After two high-risk missions, CIA special agent John Wells is a man living on the edge. His nights are filled with disturbing dreams, but he knows he has no time for rest. He has made many enemies, and the world never stays quiet for long. But what happens next shocks him to the core. He and his fiancee Jennifer Exley are targeted by assassins sent by a psychotic arms dealer out for revenge. Among the dead and wounded is Exley, who is gravely injured. When Wells discovers the assailants are Russian, he immediately leaves for Moscow to seek vengeance. What Wells finds there is far from what he expected. A plan of terrifying consequences has been set in motion - by terrorists who have infiltrated Russia's nuclear complex. With the clock ticking, Wells rapidly realises that to stand a chance of preventing them, he mustn't let a personal vendetta get in his way - the future of the West depends upon him.
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Alex Berenson graduated from Yale University in 1994, with degrees in history and economics. After working at The Denver Post he joined The New York Times in 1999. In 2003 he spent three months reporting on the occupation in Iraq. He lives in New York City. The first John Wells novel,The Faithful Spy, won the 2007 Edgar Award for Best First Novel By An American Author and was shortlisted for the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger.From AudioFile:
THE SILENT MAN is a nightmare about what could happen if a group of Muslim jihadists were able to smuggle a working nuclear warhead into the United States and had the knowledge of how to explode it. George Guidall squeezes every drop of excitement out of Alex Berenson's thriller. With his unique style Guidall makes the listener feel the fear and desperation that drive CIA agent John Wells, who believes that if he doesn't find and disarm the bomb in time, a catastrophe will occur during the president's State of the Union speech. And he's right. Guidall's rock-steady performance, with just the occasional hint of urgency, elevates a superb novel to even greater heights. M.S. © AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine
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