The Shadow Patrol - Alex Berenson

The Shadow Patrol

By Alex Berenson

  • Release Date: 2012-02-21
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
From 397 Ratings


John Wells returns to Afghanistan—the country where his career began—in this gripping thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Alex Berenson.

In late 2009, CIA officers in Afghanistan’s Kabul station allowed a Jordanian doctor into their closest confidence. In truth, the doctor was an al-Qaeda double agent—and when he blew himself up, the station’s most senior officers died with him.
Years later, the station still hasn’t recovered. Recruiting has dried up and the agency’s best Afghani sources are being eliminated. At Langley, the CIA’s chiefs begin to suspect the worst: somehow, the Taliban has infiltrated the station.
When they ask John Wells to investigate, he reluctantly agrees. One thing is certain: Americans are dying, and an American is responsible. Wells is the only one who can unearth the truth—if it doesn’t bury him first...


  • The Shadow Patrol

    By Truth 6
    Exploitation of tragedy. Terrible. Untrue. Disgusting.
  • The Shadow Patrol

    By Ilene Fidel
    I have read all his books as they have been published. This book was just OK, at best. I didn't mind reading it but I never felt compelled or as though I couldn't put it down.i like Wells' character but there was not much plot or character development . It was somewhat interesting being in Afghanastan.
  • The Shadow Patrol

    By Ghostrover78
    John Wells at his best. Alex you did not let us down with this story. I hated to turn the last page. Have John keep up the good fight. Thank you
  • Download trouble

    By golden311
    Keeps looping the download??? How do you fix this?
  • Shadow Patrol

    By Sailboatdave
    this was not as good as previous book I read. This story dragged on too long with little action. Did not keep my interest at all. I like the John Wells character however, this was not worth my time to read . I quit about 2/3 thru the book. I would try another book if he writes one, but this book did not do it for me. Dave.
  • Excellent read. Low cheese-factor.

    By Spyfinder
    The plot and action is up to Mr. Berenson's usual excellence. Low cheese factor means that the location descriptions, military lingo, depictions of military procedure and tactics, and technical descriptions are pretty accurate. When they aren't, the substitutes aren't so cheesy that they take away from the story for someone who has been there. The descriptions of BAF, KAF, Kabul, FOBs, Afghanistan in general, and the locations in Pakistan were good enough to remind me of time I spent in some of those places. It brought back memories for me. I definitely recommend this book.
  • The Shadow Patrol

    By ADZO50
    Really good read.
  • Ho hum, another year, another book.

    By GCLaw
    Wells, Schaffer & Duto are great characters, well developed in earlier books, but dismally shallow in this installment. The plot was as deep as a comic strip panel. This last entry in the John Wells saga certainly relied on the character development and successes of previous books. This book on its own would not have gone far without the reputation that Berenson earned from previous entries. It's very disappointing to wait for a new book from a favorite author only to find that he has either missed a beat with this one or is sliding down the slope of lazy authors who just pump out short poor plots as new episodes and rely on past successes for sales. Come on Alex, you can do better and we as your audience deserve better. P.S. It's Wells, Schaffer, Duto and the CIA as well as a much deeper mystery that you need to develop. Wells' attempt to rekindle his father/ son relationship is NOT why your fans buy these books.
  • DownLoad Misery

    By Are you there?
    Can someone please help?? I pre-ordered this book(and two others), and cannot complete the download. I am in a continuous loop of download hell. It keeps bouncing me when I press "Download" by saying that I " ...have already purchased this book. Go to Purchases and tap Download".......and the loop starts again. This is the third book that this has happened to me when pre-ordering. HELP!!!