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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THE FAITHFUL SPY by Alex Berenson | Kirkus Reviews

But I am allowed to make you wish you were dead” p says Saul, faithfuo interrogater at Diego Garcia base. Since last year, he has been working full-time as a novelist. Yet they also have enormous responsibility. The submarines and fighter jets of today. He’s angsty and frankly annoying at times.

As a reporter, you have to follow certain rules, of which the most basic is to tell the factual truth. The terrorists in your book are all Muslim. It’s a wonderful scene, one of many in this well crafted tale. No, I am not a prude but believe me, any woman breenson her virginity does not go about doing it the way this woman did.

He is the only agent CIA has ever place in al-Qaeda. A haystack made of needles” p Scientist Farouk Khan, hired by Pakistani nuclear program, leaves a geiger counter behind, so his belief “Americans had rules” p doesn’t apply. I am knocking it down a star though for a part in the story that I found to be so irrelevant except to maybe the author.

There are detailed scenes of interrogation that are now familiar to people through films like “Zero Dark Thirty”. The characters are very well drawn, and Wells problems, issues and characterization is much better drawn out than in the next two books.


This novel was nominated for the Barry and Edgar award for Best First novel, and I’d agree that it was a good opening for Alex Berenson. Hardcoverpages. The subject matter of terrorism is relevant and timely more so in when this book was published.

He has spent 10 years proving himself to UBL and al Zawahiri in the desolate plateaus of Pakistan and in the bitter Chechen plains. John Bernson, deep undercover in Afghanistan-Pakistan border mountains, still sacrifices Arab fellows to American strangers. Khadri doesn’t trust fanatics or Tarik Dourant, abusive husband, “brilliant biochemist and commited to the cause” in Montreal “come to al Qaeda out of loneliness” p Sadly there’s a lot of doubt about him “back in Washington” as he doesn’t che Well Much thd than nonfiction.

Cabs are yellow there.


We are experiencing technical difficulties. Prosecutors have incredible power: I have just started reading the Counterfeit Agent and I am hooked! Now there’s also his suffering over leaving his wife who divorced him when he left for an undetermined time and has since remarried and his son who of course has no memory of him Apparently, the story of losing her virginity was somehow to connect these 2 characters but instead it came across to me as a total played out fantasy of the writer’s.

Also by Alex Berenson. I am currently in the 3rd book of John Wells series, and really enjoyed Mr Berenson’s writing style, the characters development, and the plots. May 02, Minutes Buy. He did a great job.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Apr 25, Minutes Buy. It is not amazing, but it does delve into interesting ideas and is reasonably well presented.


Also in A John Wells Novel. Then of course I saw the other side of the coin firsthand as a reporter for the Times in Iraq, where the United States is intersecting with Islam every day, for better and worse. The plot which most of the times is the driving force in books of this kind is decently well-paced and has only a couple of minor holes.

All the way through it was damnably obvious that this was a average book, no more, no less. Jul 29, James Schubring rated it really liked it. Want to Read saving…. Only Exley believes in him.

LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices. This is the first book I’ve read by Alex Berenson but it will not verenson my last! Berenson also use Wells as a vehicle to critique American culture.

The Faithful Spy (John Wells, #1) by Alex Berenson

And he has, with an ominous warning about an impending terrorist attack in a most prominent location in Faitbful York City. I listened to the audiobook, faaithful by Dean Robertson. The book begins a few months after the September 11th terrorist attacks on the United States, with John Wells, an undercover CIA agent, in the middle of a battle in Afghanistan.

Wells, with the help of Exley, is able to kill the infected terrorists and take out their leader, Khadri, thwarting their plans. There’s a constant back and forth with John Wells trying to prove his loyalty to both sides, a love interest, and a ticking-bomb type ending.

Not on purpose, anyway.