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The Ghost Agent

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BELOW THE RADAR, OFF THE GRID, AND BEHIND ENEMY LINES: CIA AGENT JOHN WELLS PLAYS A DEADLY GAME OF RISK... As a covert CIA special operative, John Wells knows the odds are always stacked against him. For every atrocity foiled, another deadly catastrophe awaits. So when it emerges that four of the world's most dangerous states are plotting together to unleash the ultimate nuclear threat, Wells realises that his odds on stopping them ranges from zero... to none. But that's never stopped him before. And it isn't going to stop him now...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 464 pages
  • 110 x 178 x 34mm | 260g
  • Cornerstone
  • ARROW BOOKS LTD
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0099517574
  • 9780099517573
  • 298,721

About Alex Berenson

Alex Berenson graduated from Yale University in 1994, with degrees in history and economics. After working at The Denver Post he joined The New York Times in 1999. In 2003 he spent three months reporting on the occupation in Iraq. He lives in New York City. The first John Wells novel,The Faithful Spy, won the 2007 Edgar Award for Best First Novel By An American Author and was shortlisted for the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger.show more

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"A genuine talent... the action scenes are strong" * Sunday Times * "Heart-pumping adventure" * USA Today * "A smart, economically written spy novel" * New York Times * "Pulse-pounding... The author's plausible scenario distinguishes this from most spy thrillers" * Publishers Weekly * "Terrific and relentless suspense and action" * Kirkus Reviews *show more

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"Heart-pumping adventure"show more

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BELOW THE RADAR, OFF THE GRID, AND BEHIND ENEMY LINES: CIA AGENT JOHN WELLS PLAYS A DEADLY GAME OF RISK... As a covert CIA special operative, John Wells knows the odds are always stacked against him. For every atrocity foiled, another deadly catastrophe awaits. So when it emerges that four of the world's most dangerous states are plotting together to unleash the ultimate nuclear threat, Wells realises that his odds on stopping them ranges from zero... to none. But that's never stopped him before. And it isn't going to stop him now... Acclaim for THE FAITHFUL SPY 'A first-rate thriller' Sunday Telegraph 'One of the best spy stories ever told' Wall Street Journal 'A story torn from today's headlines... Gritty and fast-moving' Observershow more

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