reinvented the undercover agent novel time and again. Now, le Carré makes his Viking debut with a gorgeous tour-de- strength that just a craftsman of his quality may perhaps pen. As menacing and perfectly paced because the Little Drummer lady and as morally complicated because the consistent Gardener, Our type of Traitor is signature le Carré.

Perry and Gail are idealistic and extremely a lot in love after they splurge on a tennis holiday at a fancy seashore lodge in Antigua. however the attraction starts off to pall while a big-time Russian funds launderer enlists their aid to illness. In trade for amnesty, Dima is able to rat out his vory (Russian felony brotherhood) compatriots and reveal corruption during the so-called valid monetary and political worlds. quickly, the guileless couple locate themselves pawns in a dangerous endgame whose final result might be made up our minds via the victor of the British mystery Service's ruthless internecine battles.

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When he was DCI, Admiral Stansfield Turner got the notion—probably based in part on advice from people who knew even less about intelligence than the admiral—that technical sensors could do what the spies could do, only better and more safely. The DCI was very much taken with this notion and decided that a combination of sharply focused intelligence requirements and capable satellites would be the wave of the intelligence future. He established a complex, expensive, and rather large bureaucracy to handle the requirements.

This process is usually referred to as current intelligence, and it takes up a good part of the work of intelligence analysts. 14 Fixing the Spy Machine Inevitably, current intelligence products are criticized because they are written by experts for non-experts—senior policy officials who are generalists rather than specialists. Consumers of intelligence who are area or functional specialists usually find daily reports lacking in specificity or detail and complain that the reports do not help them.

Any student of management who looks carefully at the conglomerate American Intelligence Community would certainly conclude that it ought to be realigned. There are nine major agencies plus a host of minor units, a chief executive with no control over most of these units, and a budget process that can only be called byzantine. Likely, this system could be "right-sized" and duplication cut back. But this is very difficult in Washington, where turf and money are so critical. The problem, then, is not only proposing changes to the Intelligence Community but also figuring how to make the changes actually happen.

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