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The Shadow Patrol (John Wells Series #6)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

Great book

Just finished in 1 day. Couldn't put it down. Fast paced read. Another great John Wells story.

posted by 8709166 on February 25, 2012

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3 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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Really dude get alife.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2012

    Great book

    Just finished in 1 day. Couldn't put it down. Fast paced read. Another great John Wells story.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2012

    To CHB

    Really dude get alife.

    3 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 13, 2012

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    The preface for this story took place in 2009 when the CIA, alwa

    The preface for this story took place in 2009 when the CIA, always looking for specialist agents to assist in the war on terror, thought they had found a man who was fully knowledgeable about all the enemies in the Afghanistan area to the point where, except for his immediate handler who had some doubts about this man, polished him to gain access to those who would kill all Americans, then report this information to his superiors. This preface gives the reader an excellent start to the intrigue and suspense to follow.

    The story advances to present day Afghanistan at a friendly forward operating base where the friendly military, some out to gain only for themselves, could fairly well come and go as needed with few checks on them. They were smart and had most of the superior officers brainwashed thinking they were always on military missions when they left the perimeters of the base. Little did they know about all the money some of these “friendly” military made on their visits to other areas. They were good but there were some higher ups that suspected something wrong was going on and decided to bring in the best intelligence person they had, John Wells, to investigate closely. Wells appeared in the authors preceding book and immediately gave readers a likeable role in almost everything he did, despite being a bit loose in morals and tougher than nails physically even though he was getting up in years. He had kept himself well conditioned, physically and mentally. Before Wells arrived in Afghanistan, there were people disappearing, bodies found, even some in charge were killed. Also before he departed for Afghanistan, he had to make a trip to meet his son who he had not seen in many years. They had their meeting but the son only knew his father as one who always had to leave rather than do things with the family. They did not part with good feelings as his son thought of his father as leaving his family once again, apparently without concern. Such was the life of a deep cover spy. When he left his son he headed for the CIA to obtain the details of his mission, should he decide to go back into action. After learning how the crookedness was going on in Afghanistan he decided he had to take this assignment so off he went to work his way into the area hopefully as an unknown.

    After some time Wells found a very few he could trust and far too many he did not trust. Men kept dying and not from war action. The military “thieves” had a great drug pipeline moneymaker going so why should they be expected to give that up? Wells worked in personal danger with the few he could trust along with the few he could also trust in the United States. There was a leak somewhere in the CIA and he had to plug that leak. The story is very well written and has lots of intrigue that will drag you into this investigation. I highly recommend it.

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2013

    great book, great read.

    I have read all of Alex Berensons other books and I enjoyed this one very much. The Shadow Patrol is exciting and has plenty of suspense, I think Alex is very descriptive of the characters. Try it out, you'll like it. Larry W.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 20, 2012

    Berenson rounds out his characters with depth not often found to

    Berenson rounds out his characters with depth not often found together with such fast-paced action. Berenson's research forms a welcome foundation for Shadow Patrol, including, (want to see more of these from all authors) a non-stereotyped southerner. Berenson is one of my favorite writers; I look forward to The Night Ranger in February.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 25, 2012

    Riversong

    Here

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 14, 2012

    3.5 stars

    Middling

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 29, 2012

    Not up to usual standard

    I am a big fan of the series. This fell a bit short for me. Last 50 pages held most of the action. Cant wait for the next one cause i am a big wells fan.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 14, 2013

    Just okay.

    I am afan of this author and really enjoy his work very much. This one was just not his best. Too predictable and not his usual depth. However, I will keep reading him as he is a good author and an excellent writer.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 29, 2013

    Violettpaw

    Im locke out of camp

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 28, 2013

    Prey #1

    Mice scurried about the thick undergrowth.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2012

    your nook needs troubleshooting

    your nook needs troubleshooting

    0 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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