John Wells returns in the second explosive thriller from the author of the award-winningThe Faithful Spy.
Agent John Wells is back in Washington. His wounds have healed, but his mind is far from clear. He is restless, careless with his safety, uneasy in his skin. When the CIA finds evidence of a surge in Taliban activity backed by an unknown foreign power, it takes little to convince him to return to Afghanistan to investigate. But what he finds there is far from what he expected.
A deadly power play in China; a mission in North Korea gone terribly wrong; an Iran determined to go nuclear; a mole within the ranks of the CIA who is about to light a fuse. The world is hurtling towards confrontation. And this time there may be nothing Wells can do to stop it...
“A smart, economically written spy novel”
New York Times
“Pulse-pounding... The author's plausible scenario distinguishes this from most spy thrillers”
“Terrific and relentless suspense and action”
“A fast-paced story of international intrigue and espionage ... John Wells is a fine character who will likely propel Berenson's thrillers to success for some time to come”
Chicago Sun Times
“Berenson, winner of the 2007 Edgar Award for his first novel, The Faithful Spy, proves his debut was no fluke with this stellar sequel... The authenticity Berenson brings to his ripped-from-the-headlines stories makes them seem as vividly real and scary as nonfiction or the nightly news”
“A genuine talent... the action scenes are strong”