It began in The Counterfeit Agent. Now, John Wells has less than twelve days to stop the United States and Iran exploding into nuclear war, in the new cutting-edge novel of modern suspense from the #1 New York Times bestselling writer.
Those in power always need an unofficial option.
Meet John Wells.
Wells and his former CIA bosses Ellis Shafer and Vinnie Duto have uncovered a false-flag operation to convince the President to attack Iran. But with no hard evidence, no one at the top will listen.
The President has set a deadline for Iran to give up its nuclear program, and the mullahs in Tehran - furious and frightened - have responded with a deadly terrorist attack. Wells and his team now have only twelve days to prove their theory.
From Switzerland to Saudi Arabia, Israel to Russia, they desperately pursue all clues, while the United States orders forces into place and Iran mobilizes a squad of suicide bombers.
As the deadline approaches, will Wells be able to do enough to stop a full-scale escalation into war?
Berenson's strength is his deep understanding of geopolitics and the shoddy compromises it demands. He clearly has excellent contacts in the world of shadows - New York Times Book Review
A genuine talent - The Sunday Times
Gritty and fast-moving - Observer
One of the best new spy writers - Sun
Alex Berenson graduated from Yale University in 1994 with degrees in history and economics. In 1999 he joined the New York Times where he covered everything from the drug industry to Hurricane Katrina. During his tenure he served two stints as a correspondent in Iraq, an experience that led him to write THE FAITHFUL SPY, which won the Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America for Best First Novel and was a #1 NYT bestseller. Alex left the NYT in 2010 to devote himself to writing fiction. He lives in New York City with his wife and dog.