Some books in Alex Berenson's "John Wells" series include "The Faithful Spy," "The Ghost War," "The Silent Man," "The Midnight House" and "The Secret Soldier." Other titles in the nine-book series include "The Shadow Patrol," "The Night Ranger," "The Counterfeit Agent" and "Twelve Days."
The series follows the life of CIA agent Wells and his exploits as a CIA operative, with settings ranging from Iran to East Africa, Afghanistan and Saudi Arabia. The series begins with the April 2006 release of "The Faithful Spy," a novel about the agent's covert operations within al Qaeda. The series' ninth volume, "Twelve Days" features Wells in a 12-day battle to keep the United States from invading Iran.
Author Berenson was born in 1973 in New York, but grew up in Englewood, New Jersey, and now lives in Garrison, New York, with his wife and daughter. He graduated from Yale in 1994 with a dual degree in economics and history. He later worked for the Denver Post and the New York Times and served in Iraq as a correspondent. His first novel won him the Mystery Writers of America's Edgar Award. Berenson also produced one other book, a nonfiction work titled "The Number."