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, 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.