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  • Hardcover: 336 pages
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; 1 edition (17 November 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0393254151
  • ISBN-13: 978-0393254150
  • Product Dimensions: 23.6 x 15.2 x 3.3 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 612 g
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 127,054 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A work for now and forever. A contemporary adversary: China. A contemporary problem: quantum computing. And the ageless battle of spy versus spy. Couldn't put it down.--Michael Hayden, Michael Hayden, former director of the CIA (2006-2009) and NSA (1999-2005)

The story moves along well, weaving in the author's extensive research without slowing the pace. While the science gets geeky in spots, it's still fun--and the complex intrigue will please thriller fans.

Ignatius...demonstrates again his superior storytelling skills. This engrossing tale of spy vs. counterspy rockets back and forth from Washington, DC, to CIA headquarters in Langley, VA, to Beijing. ... In this sly, fast-moving story, everyone is hiding something. ... Ignatius's latest is up to his usual high standards and should appeal to all lovers of spy fiction.

Ignatius's realistic peek into the inner workings of the CIA and its Chinese counterpart shows why he's at the top of the thriller pack.

The Quantum Spy is David Ignatius at the top of his game! A truly thrilling, superbly crafted spy novel that focuses on pivotal contemporary issues--the competition to achieve quantum computing technology, the high stakes rivalry between the U.S. and China, and the conduct of spycraft in a digital age.--General (Ret.) David Petraeus, former Director of the CIA, commander of the Surge in Iraq, and commander of coalition forces in Afghanistan

The Quantum Spy provides a thrilling window into the future world of high-tech espionage. David Ignatius may call it a novel, but for those of us who know the work of the intelligence community, this book is nothing less than a real-life insight into the ongoing battle for dominance in the digital world. The names may be fictitious, but what they are fighting about is very real!--Leon E. Panetta, former director of the CIA (2009-2011) and secretary of defense (2011-2013)

About the Author

David Ignatius is a prize-winning columnist for the Washington Post and has been covering the Middle East and the CIA for nearly three decades. He has written several New York Times bestsellers, most recently The Director. He lives in Washington, D.C.

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David Shulman
4.0 out of 5 starsSpy vs. Spy
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5.0 out of 5 starsUnputdownable, Riveting, Enthralling
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5.0 out of 5 starsA Great Spy Story. Offers more than the usual spy v. spy
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