Plot[ edit ] The book begins a few months after the September 11th terrorist attacks on the United States, with John Wells, an undercover CIA agent, in the middle of a battle in Afghanistan. Wells has been undercover with Al Qaeda for many years, fighting in Chechnya, Afghanistan and Pakistan. During the battle he and his crew of Al-Qaeda members are on a hillside where a group of United States Marines are stationed. Say hi to Heather for me. Al Qaeda detonates two truck bombs in LA, killing hundreds of people.
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Ever since he was a child, Alex had an insatiable desire to uncover the truth behind any story. After graduating from Yale University in at the age of twenty-one, Alex joined the Denver Post as a beat reporter. While at Yale University, Berenson double majored with degrees in history and economics.
At the Denver Post, Alex quickly made a name for himself as he was promoted through the writing ranks to become a business reporter. In his two years at the newspaper Alex published over articles and was courted by some of the top news publications to work for them.
Berenson only spent two years working for Cramer before he was recruited to join the ultimate newspaper in the field of reporting: The New York Times. Despite his relative youth, Alex was tasked with reporting on the most critical of cases. It was while working at The New York Times, that Berenson found his inner writer as he embarked on journalistic adventures throughout the world. In every case, Berenson was not afraid to ask the questions that no one else dared or write about controversial topics.
Soon, Alex found himself embedded with troops in Iraq where he served as a war correspondent. While in Iraq, Alex began formulating the ideas that led him to write his first novel entitled The Faithful Spy. However, he is a frequent editorialist and contributor to the paper. Alex lives in upstate New York with his wife and daughter. In his short writing career, Alex has written a total of ten books: three non-fiction and seven fiction novels.
Furthermore, each new release is met with critical acclaim from the press and thriller writers alike. Similar in writing style to Brad Thor and Vince Flynn, Berenson is the next in a long line of great thriller and espionage genre authors. Each Berenson novel offers a glimpse into the world of terrorism and covert operations.
Wells is your prototypical next door neighbor: handsome, charming, and polite. Since the early s, Wells had been undercover in the al Qaeda terrorist group after infiltrating the organization. John was a natural fit for the assignment as his excellent language skills, extreme physical capabilities, and an unquestionable loyalty to the United States. As the years go by, Wells is forced to fully indoctrinate himself with the organization. In the aftermath of the attack, the terrorist leaders who Wells has become embedded with recruit him to return to the US to carry out an attack against his country.
In the aftermath of the failed attack, the nation is left reeling and the CIA is in turmoil. For the first time in two decades, John Wells finds himself back in an unfamiliar place: America. After spending years living in Afghanistan as a devout Muslim, Wells must reintegrate himself into society. However, when the extraction fails and the scientist and the CIA team are killed signs begin pointing back towards Afghanistan.
Unfortunately, only one man has the experience and know how to track the individual down in Afghanistan: John Wells. As Wells races the clock to prevent a nuclear war he must defeat enemies on all sides. John Wells is the ultimate warrior as he combines unrelenting loyalty to his country and the physical traits necessary to get the job done at any cost.
As the novels continue, Berenson continues to unveil the mystery behind John Wells. However, Wells is consumed with a violent streak of revenge as he tracks down those responsibility for innocent violence and brings justice to the world.
As each novel begins, a new threat is unleashed and only John Wells has the knowledge and expertise to save the United States. Clearly, Alex Berenson is the next great thriller writer in a long line of successful authors. Stay tuned for more novels chronicling the adventures of John Wells. We recently conducted a poll among visitors and the Memory Man series was voted the 8th most favourite series by all readers.
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Ever since he was a child, Alex had an insatiable desire to uncover the truth behind any story. After graduating from Yale University in at the age of twenty-one, Alex joined the Denver Post as a beat reporter. While at Yale University, Berenson double majored with degrees in history and economics. At the Denver Post, Alex quickly made a name for himself as he was promoted through the writing ranks to become a business reporter.
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