The Counterfeit Agent (A John Wells Novel)

By Alex Berenson

John Wells returns for another deadly venture from New York instances bestselling writer Alex Berenson...

In an Istanbul resort, a deep resource warns a CIA agent that Iran intends to kill a CIA station leader. fast, John Wells is named in to enquire, yet ahead of he can get a long way, the top comes actual. because of this the subsequent caution the resource provides might be taken very heavily certainly. And it’s a major one.

A radioactive one.

As the probability point jumps and the govt mobilizes, Wells needs to work out what’s rather occurring. From a drug lord’s mansion in Guatemala to a mystery cosmetic surgery middle in Thailand to the slums of Istanbul, Wells makes use of each ability he has—including his skill to move undercover within the Arab world—to chase down leads. however the enemy he faces is both made up our minds. and shortly he can be too overdue to drag the us again from the edge of conflict…

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Bram scratched his chin, a parody of deep concept. “It’s my name. ” An outdated trick. remove the subordinate’s authority, and with it the ethical accountability. My determination. I’ll face the implications. Duke waited for a last nod from Bram. “Good. we have to movement tonight—” “But—” Duke steamrolled the objection. “Call Nuñez. inform him you’re frightened approximately him. you must meet him someplace not anyone will suspect. A karaoke membership. this night. overdue. recommend the fortunate Jack. ” “Is that round right here? ” “Santa Mesa. I’ll provide the deal with. ” Santa Mesa used to be a dingy local east of Quiapo. Duke had scouted golf equipment there the day prior to, trying to find a spot that had deepest rooms and no protection cameras. “He’ll opt for it? ” “Don’t overthink it, Bram. ” “What if he desires to meet elsewhere? ” “Has to be there. someplace nobody will see you. ” Bram referred to as Nuñez, repeated Duke’s strains observe for note. Nuñez appeared hesitant yet finally agreed. most likely he seen Bram as too dumb to worry. — Across the road from the fortunate Jack Karaoke unique membership used to be a run-down six-story development full of therapeutic massage parlors that made no attempt to conceal their genuine enterprise as brothels. At 9 p. m. Duke entered the chipped concrete foyer, made the error of using the elevator up. The cab stopped two times with out clarification. at the manner down, I’ll take the steps. After a three-minute, sixty-foot journey, the doorways opened onto a weirdly well-lit hall. Duke walked contained in the Little Flower therapeutic massage Spa, defined he sought after in a single day use of a room with a window that ignored the road. “All evening? mammoth guy. ” The madam was once a stout disagreeable lady who wore cat-eye touch lenses. She led him right into a room without delay throughout from the doorway to the membership. “Perfect. ” “One woman, ladies? ” “No ladies. No intercourse. ” “No intercourse, nonetheless pay. 300 U. S. ” He passed over fifteen twenty-dollar accounts. She counted them two times, held them as regards to her nostril like they could be pretend. “Like to hear, huh? ” He overlooked her until eventually she left. He set his telephone alarm, grew to become out the sunshine, lay at the flooring. He wasn’t taking an opportunity at the therapeutic massage desk. most likely micro organism from 4 continents in its seams. His alarm woke him at 11. He left the room darkish, stood via the window. He must have been frightened. He’d by no means killed an individual. yet he was once prepared. He observed now the satan didn’t come shouting in your soul. He touched your shoulder and advised jokes till you gave it to him by yourself like a man procuring a chum a drink. Fifteen mins later, Nuñez confirmed. He wore a eco-friendly windbreaker, three-quarters unzipped. Duke might simply see the faint define of the holster tucked within his waistband. He regarded round, walked contained in the membership. He emerged a couple of minutes later and stood outdoor, smoking. Nuñez didn’t smoke. uncomplicated countersurveillance. He regarded round for approximately mins, then stubbed out the cigarette and disappeared into the membership. Bram confirmed up at one minute to dead night. As Duke had ordered, he wore a T-shirt and shorts, no position to conceal a weapon.

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