Thriller from the New York Times -bestselling author of Twelve Days , Alex Berenson. John Wells has just barely managed to stop an operation designed to drive the United States and Iran into war, but the instigator himself disappeared behind an impenetrable war of security. Now it's time for him to pay, and Wells has made it his personal mission. There are plenty of crosscurrents at work, though. The White House doesn't want anybody stirring the pot; his old CIA bosses have their own agendas; other countries are starting to sniff around, sensing something unusual. It is when Russia and China enter the mix, however, that the whole affair is set to combust. With alarming speed, Wells is once again on his own . . . and the wolves are closing in.
Praise for The Wolves "Masterful... The Wolves is driven by a terrific and well-executed plot, but where Berenson truly shines is in his explanation of how certain parts of the world work. These would include spycraft and the dark tradeoffs made by governments at the highest and lowest levels. Its conclusion sets up enough potential issues to keep things going for as long as Berenson wants them to. If what has gone before is any indication, let's hope that he keeps going for a very long time." - Bookreporter.com "As always, Berenson brilliantly blends global politics into an adrenaline-pulsing spy novel. But, most of all, there is Wells, a stone-cold killer who nevertheless does what we all wish we could do: stand up to the powerful and make them pay."- Booklist "[E]xhilarating... when the call of duty summons, Wells rises to the occasion." - Publishers Weekly "Berenson's style is as seductive as his storytelling, and The Wolves has a bite that doesn't let go from the first page straight through to the last." -- Providence Journal Praise for Twelve Days "Lots of thriller writers know how to work a ticking clock, and lots more come to the genre with some experience in international politics, but few put the two together as effectively as Berenson does in this compelling, globe-trotting time bomb of a novel. Action fans will get all they came for . . . but those looking for genuine insight into the subtleties of the geopolitical chess game will be equally satisfied." - Booklist (starred review) "This well-written and fast-moving novel delivers more than a good plot. It illustrated 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, which holds true for all the novels Berenson has written to date." - Kirkus Reviews (starred review) "A fast-paced, enthralling fight to the finish . . . the sort of spy thriller that locks you in a fast and ferocious grip and won't let you go." -Associated Press "An extremely suspenseful read that fans will not forget any time soon." - Suspense Magazine "All espionage thrillers should be this good. This is a series that you should- must -be reading." -Bookreporter.com From the Hardcover edition.
Alex Berenson arbeitet als Reporter für die New York Times, für die er unter anderem von der Besetzung des Iraks als auch der Hochwasserkatastrophe in New Orleans berichtete. 1994 machte er seinen Abschluss in Geschichte und Ökonomie an der Yale University