The Ghost Agent (John Wells Series #2)

The Ghost Agent (John Wells Series #2)

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by Alex Berenson

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Arrow Books, Limited
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John Wells Series, #2
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The Ghost War (John Wells Series #2) 4.2 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 104 reviews.
JoshH More than 1 year ago
If you like spy thrillers, or military thrillers this is a great book! If you like Vince Flynn, Brad Thor, Ted Bell, Tom Clancy, etc... you will like this author. This is the 2nd book in his John Wells series, and I immediately went and bought the 3rd boo (The silent man). The story line is a little repetitive but the action, and writing is great. I personally love this type of fiction. I read at work to kill the long hours and I finished this book in less then 48 hours, it is hard to put down, I had to force myself to leave it at work and not take it home LOL.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good read. Was exactly what i expected. Not the best of the three John Wells books, but still entertaining.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good thriller, A faithfull spy still #1, but do not miss this story if you are a John Wells fan!
erniet43 More than 1 year ago
I honestly don' t think the author could write a bad novel if he tried.
jaime More than 1 year ago
The Ghost War is not a keep you in suspense nail biting thriller but it is still an enjoyable read. I don't care too much for John Wells, though, as the protagonist. There was just something off putting about him to me. I liked that this book contrasted the US with the Chinese; that was different. For lazy summer reading I say go for it especially at the bargain price. I do prefer most Vince Flynn novels though.
thewanderingjew More than 1 year ago
This is one action packed spy novel. Listening to it from an audio book, I appreciated the reader's ability to go from one accent to another as characters in the book came from varied countries in the Far East and Russia, as well as the United States. This book is chock full of sub plots as evidenced by the fact that there are 10 cd's. If you are taking a long car ride, a road trip somewhere, this is the book to take. It will keep your mind jumping from the constant suspense and yet the plot is realistic; there are plausible possibilities that something like this could actually occur if diabolical minds were intent on causing world catastrophes with the ultimate goal of gaining more power. John Wells is the ultimate spymaster. Fearless and brave, he is nevertheless, an enigma. Will he prevent the crisis from bringing about a war or will he be the victim of his own courage and dedication to the cause of freedom. China is joining forces with Iran, helping them to attain nuclear power while using North Korea to incite an incident with the United States so that an unscrupulous minister in China can ascend to the top of his party and become, in his mind, even better than MAO. Although his motives are to supposedly to help advance the cause of the Chinese people, his arrogance about his own worth propels him forward and poisons his efforts. The Chinese spy network seems far superior to ours as does their powers of logic and deduction in a crisis. Even Russia is involved in this master plot, since they are represented immersed in the struggle for world domination, using North Korea and Iran to help China against the United States. Who will be the next superpower? Actually, the United States seems woefully underrepresented in the smarts department, in this book. They seem like bunglers, so impressed with their own success and power that they make foolish decisions that don't seem well thought out and therefore end in failure. Of course it is a novel, so the author can write it anyway he wishes and in the end, his hero will win out regardless of whether or not his skills are superior. As an audio book, to keep you awake and always guessing, this fills the bill. It is not rocket science, but it sure is entertaining.
sadeev More than 1 year ago
This was my first book from author Alex Berenson. I listen to audiobooks and read when I can. I would have enjoyed this book alot more if it weren't for all the history and military jargon that he inserted indepth. I can remember thinking "this is almost a history book and a small story is entangled in it." It got alot better towards the end-finally kept the storyline going. History is okay but you don't have to knock the issue to death and I feel as though he did that. I will try Silent Man and see if it will be better.
Tigerpaw70 More than 1 year ago
Book 2 in the John Wells series The follow up to "Faithful Spy" is a smart and captivating spy novel of tic and tack scenarios between rulers of two powerful nations vying for ultimate control and on the brink of war. The action moves quickly and the author triggers many different plots at the same time. It opens with an American destroyer accidentally ramming a Chinese trawler killing students on board and triggering strong nationalism and hatred towards the U.S. . Beijing quickly goes into crisis mode and its people are rallied into a state of mind where action overrides good judgement. Chinese authorities spurred by its people, take drastic measures further inflaming the situation. A power struggle ranging between the leadership of the Chinese military and the civilian wings adds even more volatility...... Mr Berenson true to his style and with his clear writing , injects complexity and intrigue in his sub-plots by involving the Taliban, a North Korean spy and shady people willing to turn against their own for the right price. The action is very intense and is vividly portrayed using military jargon, at times distracting but adds flare and colour. The protagonist, John Wells is developing nicely into a super hero ready to do everything for his country. Many other supporting characters although not as loveable as John play an important part in this thriller. Mr Berenson , has the knack of being able to grab the attention the readers to the very last page through his highly captivating portrayal of events. I am sure the author has other exploits for John, and I am looking forward to them
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Queenbethanny 12 months ago
This 2nd in the Wells Series is even better than the first! Tense relations between USA, China and the Middle East come to a suspenseful head. Can Wells stop the coming explosion?? Espionage is the name of the game.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great work of fiction. I realy am going to buy the first and third books. Talented writing to say the least of this auther. I reccomend this for everyone 12+. Oh and I also think that the plot was awsome. This book was great. D.J.D
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Blackorwhiteandnogray More than 1 year ago
I read all three... not bad..sometimes a little drawn out with unnecessary detail.... I all most lost the Decatur.... only to make me wonder if it was mentioned earlier.... But still a good read
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