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David Ignatius — Phantom Orbit with Dan Hoffman — at Conn Ave

Location 5015 Connecticut Ave NW Washington, DC 20008
Date Wednesday, May 8, 2024 at 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Duration   1 hours
Link https://www.politics-prose.com/david-igantius
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David Ignatius' "Phantom Orbit" promises to be a gripping and timely thriller that takes readers on a high-stakes journey into the realm of space warfare and geopolitical intrigue. With his unparalleled expertise in national security and a knack for predicting major headlines, Ignatius delivers a searing and topical novel that explores the consequences of hidden codes and satellite technology in the hands of adversaries. At the heart of the story is Ivan Volkov, a Russian student whose discovery of an unsolved puzzle in the writings of Johannes Kepler sets off a chain of events with far-reaching implications for space warfare. As Volkov navigates the treacherous waters of international espionage, readers are drawn into a world where the lines between allies and enemies blur, and the fate of nations hangs in the balance. Ignatius' masterful storytelling and deep understanding of global politics make "Phantom Orbit" a must-read for anyone fascinated by the intersection of technology, intelligence, and geopolitical power struggles. With its gripping plot and timely themes, the novel promises to keep readers on the edge of their seats while offering vital insights into the complexities of modern warfare and the ever-evolving landscape of space exploration. Attendees of this event will have the rare opportunity to hear directly from the author himself, as well as engage in a discussion with Dan Hoffman, a former senior officer with the Central Intelligence Agency. Hoffman's extensive experience in human intelligence gathering and his assignments in war zones and the former Soviet Union make him uniquely qualified to provide invaluable context and analysis on the themes explored in "Phantom Orbit." This dynamic pairing of a renowned author and a seasoned intelligence professional ensures a captivating and thought-provoking evening that will leave audiences with a deeper understanding of the high-stakes world of espionage, space warfare, and the ever-shifting geopolitical landscape. Don't miss this chance to delve into the mind of a master storyteller and gain insights from a true insider in the world of intelligence.

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