I review PORTRAIT OF A SPY by Daniel Silva at Truth, Beauty, Freedom, and Books

portrait of a spy daniel silva
Another day, another Gabriel Allon novel.

Things I learned from this book:

  • There are over 200,000 people working for the CIA, not counting independent contractors. Holy cow, people! With that kind of staff, it shouldn't be too hard to get a job there, right? Call me, Langley (NSA, you can keep your dirty nose out of my blog).
  • Somewhat related: 'Merica is the worst secret-keeper in the world. We're like that gossipy neighbor you only tell things to if you want the entire block to know about your biznas.
  • US "intelligence" policies when it comes to the Middle East could use a liiiiiiitle work.

Read the full review at Truth, Beauty, Freedom, and Books.