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The Secret Soldier

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

19 out of 19 people found this review helpful.

Thrilling Spy Novel

I thoroughly enjoyed this novel that I was fortunate enough to receive from an early readers program. The research and attention to detail breathes to life an Arab world that is both thrilling and complicated.

Retired CIA Agent John Wells is called upon by the Ki...
I thoroughly enjoyed this novel that I was fortunate enough to receive from an early readers program. The research and attention to detail breathes to life an Arab world that is both thrilling and complicated.

Retired CIA Agent John Wells is called upon by the King of Saudi Arabia to investigate a series of terrorist attacks that may or may not have ties to the Saudi royal family. Just as the King doesn't know who to trust, Wells soon finds out that he can't be sure who to trust, either in Arabia or in Washington.

This is a first-rate action thriller. The pace is wonderful, with great action sequences and great character development. The villains and heroes are not cliches. They have real depth and motivations; some simple, some complex. The author takes the time to let the plot develop and increase your investment in the story. A story that is as topical as it is exciting. The ending is perhaps not what you would expect, but it is ultimately what turns this novel from good, but forgettable to great and memorable. It is gratifying to see this type of story in the hands of a truly gifted writer. Any fan of spy or action thrillers will be sure to enjoy this latest from Alex Berenson. Highly recommended.

posted by tottman on January 26, 2011

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Recommended

Not up to par with the earlier books in the series but still and enjoyable read for fans of John Wells.

posted by OB-at-OTR on June 15, 2011

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