twelve days spy novel alex berenson

Notable Spy Novel: Twelve Days

Former New York Time reporter turned novelist Alex Berenson has the 9th installment of its John Wells spy novel series out: Twelve Days is a fast-paced thriller in which the hero has only twelve days to stop the United States from being tricked into invading Iran.

A Brief Summary: 

Twelve days.

Wells, with his former CIA bosses Ellis Shafer and Vinnie Duto, has uncovered a staggering plot, a false-flag operation to convince the President to attack Iran. But they have no hard evidence, and no one at Langley or the White House will listen.

Now the President has set a deadline for Iran to give up its nuclear program, and the mullahs in Tehran—furious and frightened—have responded with a deadly terrorist attack. Wells, Shafer, and Duto know they have only twelve days to find the proof they need. They fan out, from Switzerland to Saudi Arabia, Israel to Russia, desperately trying to tease out the clues in their possession. Meanwhile, the United States is moving soldiers and Marines to Iran’s border. And Iran has mobilized its own squad of suicide bombers.

And as the days tick by and the obstacles mount, they realize that everything they do may not be enough…

Our Take: 

John Wells is a very interesting hero: His intelligence experience certainly create the material for many of his stories but there is more to him: For example his broken personal relationships that he can’t get past, and his ongoing struggling between the peaceful underpinnings of Islam and the violence of his chosen profession.

This book is a sequel to the previous novel The Counterfeit Agent but it can be read perfectly as a standalone novel. Overall, if you are into fast-paced stories of international espionage you will like this book.

Our Rating: 3.7

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