Spy Author Interview – Damascus Station with David McCloskey. (173)

Damascus Station David McCloskey Interview

Welcome to Episode 173 of the Spybrary Spy Book podcast. Today, we bring you a spy author interview. Spybrary hosts Shane Whaley and David Craggs find out more about Damascus Station with spy writer, author, and former CIA analyst David McCloskey

I have never seen a debut spy book so well received and recommended by our listeners as Damascus Station.‘ Spybrary Host Shane Whaley

More about Damascus Station by David McCloskey

Damascus Station is the best spy novel I have ever read.”

—General David Petraeus, former director of the CIA

A CIA officer and his recruit arrive in war-ravaged Damascus to hunt for a killer in this page-turner that offers the “most authentic depiction of modern-day tradecraft in print.” (Navy SEAL sniper and New York Times bestselling author Jack Carr).

CIA case officer Sam Joseph is dispatched to Paris to recruit Syrian Palace official Mariam Haddad. The two fall into a forbidden relationship, which supercharges Haddad’s recruitment and creates unspeakable danger when they enter Damascus to find the man responsible for the disappearance of an American spy.

But the cat and mouse chase for the killer soon leads to a trail of high-profile assassinations and the discovery of a dark secret at the heart of the Syrian regime, bringing the pair under the all-seeing eyes of Assad’s spy catcher, Ali Hassan, and his brother Rustum, the head of the feared Republican Guard. Set against the backdrop of a Syria pulsing with fear and rebellion, Damascus Station is a gripping thriller that offers a textured portrayal of espionage, love, loyalty, and betrayal in one of the most difficult CIA assignments on the planet.

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  1. […] Spybrary's Bruce Davis slipped us his Brush Pass spy book review of David McCloskey's second novel Moscow X. McCloskey's first spy book Damascus Station was impeccable and delighted spy book enthusiasts around the world. How does David's second novel fare? Listen on. We wil air an interview with author David McCloskey soon but in the meantime do check out his previous appearance on Spybrary, discussing his first spy novel Damascus Station. […]

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