The Night Ranger by Alex Berenson
(A John Wells Novel)

85%

6 Critic Reviews

Taut prose, plausible action, and plenty of plot surprises ensure another winner for this perennial bestseller.
-Publishers Weekly

Synopsis

When four young volunteers in Kenya decide to take a break from working at a Somali refugee camp, they pile into a Land Cruiser for an adventure. But they get more than they bargained for when they are kidnapped. They wake up in a hut, hooded, bound, no food or water. Hostages.

John Wells is asked to try to find them, but he does so reluctantly. East Africa isn’t his usual playing field. And when he arrives, he finds that the truth behind the kidnappings is far more complex than he imagined.

The clock is ticking and the White House is edging closer to an invasion of Somalia. Wells has a unique ability to go undercover and stir things up, but if he can’t find the hostages soon, they’ll be dead—and the U.S. may be in a war it never should have begun.
 

About Alex Berenson

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Alex Berenson is a former New York Times reporter whose work led to federal indictments and billions of dollars in corporate fines. His bestselling, Edgar Award-winning John Wells spy novels have sold more than a million copies.
 
Published February 12, 2013 by G.P. Putnam's Sons. 418 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure. Fiction
Bestseller Status:
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Critic reviews for The Night Ranger
All: 6 | Positive: 5 | Negative: 1

Kirkus

Good
on Dec 03 2012

...Berenson gives readers top-notch, fast-paced excitement in a part of the world unfamiliar to many Americans.

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NY Times

Above average
Reviewed by Adam LeBor on Mar 15 2013

Annoyingly, the most significant plot twist is revealed less than halfway through. And the climax comes with a queasy gore-fest...

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Publishers Weekly

Excellent
on Dec 10 2012

Taut prose, plausible action, and plenty of plot surprises ensure another winner for this perennial bestseller.

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Blog Critics

Excellent
Reviewed by ManOfLaBook on Feb 13 2013

The Night Ranger is another exciting book from Berenson’s pen. The settings, descriptions and characters make a great thriller with a fast narrative difficult to put down.

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Examiner

Above average
Reviewed by Jeffrey Wendler on Mar 09 2013

Berenson has shown an admirable ability to keep the John Wells' books fresh and interesting by limiting the stories to real world situations set in a much wider world.

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Book Reporter

Excellent
Reviewed by Joe Hartlaub on Feb 22 2013

Berenson’s work, fictitious and otherwise, has always been characterized by his yeoman’s efforts at careful and exhaustive research that never gets in the way of the story. He has outdone himself yet again in THE NIGHT RANGER.

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