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The Shadow Patrol

By: Alex Berenson
Narrated by: George Guidall
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Publisher's summary

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.

©2012 Alex Berenson (P)2012 Penguin

Critic reviews

“Superbly paced action sequences and the kind of background that suggests a better-than-average understanding of what soldiers on the ground actually see in Afghanistan.” (Kirkus Reviews)

“The book never lets up as it exposes the terrors and boredom of war on the front lines.” (Providence Journal)

“This thriller pours on the blood and guts.” (Library Journal)