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  • Published: 15 February 2018
  • ISBN: 9780399176166
  • Imprint: Putnam
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 432
  • RRP: $46.00
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The Deceivers




The Russians don't just want to influence American elections--they want it all. Former CIA agent John Wells confronts a plot of astonishing audacity as New York Times-bestselling author Alex Berenson goes beyond today's headlines to tomorrow's all-too-real threats.

It was supposed to be a terrorist sting. The guns were supposed to be disabled. Then why was there so much blood?

The target was the American Airlines Center, the home of the Dallas Mavericks. The FBI had told Ahmed Shakir that his drug bust would go away if he helped them, and they'd supply all the weaponry, carefully removing the firing pins before the main event. It never occurred to Ahmed to doubt them, until it was too late.

When John Wells is called to Washington, he's sure it's to investigate the carnage in Dallas, but it isn't. The former CIA director, now president, Vinnie Duto has plenty of people working in Texas. He wants Wells to go to Colombia. An old asset there has information to share-and it will lead Wells to the deadliest mission of his life, an extraordinary confluence of sleeper cells, sniper teams, false flag operations, double agents high in the U.S. government-and a Russian plot to take over the government itself. If it succeeds, what happened in Texas will be only a prelude.

  • Pub date: 15 February 2018
  • ISBN: 9780399176166
  • Imprint: Putnam
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 432
  • RRP: $46.00

About the Author

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. He won the 2007 Edgar Award for Best First Novel By An American Author for his novelThe Faithful Spy. He left the Times in 2010 to devote himself to writing fiction, though he still contributes occasionally. Alex lives in Garrison, New York, with his wife, Dr Jacqueline Berenson, and their daughter Lucy.

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