The Increment

The Increment

David Ignatius / Sep 18, 2019

The Increment The New York Times bestseller A thinking person s thriller Kirkus ReviewsHarry Pappas chief of the CIA s Persia House receives an encrypted message from a scientist in Tehran But soon the source of

  • Title: The Increment
  • Author: David Ignatius
  • ISBN: 9780393338317
  • Page: 207
  • Format: Paperback
  • The New York Times bestseller A thinking person s thriller Kirkus ReviewsHarry Pappas, chief of the CIA s Persia House, receives an encrypted message from a scientist in Tehran But soon the source of secrets from the Iranian bomb program dries up the scientist panics he s being followed, but he doesn t know who s on to him, and neither does Harry To get his agent oThe New York Times bestseller A thinking person s thriller Kirkus ReviewsHarry Pappas, chief of the CIA s Persia House, receives an encrypted message from a scientist in Tehran But soon the source of secrets from the Iranian bomb program dries up the scientist panics he s being followed, but he doesn t know who s on to him, and neither does Harry To get his agent out, Harry turns to a secret British spy team known as The Increment, whose operatives carry the modern version of the double O license to kill But the real story is infinitely complicated than Harry understands, and to get to the bottom of it he must betray his own country.

    The Increment David Ignatius The Increment A New York Times Bestseller A remarkably timely and pulse quickening tale of deception, divided loyalty, and moral haziness Raleigh News Observer The Increment UK Special Forces Rumours The Increment A Novel David Jan , The Increment is a fast paced spy novel about our relationship with the cunning and enigmatic country of Iran since the revolution and its attempts to produce nuclear power for whatever purpose domestic energy or a nuclear bomb. The Increment by David Ignatius Jan , The Increment Harry Pappas, chief of the CIA s Persia House, receives an encrypted message from a scientist in Tehran But soon the source of secrets from the Iranian bomb program dries up the scientist panics he s being followed, but he doesn t The Increment YouTube Sep , A short documentary about The Increment, a covert UK black ops team formed from ex SAS personnel The video covers their exploits around the world, address Increment Definition of Increment by Merriam Webster Increment is used in many technical fields, but also nontechnically Incremental increases in drug dosages are used for experimental purposes Incremental tax increases are easier to swallow than sudden large increases Incremental changes of any kind may be hard to notice, but can be very significant in the long run. INCREMENT meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary increment definition one of a series of increases one of a series of amounts that increase a total a regular increase in the amount that someone is paid Learn . Increment definition of increment by The Free Dictionary increment The process of increasing in number, size, quantity, or extent Something added or gained a force swelled by increments from allied armies A slight, often barely perceptible augmentation One of a series of regular additions or contributions accumulating a fund by What is an Increment in Scrum An Increment is the sum of all the Product Backlog items completed during a Sprint and the value of the increments of all previous Sprints. The Special Air Service s E Squadron, The Increment Dec , The Special Air Service s E Squadron, The Increment According to special forces people, E Squadron is a composite organisation formed from selected SAS, SBS and Special Reconnaissance Regiment operators It is not technically part of the SAS or SBS, but at the disposal of the Director of Special Forces and MI.

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      • David Ignatius

        David Ignatius, a prize winning columnist for the Washington Post, has been covering the Middle East and the CIA for than twenty five years His novels include Agents of Innocence, Body of Lies, and The Increment, now in development for a major motion picture by Jerry Bruckheimer He lives in Washington, DC.


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    1. David Ignatius creates and builds upon an engagingly textured environment of spies and third world nuclear threat to create a realistic and fun espionage thriller. While I'd give Ignatius' effort three starts for the intricacies of the fiction as literature, I'd move it to a solid four stars for the well-woven and well-paced plot. The story revolves around a young Iranian scientist who sends the CIA a subtly coded message exposing Iran's efforts in developing nuclear weapons. His mode of communi [...]


    2. This is not half a good book; at best it is about one third of a good book.The early chapters, portraying a clapped-out CIA riven with jealousy and internal plotting, works on a sub-Le Carre level. A likely-looking villain appears to be one Arthur Fox but he will disappear from the book without trace or explanation.The scene setting in Tehran is acceptable. Trouble sets in when a British secret service team (The Increment, though the title is never explained) gets involved. Now we we are into st [...]


    3. Washington Post columnist and editor David Ignatius has covered wars, diplomacy, and the intelligence community in a long journalistic career. His reporting infuses the ten suspense and espionage novels he has written over the past thirty years. The Increment, published in 2009, dramatizes the hysteria in the Bush Administration about Iran's program to build nuclear weapons. This engrossing and well-informed novel preceded by several years Barack Obama's successful initiative to contain the pr [...]


    4. Interesting book about spies fighting to stop their enemies from developing into nuclear power.Only downside to the book is the conclusion - prime minister steps out and exposes the entire operation to the media, how they manage to thwart the efforts of their rival state by direct sabotage (even names service responsible) and then state that they will prevent any other nation from further interfering because enemy is now tamed (? I mean come on) and this does not provoke no reaction from anyone [...]


    5. I read this shortly after it came out. The main character reminds me of Andrew Bacevich for sad reasons that rouse my ire at Cheney et But the real mystery of the novel is its publication date, May 2009, relative to the discovery of Stuxnet, June 2010, given the description of a worm that destroys Iraq's nuclear program in the book. Ignatius is either Nostradamus or someone high up in the CIA or White House or an Intelligence Committee, is whispering in his ear.


    6. A very good spy novel which is also about real politics and the real world. An Iranian nuclear scientist has decided to risk everything to alert the West that Iran is still working to build nuclear bombs. He sends an email to the CIA to let them know, and the email eventually lands in the lap of Harry Pappas, a career spy, who brings it to the attention of Fox who is more of a political appointee. Fox alerts the White House, which decides that this information can be used as the starting off poi [...]


    7. John LeCarre (when he is good) writes gritty, depressing and heavily realistic books about espionage. Robert Ludlum, on the other hand, wrote breathless thrillers with outrageous characters and plot twists. Somewhere in the middle between these two extremes is David Ignatius. "The Increment" begins when an Iranian scientist contacts the CIA through a link on its website -- a link that really exists. That begins a series of events that could bring the world to war once again.The star of the book [...]


    8. This is a fun and thrilling novel that I came across while reading Obama's War by Bob Woodward, which I had read last year. It is a spy/espionage story about how the west treats intelligence information it receives about Iran. It is loosely based on how the U.S. government rushed to judgement in interpreting intelligence it received from the CIA and interpreted it the way politicians wanted them to mean; rather that what it actually meant. The main character in the story (the protagonist) is a C [...]


    9. This was a timely read about an American CIA agent named Harry Pappas who works thwart the development of the Iranian nuclear program. David Ignatius, a reporter for the Washington Post covering the Middle East, knows his subject and tells a compelling story about a would-be Iranian defector who makes himself known to the CIA. While the writing here is often workmanlike and cliched, Ignatius does create an interesting portrait of the various spheres of influence in today's Iran: the clerics, the [...]


    10. Another great espionage novel from David Ignatius. This one revolves around a young scientist in Iran's nuclear program who decides to defect. It's a great look inside Iran and inside the CIA and the British secret service as well. David Ignatius writes some of the most true-to-life espionage fiction around, and he also helps the reader understand the Middle East and how the people there think. Recommended to anyone who likes a good spy novel.


    11. An American LeCarre spy novel. Your heart breaks several times for Harry Pappas, a man trying to do the right thing (or to figure out what the right thing is) and to fix an unfixable world. I listened to an audio version with the great Dick Hill doing the narration. I am sure that it is a wonderful book to read, but I am always happy to listen to Dick Hill read.


    12. Unexpectedly good thriller, very realistic to life and as such makes it a difficult book to read as you know, unlike many US thrillers, that the incompetent, war-mongering bastards at the top are going to get their way Realistic, well-written thriller which I enjoyed immensely. Definitely better than the normal books in this genre.


    13. Although this was written some years ago, it is pertinent now when we are again signing a nuclear treaty with Iran. We know there's so much behind the politics and this helps us know that we really don't want to know all that happens. thank you to those who are involved behind the scenes.





    14. This is one of the more engaging spy stories I've read, despite its reliance on tried-and-true elements such as the weary, disillusioned main character and the moral dilemma he faces. Regrettably, the plot hinges on portraying the Americans as reckless upstarts—a view that may be justified but that has already been beaten to death by everyone who writes in the genre. (This is not closely related, but for some perspective on recklessness vs sober reticence in American history, click here.)Harry [...]


    15. Enjoyable spy novel by David Ignatius, whose day job is reporter for the Washington Post. An Iranian nuclear physicist contacts the CIA via their website and ultimately sends them some information about Iran's progress in making/testing a nuclear bomb. His CIA handler decides he needs to meet up with him personally. Since the US has no presence in Iran, he gets help from a friend in the British SIS. The friend introduces him to a shady Lebanese arms dealer. The Brits and the arms dealer are sell [...]


    16. Basically, this is a well-plotted tale about intelligence agencies (American and British), their successes and failures.It is the agonizing story of success purchased at a high price. Though the author in a final note asserts that it is not a realistic picture of how intelligence agencies work, he could have (and did) fool this reader.The book is centered on the Iranian nuclear program and though the details are obviously not factual, Ignatius does capture the atmosphere of fear, paranoia, and c [...]


    17. You will quickly notice the left leaning bias in this story. Seemed to me like bad alternate history when you see what has actually transpired since the book was written (pallet of cash sent to Iran, full speed ahead on nuclear weapon research). He keeps telling us there is pressure from the top of wanting to go to war with Iran. Don't remember that, but with everyone was talking about ACA at that time, I may have missed all the war talk. Several jabs at Israel throughout the book. A slew of unl [...]


    18. When an Iranian scientist known only as "Dr. Ali" contacts the CIA with tantalizing information about Iran's covert nuclear program, the chief of Persia House, Harry Pappas, must decide if this is legitimate or an attempt by the Iranian government to dupe the United States. The White House is eager to act and divisions within the CIA ratchet up the urgency and intensity. Pappas reaches out to a British counterpart and friend who offers to assist in the form of a secret British spy team known as [...]


    19. Grown up spy thriller with great character development. I much preferred the intrigue of this well-written tale about spies and handlers to the Bond-style fast-action spy fiction that is more prevalent. It felt more real (though I haven't a clue) and certainly I liked the real consideration of the consequences for informants out in the field, the consideration of their motivations and a depiction of their lives. Really enjoyed the tale.


    20. Igantius writes so well. This book again seems to depict so accurately what the world of the CIA and how it operates in the realm of geopolitics, in the case relating to Iran's nuclear program. While some of what he writes is frightening, it's a joy to read the story that Ignatius creates. He's one of my favorites.




    21. After a slow start, it got fairly interesting. There were lots of details about tradecraft and great insight into what it would be like to be a traitor to your country and the danger you would be in.


    22. A solid thriller that begs the question of how deeply the West has penetrated Iran's nuclear programs.



    23. The Problem of Iran: The Increment by David Ignatius and Banquo’s Ghosts by Rich Lowry and Keith KormanWith Iran so much in the news these days, it is perhaps unsurprising that two spy thrillers involving this topic should appear so close together. That both books are well written and worth reading is a bit more unexpected. David Ignatius, a reporter for the Washington Post, is the author of several best-selling thrillers, including Body of Lies, which was recently made into a movie starring L [...]


    24. The story is about an Iranian scientist, involved in the nuclear programme, who sends a message to the CIA telling them that he is willing to talk. With the imminent threat of the White House going to war with Iran over concerns of their nuclear capability, Harry Pappas in the CIA is determined to stop this from happening, and the Iranian scientist may well be just the one who can help him. The Increment is a small group of shadowy individuals recruited from the SAS who work on missions which ar [...]


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