Book 12, A John Wells Novel
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The Russians don't just want to influence American elections--they want it all. Former CIA agent John Wells confronts a plot of astonishing audacity as New York Times-bestselling author Alex Berenson goes beyond today's headlines to tomorrow's all-too-real threats.
It was supposed to be a terrorist sting. The guns were supposed to be disabled. Then why was there so much blood?
The target was the American Airlines Center, the home of the Dallas Mavericks. The FBI had told Ahmed Shakir that his drug bust would go away if he helped them, and they'd supply all the weaponry, carefully removing the firing pins before the main event. It never occurred to Ahmed to doubt them, until it was too late.
When John Wells is called to Washington, he's sure it's to investigate the carnage in Dallas, but it isn't. The former CIA director, now president, Vinnie Duto has plenty of people working in Texas. He wants Wells to go to Colombia. An old asset there has information to share--and it will lead Wells to the deadliest mission of his life, an extraordinary confluence of sleeper cells, sniper teams, false flag operations, double agents high in the U.S. government--and a Russian plot to take over the government itself. If it succeeds, what happened in Texas will be only a prelude.
Another great thriller. Nobody writes terrorism with your skill, knowledge, and political savvy. One of your critics once said you always get the politics right. I agree and it's what makes your novels so compelling. You also get the soldiering right, and your skillful storytelling makes me forget minor discrepancies in logic. It's hard to be perfect and entertaining. God can't even get it right all the time.
Michael Connelly, James Lee Burke and Alex Berenson are the trinity of American male fiction writers. It's pretty rarefied air. You guys make me glad I learned to read.
One the best John Wells yet. Well done.
- Category: Mysteries & Thrillers
- Published: Feb 06, 2018
- Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
- Seller: Penguin Group (USA) Inc.
- Print Length: 448 Pages
- Language: English
- Series: Book 12, A John Wells Novel