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The Shadow Patrol by Alex Berenson
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Jan 11, 12

bookshelves: thriller
Read from December 28, 2011 to January 11, 2012

The Shadow Patrol begins with the deaths of a half dozen important U.S. intelligence officers in Kabul - victims of a Taliban double-cross. Then things get rough. Two years later, the Kabul station is still in trouble and John Wells, a freelance undercover operative, investigates whether there's a traitor among the Americans. Drugs, terrorism, tough soldiers, dangerous and exotic locales -- and the writing is excellent, pulling the reader along. The writer is a former reporter for the New York Times and it shows -- he's scarily prescient with this plot. There are plenty of battles, plenty of twists.

It's for fans of the genre, and I suspect that you should begin with the earlier books -- this is number six in the John Wells series. I'm giving this four stars even though it turned out to be not my cuppa tea - but that was me, not the book, which is a solid and frighteningly real story.
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