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The Amateur Spy
<b>The Amateur Spy</b>
By Dan Fesperman (Knopf, $24.95)

A trip through the markets and back alleys of the Middle East and the multilayered world of NGOs, this thriller is fast-paced enough to kill time and literate enough to make you glad you did. You'll even spy a few small-business-owner characters.

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Last updated February 26 2008: 9:08 AM ET