The Paladin, by David Ignatius

Staff Pick

The Paladin marks the 11th novel by David Ignatius and, like his previous works, has a very suspenseful, made-up plot grounded in a very plausible national security challenge. For several decades now, Ignatius has managed to succeed at two careers at once—in the journalistic world he’s an accomplished columnist for the Washington Post, and in the literary world he’s a popular writer of spy thrillers. His books are rooted in the same expert reporting that has distinguished his journalism. In The Paladin he concocts a story about a CIA operations officer who chases a group of hackers and software designers intent on using fake news to trigger global financial chaos. It’s a great read and, in characteristic Ignatius fashion, leaves you wondering whether what you’ve just read is a thinly-disguised version of something that has actually happened, is currently happening, or may happen soon.

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ISBN: 9780393254174
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - May 5th, 2020

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