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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (533 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: David Ignatius Narrator: Dick Hill Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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From a hidden enclave in the maze of Tehran, an Iranian scientist who calls himself "Dr. Ali" sends an encrypted message to the CIA. It falls to Harry Pappas to decide if it's for real. Dr. Ali sends more secrets of the Iranian bomb program to the agency, then panics. He's being followed, but he doesn't know who's onto him, and neither does Pappas. The White House is no help-they're looking for a pretext to attack Tehran. To get his agent out, Pappas 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 here is infinitely more complicated than he understands, and to get to the bottom of it he must betray his own country. The Increment is The Spy Who Came in from the Cold set in Iran, with a dose of Graham Greene's The Human Factor to highlight the subtleties of betrayal. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “The novel shows us Ignatius…working at the top of his powers well within the boundaries of this genre. The result is superb spy fiction.”


  • A classic spy thriller with a vengeance, the best work of one of the three or four best workers at this trade. San Francisco Chronicle
  • “Mr. Ignatius is one of those rare writers who understands the gestalt of the intelligence community—gets its culture and its modus vivendi spot on.”

    Washington Times

  • “A page-turner of the highest order.”

    Publishers Weekly

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Zhiqing | 2/10/2014

    " I picked out this book because of my inability to stay away from any book that is somehow compared to Le Carre's earlier books, and this time it was The Spy Who Came in From the Cold! Of course this was not of the same caliber of any of Le Carre's earlier novels, in terms of plot and style. Still this is not a bad read. Interesting premises and enough suspense will keep you guessing till the end. The biggest laugh had to be the mention of Thomas Friedman's The World Is Not Flat and how one Iranian in a cafe commented on Friedman being the greatest writer of our times. Three stars for the joke and the laugh! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Carolyn | 2/9/2014

    " I wanted to make it, I really did, but I've given up. Maybe I'll come back to it one day, I usually like David Ignatius, but I just couldn't force myself to get through this one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Cindy | 2/3/2014

    " Take a first-rate Clancy special operation, wrap an intricate LeCarre plot around it, and add the Middle Eastern soul that is David Ignatius' trademark and you have this superb espionage tale set in present-day Iran about a most believable nuclear weapons threat. Definitely not George Clooney. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Sandra | 2/2/2014

    " A young Iranian scientist sends an email to the CIA wanting to give them information about the regime building nuclear bombs. Soon the Brits are in as well and a Lebanese arms dealer and before long you can't put the book down until you find out who and what is real. Great summer read. "

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