Let’s just admit that this Winter Olympics in Sochi just stinks. It fails as a spectator sport—curling?—and is just a giant show for one of the world’s most sinister tyrants.
Between 2000 and 2010, Alex Berenson worked as a reporter for the New York Times. Prior to joining the New York Times, Berenson was a founding member of TheStreet.com, the groundbreaking Internet financial website, specializing in financial investigative reporting. Berenson’s debut novel, The Faithful Spy, won the 2007 Edgar Award for best first novel and was a #1 New York Times bestseller. His John Wells series of novels has sold more than 1 million copies worldwide.
From Patricia Highsmith’s Ripley to Joan Didion’s overlooked espionage novel, thriller writer Alex Berenson picks his favorite books about Americans abroad.