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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,090 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:
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In late 2009, CIA officers in Afghanistan’s Kabul station allowed a Jordanian doctor into their closest confidence. But the doctor was an al-Qaeda double agent—and when he blew himself up, the station’s most senior officers died with him.

Now, more than two years later, the station is still floundering, agents are dying, and the CIA’s chiefs wonder if the unthinkable has happened—if somehow the Taliban has infiltrated the station.

When they ask John Wells to investigate, he reluctantly agrees to return to the country where his career as an undercover operative began. But once there he finds a vipers’ nest of hostility and mistrust—and clues that hint at a drug-trafficking operation involving the Agency, the military, and the Taliban. Americans are dying, an American is responsible, and only John Wells stands in his way ... for now.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “[A] winning novel.”


  • “[A] compelling...spy thriller...This consistently interesting series shows no signs of running out of steam.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Narrator George Guidall’s character differentiation is clear and clean. He provides an extensive repertoire of character portrayals—from Saudi businessmen and Pashtun warlords to snarky teens. Guidall’s famous tough-guy voice is particularly useful in this story replete with Delta Force snipers, CIA operatives, and front-line soldiers.”


  • “Berenson paints a vivid, verisimilar portrait of Afghanistan, the enormous US military installations there, and the country ‘outside the wire.’ A fine thriller.


  • “Fans of Berenson’s previous Wells novels will find more to like here, including plenty of superbly paced action sequences...[A] highly enjoyable series.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Linda | 2/10/2014

    " This is definitely a series to recommend after folks have exhausted Vince Flynn and Lee Child. I liked the multi-layered plot involving a high level commander bent on revenge, using his soldiers as drug traders, who in turn murder within their ranks. The hero, John Wells, is intelligent and brave and there is a great deal of action. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Bill Donhiser | 2/4/2014

    " Really Enjoyed the story.good writer, page turning drama "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Agatha | 1/11/2014

    " This is a worthy entry in this series about John Wells, a CIA operative who has spent years undercover in the Middle East "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Steve | 1/2/2014

    " John Wells book 6 and another great addition to the series. More military than espionage thriller this time. "

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