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Body of lies : a novel
It was published by W. Norton in It was originally titled Penetration but was renamed after Warner Bros. It was made into a film of the same name in Roger Ferris is a CIA officer who sets a trap for a terrorist responsible for car bombings throughout Europe. Referencing the real and highly successful Operation Mincemeat , "Ferris's plan is inspired by a masterpiece of British intelligence during World War II: He prepares a body of lies, literally the corpse of an imaginary CIA officer who appears to have accomplished the impossible by recruiting an agent within the enemy's ranks.
This scheme binds friend and foe in a web of extraordinary subtlety and complexity. When it begins to unravel, Ferris finds himself flying blind into a hurricane. But can Ferris trust him? Spy novelists had been searching since the fall of the Berlin Wall in for a suitable villain to replace Soviet communism. Now in Osama bin Laden and his operatives, they had one. In practice, that meant drawing on the sources that these countries had developed over many years.