By Matthew Palmer
An NPR top e-book of the Year
From a veteran insider with over two decades’ event within the U.S. international carrier comes a taut, insightful mystery of world intrigue and behind-the-scenes overseas politics.
Sam Trainor’s occupation of out of the country paintings coupled with a penchant for being outspoken has left him at the outdoors of the aggressive Washington establishment. previously the head South Asia specialist within the kingdom Department’s Bureau of Intelligence and learn, Trainor has moved to the non-public quarter, operating as an analyst for the consulting enterprise Argus Systems.
But Sam quickly discovers that for all their similarities, the govt. and their employed contractors have enormously various explanations. As he struggles to regulate to a extra company, profit-driven model of the paintings that were his existence, he stumbles throughout an intelligence anomaly—the transcript of a telephone dialog in regards to the quickest how one can upend the fragile political stability conserving India and Pakistan from all-out battle. but Sam understands that dialog can’t have occurred—because he's having an affair with one of many alleged participants.
As he digs into the resource of this incorrect information, he realizes that extra is at stake than simply undesirable intel. an individual is intentionally twisting the intelligence to stoke the simmering clash among India and Pakistan, nuclear-armed opponents that experience already fought a number of wars. And Sam’s new agency can be as much as its neck in it.
From the Hardcover edition.