The Counterfeit Agent

The Counterfeit Agent

Audiobook CD - 2014
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John Wells goes undercover as the threat of nuclear war skyrockets between the United States and Iran, in the cutting-edge new novel from the #1 "New York Times" bestselling author.
In an Istanbul hotel, a deep source warns a CIA agent that Iran intends to kill a CIA station chief. Quickly, John Wells is called in to investigate, but before he can get far, the tip comes true. Which means that the "next" warning the source gives will be taken very seriously indeed. And it s a big one. "We ve put a package on a ship from Dubai to the United States." "A radioactive one." A bomb? "Not yet. It s a test run."
As the threat level jumps and the government mobilizes, something still doesn t smell right to Wells s old CIA boss Ellis Shafer, and so he sends Wells on a private mission to find out what s going on. But the two of them are swimming against the tide. From Guatemala to Thailand to Hong Kong to Istanbul, Wells uses every skill he has, including his ability to go undercover in the Arab world, to chase down leads. But it might not be enough. Soon there might be nothing anyone can do to pull the United States back from the brink of war."
Publisher: New York : Penguin Audio, p2014.
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9781611762402
Characteristics: 10 compact discs (approximately 11.5 hrs.) :,digital ;,12 cm.
audio file, CD audio, rda
digital, optical, 1.4 m. per second, Digital recording
Additional Contributors: Guidall, George

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Jun 04, 2018

Wonderful book. If only I would have read the novel prior to reading 12 days. Lots of jargon but interesting enough to keep the reader going. Specifics about Ellis Shafer and John Wells were intriguing. Reading about Well's endeavors on cruise had been amazing. Rarely a match for his personality or profile because he seems like a restless person. Nonetheless, Anne's rejection had had a traumatizing impact - a feeling of sadness indeed. Giving a loved one a 30 day deadline to make a decision conveys selfishness. A chosen career can hardly be given up particularly when it involves a mission driven individual like John Wells. So, the question that immediately springs to mind: How can anyone love a self-centered person? That's exactly what Anne represents. Yet, the story conveys Wells' emotional sense...the caring attitude when he reminisces his past, the women he loves and family at large. In closing, the bits about Salome seemed overwhelming, because there was evidence of an exaggerated sense of confidence and make belief - an attire that just doesn't seem fitting.

Good read nevertheless. Brave to Alex Berenson!

jsureck Apr 29, 2014

This story left me wanting a resolution, it seems to be part of a series that I was unaware of after picking this title up from the library

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