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The Silent Man (John Wells Series #3)

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5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

Alex Berenson continues to deliver top rate realistic tales on a par with Le Carre and Silva.

In the DC area CIA Agents John Wells and Jennifer Exley are driving to work when traffic comes to a standstill because of accidents on twoe bridge. John thinks it is too much of a happenstance and quickly is proven right when three assassins on motorcycles start shooti...
In the DC area CIA Agents John Wells and Jennifer Exley are driving to work when traffic comes to a standstill because of accidents on twoe bridge. John thinks it is too much of a happenstance and quickly is proven right when three assassins on motorcycles start shooting at them. They kill their attackers, but Exley is critically wounded in the crossfire. When he knows she will live, John goes to Russia to obtain proof that arms dealer Pierre Kowalski put out the hit on him for embarrassing him and marking his face in a duel years ago.

The mission fails but Kowalski is deathly afraid that Wells will come after him. In Russia, two nuclear warheads are stolen from the secure Facility in Ozersk and placed on board a freighter heading to Canada where Jihadists wait for the arrival to drive them into the States. They intend to nuke DC on Inauguration Day led by Sayyid Nadiji whose family was killed during the Iraq War and occupation. Kowalski is asked to deliver beryllium to give to a third party who will supply it to those targeting Washington. He tells Wells to maintain the peace between them. John runs with the information, which is the first step in finding and preventing Jihadists from devastating DC.

This is an invigorating thriller that will frighten readers as the scenario is plausible with the terrorists capable of the theft, delivery, and destruction on a scale that could make 9/11, London and Madrid seem minor. John is a dedicated agent risking his life to keep the world safe while his beloved Exley wants him out of the deadly field game that he cannot walk away from even if it means losing her. Fans will enjoy the latest spy thriller, as Alex Berenson continues to deliver top rate realistic tales (see THE GHOST WAR and FAITHFUL SPY) on a par with Le Carre and Silva.

Harriet Klausner

posted by harstan on December 13, 2008

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

The Silent Man - remains silent

I have read the previous 2 Alex Berenson books - the first was GREAT. The 2nd a little less and now the 3rd is my least favorite. I think the author gave up character development for other aspects of the plot. I very much enjoy his writing style.

posted by ZZCZ on March 26, 2009

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  • Posted December 13, 2008

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    Alex Berenson continues to deliver top rate realistic tales on a par with Le Carre and Silva.

    In the DC area CIA Agents John Wells and Jennifer Exley are driving to work when traffic comes to a standstill because of accidents on twoe bridge. John thinks it is too much of a happenstance and quickly is proven right when three assassins on motorcycles start shooting at them. They kill their attackers, but Exley is critically wounded in the crossfire. When he knows she will live, John goes to Russia to obtain proof that arms dealer Pierre Kowalski put out the hit on him for embarrassing him and marking his face in a duel years ago.<BR/><BR/>The mission fails but Kowalski is deathly afraid that Wells will come after him. In Russia, two nuclear warheads are stolen from the secure Facility in Ozersk and placed on board a freighter heading to Canada where Jihadists wait for the arrival to drive them into the States. They intend to nuke DC on Inauguration Day led by Sayyid Nadiji whose family was killed during the Iraq War and occupation. Kowalski is asked to deliver beryllium to give to a third party who will supply it to those targeting Washington. He tells Wells to maintain the peace between them. John runs with the information, which is the first step in finding and preventing Jihadists from devastating DC.<BR/><BR/>This is an invigorating thriller that will frighten readers as the scenario is plausible with the terrorists capable of the theft, delivery, and destruction on a scale that could make 9/11, London and Madrid seem minor. John is a dedicated agent risking his life to keep the world safe while his beloved Exley wants him out of the deadly field game that he cannot walk away from even if it means losing her. Fans will enjoy the latest spy thriller, as Alex Berenson continues to deliver top rate realistic tales (see THE GHOST WAR and FAITHFUL SPY) on a par with Le Carre and Silva.<BR/><BR/>Harriet Klausner

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 3, 2009

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    Berenson's Best Yet?

    If you are a fan of Alex Berenson and his character John Wells ("The Faithful Spy" "The Ghost War") then "The Silent Man" is an absolute must read. Berenson is able to develop the Wells character and the complications of the past which haunt him, while telling a timely and dramatic tale. The awful scenario presented in this story is all too possible in this time of political correctness and congressional infighting, bloated beauracracies and excessive concern for public appearance over substance in the intelligence community. Berenson is quickly becoming one of the most respected authors in the genre and "The Silent Man" is a prime example of his best work.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 17, 2009

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    Another great novel from Alex Berenson. . .

    The Silent Man is another great book from Berenson that features the character John Wells. It is action-packed and suspenseful as the book is centered around the scare of a nuclear explosion. I really enjoy Alex Berenson's writing style, he has a way of keeping your interest throughout the entire book. Alex Berenson is the real deal, anyone who enjoys reading political thrillers should try his books. I will definitely be reading the next book from Alex Berenson.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 12, 2014

    John Wells is a well rounded agent. A great espionage.

    Alex Berenson continues to develop John Wells into a savvy operative who keeps us on the edge with spine tingling drama. He seems to know just what to do in times of national crisis and comes out a winner every time. His character is remarkably believable. This is a must read if you like the CIA genre. Can't wait to read the 4th of the series which I just got.

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  • Posted March 26, 2010

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    This is an exciting book. This book is for fans of "24". John Wells is the literary Jack Bauer. I read the book in 4 days. If you read his other books, definitely read this one. The author was nice enough to answer me when i had a question about the book.

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