The Shadow Patrol

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Penguin Publishing Group, Jan 29, 2013 - Fiction - 483 pages
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John Wells returns to Afghanistan--the country where his career began--in this gripping thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Alex Berenson.

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. 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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User Review  - DeaconBernie - LibraryThing

Good, action-packed mystery set in present day Afganistan. The writing is crisp and orderly. The mystery unfolds in a plausible way. Perhaps the only real shortcoming is the ending where the hero acquires super powers. I will read more of Berenson's work. Read full review

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User Review  - scottcholstad - LibraryThing

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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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
33
Section 3
50
Section 4
68
Section 5
80
Section 6
96
Section 7
106
Section 8
124
Section 12
202
Section 13
222
Section 14
260
Section 15
294
Section 16
312
Section 17
381
Section 18
449
Section 19
465

Section 9
144
Section 10
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Section 11
185
Section 20
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Alex Berenson is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the John Wells series, including The Faithful Spy, which won the 2007 Edgar Award for best first novel. As a reporter for The New York Times, 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 Bernie Madoff. He graduated from Yale University in 1994 with degrees in history and economics, and lives in New York City.

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