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The Shadow Patrol by Alex Berenson (♦♦♦♦)

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I have spent most of the last seven months immersed in either France's Belle Epoque or the roaring 1920s, with occasional readings on other historical periods. Thus, I thought it was time to shake things a bit because I wasn't making much progress with the last two books I had been reading. From my ever growing TBR list I chose The Shadow Patrol by Alex Berenson, a fictional account of the Afghan war.
In 2009, the CIA recruited a Jordanian doctor to infiltrate al-Qaeda. Initially the doctor offered some valuable information that led to the execution of mid-level insurgents. Then, in a twist of fate, the doctor strapped explosives to his body and killed, in the process, high functionaries of CIA's Kabul station in a military compound where a meeting was going to take place.
Two years later the Kabul station is still reeling from the loss. They have been left behind in the search for high level al-Qaeda operatives. The director of the CIA believes there's a mole that has i…