The Shadow Patrol

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Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated, Jan 29, 2013 - Fiction - 483 pages
39 Reviews
In late 2009, CIA officers in Afghanistan's Kabul station allowed a Jordanian doctor into their closest confidence. In truth, the doctor was an al-Qaeda double agent--and when he blew himself up, the station's most senior officers died with him.

Years later, the station still hasn't recovered. Recruiting has dried up and the agency's best Afghani sources are being eliminated. At Langley, the CIA's chiefs begin to suspect the worst: 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 began. One thing is certain: Americans are dying, and an American is responsible. Wells is the only one who can unearth the truth--if it doesn't bury him first . . .

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Review: The Shadow Patrol (John Wells #6)

User Review  - Michael Sump - Goodreads

This is my 6th John Well's novel and the first that I've reviewed here. John Wells is consistently satisfying and Alex Berenson always delivers a good story. This novel is no exception. It's set in ... Read full review

Review: The Shadow Patrol (John Wells #6)

User Review  - Scott Holstad - Goodreads

Even though this book has a very good rating on Goodreads, I've read some fairly lukewarm reviews and I have to say that I'm somewhat mystified. I thought this was another excellent John Wells novel ... Read full review

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About the author (2013)

As a reporter for The New York Times, Alex Berenson covered topics ranging from the occupation of Iraq to the flooding of New Orleans to the financial crimes of Bernie Madoff. His previous novels include The Faithful Spy, winner of a 2007 EdgarŽ Award, The Ghost War, The Silent Man, The Midnight House, and The Secret Soldier.

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