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The Resource The faithful spy : a novel, Alex Berenson, (electronic resource)

The faithful spy : a novel, Alex Berenson, (electronic resource)

Label
The faithful spy : a novel
Title
The faithful spy
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Alex Berenson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Member of
Summary
John Wells, an undercover operative who has infiltrated al Qaeda, is trapped between his terrorist associates and the CIA, which no longer trusts his loyalty, when he becomes a prime suspect in two bombings in Los Angeles
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Award
Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best First Mystery Novel, 2007.
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143472
Cataloging source
TEFOD
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Berenson, Alex
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3602.E25
LC item number
F35 2006eb
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
Series statement
John Wells novels
Series volume
0001
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  • Intelligence officers
  • Intelligence service
  • Terrorism
  • Qaida (Organization)
  • Muslims
Target audience
adult
Label
The faithful spy : a novel, Alex Berenson, (electronic resource)
Link
http://overdrive.ebrpl.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=1C95A770-C5A1-4BA4-A9FC-A17617F0C890
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Publication
Note
OverDrive eBook
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
334 p. ;
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781588365422
Isbn Type
(electronic bk. : Mobipocket Reader)
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)237232541
  • ocn237232541
  • OCoLC
Label
The faithful spy : a novel, Alex Berenson, (electronic resource)
Link
http://overdrive.ebrpl.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=1C95A770-C5A1-4BA4-A9FC-A17617F0C890
Publication
Note
OverDrive eBook
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
334 p. ;
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781588365422
Isbn Type
(electronic bk. : Mobipocket Reader)
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)237232541
  • ocn237232541
  • OCoLC
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