When a member of the newsroom crosses the professional line in a search for the truth, the results turn out to be hazardous to his career-and to his life. In the tradition of John le CarrE, critically acclaimed novelist and award-winning journalist David Ignatius creates this searingly realistic account of espionage in the work place and one man's struggle to do the right thing. Foreign correspondent Eric Truell gains international recognition with his exclusive story after he breaks into a French restaurant held by terrorists. Tempting him with more scoops, a maverick intelligence agent offers sensitive information involving a shady trade network with foreign powers. But as Eric follows up the leads, he is no longer sure of his role. Is he an investigative reporter-or a pawn for the CIA? David Ignatius packs this best-selling thriller with finely-drawn characters, authentic settings, and a plot that tightens around every corner. Narrator Richard Ferrone keeps you glued to your cassette player as Eric hovers on the brink of committing the ultimate breach of newsroom ethics.
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by David Hosp
by David Ignatius
by David Ambrose
by Ralph Compton, David Robbins
by David Ryan Long
by Lawrence Block
by Laurence Shames
"A FIRING OFFENSE is an uncomfortably real story about Eric Truell's journalistic adventures as he tiptoes upon the thin ice that separates his professional commitment from the apparently noble needs of the CIA. Written in the first person, this narrative is right up Richard Ferrone's alley. A dark alley it is. Ferrone's strength is that he limits his efforts to what he does best and never tries to mimic other audio readers who create separate voices for all of the characters. He just tells the story in that wonderfully determined voice. Each word is pronounced completely, with crisp delivery and intonation. The result is a penetrating presentation that adds value and dimension to Ignatius's work. Words zing like bullets methodically fired from an automatic weapon. All of them hit the bull's-eye. T.J.M. Winner of AUDIOFILE Earphones Award (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine"
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