John Wells enters new territory, as he goes underground in East Africa to track four kidnapped Americans and the Somali bandits who snatched them, in the tough, thoughtful, electrifying new novel from the #1 New York Times best-selling author.
Four friends, recent college graduates, travel to Kenya to work at a giant refugee camp for Somalis. Two men, two women, each with their own reasons for being there. But after twelve weeks, they’re ready for a break and pile into a Land Cruiser for an adventure.
They get more than they bargained for. Bandits hijack them. They wake up in a hut, hooded, bound, no food or water. Hostages. As a personal favor, John Wells is asked to try to find them, but he does so reluctantly. East Africa isn’t his usual playing field. And when he arrives, he finds that the truth behind the kidnappings is far more complex than he imagined.
The clock is ticking. The White House is edging closer to an invasion of Somalia. Wells has a unique ability to go undercover, and to make things happen, but if he can’t find the hostages soon, they’ll be dead - and the U.S. may be in a war it never should have begun.
©2013 Alex Berenson (P)2013 Penguin Audiobooks
the story is so good I don't even realize I've been listening for that long. again... I'm sad the story ended... time to grab the next one.
Just started his series a couple months back. This is the best written and performed to date.
Becoming as good as Coes and Taylor, a good stretch better than the last Clancy ripoff.
This installment in the John Wells series was kind of weak. George Guidal does a fine job narrating as always, but the story didn't engage.
Word count on Mzungo?
I hope the next book gets better.
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highly recommend this kudnapping thriller . You won't be disappointed. it's the complete package. Great narration too.
Did not read the book, so cannot comment.
The basis of the story was a good change up from the usual plotline involving Middle Eastern terrorists. Don't want to give too much away, but most of the characters are more than cardboard cutouts. Look, if you've read the rest of the series until this one - read it. You will like. If you haven't read the other books, start with #1 and work your way through.
Obviously - John Wells.
I could have; but not practical - too long.
History repeats itself until we evolve enough to overcome hatred and discrimination. Sharing, anything, never works well in life though, only in theory. Time and again Alex Berenson proves greed, mistrust, political and monetary corruption win. Yet he always pulls out the last minute hero. Way to go home team! Making you believe maybe we can win. We also learn some cool insider tricks. These books are eye opening lessons into today's issues. Even though he has taken a fare share of Creative Liberty along the way. Enjoy ;-)
Disclosure: This is not my genre. That said, I have enjoyed this series. The stories are well crafted. Everything seems to fit without being transparent. The characters are consistently drawn story to story. Throughout there is very little call for suspension of disbelief despite inherent unreality. George Guidall’s narration adds to the quality of the series. I’ve given each 4 stars but would give the series 5. In short, these stories are great entertainment for very little effort on the part of the listener.
After one of these books, I wonder how much of the information in it is true. In this case, I wonder if the USA would actually work with a terrorist group in order to achieve an end favorable to the USA. Also, how much of the drone technology revealed is accurate. Knowing how much money the USA gives to countries with bad actors (e.g., Iran and Pakistan) and the fact we no longer capture our enemies, we just drone them, I wouldn't be surprised to find that something similar to this book has actually happened.
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