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The Faithful Spy: A Novel

3 Ratings: 4.0
A book by Alex Berenson

After proving his loyalty in Afghanistan and elsewhere, CIA agent John Wells, the first Western intelligence officer to penetrate the upper levels of al-Qaeda, is assigned a mission on American soil by bin Laden's chief deputy, Ayman al-Zawahiri. On … see full wiki

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Author: Alex Berenson
Publisher: Random House
3 reviews about The Faithful Spy: A Novel
review by . March 04, 2007
Finally, I ended up with a decent recreational read (I had been striking out a bit of late). This spy novel, The Faithful Spy by Alex Berenson, was a decent story with a plausible plotline and good pacing.    John Wells is a CIA agent who went undercover to infiltrate Al Qaeda. For a number of years, he's been part of their movement in the countries of Pakistan and such, but his contacts with his state-side handler have been few and far between. The agency has pretty much written …
review by . October 04, 2006
Alex Berenson, a reporter for the New York Times knows how to weave a thriller and pulls off this story from the first page until the heart-stopping conclusion.     It was believable and page-turning. I raced to the ending and look forward to more novels from this new novelist. I agree with bestselling author, Vince Flynn who called THE FAITHFUL SPY "well-crafted."
review by . April 28, 2006
John Wells goes into deep cover in Afghanistan in 1997, joining the ranks of the Taliban, secretly engineering small defeats in military engagements. When he is tapped for an important assignment that requires a return to the United States, it is after 9/11, an attack Wells was unable to prevent, regardless of meetings with bin Laden and al-Zawahiri. Returning to his home country, Wells is a nowhere man, distrusted by his own agency, but without enough viable intelligence to disclose yet another …
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