The Faithful Spy

The Faithful Spy
Author: Alex Berenson
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781588365422
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Release: 2006-04-25
Editor: Random House
Language: en

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“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 A New York Times reporter has drawn upon his experience covering the occupation in Iraq to write the most gripping and chillingly plausible thriller of the post-9/11 era. Alex Berenson’s debut novel of suspense, The Faithful Spy, is a sharp, explosive story that takes readers inside the war on terror as fiction has never done before. 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. Now, on the orders of Omar Khadri–the malicious mastermind plotting more al Qaeda strikes on America–Wells is coming home. Neither Khadri nor Jennifer Exley, Wells’s superior at Langley, knows quite what to expect. For Wells has changed during his years in the mountains. He has become a Muslim. He finds the United States decadent and shallow. Yet he hates al Qaeda and the way it uses Islam to justify its murderous assaults on innocents. He is a man alone, and the CIA–still reeling from its failure to predict 9/11 or find weapons of mass destruction in Iraq–does not know whether to trust him. Among his handlers at Langley, only Exley believes in him, and even she sometimes wonders. And so the agency freezes Wells out, preferring to rely on high-tech means for gathering intelligence. But as that strategy fails and Khadri moves closer to unleashing the most devastating terrorist attack in history, Wells and Exley must somehow find a way to stop him, with or without the government’s consent. From secret American military bases where suspects are held and “interrogated” to basement laboratories where al Qaeda’s scientists grow the deadliest of biological weapons, The Faithful Spy is a riveting and cautionary tale, as affecting in its personal stories as it is sophisticated in its political details. The first spy thriller to grapple squarely with the complexities and terrors of today’s world, this is a uniquely exciting and unnerving novel by an author who truly knows his territory.

The Faithful Spy

The Faithful Spy
Author: John Hendrix
Pages: 176
ISBN: 1419728385
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Release: 2018
Editor: Amulet Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Interweaving handwritten text and art in his signature style, John Hendrix tells the fascinating story of Dietrich Bonhoeffer and his fight against the oppression of the German people during World War II. Bonhoeffer was a German Lutheran pastor and theologian who was shocked to watch the German church embrace Hitler's agenda of hatred. He spoke out against the Nazi party and led a breakaway church that rebelled against racist and nationalist beliefs of the Third Reich. Struggling with how his faith interacted with his ethics, Bonhoeffer eventually became convinced that Hitler and the Nazi Party needed to be stopped--and he was willing to sacrifice anything and everything to do so.

The Faithful Spy

The Faithful Spy
Author: John Hendrix
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9781683352945
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Release: 2018-09-18
Editor: Abrams
Language: en

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Adolf Hitler’s Nazi party is gaining strength and becoming more menacing every day. Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a pastor upset by the complacency of the German church toward the suffering around it, forms a breakaway church to speak out against the established political and religious authorities. When the Nazis outlaw the church, he escapes as a fugitive. Struggling to reconcile his faith and the teachings of the Bible with the Nazi Party’s evil agenda, Bonhoeffer decides that Hitler must be stopped by any means possible! In his signature style of interwoven handwritten text and art, John Hendrix tells the true story of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a pastor who makes the ultimate sacrifice in order to free the German people from oppression during World War II.

The Silent Man

The Silent Man
Author: Alex Berenson
Pages: 512
ISBN: 9781101015810
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Release: 2009-02-10
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A novel of international intrigue and catastrophic terrorism from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Ghost War and The Faithful Spy. For CIA operative John Wells, the underworld has become more real than the real world. He's spent years in the close company of evil men. And he's paid the price in every possible way. Now, he's on the ragged edge of burnout. His nights are plagued by twisted dreams. He's beginning to doubt if he can ever live a normal life—and he's right to think so. When a power adversary from Wells's past finds him, he must once again enter the fray. For his country. For his soul. For revenge....

The Prisoner

The Prisoner
Author: Alex Berenson
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9780698407510
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Release: 2017-01-31
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

To unmask a CIA mole, John Wells must resume his old undercover identity as an al Qaeda jihadi—and hope he can survive it—in this cutting-edge novel from the #1 New York Times-bestselling author. It is the most dangerous mission of John Wells’s career. 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. Many years before, Wells was the only American agent ever to penetrate al Qaeda, but times have changed drastically. The terrorist organizations have multiplied: gotten bigger, crueler, more ambitious and powerful. Wells knows it may well be his death sentence. But there is no one else.

The Ghost War

The Ghost War
Author: Alex Berenson
Pages: 383
ISBN: 0399154531
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Release: 2008
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Returning to Washington after a harrowing case in the Middle East, CIA agent and al-Qaeda infiltrator John Wells is selected to investigate a surge in Taliban activity with possible Asian ties. By the author of The Faithful Spy. 150,000 first printing.

The Night Ranger

The Night Ranger
Author: Alex Berenson
Pages: 500
ISBN: 9780515153705
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Release: 2014
Editor: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Language: en

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When four friends, working at a giant refugee camp in Kenya for Somalis, are hijacked by bandits, John Wells, brought in to find them, goes undercover in a country that isn't his usual playing field where he discovers that the truth behind the kidnappings is far more complex than he imagined. Reprint.

Angelology

Angelology
Author: Danielle Trussoni
Pages: 496
ISBN: 9780385668620
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Release: 2010-03-09
Editor: Doubleday Canada
Language: en

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Set in the secluded world of cloistered abbeys, long-lost secrets and angelic humans, Angelology has all the makings of a blockbuster hit, combining elements of The Da Vinci Code and Kate Mosse's Labyrinth Sister Evangeline was just a young girl when her father left her at St. Rose Convent under the care of the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration. Now a young woman, she has unexpectedly discovered a collection of letters dating back sixty years - letters that bring her deep into a closely guarded secret, to an ancient conflict between the millennium-old Society of Angelologists and the monstrously beautiful Nephilim, the descendants of angels and humans. Rich and mesmerizing, Angelology blends biblical lore, mythology and the fall of the Rebel Angels, creating a luminous, riveting tale of one young woman caught in a battle that will determine the fate of the world.

Shooting at the Stars

Shooting at the Stars
Author: John Hendrix
Pages: 40
ISBN: 9781613126882
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Release: 2014-10-07
Editor: Abrams
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Shooting at the Stars is the moving story of a young British soldier on the front lines during World War I who experiences an unforgettable Christmas Eve. In a letter home to his mother, he describes how, despite fierce fighting earlier from both sides, Allied and German soldiers ceased firing and came together on the battlefield to celebrate the holiday. They sang carols, exchanged gifts, and even lit Christmas trees. But as the holiday came to a close, they returned to their separate trenches to await orders for the war to begin again.John Hendrix wonderfully brings this story to life, interweaving fact and fiction along with his detailed illustrations and hand-lettered text. His story celebrates the humanity and kindness that can persist even during the darkest periods of our history. Back matter includes a glossary, additional information about World War I and the Christmas Truce and its aftermath, and an archival photograph taken during the Truce. Also available by John Hendrix: Miracle Man Praise for Shooting at the Stars STARRED REVIEWS "Few titles at this level convey the futility of World War I as well as this one does. A first choice." --School Library Journal, starred review "Timed with the centenary of World War I but a lesson for always, Hendrix's tale pulls young readers close and shows the human side of war." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review

The Midnight House

The Midnight House
Author: Alex Berenson
Pages: 369
ISBN: 9780425253229
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Release: 2012-12-04
Editor: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Summoned to Langley in the aftermath of two murders, CIA agent John Wells learns that the victims were part of a secret interrogation team that used brutal methods to break tough jihadis, a case with ties to unexpected places.

The Secret Soldier

The Secret Soldier
Author: Alex Berenson
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9780425279694
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Release: 2015-01-06
Editor: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

John Wells may have left the CIA, but he hasn't left the high-stakes world of espionage, where hidden battles determine the fate of nations. In Saudi Arabia, King Abdullah is losing his hold. A series of terrorist attacks has put the Kingdom on edge, and even Abdullah's own secret police cannot be trusted. With nowhere to turn, the King asks for Wells's help. Reluctantly, and with the secret blessing of his former CIA boss, Wells agrees. But as he begins to unravel the conspiracy, it takes an unexpected twist, becoming more dangerous than Wells ever imagined. The plotters want more than the fall of a monarch. They want to start the final battle between America and Islam--with only themselves as the victor...

The Counterfeit Agent

The Counterfeit Agent
Author: Alex Berenson
Pages: 496
ISBN: 9780515155105
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Release: 2015-01-27
Editor: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Unable to prevent the assassination of a CIA station chief by Iranian hostiles who are allegedly plotting a nuclear attack on the United States, John Wells goes undercover to discern the truth on an assignment that takes him from Guatemala and Thailand to Hong Kong and Istanbul.

Bomb

Bomb
Author: Steve Sheinkin
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781596438613
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Release: 2012-09-04
Editor: Flash Point
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In December of 1938, a chemist in a German laboratory made a shocking discovery: When placed next to radioactive material, a Uranium atom split in two. That simple discovery launched a scientific race that spanned 3 continents. In Great Britain and the United States, Soviet spies worked their way into the scientific community; in Norway, a commando force slipped behind enemy lines to attack German heavy-water manufacturing; and deep in the desert, one brilliant group of scientists was hidden away at a remote site at Los Alamos. This is the story of the plotting, the risk-taking, the deceit, and genius that created the world's most formidable weapon. This is the story of the atomic bomb. Bomb is a 2012 National Book Awards finalist for Young People's Literature. Bomb is a 2012 Washington Post Best Kids Books of the Year title. Bomb is a 2013 Newbery Honor book.

The Wolves

The Wolves
Author: Alex Berenson
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9780698407466
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Release: 2016-02-09
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

CIA agent John Wells refuses to let a privileged businessman walk away from a crime in this novel of modern suspense from the #1 New York Times-bestselling author. 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 war 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; other countries are starting to sniff around, sensing something unusual. It is when Russia and China enter the mix, however, that the whole affair is set to combust. With alarming speed, Wells is once again on his own...and the wolves are closing in.

Endling 1 The Last

Endling  1  The Last
Author: Katherine Applegate
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781443434287
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Release: 2018-05-01
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

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The Shadow Patrol

The Shadow Patrol
Author: Alex Berenson
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780425279700
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Release: 2015-12
Editor: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Undercover operative John Wells investigates a possible Taliban infiltration of the CIA's Kabul Station.

The Deceivers

The Deceivers
Author: Alex Berenson
Pages: 512
ISBN: 9781101982785
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Release: 2019-02-05
Editor: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Interfering with the presidential election was just the first step. 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.

Darkness at Noon

Darkness at Noon
Author: Arthur Koestler
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781476785554
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Release: 2015-01-27
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

First published in 1941, a classic portrait of a Soviet revolutionary who is imprisoned and tortured under Stalin's rule finds him agonizingly reflecting on his ironic career under the totalitarian movement.

Unreported Truths about Covid 19 and Lockdowns

Unreported Truths about Covid 19 and Lockdowns
Author: Alex Berenson
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1953039170
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Release: 2021-03-25
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Twelve Days

Twelve Days
Author: Alex Berenson
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9780698187009
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Release: 2015-02-10
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

John Wells has only twelve days to stop the United States from being tricked into invading Iran in the new cutting-edge novel of modern suspense from the #1 New York Times–bestselling author. Twelve days. 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. They fan out, from Switzerland to Saudi Arabia, Israel to Russia, desperately trying to tease out the clues in their possession. Meanwhile, the United States is moving soldiers and Marines to Iran’s border. And Iran has mobilized its own squad of suicide bombers. And as the days tick by and the obstacles mount, they realize that everything they do may not be enough…