The Silent Man

The Silent Man

Large Print - 2009
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Haunted by his harrowing recent missions, CIA agent John Wells is devastated by an attack on Washington that kills his fiancée, an event that takes him to Russia, where he uncovers a devastating plot.
Publisher: Thorndike, Me. : Center Point Publishing, c2009
ISBN: 9781602854970
Characteristics: 510 p. ; 23 cm


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Aug 07, 2018

A thought provoking Part 4. The Shafer-Wells relationship substantiated a respectable boss-subordinate relationship. Yet, Shafer's betrayal became reminiscent of Milgram’s study; and John's decision to fight back had been ill advised. Jennifer Exley had not been killed.

Well's ultimatum created significant misconceptions. Avenging others had never been a Muslim concept. It is a hypothesis misinterpreted by many. When Muslims aimed to spread Islam over thirteen hundred centuries ago, they took a defensive position to face their attackers, shedding blood and giving up their lives in the process.

In closing, John Well’s stunts were astounding, his efficiency and precision being noteworthy. His role as Roland Albert did not suit his personality. While the start had been less impressive, some of the aspects had been lengthy and boring. The story’s culmination had been depressing but expected. Unfortunately, it is not feasible to have ones cake and eat it too.

Mar 25, 2015

The Silent Man is the third in a series of novels featuring CIA agent John Wells. This entry begins with the theft of two nuclear weapons from Russia by terrorists who want to punish the USA. As the result of a failed assassination attempt Wells gets on the terrorists’ trail. The detective portion of the story is interesting as the CIA tracks down companies, ships, and people. The climax is brief and less spectacular than the novel’s predecessors. The Silent Man is overly long and while a good entry doesn’t meet the standards of the previous two books in the series.

jeanlob Mar 29, 2014

I began reading the John Wells series of books last month. I had read The Shadow Patrol cuz I needed a book to read and my husband had just finished that one. I was hooked, so I went back and started at the beginning with The Faithful Spy. Tonight I finished The Silent Man - wow. It was all the more frightening cuz I believe there are people in the world who hate America so much that they would detonate a nuclear weapon here. I can't wait to begin The Midnight House tomorrow. Awesome books.

Sep 02, 2012

John Wells #3

Jul 30, 2012

This book was good. I didn't read the prior books in this series, but didn't feel I missed out on anything by jumping in here. We really do take our safety here in the US for granted, and it was rather frightening to think about a nuclear bomb being assembled and going off here in our country. Of course in the story this terrorist plot is thwarted.

Aug 20, 2011

Excellent third outing!


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