Alex Berenson Books In Order

John Wells Books In Publication Order

  1. The Faithful Spy (2006)
  2. The Ghost War (2008)
  3. The Silent Man (2009)
  4. The Midnight House (2010)
  5. The Secret Soldier (2011)
  6. The Shadow Patrol (2012)
  7. The Night Ranger (2013)
  8. The Counterfeit Agent (2014)
  9. Twelve Days (2015)
  10. The Wolves (2016)
  11. The Prisoner (2017)
  12. The Deceivers (2018)

Standalone Novels In Publication Order

  1. The Power Couple (2021)

Non-Fiction Books In Publication Order

  1. The Number (2003)
  2. Lost in Kandahar (2011)
  3. The Prince of Beers (2012)
  4. Alex Berenson Quotes (2016)
  5. Tell Your Children (2019)
  6. Pandemia (2021)

Unreported Truth Books In Publication Order

  1. Unreported Truths about COVID-19 and Lockdowns: Part 1 (2020)
  2. Unreported Truths about COVID-19 and Lockdowns: Part 2 (2020)
  3. Unreported Truths About Covid-19 and Lockdowns: Part 3: Masks (2020)
  4. Unreported Truths About Covid-19 and Lockdowns: Part 4: Vaccines (2021)

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Alex Berenson Books Overview

The Faithful Spy

A well crafted page turner that addresses the most important issue of our time. It will keep you reading well into the night. Vince FlynnA New York Times reporter has drawn upon his experience covering the occupation in Iraq to write the most gripping and chillingly plausible thriller of the post 9/11 era. Alex Berenson’s debut novel of suspense, The Faithful Spy, is a sharp, explosive story that takes readers inside the war on terror as fiction has never done before. John Wells is the only American CIA agent ever to penetrate al Qaeda. Since before the attacks in 2001, Wells has been hiding in the mountains of Pakistan, biding his time, building his cover. Now, on the orders of Omar Khadri the malicious mastermind plotting more al Qaeda strikes on America Wells is coming home. Neither Khadri nor Jennifer Exley, Wells s superior at Langley, knows quite what to expect. For Wells has changed during his years in the mountains. He has become a Muslim. He finds the United States decadent and shallow. Yet he hates al Qaeda and the way it uses Islam to justify its murderous assaults on innocents. He is a man alone, and the CIA still reeling from its failure to predict 9/11 or find weapons of mass destruction in Iraq does not know whether to trust him. Among his handlers at Langley, only Exley believes in him, and even she sometimes wonders. And so the agency freezes Wells out, preferring to rely on high tech means for gathering intelligence. But as that strategy fails and Khadri moves closer to unleashing the most devastating terrorist attack in history, Wells and Exley must somehow find a way to stop him, with or without the government s consent. From secret American military bases where suspects are held and interrogated to basement laboratories where al Qaeda s scientists grow the deadliest of biological weapons, The Faithful Spy is a riveting and cautionary tale, as affecting in its personal stories as it is sophisticated in its political details. The first spy thriller to grapple squarely with the complexities and terrors of today s world, this is a uniquely exciting and unnerving novel by an author who truly knows his territory. From the Hardcover edition.

The Ghost War

CIA agent John Wells returns, in a novel that reaches beyond today’s headlines to foretell dangers yet to come, from the author of The Faithful Spy ‘one of the best spy stories ever told’ The Wall Street Journal.

Alex Berenson’s 2006 debut was one of the most acclaimed suspense novels of the year, ‘the best spy thriller in a long, long while’ The Kansas City Star. The Ghost War proves that he is no longer a brilliant newcomer but a master of the art.

In The Faithful Spy, John Wells became the only American CIA agent ever to penetrate al Qaeda, but his handlers became distrustful of him, and he of them. He had to stop a devastating terrorist attack nearly alone.

Now Wells is back in Washington. His wounds have healed, but his mind is far from clear. He is restless, uneasy in his skin, and careless with his safety. When the CIA finds evidence of a surge in Taliban activity, backed by an unknown foreign power, it takes little to convince Wells to return to Afghanistan to investigate. But what he discovers there is far from what he expected.

A deadly power play in China, a mission to North Korea gone terribly wrong, an Iran determined to go nuclear, a mole within the ranks of the CIA who is about to light a fuse, the consequences of which he cannot possibly understand the world is hurtling toward confrontation. And, this time, there may be nothing John Wells can do to stop it. Real world threats, authentic details, a scenario as dramatic as it is plausible The Ghost War is another ‘timely reminder of the extremely precarious way we live now’ The Washington Post.

The Silent Man

From the 1 New York Times bestselling author comes another remarkable novel of espionage today and right around the corner.

Alex Berenson’s The Faithful Spy was declared one of the best spy stories ever told The Wall Street Journal, and The Ghost War mesmerizing…
an extraordinary achievement. Wells is a complex blend of smarts, scars, cynicism and wile. And the book s imaginings seem not so much ripped from the headlines as eerily destined to be set in type for tomorrow s The News & Observer. Berenson s third novel, however, is his most masterful yet.

It isn t easy to steal warheads from the heart of Russia s nuclear complex in Mayak. It requires a great deal of money, coordination, ingenuity, and sleight of hand, and just a touch of luck. But if you re determined enough, anything is possible.

It s been a rough few years for CIA agent John Wells. The undercover work in Afghanistan and Pakistan, the attack on the United States, the Chinese plot that could have led to war. Wells is exhausted, and his nights filled with disturbing dreams. But he knows he has no time for that. He has made many enemies, and the world won t stay quiet for long.

Nevertheless, Wells is not prepared for what is about to happen. He and his colleague and fianc e Jennifer Exley are driving into work when traffic comes to a standstill, due to accidents on both bridges into Washington. A pretty big coincidence, he thinks, beginning to get a bad feeling a feeling that only gets worse when he spots the red motorcycle zooming up between cars toward him. Before the day is over, several people will be dead or severely injured, Exley among them, and Wells will be a man possessed.

The attackers are Russian, and it is to Russia that Wells must follow the trail. He finds what he s looking for but also a great deal more. A plan of almost unimaginable consequences is in motion, and Wells has no idea if he has discovered it in time. The last few years have been rough indeed, but the next few weeks will be much, much worse.

Real world threats, authentic details, a scenario as dramatic as it is chillingly plausible, Alex Berenson s new novel is another timely reminder of the extremely precarious way we live now The Washington Post.

The Midnight House

CIA agent John Wells returns in a cutting edge novel of modern suspense from the 1 New York Times bestselling writer. Early one morning, a former CIA agent is shot to death in the street. That night, an army vet is gunned down in his doorway. The next day, John Wells gets a phone call. Come to Langley. Now. The two victims were part of an eleven member interrogation team that operated out of a secret base in Poland called the Mid night House. For two years, they put the screws to the toughest jihadis, men thought to have knowledge of imminent threats. The interrogators used whatever means necessary. When they were disbanded in the wake of public controversy, they were given medals for their heroism, Prozac for their nightmares. Now Wells must find out who is killing them. Islamic terrorists are the likeliest explanation, and Wells is uniquely qualified to go undercover after them. But the trail of blood he discovers will lead him and his boss, Ellis Shafer, to a place they wouldn’t have imagined and leave Wells facing the hardest of questions about the men of The Midnight House. Berenson’s work has been called ‘superior entertainment’ The Washington Post, ‘heart stopping adventure’ USA Today, and ‘a superb yarn reflecting the myriad dangers confronting our country today’ The Providence Journal. He is one of the world’s best new thriller writers and he is just getting started.

The Secret Soldier

The brand new John Wells thriller and the first Headline title from NYT 1 bestseller Alex Berenson. Those in power always need an unofficial option. Meet John Wells. Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah fears he is fast losing control of his family and his people. A series of terrorist attacks has put his kingdom on edge and, with powerful factions turning against him, the king must turn to the one man he has been told will make the difference. Ex CIA operative John Wells knows all too well how covert internal battles can undermine a nation. With the stability of a powerful Middle Eastern country at stake, he goes undercover to investigate King Abdullah’s claims. But as Wells begins to unravel the conspiracy, it takes an unexpected twist. The plotters want more than the fall of a monarch. Their objective is to spark the final bloody conflagration between Islam and the West. Has time finally run out for John Wells?

The Shadow Patrol

In 2009, the CIA’s Kabul Station fell for a source who promised to lead it to Bin Laden, but instead he blew himself up, taking the station’s most senior officers with him. Now, more than two years later, the station is still floundering, agents are dying, and at Langley the CIA’s chiefs wonder if the unthinkable has happened, if somehow the Taliban has infiltrated the station. When they ask John Wells to investigate, he reluctantly agrees to return to the country where his career as an undercover operative began. But there, he finds a vipers’ nest of hostility and mistrust and clues that hint at a drug trafficking operation involving the Agency, the military, and the Taliban. Americans are dying, and an American is responsible. And only John Wells stands in his way…
for now.

The Number

In this commanding big picture analysis of what went wrong in corporate America, Alex Berenson, a top financial investigative reporter for The New York Times, examines the common thread connecting Enron, Worldcom, Halliburton, Computer Associates, Tyco, and other recent corporate scandals: the cult of The Number. Every three months, 14,000 publicly traded companies report sales and profits to their shareholders. Nothing is more important in these quarterly announcements than earnings per share, the lodestar that investors and these days, that’s most of us use to judge the health of corporate America. earnings per share is The Number for which all other numbers are sacrificed. It is the distilled truth of a company s health. Too bad it s often a lie. The Number provides a comprehensive overview of how Wall Street and corporate America lost their way during the great bull market that began in 1982. With fresh insight, wit, and a broad historical perspective, Berenson puts the accounting fraud of the past three years in context, describing how decades of lax standards and shady practices contributed to our current economic troubles. As the bull market turned into a bubble, Wall Street became utterly focused on The Number, companies quarterly earnings. Along the way, the market lost track of what companies are really supposed to do build profitable businesses with sustainable futures. With their pay soaring, and increasingly tied to their companies shares, executives were more than happy to give Wall Street the predictable earnings reports it wanted, what ever the reality of their businesses. Accountants, analysts, money managers, and individual investors played along, while the Securities and Exchange Commission found itself overwhelmed and underequipped to cope with the earnings game. The Number offers a unified vision of how today s accounting scandals reflect a broader system failure. As long as investors remain too focused on The Number, companies will find ways to manipulate it. Alex Berenson gives anyone who has ever invested in or worked for a public company the tools necessary to see beyond the cult of The Number, understand accounting and its limits, and recognize patterns that can lead to fraud. After two decades of stock market hype, The Number offers a welcome dose of truth about the way Wall Street and corporate America really work.

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