Alex Berenson Announces 12th John Wells Novel, ‘The Deceivers’

New York Times bestselling author Alex Berenson posted on his official Facebook page that the title of his twelfth John Wells will be The Deceivers

While it won’t hit bookstores until next February, Berenson also unveiled the cover art, along with a pre-order link for fans eager to purchase his next thriller. Scroll down to see the cover, followed by the official plot details. 



The Russians don’t just want to influence American elections–they want it all. Former CIA agent John Wells confronts a plot of astonishing audacity as New York Times-bestselling author Alex Berenson goes beyond today’s headlines to tomorrow’s all-too-real threats.

It was supposed to be a terrorist sting. The guns were supposed to be disabled. Then why was there so much blood?

The target was the American Airlines Center, the home of the Dallas Mavericks. The FBI had told Ahmed Shakir that his drug bust would go away if he helped them, and they’d supply all the weaponry, carefully removing the firing pins before the main event. It never occurred to Ahmed to doubt them, until it was too late.

When John Wells is called to Washington, he’s sure it’s to investigate the carnage in Dallas, but it isn’t. The former CIA director, now president, Vinnie Duto has plenty of people working in Texas. He wants Wells to go to Colombia. An old asset there has information to share–and it will lead Wells to the deadliest mission of his life, an extraordinary confluence of sleeper cells, sniper teams, false flag operations, double agents high in the U.S. government–and a Russian plot to take over the government itself. If it succeeds, what happened in Texas will only be a prelude.

Berenson, who has been hit or miss during his career while tackling some controversial plotlines, was firing on all cylinders when penning this year’s The Prisoner, which many fans and critics–myself included–believe to be his best work yet. Therefore, it’ll be interesting to see how he follows up this year’s successful, crowd-pleasing story next year. 

While it’s early, The Deceivers is one of the most anticipated new releases of early 2018, behind Brad Taylor’s Operator Down, Christopher Reich’s The Take, and Gregg Hurwitz’s Hellbent

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