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The Triple Agent by Joby Warrick
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Sep 18, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: espionage-political

I found this book very intriguing. It is based on a true story but reads like fiction by Richard Clarke or David Ignatius. This book is about the triple agent mole that lead to many CIA/NOC and other US intelligence "experts" doing very un-expert things which lead to their death. This is a real event, when so many of these people came out together to meet a mole they'd never met before--KaBlooey! Many highly trained intelligence experts got stupid just long enough to get killed.

I read this just after so many of SEAL Team 6 were killed from a helicopter shot down. And that was just after Osama bin Laden was killed by other members of SEAL Team 6. Again, why were so many highly trained people putting themselves in a common spot, in this case, helicopter.

If you like Clarke's fiction and non-fiction books and Ignatius's books and articles, you should definitely read this. If you like Smiley's People, etc., you will also read about "life immitating fiction."

It is well-written and a quick read. That's always nice.
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