David Ignatius: "The Director"

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David Ignatius: "The Director"

Washington Post columnist David Ignatius has been covering the CIA for more than 25 years. David Ignatius joins Diane to talk about his new book, “The Director," along with leaks and cyber espionage—both real and imagined.

A new CIA director, hired to boost morale at an agency reeling from leaks, is immediately confronted with a problem that could not only bring down his career—it could also threaten the country’s national security. The agency has been hacked; its secrets exposed. To solve the crisis, the new director puts his trust in a young, tech savvy agent to help him understand the underground world of internet anarchists. If this new novel sounds like it comes straight from the headlines, that’s not surprising. The author of the book “The Director" is Washington Post columnist David Ignatius, who has been covering the CIA for more than 25 years. David Ignatius joins Diane to talk leaks and cyber espionage—both real and imagined.

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David Ignatius

columnist, The Washington Post, and contributor, "Post Partisan" blog on washingtonpost.com. His new novel is "The Director."

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Excerpted from The Director: A Novel by David Ignatius. Copyright © 2014 by David Ignatius. With permission of the publisher, W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.

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