Twelve Days (John Wells Series #9)

Twelve Days (John Wells Series #9)

by Alex Berenson

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ISBN-13: 9780515155822
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/26/2016
Series: John Wells Series , #9
Pages: 544
Sales rank: 157,512
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 7.40(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

This is Alex Berenson’s ninth novel featuring John Wells. As a reporter for The New York Times, Berenson covered topics ranging from the occupation of Iraq—where he was stationed for three months—to the flooding of New Orleans, to the world pharmaceutical industry, to the financial crimes of Bernard Madoff. He graduated from Yale University in 1994 with degrees in history and economics, and lives in New York City. The Faithful Spy won the 2007 Edgar Award for best first novel. He is also the author of The Wolves.

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Praise for Twelve Days

“Berenson is a master at building tension, with a ticking clock that's built into the title—America's attack on Iran's nuclear facilities is only 12 days away. This well-written and fast-moving novel delivers more than a good plot. It illustrates how in the midst of regional chaos, a great power can jump to calamitous conclusions. This one is well worth the thriller enthusiast's time....” —Kirkus Review

Praise for The Counterfeit Agent
 
The Counterfeit Agent is as topical as any of Berenson’s books and, with its sharp details and knowingness, gives you the distinct impression that the author has talked to more than enough people to know of what he speaks... The plot is every bit the thrill ride it sounds like, [and then] there is Wells. He is, necessarily, a dashing, hard-to-defeat fellow. But he is deeply human, frustrated as often by love and his own personal demons as by the villains around him. He is a morally complex protagonist, an entertaining guy to hang out with. He alone makes The Counterfeit Agent worth the read.”—Associated Press
 
“Whatever real-world geopolitical threat you're following, chances are the fictional John Wells has already handled it in his ripped-from-the-headlines adventures.”—NPR books
 
“With each [book] Alex Berenson’s idiosyncratic invention, John Wells, a US secret-ops agent and convert to Islam, finds himself getting older and fighting harder for higher stakes in a novel that earns your attention and delivers an intriguing catch at the end . . . [Berenson’s] clean, clear prose and solid grasp of global geopolitics make for compelling, believable scenes and chapters.”—The Boston Globe
 
“[A] volcanic shocker  . . . Working with plot elements that are terrifyingly realistic, research that rings as true as today’s headlines, and characters that brim with integrity and swagger, Berenson puts John Wells right up there with the best of espionage fiction’s greatest heroes.”—Library Journal
 
“Berenson ratchets the tension ever higher, combining plenty of vividly detailed bloodletting with a fascinating look at geopolitics and the self-serving quagmire of governmental bureaucracy. Wells stands outside all that, a Rambo with a brain who can’t resist the call to action. The clock is ticking loudly this time, though, and fans will have to wait until the next book to see if Wells saves the world one more time.”—Booklist

 
 

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Twelve Days 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
BruceCardos More than 1 year ago
John Wells at his best. The plot is believable (unfortunately) and includes action, current events, stupid government administrators and all the world's worst people rolled up in a tight story. The only thing that was difficult to believe we're some of the travel sequences towards the end where the good guys covered great distances in what felt like very little time. But it did not distract from the story overall. Highly recommend this and every John Wells story by Berenson!
IrishcolleenMC More than 1 year ago
Mr. Berenson has written a face-paced thriller ripped right out of today's headlines.  John Wells  character is absolutely fascinating, as are the other characters int he book.  Twelve Days is packed with intrigue and the story commands your interest from start to finish! 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Mr. Berenson and John Wells have teamed together to produce some spell-binding tales - recommend this author to everyone!
debfromphilly More than 1 year ago
Bought this book for my husband who raved about it...said it was unique, and he enjoyed it immensely...highest praise from him!
Carolcw More than 1 year ago
Answers lots of questions from earlier story. Excellent story!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not my favorite john wells book.
booksandwine More than 1 year ago
Typically, I really enjoy the John Wells series. This one however, starts off with a very intense sequence and then fails to rally into anything special.
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ybdude1936 More than 1 year ago
Didn't have to read the first book as it is summarized in the first 120 pages of this one. Too much, too much
debreader More than 1 year ago
Great book- I think this one might be the best of the series. Can't wait for the next book to come out!
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