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The Rope-Dancer

really liked it 4.0  ·  Rating Details ·  4 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
Hardcover, First Edition, 361 pages
Published 1971 by Grosset & Dunlap
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Monica Perez
May 14, 2015 Monica Perez rated it liked it
I rarely read fiction anymore but if a novel is recommended in my non-fiction as illuminating an important circumstance, I make an exception. Two recent examples are Coningsby, by Disraeli, and this book, The Rope Dancer, by Marchetti.

The Rope Dancer was written by a former CIA agent and was recommended as a realistic account of the many layers of intrigue that go on in the intelligence halls of government. It delivered as promised, being both an insight into this reality (however dated...it was
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Dr. Barrett  Dylan Brown, Phd
Jun 28, 2008 Dr. Barrett Dylan Brown, Phd rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: spies, hackers, political scientists
Shelves: reference, espionage
Fucking Fantastic! Marchetti worked for the NSA and CIA way back in the day and this "fictional" book is his personal "Fuck You" to them for cencoring his non-fiction book about the intelligence community.

Pure Gold!
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