I could hardly put it down. No problem with the unfamiliar names - look up one or two online if you need to. Reads like a top thriller novel, except for the tragic end.
This is an excellent book; it has incredible detail about the real world of espionage.
It was educational but also disconcerting.
I was pleased that I took the time to listen to it
Joby Warrick has not just peered in, but also pried open, the distressing story behind the deaths of CIA agents eager to speak to an informant at their base in Afghanistan. The informant himself and the chain of events leading to the tragic suicide bombing he undertood serve as a textbook exercise of the dangers of departing from standard procedures to secure information about the Taliban and Al Qeida. The CIA is portrayed as being ill-equipped in military security matters to match their unparelleled success in targeting enemy Islamic jihadists for drone attaks. The lives of murdered agents are fleshed out in details almost too dreadful to hear knowing the outcome.
Too many names for an audiobook. It gets confusing about who is being discussed and interest is lost.