Praise. “A well-crafted page-turner that addresses the most important issue of our time. It will keep you reading well into the night.”—Vince Flynn “Berenson. Alex Berenson’s debut novel of suspense, The Faithful Spy, is a sharp, explosive The first spy thriller to grapple squarely with the complexities and terrors of. The Faithful Spy. Posted on August 20, by Alex Berenson. Release Date: April 25, Published: April 25, Buy: amazon · barnesandnoble.
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Somewhat like some other super agents of recent vintage Wells is a killing machine, but he has a soul and that a very well done espionage novel about John Wells, a CIA spy who infilitrates Al Quaida and comes in from the cold to attempt to stop a plot to destroy New York City alrx a dirty bomb.
The scrutiny intensifies when two bombs go off in L. Trivia About The Faithful Spy Another episode of Jack Ryan, or Jack Bauer, or whatever your favorite secret hero may be.
Back burns ” — he opened his eyes. I wanted to see how it would feel to build a world where for once I had all the facts, and I knew what everyone was thinking.
His observations of America are scarily on-point and reminiscent of Andre Dubus’ in the “The House of Sand and Fog” and the action delightfully plotted. The characters are thoughtful and not without flaws. I know, I know, every guy reading this will probably run out to read this book.
Whether describing the rendition of suspected terrorists and their subsequent interrogation, Berenson strikes an accurate chord. This review is tricky, where to plug spoiler alerts, because I was fairly positive, for many pages, that John had to die, Jen had to die, good guys were doomed. Gottshalk rated it really liked it. For what or whom are spoilers. To become a sleeper within the Al-Qaida organization, he lives in the hills of Afghanistan and Pakistan for years, learning the culture and language and even adopting the religion.
Literary spy novel about a deep cover agent in the War against Terror. Inspired by Your Browsing History. Whether discussing operations in Afghanistan or the United States, the actions taken by his characters ring true.
THE FAITHFUL SPY by Alex Berenson | Kirkus Reviews
I may get to others in the series but probably not right away. It moved along well, even though is was a little heavy. He finds the United States decadent and shallow. Tarik Durant, abusive husband in Ths, concocts in basement lab.
We are experiencing technical difficulties. Some of the politics back home were tiresome, but on the whole it was an exciting novel and had an ending leaving the reader looking for a sequel.
Well worth the read.
By the s-e-c-o-n-d l–a–s–t page, odds improve to fifty-fifty. Return to Book Page. He connects back up with his handler at the CIA, the predictable and unnecessary love interest element, and then walks into a situation he doesn’t understand. Explosions happen in California. Anyway, it would be more than a little premature to make that comparison.
Sometimes they even lie to themselves. The various terrorists are also given more than a little attention. But sticking to the facts can be frustrating.
Since last year, he has been working full-time as a novelist. If they make a mistake, they can destroy the life of fwithful innocent person, or allow someone guilty to go free.
It was a little depressing to realize that humans, who walk the earth as the same time as I do, really do want to do the horrible things that are in this book, and that bummed me out.
But Muslim terrorists are by far the greatest threat to the United States, and Europe, too. Prejudices are shown fajthful both sides. Oct 19, Tasha rated it really liked it Shelves: So the folks on the front lines are under incredible pressure to balance these competing demands. Change description 2 16 Oct 28, akex He is a man alone, and the CIA is unable to trust him.
Fajthful, maybe try it for yourself. There are detailed descriptions of the desolation of villages in both Afghanistan and Iraq which hint at the poverty and desperation of the people living there. John Wells is the only CIA agent managed to infiltrate al Qaeda, in the process he has become a faithful Muslim but still an American patriot. It would a treat for Vince Flynn’s fans, including myself. The characters are very apy drawn, and Wells problems, issues and characterization is much better drawn out than in the next two books.
John Wells series – After proving his loyalty in Afghanistan and elsewhere, CIA agent John Wells, the first Western intelligence officer to penetrate the upper levels of al-Qaeda, is assigned a mission on American soil by bin Laden’s chief deputy, Ayman alez. This article needs additional citations for verification. He brilliantly introduces readers to John Wells, a CIA operative who has given up his family, parents, wife, and son to successfully infiltrate al Qaeda.
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There’s biowarfare and conventional bombs and all sorts of scary things out there. It had its good points. Apr 24, Kenny Bellew rated it really liked it.
I now have to check out other authors who write contemporary spy books; but not right away. View all 11 comments.