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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,868 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Alex Berenson Narrator: George Guidall Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The John Wells Series Release Date: February 2010 ISBN: 9781101154601
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CIA agent John Wells returns in a cutting-edge novel of modern suspense from the #1 New York Times bestselling writer.

Early one morning, a former CIA agent is shot to death in the street. That night, an army vet is gunned down in his doorway. The next day, John Wells gets a phone call. Come to Langley. Now.

The two victims were part of an eleven-member interrogation team that operated out of a secret base in Poland called the Mid­night House. For two years, they put the screws to the toughest jihadis, men thought to have knowledge of imminent threats. The interrogators used whatever means necessary. When they were disbanded in the wake of public controversy, they were given medals for their heroism, Prozac for their nightmares. Now Wells must find out who is killing them. Islamic terrorists are the likeliest explanation, and Wells is uniquely qualified to go undercover after them. But the trail of blood he discovers will lead him and his boss, Ellis Shafer, to a place they wouldn’t have imagined—and leave Wells facing the hardest of questions about the men of the Midnight House.

Berenson’s work has been called “superior entertainment” (Washington Post), “heart-stopping adventure” (USA Today), and “a superb yarn reflecting the myriad dangers confronting our country today” (Providence Journal). He is one of the world’s best new thriller writers—and he is just getting started.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Luann | 2/20/2014

    " Another really good John Wells story. It's more of a mystery than espionage story as in the past books which was actually kind of refreshing. Not that I don't enjoy the espionage piece, but how many times can he save the world from international terrorists? Anyway, I'm already looking forward to the next one. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Denise | 2/7/2014

    " I enjoyed the development of CIA operative Jack Wells in the first three books in this series, but this one was very disappointing. The author's attempt at jumping between different years and locations was clumsy and disjointed. The story was shallow, and did not really flow. Jack Wells came across as being an indecisive, easily manipulated pawn, not the skilled field agent he was supposed to be. I don't know if the author was trying to mimic Vince Flynn by putting his main character through a trying period in his life/career, but no matter what his reasoning for the story, I felt it was poorly done. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa Perkins | 2/2/2014

    " What I liked about this book is the psychological intrigue. The pain of the interrogators and the detainees seemed real, the Middle East cultural observations were well researched and the investigation of the murders central to the plot kept me guessing. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sheila Woofter | 1/31/2014

    " Well, on our way HOME from Nebraska, we listened to this book. Again, entertaining, but didn't require any thinking or change my view of the world. Just plain entertainment. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kevin | 1/25/2014

    " A bit different than the other books in the John Wells series. More of a mystery than a straight-up spy story. Still quite enjoyable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Frederick Bingham | 1/23/2014

    " A real page turner. This book is about a CIA unit during the mid-2000s that took in and interrogated prisoners at a secret facility in Poland. Years later, the members of this unit begin to turn up dead. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mike Schneider | 1/21/2014

    " Alex Berenson continues his story of John Wells, CIA agent extraordinaire. Berenson has cemented his spot among the best of the espionage/thriller writers. This book deals with the aftermath of the off-the-record interrogations of captured "terrorists" and others. I'm looking forward already to his next novel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Roger | 1/21/2014

    " Good sequel to the continuing saga of John Wells and his covert life as a CIA operative. Interesting fictional story of what probably really happens in the rendition program of suspected terrorists. Easy read with beleiveable characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kevin | 1/12/2014

    " A little slow and confusing at first but everything comes together in "Part III". Not one of Alex's best efforts but it does contribute to the legend of John Wells. I look forward to more! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Daniel Potter | 1/7/2014

    " Slow moving and not a very good read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Steve Schlutow | 1/5/2014

    " I enjoy the Wells series, but I did not care much for this book.. I read the series, because I enjoy the fighting.. This book lacked that compared to the others I have read.. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cynda | 12/17/2013

    " This is my favorite book in the series. The story and plot kept me turning the pages and I loved the development of the characters. I know it's a little different from the past novels, but I found it refreshing and engaging. I hope Alex Berenon continues along this line. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Craig | 11/23/2013

    " While this is a good book, I enjoy and look for spy thrillers. The other books in this series (so far) have met that desire very well. This book moves over to more of a investigative story. This book seemed to depart from the genera I was looking for. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeffrey Hammerhead | 11/23/2013

    " I liked the tension created by terrorists hunting down ex-CIA operatives, and why. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda | 7/17/2013

    " After reading all of Berenson's other books, I was really looking forward to this one. But I was very disappointed in this book. It was hard to get into and hard to keep reading. There was too much jumping around between the actions at the Midnight House and John Wells' activities in the U.S. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Charly | 5/29/2013

    " First by Berenson for me; not totally engrossing but a decent piece. CIA agent works outside normal parameters and what results of his investigation. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jonathan | 4/15/2013

    " One of the better recent spy novels that's not as complex as a Ludlum but still holds one's interest and cleverly incorporates current events. The solution to the underlying mystery was a little disappointing, but overall I liked this one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Daryl | 12/20/2012

    " Good. Well written from start to finish. Mr Berenson makes some so called 'New York Times Bestseller' authors look decidedly amateurish with this offering. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lloyd Elliott | 6/30/2012

    " this book was a good novel - not the greatest i've read, but overall pretty good. predictable in places. i do recommend it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenny Lowell | 4/1/2012

    " Not my usual kind of book. It was more violent and bloody action than mystery or romance, but it was an interesting read and I'll be looking for more of Alex Berenson's books. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Nora aka Diva | 1/2/2012

    " Honestly it starts out slow, stays slow and bored the hell out of me. Action packed thriller? by whoms standards? Oye, skip it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rickie Hinrichs | 12/8/2011

    " Thought provoking without giving anything away all that needs to be said is 673. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Denise Powell | 12/20/2010

    " Not as much action as one might normally find in a John Wells novel, but still a good read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tracy | 10/20/2010

    " I considered not getting this one, because I didn't get into the last book as much. I'm really glad that I did. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Taylor Gibbs | 9/30/2010

    " This book more than held my attention from the opening pages. At the end of it, I felt as if I had missed something jumping into the series too late, but overall I loved this thriller and will seek out more books from this author. "

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About the Author

Alex Berenson, is the American author of three works of nonfiction and nearly a dozen suspense novels in the John Wells series, of which eight have made the New York Times bestseller list. The first novel in the series, The Faithful Spy, won the 2007 Edgar Award for best first novel. A former reporter for the Denver Post and the New York Times, he covered topics ranging from the occupation of Iraq to the flooding of New Orleans to the financial crimes of Bernie Madoff. He graduated from Yale University in 1994 with degrees in history and economics.

About the Narrator

George Guidall, winner of eighty AudioFile Erphones Awards, has twice won the prestigious Audie Award for Excellence in Audiobook Narration. In 2014 the Audio Publishers Association presented him with the Special Achievement Award for an audiobook narrator of exceptional stature and accomplishment. During his thirty-year recording career he has recorded over 1,100 audiobooks, won multiple awards, been a mentor to many narrators, and shown by example the potential of fine storytelling. Among Guidall’s narration achievements are Crime and Punishment, The Iliad, and John Irving’s A Widow for One Year, which earned him an Audie Award for best unabridged narration of a novel, an honor he captured again for his rendition of Wally Lamb’s I Know This Much Is True. Guidall’s forty-year acting career includes starring roles on Broadway, an Obie Award for best performance off Broadway, and frequent television appearances.