The Prisoner

The Prisoner

eBook - 2017
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"To unmask a CIA mole, John Wells must resume his old undercover identity as an al Qaeda jihadi--and hope he can survive it--in the new cutting-edge novel from the #1 bestselling author. It is the most dangerous mission of John Wells's career. Evidence is mounting that someone high up in the CIA is doing the unthinkable--passing messages to ISIS, alerting them to planned operations. Finding out the mole's identity without alerting him, however, will be very hard, and to accomplish it, Wells will have to do something he thought he'd left behind forever. He will have to reassume his former identity as an al Qaeda jihadi, get captured, and go undercover to befriend an ISIS prisoner in a secret Bulgarian prison. Many years before, Wells was the only American agent ever to penetrate al Qaeda, but times have changed drastically. The terrorist organizations have multiplied: gotten bigger, crueler, more ambitious and powerful. Wells knows it may well be his death sentence. But there is no one else"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York :, G.P. Putnam's Sons,, [2017]
ISBN: 9780698407510
0698407512
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Alternative Title: Axis 360 eBooks

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SEBoiko
Apr 22, 2017

A journey of a thousand miles ends with a single step,...

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Apr 22, 2017

Nobody's more dangerous than a revolutionary in charge.

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SEBoiko
Apr 22, 2017

Terrorism was always the weapon of the weak against the strong.

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SEBoiko
Apr 22, 2017

Belief in Allah isn't a crime.

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SEBoiko
Apr 22, 2017

Buy off anyone who was for sale. Kill the rest.

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SEBoiko
Apr 22, 2017

You can know everything about a man but what goes on in his head.

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Four aces beats three threes.

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SEBoiko
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Greeks too lazy to emigrate.

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Just don't make any promises you can't keep.

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They're men, they take bribes.

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USAF1969
Sep 13, 2017

Alex Berenson knows how to get your attention on page 1 and keep it until the end. THE PRISONER does that and more. It's a great story that once again poses the question of what happens when the bad guys (Islamic extremists) get their hands on some really lethal stuff. This is edgy stuff even if it is a novel. The chief character, John Wells, also adds to edginess of the novel because through him, Berenson plays both sides of the argument and sometimes makes you stop and think about the difference between fiction and reality. He presents the side of extremists and how they justify the pain and suffering they revel in. He also presents the side of the those who are fighting to limit the risk of harm by terrorists, and why they do what the do. And in this novel, he adds and unusual twist - how a career 'good guy' could decide to become a traitor and use his position to aid the 'bad guys.' As usual Berenson delivers an entertaining novel with enough edginess that you stop and think about what lessons are embedded in the story. Some folks like thrillers that are non-stop action; I prefer ones that tell the story in a way that you see what is going on and who is thinking what, and how the intricate pieces all come together in the end. This is one of the latter, and I loved it.

athompson10 Jul 31, 2017

Wells resuming his identity as a jihadi is a little far-fetched, but the plot is good and the last 40 pages fly by. Nice to see the team of Wells, Duto and Shafer continue to wreak havoc.

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shirley_21
May 23, 2017

I didn't like this book!!!!

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thebuilderman
Apr 09, 2017

The worst in the series. I can't figure out how any liked the book. I'm figuring they were paid to review it.
The only action is very short lived and aside from one spot while in prison the only other action is the last 20 or so pages.

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Elaine212
Apr 01, 2017

John wells returns in this story of high energy and intrigue. Berenson immediately draws us into the darkness of CIA agents and al Qaeda. A mole has infiltrated the CIA, and Wells must find out who it is. Accepting his mission, Wells, as a jihadi, enters a Bulgarian prison to reach the Isis commander, whom Wells believes will lead him to the mole's identity. And if this is not enough, we must track the cunning moves of Vinny Dutto, the President of the United States.

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AlmadenAFS
Mar 22, 2017

Berenson does it again. One of his best with the John Wells-CIA series. Last 75 pages hints are dropped regarding the introduction of a new character. Wells going to come in from the field, a desk job, marriage? Read this and you'll want his next one.

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kmre_37
Mar 02, 2017

A little slow-starting but good book overall !

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pennyyimking
Feb 26, 2017

one of the best books in the john wells series

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