Evidence is mounting that someone high up in the CIA is doing the unthinkable - passing messages to ISIS, alerting them to planned operations. Finding out the mole's identity without alerting him, however, will be very hard, and to accomplish it Wells will have to do something he thought he'd left behind forever. He will have to reassume his former identity as an al Qaeda jihadi, get captured, and go undercover to befriend an ISIS prisoner in a secret Bulgarian prison.
"Great listen; John Wells espionage thriller"
John Wells is the only American CIA agent ever to penetrate al Qaeda. Since before the attacks in 2001, Wells has been hiding in the mountains of Pakistan, biding his time, building his cover.
John Wells has just barely managed to stop an operation designed to drive the United States and Iran into war, but the instigator himself disappeared behind an impenetrable wall of security. Now it's time for him to pay, and Wells has made it his personal mission. There are plenty of crosscurrents at work, though. The White House doesn't want anybody stirring the pot; his old CIA bosses have their own agendas; and other countries are starting to sniff around, sensing something unusual.
It isn't easy to steal warheads from the heart of Russia's nuclear complex in Mayak. It requires a great deal of money, coordination, ingenuity, and sleight-of-hand, and just a touch of luck. But if you're determined enough, anything is possible.
"generic ho hum"
CIA agent John Wells returns, in a novel that reaches beyond today's headlines to foretell dangers yet to come, from the author of The Faithful Spy.
"I'd listen to George Guidall recite the tax code"
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.
"Wells is finally moving out of the desert"
Early one morning, a former CIA agent is shot to death in the street. That night, an army vet is gunned down in his doorway. The next day, John Wells gets a phone call. Come to Langley. Now.
"Solid 4+ star action thriller!"
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.
"John Wells -- A new American Hero"
Wells, with his former CIA bosses Ellis Shafer and Vinnie Duto, has uncovered a staggering plot, a false-flag operation to convince the President to attack Iran. But they have no hard evidence, and no one at Langley or the White House will listen. Now the President has set a deadline for Iran to give up its nuclear program, and the mullahs in Tehran - furious and frightened - have responded with a deadly terrorist attack. Wells, Shafer, and Duto know they have only twelve days to find the proof they need.
"The Most Under-Appreciated Man on Earth"
John Wells may have left the CIA, but it hasn't left him. A mysterious call brings a surprise meeting with the aged monarch of Saudi Arabia, King Abdullah. "My kingdom is on a precipice," he tells Wells. "Powerful factions are plotting against me, and my own family is in danger. I don't know who I can trust, but I'm told I can trust you."
"The Prisoner, #11 in the John Wells series,..."
In an Istanbul hotel, a deep source warns a CIA agent that Iran intends to kill a CIA station chief. Quickly, John Wells is called in to investigate, but before he can get far, the tip comes true. Which means that the next warning the source gives will be taken very seriously indeed. And it’s a big one. We’ve put a package on a ship from Dubai to the United States. A radioactive one. A bomb? Not yet. It’s a test run.
"What a disappointment!"
When novelist and former New York Times reporter Alex Berenson traveled to Afghanistan for an embed with the 101st Airborne Division, he found great soldiers - and a seemingly hopeless mission. This is the gripping non-fiction tale of how the United States is spending $100 billion a year on a war that even the men on the front lines can't explain.
"Very brief observations from author Alex Berenson"
"The title tells it all."
The brand new John Wells thriller from New York Times best seller Alex Berenson. Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah fears he is fast losing control of his family and his people. A series of terrorist attacks has put his kingdom on edge and, with powerful factions operating against him, the king must turn to the one man he has been told will make the difference. Ex-CIA operative John Wells knows all too well how covert internal battles can undermine a nation.
"Fantastic but frightening storyline"
August Busch IV had everything - or seemed to. In 2006, Busch became the chief executive of Anheuser-Busch, the sixth member of his family to control the legendary brewery. At age 42, Busch was handsome, wealthy, married to a beautiful woman, and running one of the biggest companies in America. Two years later, Busch lost control of Anheuser-Busch. Soon he was jobless, divorced, and struggling with alcohol and drugs. Then he woke to find his girlfriend, a waitress named Adrienne Martin, dead in his bed.
This is New York Times bestseller Alex Berenson's eighth gripping spy novel featuring ex-CIA agent John Wells, for fans of Robert Ludlum and David Baldacci. In an Istanbul hotel, a source warns that Iranian forces intend to kill a CIA station chief. Ex-CIA agent John Wells is called in to investigate, but before he can get very far, the tip comes true. Which means the next warning the source gives will be taken very seriously indeed. And it's a big one: a radioactive package has been put on a ship from Dubai to the United States.
Those in power always need an unofficial option. In 2009, the CIA’s Kabul station fell for the claims of a source who promised to lead them to Osama bin Laden’s hideout, but instead blew himself up, taking several senior officers with him. Two years later the station is still floundering, agents are dying, and no one knows who to trust. John Wells reluctantly agrees to investigate, returning to the country where his career as an undercover operative began. There he finds a viper’s nest of hostility - and clues that hint at a drug-trafficking operation....
Four American friends working at a giant refugee camp in Kenya get far more than they'd bargained for when they decide to take off for a well-earned break. Bandtis hijack their Land Cruiser, and they awake in a hut: hooded, bound, without food or water - hostages. Enter ex-CIA agent John Wells, who is sent to try to find out what happened. But John is no expert on kidnappings or East Africa. What he finds is like nothing he's ever seen before, and makes him question everything he's previously been told. Only one thing is certain: The clock is ticking....
Kaum hat CIA-Agent John "Jalal" Wells seine letzte Mission erfüllt, wartet ein neuer Auftrag auf ihn: Die Taliban gewinnen zunehmend an Macht und stellen für die amerikanischen Truppen mehr denn je eine ernsthafte Bedrohung dar. Die CIA hegt den Verdacht, dass die Terroristen von einer fremden Macht unterstützt werden. Wells wird zurück nach Afghanistan geschickt. Was er dort entdeckt, übertrifft seine schlimmsten Befürchtungen. Ein international operierendes Netzwerk, das auch für Zwischenfälle in China, Nordkorea und im Iran verantwortlich ist. Dieses hat die CIA mit Spionen unterwandert und deren Missionen vereitelt, einen der obersten nordkoreanischen Nuklearwissenschaftler zu entführen. Und auch mit China droht für die USA eine Krise ungeahnten Ausmaßes. Die Situation droht außer Kontrolle zu geraten...
John "Jalal" Wells, ein zum Islam übergetretener Top-Agent einer geheimen Unterabteilung der CIA, muss mitansehen, wie seine Verlobte bei einem Anschlag schwer verletzt wird. Wells schwört Rache und setzt alles daran, die Hintermänner zu fassen. Gleichzeitig gelingt es einer Gruppe von islamistischen Terroristen, zwei Atombomben aus einem entlegenen russischen Depot zu stehlen. Die Attentäter planen, die Bomben über Kanada in die USA zu schmuggeln, um sie während einer Rede des Präsidenten zu zünden. Als sich Top-Agent Wells der Sache annimmt, steht er vor der größten Herausforderung seines Lebens.