A Firing Offense
By David Ignatius
(Random House, Hardcover, 9780679448600, 333pp.)
Publication Date: April 1997
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At The New York Mirror, Eric Truell is a rising star, a reporter in the D.C. bureau savvy enough to work the political angles of Washington and brave enough to break into a room full of terrorists. While investigating a story about secret power networks in France, Truell meets a maverick CIA agent who is only too happy to leak dynamite stories. But as Eric's ties to the CIA deepen, he learns about a private trade war involving France, China, and the United States, a war in which his newspaper may be an unwitting player. When Eric's sources tell him there is a spy within his own paper, he is tempted to cross a dangerous professional line and risk his career -- and his life -- to find the truth.
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