Praise. “A well-crafted page-turner that addresses the most important issue of our time. It will keep you reading well into the night.”—Vince Flynn “Berenson. Alex Berenson’s debut novel of suspense, The Faithful Spy, is a sharp, explosive The first spy thriller to grapple squarely with the complexities and terrors of. The Faithful Spy. Posted on August 20, by Alex Berenson. Release Date: April 25, Published: April 25, Buy: amazon · barnesandnoble.

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I am convinced that Alex Berenson is every bit as good as the best of those who write fiction thrillers.

I may get to others in the series but probably not right away. Thanks for telling us about the problem. John Wells has gone so far undercover to find information on terrorists in Afghanistan that he is actually forgotten by most of the CIA. Berenson devotes the proper amount of time and energy into developing this aspect of Faithfu Literary spy novel about a deep cover agent in the War against Terror. Consequently, he’s not entirely trusted by either side.

And he has, with an ominous warning about an impending terrorist attack in a most prominent location in New York City. Whether discussing operations in Afghanistan or the United States, the actions taken by his berwnson ring true.

For more reviews and bookish posts please visit: Prosecutors have incredible power: After he receives a mission he leaves for America, not knowing what he’ll do, but returns to Berenspn his home and discovers everything he left behind gone, mother dead, wife moved on, forbidden to see his son. It’s a wonderful scene, one of many in this well crafted tale. The accuser, Vinny Duto forces John to take a polygraph test.


The Faithful Spy

I can’t believe I finished the advanced reader. I gave up on excellent spy novels years ago when my taste for LeCarre could not be satisfied with anyone else. There’s biowarfare and conventional bombs and all sorts of scary fxithful out there. He does a pretty good job as a first-time author.

The Faithful Spy

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He is the kind of character who, if healthy, could be very interesting in our war against terror, post September 11th. Part 1 could have been a whole book all by itself. Is that why he is being sent to America? But as a novelist you have to make both slex real to the reader.

This book is about an American agent who is deeply embedded with Islamic extremists who want to destroy the USA. His observations of America are scarily on-point and reminiscent of Andre Dubus’ in the “The House of Sand and Fog” and the action delightfully plotted. There’s a good, balanced view of religion throughout the book.

I don’t like any visions – he effectively refuses to go onward. He seems to have the right kind of credentials – reporter for the New York Times with a stint in Baghdad, a contract from Random House, a movie deal.

Berenson is not yet 40, so we can look forward to many more adventures with John Wells. So far, so good! John Wells has taken the extreme path. Yet he hates al Qaeda and the way it uses Islam to justify its murderous assaults on innocents. View all 3 comments. Nor is he trusted by the brilliant Al Qaeda agent to whom he has been assigned, known to him only as Omar Khadri. To pull this off he must go years without any contact with anyone in the states much like a “sleeper”.


To be honest I think that this book would have made a great film, but as a book it just lacked characterisation for me. On his return to the U.


And he has, with an omin Literary spy novel about a deep cover agent in the War against Terror. I will be checking out more books in the series as well. This book really caught my eye when I found it on here. Explosions happen in California. Another episode of Jack Ryan, or Jack Bauer, or whatever your favorite secret hero may be.

This book was a single gulp on a long airplane flight. Across the world, from Algeria to Indonesia, hundreds of millions of Muslims are struggling for survival. He’s not to be an instrument of a plot, merely a vector, someone who starts a catastrophe he can’t stop. Is he your model? An officer at the CIA’s highest levels is betraying the agency And of course it has its bad points; – When he escaped and the CIA just let him go.

I can’t wait to see what happens in the next in the series. The characters are thoughtful and not without flaws. There’s even the obligatory irrational bureaucrat who is seemingly more interested in playing politics than in saving lives. The terror of the people on the plane was palpable. The amount of times I was jarred out of the book because of this alone