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Publisher's Summary

John Wells goes undercover as the threat of nuclear war skyrockets between the United States and Iran, in the cutting-edge new novel from the number-one New York Times best-selling author.
In an Istanbul hotel, a deep source warns a CIA agent that Iran intends to kill a CIA station chief. Quickly, John Wells is called in to investigate, but before he can get far, the tip comes true. Which means that the next warning the source gives will be taken very seriously indeed. And it's a big one. We've put a package on a ship from Dubai to the United States. A radioactive one. A bomb? Not yet. It's a test run.
As the threat level jumps and the government mobilizes, something still doesn’t smell right to Wells' old CIA boss Ellis Shafer, and so he sends Wells on a private mission to find out what's going on. But the two of them are swimming against the tide. From Guatemala to Thailand to Hong Kong to Istanbul, Wells uses every skill he has, including his ability to go undercover in the Arab world, to chase down leads. But it might not be enough. Soon there might be nothing anyone can do to pull the United States back from the brink of war.
©2014 Alex Berenson (P)2014 Penguin Audio
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3 out of 5 stars
By vishal on 02-26-14


Would you try another book from Alex Berenson and/or George Guidall?

I have been such an alex brenson fan.But what the hell. It was going so great and then "EPILOGUE".Are you kidding me.
Get on with it and bring it next 2 months or else loose a reader,because I will not buy another book until i know its complete

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

better ending.

Do you think The Counterfeit Agent needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

helloo . HELL YES

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12 of 13 people found this review helpful

2 out of 5 stars
By Ms. Lucy on 02-17-14

What a disappointment!

What would have made The Counterfeit Agent better?

An ending. It honestly sounded as though Mr. Berenson got tired of writing, so he just stopped.

What was most disappointing about Alex Berenson’s story?

The ending. I've read every thing this author has written and I was eagerly looking forward to getting this audio book - it was on my pre-order list until it became available. However, I have to return it - I was just too disappointed.

Have you listened to any of George Guidall’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

As far as I'm concerned Mr. Guidal could read the phone book and make it sound fascinating - he's always great and he did not disappoint, unlike the author.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Yes, the most redeeming quality was the selection of the narrator. I wish Mr. Guidal could narrate all of my selections! The plot was involved, as are all of the author's novels. However, he failed to actually complete the story.

Any additional comments?

If, and only if, Mr. Berenson is planning to write an immediate sequel to this book, then as an author, he needs to rethink what he's doing. If a second book is forthcoming, why wasn't that stated?

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14 of 16 people found this review helpful

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