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  • Published: 15 January 2018
  • ISBN: 9781101982778
  • Imprint: Putnam
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 544
  • RRP: $26.00

The Prisoner




To unmask a CIA mole spying for ISIS, John Wells must return to his roots and go undercover as an Arab jihadi-and hope he can survive it-in the new cutting-edge novel from the #1 New York Times-bestselling author.

It is the most dangerous mission of John Wells's career.

Evidence is mounting that someone high up in the CIA is doing the unthinkable-passing messages to ISIS, alerting them to planned operations. Finding out the mole's identity without alerting him, however, will be very hard, and to accomplish it, Wells will have to do something he thought he'd left behind forever. He will have to reassume his former identity as a hardened jihadi, be captured, and get put next to an ISIS prisoner in a secret Bulgarian prison.

Many years before, Wells was the only American agent ever to penetrate al Qaeda, but times have changed drastically. The terrorist organizations have multiplied: gotten bigger, crueler, more ambitious and powerful. Wells knows it may well be his death sentence. But there is no one else.

  • Pub date: 15 January 2018
  • ISBN: 9781101982778
  • Imprint: Putnam
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 544
  • RRP: $26.00

About the Author

Alex Berenson

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. He won the 2007 Edgar Award for Best First Novel By An American Author for his novelThe Faithful Spy. He left the Times in 2010 to devote himself to writing fiction, though he still contributes occasionally. Alex lives in Garrison, New York, with his wife, Dr Jacqueline Berenson, and their daughter Lucy.

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Praise for The Prisoner

“Berenson delivers some surprises along the way . . . Another strong mix of finely turned suspense and subtle character development”

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