Skip to content

The Director

A Novel

By David Ignatius, 1950-

In David Ignatius's gripping new novel, spies don't bother to steal information…they change it, permanently and invisibly.


Graham Weber has been the director of the CIA for less than a week when a Swiss kid in a dirty T-shirt walks into the American consulate in Hamburg and says the agency has been hacked, and he has a list of agents' names to prove it. This is the moment a CIA director most dreads.

Weber turns to a charismatic (and unstable) young man named James Morris who runs the Internet Operations Center. He's the CIA's in-house geek. Weber launches Morris on a mole hunt unlike anything in spy fiction—one that takes the reader into the hacker underground of Europe and America and ends up in a landscape of paranoia and betrayal. Like the new world of cyber-espionage from which it's drawn, The Director is a maze of deception and double dealing, about a world where everything is written in zeroes and ones and nothing can be trusted. The CIA has belatedly discovered that this is not your father’s Cold War, and Weber must play catch-up, against the clock and an unknown enemy, in a game he does not yet understand.

Format

Book

Availability

2 available at Blythewood
  • F Ignatius, Fiction
  • F Ignatius, Fiction
1 available at North Main
  • F Ignatius, Fiction

Publish Date

2014

ISBN

9780393078145


Format: Book
Author: Ignatius, David, 1950-
Summary: After being told that his agency has been hacked, the director of the CIA launches a hunt into the hacker underground of Europe and America.
Title: The Director : a novel / David Ignatius.
Publisher Date: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2014]
Subject: United States. Central Intelligence Agency -- Fiction. Computer hackers -- Fiction. Computer crimes -- Fiction. Computer networks -- Security measures -- Fiction. Cyberterrorism -- Fiction. Suspense fiction.
Isbn: 9780393078145 (hardcover) 0393078140 (hardcover)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 5
System Items Total: 14
Call Number: F Ignatius
Oclc: 872561739
Upc:
Bib Id: 525828

Format: Book
Author: Ignatius, David, 1950-
Summary: After being told that his agency has been hacked, the director of the CIA launches a hunt into the hacker underground of Europe and America.
Title: The Director : a novel / David Ignatius.
Edition: First Edition.
Publisher, Date: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2014]
Description: 386 pages ; 24 cm
Subjects: United States. Central Intelligence Agency -- Fiction.
Subjects: Computer hackers -- Fiction.
Subjects: Computer crimes -- Fiction.
Subjects: Computer networks -- Security measures -- Fiction.
Subjects: Cyberterrorism -- Fiction.
Subjects: Suspense fiction.
LCCN: 2014005434
ISBN: 9780393078145 (hardcover)
ISBN: 0393078140 (hardcover)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 5
Total Copies: 14
Call Number: F Ignatius