The Shadow Patrol

The Shadow Patrol

Book - 2012
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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...
ISBN: 9780515151305
9780399158292
Characteristics: 389 pages ;,24 cm.

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7626dee
Jul 15, 2016

Afghanistan, the nastiest place on earth for our ill advised nation building. Throwing money at a primitive society will always enhance the existing corruption and this tale shows a reasonable picture of a very dangerous society and one we should depart sooner rather than later.

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rp3276
Nov 10, 2015

I enjoyed this book more than I thought I would. A good feel for what really happens in the Army and the mistake of being in Afghanistan.

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rahmmie
Apr 14, 2015

Good book, interesting, well written. Berenson shows his mastery of the subject without showing off like many authors do nowadays

VanessaCCL Oct 08, 2012

"At the behest of the CIA's Director, former undercover operative John Wells has travelled to Kabul to determine whether rumours of a leak and a drug-trafficking operation involving American soldiers there are true. Wells is almost immediately menaced by several people who wish him no good, and he clearly has his work cut out for him when it comes to ferreting out information about the drug-smuggling operation. With a riveting and all too plausible plot, terrific action, and well-drawn characters, The Shadow Patrol (6th in the John Wells series) is "highly enjoyable" and "rock-solid" (Kirkus Reviews)." Next Reads Thrillers and Suspense October 2012 Newsletter http://www.nextreads.com/Display2.aspx?SID=5acc8fc1-4e91-4ebe-906d-f8fc5e82a8e0&N=556062

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Eil_1
Jun 27, 2012

An excellent portrayal of the War in Afganistan. Wells against the corrupt men who profit from the fighting. It is worth reading - especially from an ex-soldier's point of view. Although as a woman, I did enjoy the book.

btmslt Jun 12, 2012

An interesting story, especially the details concerning the war zone.

mikeyppl May 08, 2012

I've really enjoyed this series. The author keeps the action moving along and doesn't strain credibilty. Looking forward to more.

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deRougemont
Apr 24, 2012

Excellent tale from a writer who clearly underlines some of the complexities of the conflict in Afghanistan and the stresses of a war that seems never ending to those involved.

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Mommies2
Mar 26, 2012

Very good read. John wells, a good hero again. Takes place in Afghanistan.

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ntutti
Mar 08, 2012

He just keeps getting better - this was the best John Wells book so far - looking forward to the next one - well worth the read!

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