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Publisher Comments:

In late 2009, CIA officers in Afghanistan’s Kabul station allowed a Jordanian doctor into their closest confidence. In truth, the doctor was an al-Qaeda double agent—and when he blew himself up, the station’s most senior officers died with him.

Years later, the station still hasn’t recovered. Recruiting has dried up and the agency’s best Afghani sources are being eliminated. At Langley, the CIA’s chiefs begin to suspect the worst: somehow, the Taliban has infiltrated the station.

When they ask John Wells to investigate, he reluctantly agrees to return to the country where his career began. One thing is certain: Americans are dying, and an American is responsible. Wells is the only one who can unearth the truth—if it doesn’t bury him first . . .

Review:

"Edgar-winner Berenson's compelling sixth spy thriller starring ex-CIA operative John Wells (after 2011's The Secret Soldier) highlights an unsavory aspect of the Afghanistan war: U.S. soldiers who engage in drug smuggling while fighting the Taliban. The chief bad guy, Delta sniper Daniel Francesca, kills Taliban fighters and does away with any Americans who may be onto his drug-smuggling activities. The sniper, who's on his third tour in Afghanistan, has clearly gone over the line when it comes to morality or sanity. Francesca not only knows that Wells, who's come to Kabul to ferret out a mole in the capital's CIA station, is on his trail but relishes the battle. It's this riveting duel between good and evil that will keep readers blazing through the pages, while several other more mundane plot lines get lost in the background. This consistently interesting series shows no signs of running out of steam. Agent: Heather Schroder, ICM." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Synopsis:

Unabridged, 9 CDs, 11 1/2 hours

Read by George Guidall

John Wells goes undercover in Afghanistan not only among the Taliban but among fellow Americans-in the electrifying new novel of modern suspense from the #1 New York Times-bestselling writer.

Synopsis:

In 2009, the CIA's Kabul Station fell for a source who promised to lead it to Bin Laden, but instead he blew himself up, taking the station's most senior officers with him. Now, more than two years later, the station is still floundering, agents are dying, and at Langley the CIA's chiefs wonder if the unthinkable has happened, if somehow the Taliban has infiltrated the station.

When they ask John Wells to investigate, he reluctantly agrees to return to the country where his career as an undercover operative began. But there, he finds a vipers' nest of hostility and mistrust-and clues that hint at a drug-trafficking operation involving the Agency, the military, and the Taliban. Americans are dying, and an American is responsible. And only John Wells stands in his way . . . for now.

About the Author

As a reporter for The New York Times, ALEX BERENSON covered topics ranging from the occupation of Iraq to the crimes of Bernie Madoff. His six previous John Wells novels include The Faithful Spy, winner of the 2007 Edgar Award for best first novel. He lives in New York City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780399158292
Author:
Berenson, Alex
Publisher:
Putnam Adult
Author:
Guidall, George
Subject:
Espionage
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Technothrillers
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
A John Wells Novel
Publication Date:
20120231
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
496
Dimensions:
9.29 x 6.27 x 1.35 in 1.3 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 496 pages Putnam Adult - English 9780399158292 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Edgar-winner Berenson's compelling sixth spy thriller starring ex-CIA operative John Wells (after 2011's The Secret Soldier) highlights an unsavory aspect of the Afghanistan war: U.S. soldiers who engage in drug smuggling while fighting the Taliban. The chief bad guy, Delta sniper Daniel Francesca, kills Taliban fighters and does away with any Americans who may be onto his drug-smuggling activities. The sniper, who's on his third tour in Afghanistan, has clearly gone over the line when it comes to morality or sanity. Francesca not only knows that Wells, who's come to Kabul to ferret out a mole in the capital's CIA station, is on his trail but relishes the battle. It's this riveting duel between good and evil that will keep readers blazing through the pages, while several other more mundane plot lines get lost in the background. This consistently interesting series shows no signs of running out of steam. Agent: Heather Schroder, ICM." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by ,

Unabridged, 9 CDs, 11 1/2 hours

Read by George Guidall

John Wells goes undercover in Afghanistan not only among the Taliban but among fellow Americans-in the electrifying new novel of modern suspense from the #1 New York Times-bestselling writer.

"Synopsis" by ,

In 2009, the CIA's Kabul Station fell for a source who promised to lead it to Bin Laden, but instead he blew himself up, taking the station's most senior officers with him. Now, more than two years later, the station is still floundering, agents are dying, and at Langley the CIA's chiefs wonder if the unthinkable has happened, if somehow the Taliban has infiltrated the station.

When they ask John Wells to investigate, he reluctantly agrees to return to the country where his career as an undercover operative began. But there, he finds a vipers' nest of hostility and mistrust-and clues that hint at a drug-trafficking operation involving the Agency, the military, and the Taliban. Americans are dying, and an American is responsible. And only John Wells stands in his way . . . for now.

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