The Night Ranger

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Penguin, Feb 12, 2013 - Fiction - 512 pages
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When four young volunteers in Kenya decide to take a break from working at a Somali refugee camp, they pile into a Land Cruiser for an adventure. But they get more than they bargained for when they are kidnapped. They wake up in a hut, hooded, bound, no food or water. Hostages.

John Wells is asked to try to find them, but he does so reluctantly. East Africa isn’t his usual playing field. And when he arrives, he finds that the truth behind the kidnappings is far more complex than he imagined.

The clock is ticking and the White House is edging closer to an invasion of Somalia. Wells has a unique ability to go undercover and stir things up, but if he can’t find the hostages soon, they’ll be dead—and the U.S. may be in a war it never should have begun.
 

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User Review  - scottcholstad - LibraryThing

This book was an interesting read. On one hand, it was an exciting, action packed thriller that was hard to put down. On the other hand, the author wrote in some loose ends and his portrayal of women ... Read full review

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User Review  - ewhatley - LibraryThing

The lead character in this book, John Wells, is on my list of fave guys, along with Jack Reacher, John Corey and several others. Once again, an action-filled adventure with Wells getting into ... Read full review

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As a reporter for The New York Times, Alex Berenson covered topics ranging from the occupation of Iraq—where he was stationed for three months—to the flooding of New Orleans, to the world pharmaceutical industry, to the financial crimes of Bernard Madoff. His latest novel featuring John Wells will publish in January 2017 and is now available for preorder.  The Faithful Spy won the 2007 Edgar Award for best first novel. He graduated from Yale University in 1994 with degrees in history and economics, and lives in New York City.

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