The Faithful Spy

The Faithful Spy

A Novel

eBook - 2006
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John Wells is the only American CIA agent ever to penetrate al Qaeda. Since before the attacks in 2001, Wells has been hiding in the mountains of Pakistan, biding his time, building his cover. Now, on the orders of Omar Khadri--the malicious mastermind plotting more al Qaeda strikes on America--Wells is coming home. Neither Khadri nor Jennifer Exley, Wells's superior at Langley, knows quite what to expect. For Wells has changed during his years in the mountains. He has become a Muslim. He finds the United States decadent and shallow. Yet he hates al Qaeda and the way it uses Islam to justify its murderous assaults on innocents. He is a man alone, and the CIA--still reeling from its failure to predict 9/11 or find weapons of mass destruction in Iraq--does not know whether to trust him. Among his handlers at Langley, only Exley believes in him, and even she sometimes wonders. And so the agency freezes Wells out, preferring to rely on high-tech means for gathering intelligence. But as that strategy fails and Khadri moves closer to unleashing the most devastating terrorist attack in history, Wells and Exley must somehow find a way to stop him, with or without the government's consent. From secret American military bases where suspects are held and "interrogated" to basement laboratories where al Qaeda's scientists grow the deadliest of biological weapons, The Faithful Spy is a riveting and cautionary tale, as affecting in its personal stories as it is sophisticated in its political details.
Publisher: New York : Random House, c2006
ISBN: 9781588365422
1588365425
Branch Call Number: E-BOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource (334 p.)

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captbligh
Jun 26, 2017

A can't-put-down good read. Fakey if you think about it too much but who cares. What an ending!

rollingstock Aug 11, 2014

Excellent read, I'm looking forward to the rest of his books.

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BobScott36
Oct 17, 2012

This novel gives us an insight as to how little we understand Moslems and how fragile our defense is against terrorism.

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