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Wanting only a peaceful, obscure life, Dewey Andreas has gone to rural Australia, far from turbulent forces that he once fought against. But powerful men, seeking revenge, have been scouring the earth looking for Dewey. And now, they've finally found him - forcing Dewey to abandon his home and to fight for his life against a very well armed, well trained group of assassinsWanting only a peaceful, obscure life, Dewey Andreas has gone to rural Australia, far from turbulent forces that he once fought against. But powerful men, seeking revenge, have been scouring the earth looking for Dewey. And now, they've finally found him - forcing Dewey to abandon his home and to fight for his life against a very well armed, well trained group of assassins. Meanwhile, a radical cleric has been elected president of Pakistan and, upon taking power, sets off a rapidly escalating conflict with India. As the situation spins quickly out of control, it becomes clear that India is only days from resorting to a nuclear response, one that will have unimaginably disasterous results for the world at large. With only days to head this off, the President sends in his best people, including Jessica Tanzer, to do whatever it takes to restore the fragile peace to the region. Tanzer has only one viable option - to set up and execute a coup d'etat in Pakistan - and only one man in mind to lead the team that will try to pull off this almost unimaginable task in the nerve-wrackingly short time frame, Dewey Andreas. If, that is, Jessica can even get to Dewey and if Dewey can get out of Australia alive......

Title : Coup d'Etat
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ISBN : 9780312580766
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Number of Pages : 466 Pages
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Coup d'Etat Reviews

  • Mike (the Paladin)
    2019-05-07 23:41

    Look, I'm saying up front That I'm rating this book on enjoyability, readability and just good story telling. I know that there are some points where you have to have beefed up your "suspension of disbelief muscles. Dewey (our hero) is in the mold of the traditional hero. The "gun fighter", the "demigod" (Hercules etc.), the superhero. He's the hero who shows up or gets dragged into a situation and then triumphs over impossible odds.So, I'd say don't "fret it" just enjoy.Here Dewy has moved on from the events of the last novel...physically. Of course he's still "deep, dark, and suffering in silence". That said, his past won't leave him alone. The father of the evil villain he killed in the last book is willing to "burn the world" to get Dewy. Aside from this he (the villain) is involved with a brewing war that could bring the world into a nuclear confrontation. And only Dewy can save the world!!!!!No really, he's the only one, the book says so.So enjoy.This book is semi-serious brain candy with it's share of gunfire and explosions. Mr. Coe takes his time setting his story up as he did in the first novel but ties it together well and then gives a satisfying thrill ride.I like it and can recommend it.

  • Soman Pochhali
    2019-04-22 23:15

    I generally don't review books, maybe because I don't feel like passing a judgement on a book/author but I will review this one because of the sheer number of inaccuracies involved, in fact this is the first book I am reviewing on Goodreads. Here's something about me, I have taken special interest in military and strategic sciences, global affairs, foreign policies etc. and have done a lot of study and research in this field. I have always liked plots involving hypothetical war scenarios between India and Pakistan (or any other country for that matter), especially that from an international author, just to see their perspective on Indo-Pak rivalry. Here in this book I must say I am terribly disappointed by the way the author has raked up things. The first thing the author got wrong was that India and the US are not allies, they are partners at most, so I cannot imagine the US coming to India's help, that too militarily. Second, India is not a presidential democracy as is shown in the book, here the Indian President takes all the decisions which is plain wrong, in India the Prime Minister takes all executive decisions and the President acts as a rubber stamp. Third things seem to just happen in this book, an Indian village is attacked, an Indian counterattack happens and suddenly a war starts without realistic scenarios, nuclear bomb is dropped, no international reaction, no diplomatic efforts, bodies fall continuously and no one cares and add to that the fact India goes to US for help instead of its long time strategic partners Russia/France. Fourth, the US doesn't help India because they are allies but because they think that an escalating war between India and Pakistan might push a Chinese military reaction where US may have to defend India by sending foot soldiers which would have been true if it were 1960s or 70s but sadly now China and India are global partners (apart from resolving a few issues). These are just a few shortcomings of many in this book.In short this book was pathetically researched (I even checked the acknowledgment section and found that the author had not consulted even a single expert on Indo-Pak relations). It has flawed concept of global geopolitics and anyone praising this book has no knowledge of the South Asian political affairs.

  • Brent
    2019-05-14 19:37

    Another great book by Ben Coes!Coup D'Etat begins roughly a year after the end of the events chronicled in Power Down. Former Delta Force solider Dewey Andreas again serves as the protagonist, and readers will find themselves cheering him on as events rapidly unfold around him while India and Pakistan are teetering on the edge of nuclear war.Coes has a real gift for descriptive writing, painting vivid pictures of the scenes his characters encounter without crossing the line and allowing his descriptions to overshadow the actual story, as many authors unfortunately are prone to do. An unforgiving deadline hangs over Dewey's head in Coup D'Etat like the sword of Damocles, and the story never lags, consistently flowing along at a great pace from start to finish.Interestingly enough, even though Dewey is just as ruthlessly effective in accomplishing his objectives as he was in Power Down, Coes has successfully allowed his protagonist to evolve in Coup D'Etat. In so doing, he gives readers occasional glimpses of the soldier's softer side that confirm his bedrock decency and make you root for him even harder.All-in-all, I thoroughly enjoyed Coup D'Etat. It could easily be read as a stand-alone book by readers with no prior knowledge of Dewey's escapades in Power Down, but I think it will be appreciated more by those who have previously read the first installment in the series. Moreover, the events depicted in Coup D'Etat flow quite seamlessly into the beginning of the third book in the series (The Last Refuge), which I downloaded and began reading immediately after finishing Coup D'Etat.Congratulations to Ben Coes for writing such an exciting and worthy sequel to Power Down! I think he has created a great protagonist in Dewey Andreas, and I look forward to reading many more installments in this series as they become available.

  • A.a.m
    2019-05-11 19:18

    Quick rant. Horrible. Absolutely horrible.What irritated me first of all, was that that the author apparently thinks all Pakistanis have Persian names. I have never heard 70% of the names he uses for Pakistanis in this book. As the book progressed, the flaws became glaring. The author's incomplete understanding of the relationship between the Pakistani military and political setup became more and more evident. Why China would intervene in the war militarily was not thrashed out well. It was NEFA and beyond, and just for the heck of it. The war escalated exponentially just to serve the story. The target of Pakistan's nuclear strike made no military sense. The protagonist is uninteresting. The M203 is a grenade launcher NOT a rifle. I might add that I have not enjoyed the work of most of the new thriller writers like Vince Flynn and brad Thor etc. There are a couple I like, but only a couple. But then again, I grew up on Clancy and Forsyth.

  • Ethan
    2019-05-12 23:35

    This is a pretty entertaining 1980's B-movie of a book. I say 1980's because that's the era of entertainment when one handsome, super muscular American special forces Superman could go into a hostile country, kill people wholesale, call in air support to blow up the bad guys, save the world from nuclear war and then go home with the gorgeous, yet single, high-ranking government lady (spoiler!). The bad guys are jihadists. The good guys are good because they are emotionless special forces guys who mercilessly kill said jihadists (which kind of dehumanizes both). Probably 90% of the people given any kind of description in this book end up killed. There are a some things that don't make sense. The hero car-chases the bad guys who have his friend in their car, but then he fires his gun indiscriminantly into the bad guys' car anyway and ends up crashing it into a tree. There are some story lines that are developed and then go nowhere. Ex., a good guy kills some airport customs guys, stashes their bodies, and leaves, demonstrating his infiltration skills I guess. But then some story time is devoted to the subsequent investigation of those killings and the discovery by the foreign country officials that the killer was an America special forces guy. Later an official for the good guys says, don't worry, we took care of that investigation. Great, thanks. The biggest eye-roll came when the good guy states that his bullet is stamped "Made in the USA" in a climactic moment. There are a lot of recent stories and movies giving realistic descriptions of Delta guys, and the Deltas in this story don't fit those descriptions. They do, however, fit right into Arnold and Sly-wannabe movies from the 80's. And those were sometimes pretty entertaining movies.

  • Barry
    2019-05-06 19:15

    This book was enormously disappointing. I really enjoyed Coes' first book and this one was pretty highly rated in Goodreads.I will be brief,as it deserves no more:- good premise - Dewey Andreas is a solid super agent main character- positively ridiculous National Security Advisor, more like a love sick teenager- weak plot in that it was so impossible, it makes Alice in Wonderful seem realistic- most of the other characters were plausibleYou may be asking yourself why I gave it two stars. The premise was so well done that I had to give Coes some credit.On my pure enjoyment scale where 1 = crap that I could not finish and 10 = I couldn't wait to get back to it each evening, I give Coup D'état a 3.

  • Michael
    2019-05-12 01:12

    "Coup D'Etat" is a thriller that is so realistic that it could have been taken from a futuristic newspaper reporting on a doomsday scenario.Omar El-Khayali, a radical cleric, has been elected president of Pakistan benefiting from millions of dollars from militant Aswan Fortuna. Fortuna hopes that with his puppet in Pakistan and with the philosophy of the president of Iran, the countries would work together against Israel, the U.S. and India.Dewey Andreas is in Australia, wanting a normal life after he helped thwart a terrorist plot in "Down Under." He killed Fortuna's son and now there are teams of killers looking for Dewey.In the land between Pakistan and India, a minor skermish escallates into a major conflict with India. The situation rapidly escallates out of control as India seems ready to unleash their arsonal of nuclear weapons against Pakistan. The U.S. fears that this might lead to China coming into the conflict and the U.S. would have to step in to defend India.The only suggestion for avoiding a nuclear showdown is a coup d'etat and Dewey and a small team is asked to carry it out.This is a wonderful story that had me leaving other tasks to return to the book to see how the story was progressing. I thoroughly enjoyed this and recommend it to others.

  • Larry
    2019-04-20 20:21

    I don’t know which I enjoyed more - Ben Coes’ intricate plot or his hero, Dewey Andreas!If you ever wondered how a nuclear war would start, this provides the answer…SCARY! It’s not too hard to image radical Islam exacerbating a dispute between Pakistan and India. Image further the impact on China and the US.Dewey Andreas is phenomenal. Delta trained and, more important, a patriot. A Medal of Honor recipient who again answers his country’s call – and likely a suicide mission. I also found it interesting that Coes is able to share the heroics with other characters without diminishing Andreas. The author is thus able to explores the character of an elite class of warriors.I enjoyed this as much as any Mitch Rapp thriller.

  • Suby
    2019-05-11 22:21

    The author explores the implications of another war between India and Pakistan and how it will alter the geo-political scenario in the Indian sub continent. I must say the assessment brings out the very much real possibility of China chipping in to fish in troubled waters and the US having to intervene as a result. Pakistan in the hands of Jihadists could always be dangerous and make the area unstable. The author manages to analyze exhaustively the essential realities through this book.Highly readable.

  • L.A. Starks
    2019-04-22 22:25

    This is a superb thriller, written with a deft hand, an excellent understanding of global geopolitics, and crackling action. If you only read one thriller in the next year, it should be Coup D'Etat. I look forward to reading Coes' third book.

  • Kathryn Burkett
    2019-05-01 19:41

    A fast moving, exciting second novel by this author. Ripped from today's headlines, this story is timely and accurate. The good guys are really good and the bad guys are awful. The bravery that is depicted in this novel inspires us to remember the service members who are protecting us every day. The tribute to the Israeli Special Forces is a credit to the author who understands the critical need for mutual assistance.

  • Imran
    2019-04-21 23:40

    Extremely poor research. I wonder where he came up with names for the Indian and Pakistani characters. No truck driver in India earns $100 a day!! And no bowling alley and pool hall are not found in mining villages in India.That said, it's a good thriller, I enjoyed the story and characters. I think I might have enjoyed it more had I not been from India and had I not kept going "what?" everytime there was a new Indian name mentioned.So again, good read, seriously bad research.

  • Cathy
    2019-05-09 21:12

    Not recommended. At least half again too long. Too much detail on guns, ammo, vehicles, etc. If I was reading this book, I could have skimmed, but I was listening to the audio version and was not happy.

  • Tim
    2019-05-18 01:30

    The ending could have been better as Dewey did not get to fulfill a promise. 8 of 10 stars

  • Mike French
    2019-05-08 20:29

    Dewey Anndreas makes Mitch Rapp and Jack Reacher look like girlie-boys! If you are looking for non-stop action,this book is for you!

  • Rolando Barrientos
    2019-04-25 18:20

    Outstanding story, love the plots and the suspense. Can't get enough of this series

  • Mike Worley
    2019-04-22 23:37

    3.5 stars, good fun reading.

  • Tracy Poff
    2019-05-21 23:18

    Pakistan has elected a new leader: a radical cleric named Omar El-Khayab, who is determined to spread Islam throughout the world by any means necessary--including violent jihad. A series of relatively minor events cause tension between India and Pakistan to escalate, until Pakistan drops a nuclear bomb on an Indian city. Now, America must find a way to resolve this conflict before it becomes a full-scale nuclear war between the India and Pakistan, which would doubtless draw their allies, America and China, into conflict with one another, leading to the bloodiest war the world has ever seen.The only plan that has a hope of defusing the situation without the loss of millions of lives is to forcibly remove El-Khayab from power, and install a new leader who is willing to make peace with India. The only man with a hope of succeeding is Dewey Andreas. Unfortunately, he is in Australia, trying to avoid being killed by terrorists seeking revenge. Somehow, he must escape them, get to Pakistan, and accomplish the coup d'etat--in only two days.Coup d'Etat by Ben Coes is a thriller, to be published in September 2011. Its story, and particularly the buildup to the war, is surprisingly believable: tensions escalate as a result of minor, but realistic, confrontations and misunderstandings, and the major figures are realistically bound by political considerations, which leads to the proposal of the unorthodox solution which gives the book its title.The story's verisimilitude is Coup d'Etat's best feature; it doesn't fare so well in other respects. The realistic buildup of tensions between Pakistan and India come at the price of making the first hundred pages slow and uninteresting. The dialogue and narration are often stilted and filled with jarring use of idiom and reference to particular brand names. Worse, Coes seems unable to write more than a few pages about Dewey without admiring his manly physique and cold attitude. When people meet Dewey for the first time, we're assured that they are in awe of his muscles and intimidating presence.This emphasis on masculinity is detrimental to the book in general, and to the reader's sympathy for the protagonists in particular. The protagonists kill a number of people without any compunction, and sometimes with relish. Dewey enjoys keeping his opponents alive just long enough to see panic and defeat in their eyes, before killing them.If you can stomach the praise of masculinity and militarism, and are willing to wade through the first quarter of the book until it picks up, Coup d'Etat has a pretty good story to tell. With these caveats, I'd cautiously recommend it to readers looking for a thriller examining potential conflict in the Middle East.Disclosure: This review is based on a free advance copy of the book.

  • Jacqui
    2019-04-24 19:19

    I wasn't sure being speechwriter for George H.W. Bush qualified Ben Coes to be a thriller author, but Vince Flynn's recommendation--that Coup D'etat (St. Martin's Press 2011) is "one of the must-read thrillers of the year"--encouraged me to try this political insider-turned-writer. I'm glad I did.The story starts in Australia on what some call a ranch, but they call a 'station'. Coes' description of the setting told me a lot about his writing skills: "The terrain was empty and lifeless for as far as the eye could see. A few large, bulbous clouds sat lazily to the west, just seeming to rest off to the side of the light blue sky. It was almost silent, with only the occasional exhale from Deravelle..." Anyone who can describe land this well deserves at least a few more pages. Coes' wordsmithing powers go well beyond settings, to the people and culture of exotic areas--"An old man... his brown face deeply creased by nearly a century of wind and sun...appeared as part of the land..."Coup D'etat is the story of Dewey Andreas, a top-notch Special Forces agent hunted so virulently by people from his past, he's forced to hide out in the remote Australian outback, which is as far as he can get from his girlfriend and the world he loves just to keep them safe. But his enemies find him and he realizes that the only way he can truly escape is by doing one more mission for his country, this one to stop nuclear destruction at the hands of Pakistan and India. To stop the two nations from destroying the world in their bi-national feud, Andreas must defeat those who will go to any lengths to kill him. Coes does a superb job (to my apolitical mind) of analyzing the politics and mindsets behind Pakistan and India's steps to the brink of a worldwide nuclear conflict, weaving the plot threads until they come together in a satisfying frightening conclusion.This is Coes' second book with this main character. Andreas is an appealing hero, strong but harshly damaged by his past, sincere but untrusting. There is a sadness about him that permeates everything he does, a lack of joy for the world he has helped to protect. Little by little, we learn why Andreas is hiding from terrorists in Australia and the huge price he has paid to protect his country. He's that character all patriotic readers can relate to--a man with enough talent and smarts that he can put his country over everything else, step into the breech and succeed. My only complaint is that Andreas doesn't get enough time in the early chapters. About the time it really started annoying me, Coes' foundation material was through and Andreas moved into the spotlight. Good timing.Overall, a good thriller with a unique main character. I'll be reading each new book Coes publishes.

  • Christina
    2019-05-17 18:41

    I won this free ARC off Goodreads First Reads. Though I had not heard of author Ben Coes, I entered to win this Goodreads First Reads contest after being drawn to Coup D’Etat by it’s awesome cover. This is one book that is okay to judge by it’s cover, it is THAT good! I am so glad that I won, thanks Goodreads! Even though it is the second book in the Dewey Andreas series there is no confusion by jumping right in and reading Coup D’Etat first. Having said that though, you will hunger for more and want to get your hands on the first book Power Down. Among the back drop of war Andreas attempts a harrowing, daunting task that HAS to succeed, deceit and revenge are everywhere and may just cost him his life as author Ben Coes weaves a stunning, gripping tale in Coup D’Etat. It’s very realistic plot is about a war between Pakistan and India with a nuclear bomb being dropped by the Islamic Pakistanian President El-Khayab, a radical cleric, on a small Indian town and the events that could spiral out of control bringing on the nuclear suicide of both countries and World War III, as China hungrily waits in the wings, poised to help it’s ally Pakistan. America as India’s ally, has U.S. President Allaire and his staff working hard to replace President El-Khayab quickly to avoid India’s nuclear attack in retaliation and the start of WWIII. Dewey Andreas is a lean, mean killing machine, a bad ass former Delta whose patriotic love for his country lands him the assignment to accomplish the job no one else can do; try to successfully implement a coup d’etat and replace El-Khayab, before India reigns nuclear annihilation down on Pakistan, wiping out the country as well as Dewey and his team. Dewey must also avoid being captured by big time naughty jihadist terrorist, Aswan Fortuna and the men he sends after Dewey for the murder of Fortuna’s beloved son, Alexander. The characters are well written, have depth, seem real and could literally be in power today. I am now waiting impatiently for the third installment, which hopefully, will be written soon. (Hint, hint Mr. Coes)

  • ElaineY
    2019-05-08 00:18

    REVIEW OF AUDIOBOOK; DECEMBER 31, 2015Narrator: David de VriesAnother slow start, in fact slower for longer than the first book but once it passed the halfway mark, it was incredible. It left me holding my breath at the last 25% plus a sleepless night. I was so wound up when I finished the audio at 5.30am that I had to listen to a Tom Clancy to help me sleep.The first half was just 3 stars worth and I should give the book an overall rating of 4 stars but I loved the last leg so much, especially once the Israeli commandos got in the act, that I was literally kicking with excitement. So 5 stars:DI haven't connected with Dewey Andreas yet because the book is more action-heavy - at the expense of character development. I was just saying to another Mitch Rapp fan that I think this is because by the time I discovered Vince Flynn, he had already written 10 or 11 Rapp books before he made an U-turn and wrote American Assassin and Kill Shot. I had the good luck to get to know the young Rapp and how he got started. I'm sure if I had started the series with the mature Rapp, I would have felt the same as I do now about Dewey Andreas.I will take the US' word that China will attack if India retaliates against Pakistan and that will drag the US into the war but mainly because I think the US is involved in every international conflict anyway. Then again, I'm reading these books for the entertainment so I don't care. Just spin me a good yarn.And Ben Coes has. Again.I can't wait to listen to the 3rd book - because it has Kohl Meir!

  • Malia
    2019-05-12 19:25

    After getting hooked on the Alex Berenson, 'John Wells' series, but finishing all the available books, this one caught my eye as I was prowling through Barnes& Noble. The story centers around Dewey Andreas and ex-Delta, who is drawn back into a pressing conflict between Pakistan and India. He is sent in to execute a coup d'etat. Dewey is no John Wells, he is not as thoughtful or multi-faceted. He is a full-on soldier, body and mind. I am as far removed from being like Dewey or, for that matter, Wells, so it was odd that I got so drawn into these stories. But then again, I don't really want to identify with them. In theory or course, most people will identify with aspects of Dewey's character, mostly the wish to protect people we care for. Dewey lives for that very purpose, only a much heightened version. He tasks himself with the responsibility of protecting an entire nation. At times, I felt it was all a bit much. One man saves the world, but it's a story and a fast-paced, entertaining, and scary one at that. I was a bit concerned, knowing that the author worked for both Bush and Romney, that there would be a very blatant focus on conservative politics, but this wasn't the case. I think readers of thrillers with enjoy this.Find more reviews and bookish fun at

  • Matt
    2019-04-27 22:18

    Another sensational political thriller. Coes has outdone himself in his second book, which, literally, picks up where the first left off. Coes continues to paint excellent images of the characters, a complex set of story lines, and interweaves them all together to make another action-packed book. Each sentence appears to push the story forward and each chapter progresses the larger story together. There is little time and space for waste and Coes knows that all too well. With numerous plots running parallel, Coes does what few can effectively; he pushes them all together and finishes their thread, not cutting it off when the 'main' story seems resolved. This makes for a much more interesting and complex story.I much prefer the continuity between books, which Coes has mastered (and Joel C. Rosenberg introduced me to in his recent series). It is as though one book flows into the next. True, I can read the first three back to back to back, which makes it easier to feel this flow, but still, Coes lets the reader know that there is nothing 'in between' that really needs a backstory to properly tell the tale.Amazing, Mr. Coes. You are surely the diamond in the political thriller ruff for which I have sought over the past few years. Keep it up!

  • Patrick Dawson
    2019-05-18 21:26

    Well, Ben did it again. The sequel is every bit has heart gripping as the first with more twists coming at every turn. Ben is a master of suspense and painting a scene through words. If you love action, drama, and grit then you will love what Ben does in the sequel. The scary thing is how real the situations are in this crazy world, but that is what makes these thrillers even more enjoyable. We need Dewey Andreas for Secretary of Defense! My only question to Ben is, when are the movies coming out! Any Brad Thor Brad Thor and Tom Clancy Tom Clancy readers have to read this series. - Patrick, author - Lessons in the Journey

  • Tanya
    2019-04-23 22:16

    3.5 stars. Only one thing stops me from rating it higher -- it was too viciously violent. Terrorists have to be stopped. I get that. Sometimes that means bombs are dropped, sometimes guns are used, sometimes it's knives and even torture situations. But I don't want to hear all the gritty details. The plot of Coup D'Etat was excellent - it focuses on a radical Islamist president of Pakistan deciding to use nuclear weapons against India, and America stepping in to prevent escalation. I was fascinated by the different scenarios and the international considerations that came into play as governments debated how to handle the crisis. But I hated the hand-to-hand killing that Coes clearly likes to write about. I don't plan to read the next Dewey Andreas novel that comes out, even though I think these books are at the top of the genre.

  • Naveen Verma
    2019-05-06 17:20

    Let me be blunt and say this book piece of garbage and shouldn't be read. I don't understand why this book is highly rated here. Let me tell you why this book isn't worth reading.The sheer amount of lack of research baffles me. Looks like the author didn't bother to do any kind of research and just wrote whatever he can imagine. India and America are not allies, Russia is. India doesn't have presidential form of government. And what the fuck is with selection of names? Bolin? Seriously? How delusional of him to think that a muslim country's top head would have a christian name. And how the fuck small incident turned into a full fledged war, nuclear bomb dropped etc. What happened to good old diplomacy and back channelling? Not worth reading.

  • Bill
    2019-05-02 19:27

    Dewey Andreas is a force to be reckoned with. 'Coup D'Etat' picks up where Coes ended his first book, 'Power Down.' Andreas left his last adventure - with the dastardly Alexander Fortuna - only to be rudely interrupted from his extended Australian vacation by remnants of Fortuna's family seeking revenge. An added bit of excitement is introduced when India and Pakistan appear to be, once again, at each other's throats over Kashmir. Naturally, Dewey finds himself embroiled in attempts to keep the two countries from all-out war. Coes imagination is far-reaching and violent. His ability to keep the reader (listener in this case) engaged is pretty darn good. For those of you who enjoy thrillers, entering Dewey Andreas's world will satisfy that enjoyment in spades.

  • Tom Tischler
    2019-05-20 00:13

    Wanting only to be left alone Dewey Andreas has gone to ruralAustralia but powerful men wanting only revenge have been scouring the world looking for him and now they've finally found him. Meanwhile a radical cleric has been elected presidentof Pakistan and rapidly sets off an escalating conflict withIndia. As the situation spins out of control it becomes clearthat India is only days away from a nuclear response. To headthis off the President of the U.S sends in Jessica Tanzier to restore peace but Tanzier has only one option and thatis a coup d'etat in Pakistan. Only one man can pull this off and that is Dewey, that is if Jessica can find him andhe can get out of Australia alive. For all of you who like thrillers this is a page turning blockbuster.

  • Kat Hodgins
    2019-05-04 20:24

    Not my favorite book by a long shot. I am a fan of the genre, and this one came well recommended by people whose opinions I generally agree with, but it just failed to hold my attention. As a matter of fact while cleaning up today I found it int he pile and put it away, then realized I'd actually stopped with about 30 pages to go. I honestly did care enough to find out what had happened to the characters, to bother finishing the book to find out what happened. Ineverdo that!There is nothing specific I can point out, just that the characters weren't engaging, the plot didn't grab me. It was, overall, just kind of bland.

  • Karalee
    2019-04-30 17:34

    In this political thriller, tensions quickly escalate between Pakistan and India after a violent episode in a small village on the Line of Control. At the same time, former Delta operative Dewey Andreas is being hunted in a remote location in Australia where he has gone to recover after the violent encounter that is causing the current revenge-inspired man hunt for him. The plot moves quickly, despite the complexity of the historical and current political climate at the center of the nuclear conflict. The central characters (on the American side) are likeable and intensely focused. The book was reminiscent of Vince Flynn, a high compliment from a long-time fan of his Mitch Rapp series.