When rising-star reporter Eric Truell accepts information from a maverick CIA agent, he becomes enmeshed in an international trade war in which even his own newspaper may be an unsuspecting participant. When Eric's sources tell him there is a spy inside the newsroom, he is tempted to cross a dangerous professional line and risk his career--possibly even his life--to find the truth.… (more)
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For my parents, Paul and Nancy Ignatius
Prologue A FUNERAL MAY 1996 Arthur Bowman's funeral was a Washington event, as finely choreographed as Bowman could have wished.