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On today’s show, we’ll take a look into the world of corporate espionage. And bestselling author Alex Berenson talks about his latest thriller The Midnight House. Then, Maaza Mengiste discusses her debut novel, Beneath the Lion’s Gaze, which is set in Addis Ababa before the revolution in the 1970s. Also, The New Yorker’s longtime Beijing correspondent, Peter Hessler tells us about his seven-year road trip around China, and what it means that automobiles have replaced bicycles as the favored mode of transportation there.