I’ve met Jerry Rice twice and would say I don’t think he actually wrote this book.
I don’t think I’ve met Barry Eisler, but I’ve stopped strangers two or three times to say “Are you Barry Eisler?”
I will add both of these to my queues. And, as a segue will try to catch one Gunn football game this year — they are 0-8 and need another set of Eye’s on them — and maybe a Mountain View game, to see Todd Kjos’ boy Noah Kjos, the Berserker.
and1: and excuse the digression, unless she is actually an NSA agent posing as a high school football player, but Gunn has a lady footballer named Sara Zhang, I just learned:
edit to add: I had a pretty cool picture of Barry Eisler in Menlo Park podcast-production or whatever you call it, to post, and then there is this, months later update about the Kepler’s appearance which requires a brown paper ticket, online:
“The God’s Eye View is a delicious, thrilling read about a deep state surveillance program that even Edward Snowden did not unearth…This page-turner is replete with references to real-life voices of truth and transparency, and shows how easily and quickly democracy can be subverted by government secrecy and unchecked power.” —Jesselyn Radack, lawyer for Edward Snowden
NSA director Theodore Anders has a simple goal: collect every phone call, email, and keystroke tapped on the Internet. He knows unlimited surveillance is the only way to keep America safe.
Evelyn Gallagher, manager of the NSA’s camera network and facial recognition program, discovers the existence of an NSA program code-named God’s Eye, and connects it with the mysterious deaths of a string of journalists and whistle-blowers.
Her discovery unleashes an elaborate game of political blackmail, terrorist provocations, and White House scheming. A global war is being fought—a war between those desperate to keep the state’s darkest secrets and those intent on revealing them.
Barry Eisler spent three years in a covert position with the CIA’s Directorate of Operations. Translated into nearly twenty languages, his bestselling thrillers—including the #1 bestseller The Detachment
—have won the Barry Award and the Gumshoe Award for Best Thriller of the Year and have been included in numerous Best Of lists. When he’s not writing novels, he blogs about torture, civil liberties, and the rule of law. Learn more about him online atwww.barryeisler.com