Author(s): Alex Berenson
The brand new John Wells thriller, and the first Headline title from New York Times bestseller Alex Berenson. Saudi Arabia - an absolute monarchy torn by rivalry, with one side, led by the country's monarch King Abdullah, determined to modernize, and the other dominated by factions opposed to all change. Now the country is in chaos as one of the King's prime oilfields is engulfed in fire and he fears he has stirred up a counter-attack he cannot control. Determined to find the conspirators, the King reaches out to the one person he is led to believe may be able to help - CIA operative John Wells. Although reluctant, Wells goes undercover in Saudi Arabia and Lebanon, but the more he learns the more complicated the picture becomes. The only thing he is clear on: if the conspirators prevail, it will mean more than just the fall of a monarch - it may be the start of a final conflagration between America and the full force of Islam itself...
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.