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The Silent Man

(2009)
(The third book in the John Wells series)
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From the #1 New York Times- bestselling author comes another remarkable novel of espionage today - and right around the corner.

Alex Berenson's The Faithful Spy was declared 'one of the best spy stories ever told' (The Wall Street Journal), and The Ghost War 'mesmerizing . . . an extraordinary achievement. Wells is a complex blend of smarts, scars, cynicism and wile. And the book's imaginings seem not so much '-ripped from the headlines' as eerily destined to be set in type for tomorrow's' (The News & Observer). Berenson's third novel, however, is his most masterful yet.

It isn't easy to steal warheads from the heart of Russia's nuclear complex in Mayak. It requires a great deal of money, coordination, ingenuity, and sleight-of-hand, and just a touch of luck. But if you're determined enough, anything is possible.


It's been a rough few years for CIA agent John Wells. The undercover work in Afghanistan and Pakistan, the attack on the United States, the Chinese plot that could have led to war. Wells is exhausted, and his nights filled with disturbing dreams. But he knows he has no time for that. He has made many enemies, and the world won't stay quiet for long.

Nevertheless, Wells is not prepared for what is about to happen. He and his colleague - and fiancée - Jennifer Exley are driving into work when traffic comes to a standstill, due to accidents on both bridges into Washington. A pretty big coincidence, he thinks, beginning to get a bad feeling - a feeling that only gets worse when he spots the red motorcycle zooming up between cars toward him. Before the day is over, several people will be dead or severely injured, Exley among them, and Wells will be a man possessed.

The attackers are Russian, and it is to Russia that Wells must follow the trail. He finds what he's looking for - but also a great deal more. A plan of almost unimaginable consequences is in motion, and Wells has no idea if he has discovered it in time. The last few years have been rough indeed, but the next few weeks will be much, much worse.

Real-world threats, authentic details, a scenario as dramatic as it is chillingly plausible, Alex Berenson's new novel is another 'timely reminder of the extremely precarious way we live now' (The Washington Post).

Genre: Thriller    Get it on Google Play

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Used availability for Alex Berenson's The Silent Man

Hardback Editions

June 2009 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Silent Man (Center Point Platinum Mystery (Large Print))
Author(s): Alex Berenson
ISBN: 1-60285-497-1 / 978-1-60285-497-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Center Point Pub
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February 2009 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Silent Man (A John Wells Novel)
Author(s): Alex Berenson
ISBN: 0-399-15538-4 / 978-0-399-15538-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Putnam Adult
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Paperback Editions

March 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Silent Man (A John Wells Novel)
Author(s): Alex Berenson
ISBN: 0-425-24548-9 / 978-0-425-24548-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
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June 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Silent Man
Author(s): Alex Berenson
ISBN: 0-09-954559-4 / 978-0-09-954559-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Arrow
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January 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Silent Man
Author(s): Alex Berenson
ISBN: 0-09-953696-X / 978-0-09-953696-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Arrow
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January 2010 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Silent Man (A John Wells Novel)
Author(s): Alex Berenson
ISBN: 0-515-14753-2 / 978-0-515-14753-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
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June 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Silent Man
Author(s): Alex Berenson
ISBN: 0-09-193108-8 / 978-0-09-193108-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hutchinson
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Audio Editions

February 2009 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Silent Man
Author(s): Alex Berenson
ISBN: 0-14-314413-8 / 978-0-14-314413-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Audiobooks
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February 2009 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Silent Man
Author(s): Alex Berenson
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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February 2009 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Silent Man
Author(s): Alex Berenson
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


2009 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: The Silent Man Audiobook on Cassettes
Author(s): Alex Berenson
ISBN: 1-4361-7501-1 / 978-1-4361-7501-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon   


Kindle Editions

November 2009 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Silent Man (John Wells Book 3)
Author(s): Alex Berenson
Publisher: Cornerstone Digital
Availability: Amazon UK   


January 2009 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Silent Man (John Wells Series Book 3)
Author(s): Alex Berenson
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA