Books by David Ignatius

THE DIRECTOR by David Ignatius
Released: June 2, 2014

"Although the subject is timely, Ignatius wades too far into the mechanics of malicious computer use to make this a compelling tale; he turns an exciting idea into a story that fails under the weight of dull and irrelevant detail."
Washington Post columnist and best-selling novelist Ignatius, whose deep knowledge of the intelligence field gives his fiction unique credibility, once again turns to the CIA in a story inspired by the recent exploits of leaker Edward Snowden. Read full book review >
BLOODMONEY by David Ignatius
Released: June 1, 2011

"A terrific, believable novel about the intersection of politics, ethics and finance."
Ignatius (The Increment, 2009, etc.) continues his series of top-notch CIA thrillers with this fast-paced new entry. Read full book review >
THE INCREMENT by David Ignatius
Released: May 1, 2009

"A thinking person's thriller with a timely take on recent international politics."
Another taut, believable thriller from Washington Post columnist Ignatius (Body of Lies, 2007, etc.), who pits a world-weary CIA agent against an administration looking for any reason to go to war. Read full book review >
BODY OF LIES by David Ignatius
Released: April 1, 2007

"A fast-paced novel with all the ingredients for a bestseller."
From Washington Post columnist Ignatius (The Sun King, 1999, etc.), one of the new breed of post-9/11 thrillers, involving Middle East foreign policy, political intrigue, convoluted intelligence operations and the ubiquitous CIA. Read full book review >
THE SUN KING by David Ignatius
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Fitzgerald's boozy gloom brightened with social satire, bittersweet romance, and a comic send-up of all that newspapers hold dear, from a man who's been there."
A splendid, star-crossed Gatsby update that roasts on the same skewer Washington's power elite and the journalists they so easily seduce. Read full book review >
A FIRING OFFENSE by David Ignatius
Released: May 1, 1997

"Brilliantly twisty while you're reading it, though you may find yourself scratching your head when it's over. (Author tour)"
In a break from the Middle East focus of his first three thrillers (The Bank of Fear, 1995, etc.), Ignatius forces the hero of this tense new novel to walk a tightrope between digging up foreign-intrigue stories for his paper and doing increasingly dangerous chores for the CIA. Read full book review >
THE BANK OF FEAR by David Ignatius
Released: June 22, 1994

"Iraqis offers a glimpse into a dark and mysterious power that affects us more than we know."
This book is the third (after Siro, 1991, and Agents of Influence, 1987) in Ignatius's cycle on America and the Middle East. Read full book review >