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A group of some of the most powerful people in the government, the military, and the private sector, has begun a brutal plan to quietly take over the reins of the U.S. government. They’ve begun to remove the people who stand in their way―and replace them with their own sympathizers and puppets. They’ve already taken out the Speaker of the House―whose death was made to lookA group of some of the most powerful people in the government, the military, and the private sector, has begun a brutal plan to quietly take over the reins of the U.S. government. They’ve begun to remove the people who stand in their way―and replace them with their own sympathizers and puppets. They’ve already taken out the Speaker of the House―whose death was made to look like an accidental drowning―and the president and vice president are next. Once they have their own people in place, they plan to start a bloody, brutal war on an unimaginable scale.On restricted duty while he recovers from injuries incurred on a previous mission, Dewey Andreas is sent to Paris by CIA Director Hector Calibrisi. The Secretary of State is going there for secret talks, and Dewey is to be an extra layer of security above the State Department team. But what should be an easy mission couldn’t go more wrong. The cabal has sent in a hit man to take out the Secretary of State and lay the blame for this murder at the feet of Dewey himself.With the Secretary of State dead, shot by Dewey’s weapon, Dewey is on the run and out in the cold, desperately trying to unravel the plot before the conspirators succeed in killing millions of innocents....

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Trap the Devil Reviews

  • Matt
    2019-04-14 23:01

    First and foremost, a large thank you to NetGalley, Ben Coes, and St. Martin's Press for providing me with a copy of this publication, which allows me to provide you with an unbiased review.Ben Coes brings Dewey Andreas back for yet another explosive thriller that will have series fans sitting on the edge of their seats. During an FBI operation in Toronto, a group is seen entering a local mosque and killing everyone inside; their intent, to rid the world of Muslims under any circumstances. This foreshadows a larger and much more ominous plan that could soon play out within America. Meanwhile, Dewey Andreas is still trying to come to terms with everything that happened on his last mission, forced to synthesize his thoughts and actions with a psychotherapist. While the recommendation is that Andreas take some time off behind a desk, he negotiates a calmer mission, sent to France to protect the Secretary of State during a tension-filled secret meeting. The Secretary is visited by a woman who delivers an explosive terror plot, though Andreas cannot make it back before someone is sent to assassinate the Secretary. By the time he returns, Andreas learns his gun was used in the killings and he is detained. While being interrogated, Andreas must do all he can to get out and catch the killer, suspecting that elusive woman he saw in the vicinity. After organizing an escape, Andreas begins his hunt for the truth, but INTERPOL's release of his prison escape alerts the world to his status and presents his key enemies with a chance to locate him and end his life once and for all. With key the deaths of key political figures imminent, Andreas must work within the CIA and use his own intuition to find those who plan to overthrow the country's stability. Andreas has enemies coming from all sides, leaving him to fight both those known and unknown to nullify the plot before it is too late. A wonderfully fast-paced thriller that will keep series fans begging for more and could easily lure new readers into starting this fabulous series.Ben Coes has the ability to craft a strong political thriller without getting caught up in all the fodder that seems to be a common theme within the genre at present. While ISIS was once the buzz topic, a shift to explore the other side, homegrown terror cells to rid the world of Islam seems to be a new take and one that works well for Coes as he places Dewey Andreas in the centre of the firestorm. Andreas is a complex character, a tough exterior that acts to protect a man who has suffered much loss. Adding an interesting cast of characters to complement and offset Andreas, Coes has been able to keep the flow of the story strong and the plot from lagging. Speaking of plot, the story moves forward on many levels simultaneously, with Andreas in the crosshairs as he tries to foil a plan that could change the entire political landscape in one afternoon alongside the race to exterminate a woman who has all the secrets garnered from an overheard conversation. The reader races through the short chapters to find out just what awaits, unsure if Andreas might have finally met his match. Coes shows why he is the master of his genre as he crafts the perfect summer novel that will leave readers looking over the shoulder at every turn. Kudos, Mr. Coes for another sensational piece of work. I will surely be promoting it to anyone who might want to inject a little thrill into their reading. Like/hate the review? An ever-growing collection of others appears at:

  • The Real Book Spy
    2019-04-27 00:26

    See this review and more at Dewey Andreas returns for another high-stakes, conspiracy-laden, balls-to-the-wall adventure in Ben Coes’ latest thriller, Trap The Devil.Still recovering from the serious injuries he suffered in First Strike (2016), Dewey Andreas is on restricted duty with the CIA. Ordered to see a shrink in order to help process everything he’s been through, Dewey reluctantly agrees, but only to get back in the field.To ease his star player back into the game, CIA Director Hector Calibrisi sends Dewey to Paris as part of Secretary of State Tim Lindsay’s protective detail. Things take a shocking turn, though, when Lindsay is assassinated in his hotel room shortly after arriving.Security footage reveals that Dewey was the last person to visit Lindsay in his hotel suite, and ballistic tests show it was Dewey’s gun that killed the Secretary of State. While Andreas remains adamant that he was at dinner during the time of the murder, he’s detained and cut off from any and all outside help and denied any opportunity to talk to Calibrisi.Left alone, Dewey begins to analyze the situation and decides that in order to catch the real killer, he has to escape from the black site prison facility where he’s currently being held. That kicks off a classic Ben Coes high-octane action sequence that would be the book’s high point if it wasn’t for a white-knuckle chase scene set onboard a fast-moving train chugging through the Swiss Alps later in the story.Free from the authorities but on the run, Dewey learns that Lindsay wasn’t the only high-profile American diplomat to die within the last few days. The Speaker of the House, Lowell Benson Trappe Jr., was also killed, though initial reports suggest he accidentally drowned while hunting on Ossabaw Island.Dewey knows that there are no coincidences in his line of work, and that the only way two high-profile American diplomats die that close together is if someone is taking them out. Further investigation reveals that a secret cabal–formed in the 1980s– is operating behind the scenes as a shadow government, with a plan to take over the White House in order to implement their radical agenda.More than thirty years ago, the CIA created a secret paramilitary unit dubbed ‘Order Six.’ Buried deep in the State Department’s budget, Order Six was developed to take preemptive measures in protecting the President of the United States. Recruiting from the very best of the best–including the CIA’s paramilitary, Delta, and the Navy SEALS, Order Six formed an elite strike team that could operate anywhere, including on American soil.But now, years later, Order Six has gone rogue and is knee-deep in their plan to change America forever–a plan that includes killing everyone and anyone who stands in their way, including Dewey.As Dewey races to avoid the authorities, stay one step ahead of an assassin hot on his heels, and stop the cabal before they accomplish their goal, he receives help from several familiar faces that longtime fans of Coes’ series will recognize, including former Navy SEAL and Dewey’s friend, Rob Tacoma.The on-the-run scenario mixed with a deep government conspiracy reads like a cross between one of Robert Ludlum’s Jason Bourne novels and some of Tom Clancy’s early work. Coes spices it up with his trademark brand of sarcastic humor, something he knows how (and when) to use better than most.Just when you think Coes has peaked, he unveils a new gear, elevating his series to an entirely new level. While the nonstop action is the main course here, the complex, thought-provoking plot and character development prove to be the cherry on top to Coes’ relentless, adrenaline-pumping thriller.Not only will readers see a new side to Andreas, who finally opens up and says things fans have waited years to hear him admit, but Coes slips one final shocking twist into his plot that will stun readers and have a lasting impact on Dewey moving forward.With a plot that moves faster than the Lamborghini Aventador Dewey uses to evade French authorities, Coes’ latest offering is his best novel to date. While action and deftly-plotted scenarios have been his calling card in the past, the character development and emotion written into Trap The Devil elevates Ben Coes to the very top of the thriller genre, where he sits alongside the likes of Brad Thor, Daniel Silva, and the late Vince Flynn.Book DetailsAuthor: Ben CoesSeries: Dewey Andreas #7Pages: 480 (Hardcover)ISBN: 1250043182Publisher: St. Martin’s Press Release Date: June 20, 2017 Order Now:

  • Glen
    2019-04-10 21:12

    I won this book in a goodreads drawing.A very timely book.The Deep State is attempting a coup, and has already assassinated the Speaker of the House. Dewey Andreas, still having problems with PTSD, is sent to Paris with the Secretary of State. The SOS winds up dead,a nd Dewey is framed for the crime. Dewey has to get to the bottom of things, clear his name, and stop the conspiracy. Great sequences on a train, and at a political event. Couldn't put the book down.Highly recommended.

  • Ryan Hillis
    2019-04-11 18:12

    A great thriller.

  • Todd Simpson
    2019-04-25 22:58

    Wow, what an exceptional story. Ben Coes really knows how to write brilliant Action Thrillers, and he has built up quite a following with his fabulous books. I’ve read all seven books in the series, and I’ve really enjoyed every one of them. This book has a good balance between the Action scenes and the main story line. There is also a vast range of interesting and diverse characters. Dewey thought he was being given a soft assignment when his boss asked him to travel to Paris to look after the Secretary of State. Romy Banker was unlucky enough to over hear her husband’s horrifying plan, and even more so to learn that Kyrie was a paid assassin. Romy knew that she had to find someone she could trust, and pass on what Kyrie and some other powerful men were planning. She had no idea what lengths these men were prepared to go to stop her. When the Secretary of State is killed and Dewey is accused of his murder, he is suddenly put on everyone’s radar around the world. His biggest problem isn’t so much getting out of the murder wrap, but more so the dangerous men who are out to kill him. The Author has that wonderful ability to pull the reader into the story and not let go. Highly recommended.

  • Donna
    2019-04-12 20:18

    It almost breaks my heart to give this author 2 stars. I have loved his books. I even own some of them, including this one. But this book did NOT work for me. I wish it did. I was expecting to love this.First, I disliked the narrator immensely. He did not do Dewey justice. The narrator sounded mean and angry. So strike 1....and this was a big one, especially if you are one who crushes on Dewey.Second, the story felt dated with the whole "Kill all the Muslims" theme. It wasn't even kill the extremists or Isis, etc. It was .... Kill all the Muslims. (His words not mine). The third thing was the premise. A group of people hate the above mentioned, so much, that they want to remove those countries from the face of earth. So to do that, they plan to take out any with power in the US so they can take over and get the launch codes. Really? I don't think so. This was a little disappointing.

  • Pamela
    2019-04-05 23:11

    3.5 I REALLY don't want to rate this book in the threes, but I must. Let me preface my review by saying this: Ben Coes is a terrific writer and has developed Dewey Andreas into a dynamic, multi-dimensional, likable protagonist. I anticipate and anxiously look forward to every new installment of this series! However, my criticism of TRAP THE DEVIL is that It was just TOO fantastical. I know readers of political thrillers have to suspend disbelief. I get that. However, this one pushed my suspension of disbelief to the max and way over: walking and then fighting on top of a high speed train in a blizzard, performing feats of endurance beyond even super human capacity, speaking about assassinations over an insecure phone, escaping rather easily from a high security prison, a woman who has intellect and intuitive survival skills keeping and using a traceable credit name a few. REALLY? Come on.The pace is fast with high adrenaline action. The plot is intriguing, and I am just naive enough to wonder could this REALLY happen? Whoa! There are unanswered questions, which I trust are cliffhangers for another installment. I enjoyed this book, and devoured it; I wish it was not so outlandish as that spoiled it somewhat for me.

  • Darcy
    2019-04-21 23:20

    You would think at this point Dewey's past would stay in the past, but no, Dewey had old hurts come back to hurt him, yet I think it also healed some things too. Dewey learned that he wasn't the cause for so much and that he can depend on his friends, they wouldn't let him out there flopping in the wind. Of course Dewey being Dewey, he managed to get himself out of a hard spot and even save the day (again!), while pushing his way into a crazy scheme. By the end of the book it seems like Dewey is more at peace in his life once more, too bad there is another threat coming his way.

  • Chris (Norseman) Miller
    2019-04-05 18:59

    Trap the Devil by Ben CoesBen Coes has another phenomenal book on his hands! I really enjoyed the plot and how the inner circle of politics could potentially ruin everything this country stands for! Dewey is a ruthless character he can and will protect himself! It's a fast paced read with some pieces of info that connect previous books and bring some things full circle. Ben has always been one of my favorite authors but he really does set the bar high and bringing Dewey into the realm where he is now shows tremendous character progression and leaves you wanting more!!I also have purchased and listened to some of the audiobook and I think it's really good too! I like the narrator and it's definitely a home run too! Make sure you go pick this one up!

  • Ed
    2019-04-08 18:24

    Former Delta Special Operator Dewey Andreas drives max action against a treasonous cabal's campaign at coup d'etat in this high energy, suspenseful thriller.

  • SP
    2019-04-25 19:13

    I was pretty disappointed by this book. There was just too much of everything. I couldn't suspend disbelief quite enough for this book to feel at all realistic to me.

  • Dan McConkie
    2019-04-16 20:25

    I really, really wanted to love this book. I had read the typical reviews about how amazing it was and had been looking forward to its release since it was announced. I spend quite a bit of time cycling and even listened to all six of the preceding books in preparation. I was pumped. Preordered. Ready the day it came out.Trap the Devil started with a bang and I smiled thinking that I was in for another amazing Dewey Andreas book. I found myself shaking my head and telling my wife that some bad person had done this or that but that I felt Dewey could handle it. She just shook her head at me and told me I was an idiot.Then it slowed down. There were entire sections where Dewey was left out of the story. I know there has to be a foundation and building up for a better, more well-rounded story, but I found myself waiting and hoping Ben Coes would involve him sooner, or more. TO BE FAIR, that is one of the things that I like about this character: entire plots don't revolve around him. Terrorists will hatch their evil plans, they develop, and then Dewey inserts himself into their story. He is human. He plays catch-up instead of predicting their moves. People die that he tries to protect. He gets hurt. A lot.It was a good read. It was a moderately fast read for me. I usually fall asleep after about 5 minutes of reading a night but I was able to read long stretches in this book -- I just didn't feel like I had to. I guess that is the base of my being somewhat disappointed.I will still read the next one the day it comes out.

  • Michelle
    2019-04-14 17:16

    Liked this book.Enjoyable, suspenseful, intriguing, interesting read.The military jargon was a lil bit tough to understand.... I guess I shoulda paid more attention when my dad spoke of his Marine days (he's retired now). LOL.All-in-all a great read.Cant wait to check out the rest of the series & of Dewey's story....Received as a Gr giveaway.

  • Sabrina
    2019-03-31 17:19

    Love me some Dewey........ Always!

  • Bill Donhiser
    2019-03-28 17:03

    Another great political thriller from Ben Coes. The Dewey Andreas series is very well written page turning action and this one is no exception. This compares well to Brad Thor and Dale Brown. Looking forward to the next installment.

  • A Reader's Heaven
    2019-04-16 16:16

    (I received a free copy of this book from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review.)Only one man stands between a powerful cabal planning an invisible coup of the U.S. government and their brutal goals—Dewey Andreas.A group of some of the most powerful people in the government, the military, and the private sector, has begun a brutal plan to quietly take over the reins of the U.S. government. They’ve begun to remove the people who stand in their way—and replace them with their own sympathizers and puppets. They’ve already taken out the Speaker of the House—whose death was made to look like an accidental drowning—and the president and vice president are next. Once they have their own people in place, they plan to start a bloody, brutal war on an unimaginable scale. On restricted duty while he recovers from injuries incurred on a previous mission, Dewey Andreas is sent to Paris by CIA Director Hector Calibrisi. The Secretary of State is going there for secret talks, and Dewey is to be an extra layer of security above the State Department team. But what should be an easy mission couldn’t go more wrong. The cabal has sent in a hit man to take out the Secretary of State and lay the blame for this murder at the feet of Dewey himself. With the Secretary of State dead, shot by Dewey’s weapon, Dewey is on the run and out in the cold, desperately trying to unravel the plot before the conspirators succeed in killing millions of innocents.This is the 7th book in the Dewey Andreas series. I haven't read any of the previous instalments but that will be changing soon enough.Multiple, complex plots are a bit of a favourite of mine. Throw in some politics, current events and a "hero" that brings all of it together and you have a winning formula. At times, I felt like I was reading a Jason Bourne novel - the action sequences are quite breathtaking - at other times, I thought the political intrigue was straight from the Tom Clancy "Novels 101" handbook......but Ben Coes does it better than both. And part of the beauty of this book, and what makes Dewey such an impactful character, is that the entire novel doesn't revolve around Dewey. He comes into the story when necessary, allowing more scope for the author to expand on the goings-on around the world. This feels more realistic to me than being stuck in the head of the hero the whole time. Things happen around him. He gets injured a few times. He isn't perfect...but he is such a great character that I need to read more - and is there any higher praise than that?PaulARH

  • Stuart Ashenbrenner
    2019-04-16 18:01

    When going into this book, I thought,"It's impossible to top First Strike," Coes' hit thriller last year. Not only does he top it, he has created one of the best thrillers this year. I think Coes and Andreas have now surpassed Thor and Harvath. In this story, you get an inward look into Andreas' life. Chapters ended with me having goosebumps. It's a thriller jam packed with action, drama, excitment, and ANDREAS. Amazing book!!! Buy it immediately! I finished it in less then 24 hours. Couldn't put it down!

  • Pierre Tassé
    2019-04-10 18:26

    One of the better books I have read in a long time. I read it in 3 days. Let me tell you, it was excelerating and from a reader perspective, I was just as nervous as a newbie entering unfamiliar territory. Dewey does some magical stuff and the book does not let you down...just a trip and it keeps the heart racing from beginning to end.

  • Billie
    2019-04-01 19:08

    This is the seventh book in the Dewey Andreas series. It is non stop suspense with a lot of action. If you like this series you will enjoy this novel. You will not want to put this book down. I received this audio book from Goodreads Giveaways in exchange for a review. All opinions expressed are my own.

  • Benjamin Thomas
    2019-04-19 22:06

    I've loved the first books in this series so I hope this one isn't representative of it's future. I've really had my fill of thriller plots where prominent US leaders want to "Kill all the Muslims" in order to save the world. That combined with an overly complex and disjointed plot leaves me wondering if I will be continuing to read the adventures of Dewey Andreas. Perhaps the next one will return to some originality like the excellent first book in the series, Power Down.

  • Kyle Robertson
    2019-04-06 20:24

    This is the seventh book in the Dewey Andreas series, and the series just keeps getting better and better. Ben Coes is still at the top of his game, and he proves once again that he is deserving of a spot among the top international thriller and espionage writers. This novel packs all the action and expertly crafted plotlines that fans have come to expect from Coes. He takes you inside the command centers and government control rooms and gives you an inside look as the action unfolds. The action scenes are top notch and classic Coes. However, the shining element in this novel is the deeper character development of Dewey. Fans of Dewey Andreas have longed for a more intimate look at Dewey's life, his past, and answers to long pondered questions. What makes him tick, risking his life for his country on almost certain suicide missions? How does he cope with the PTSD that haunts him from so much death and destruction in his life?In 1981, the director of the CIA launched a secret paramilitary unit housed inside the State Department to act as an added layer of security to the president. The man in charge of this unit quietly and methodically built a team over the next few decades with the purpose of taking over the White House and changing the world. The time has come for this shadow government to go rogue and implement their radical agenda. But they soon find themselves up against Dewey and a few of his longtime friends. Dewey himself is on the run after being framed for an incident that occurs on a light mission he is assigned to, triggering ghosts from his past to track him down. While tracking his target, Dewey must work diligently to stay ahead of the new threats that are hunting him while also avoiding the authorities that are after him. As the pieces and players begin to converge, the tension ratchets up and culminates into a large scale cat and mouse game that takes place on a high speed train. This thrill ride drives the book to a pulse pounding conclusion. I will eagerly anticipate the next installment in this exciting series. I recommend this book to fans of political and international thrillers and espionage. I received this as a free ARC from St. Martin's Press on NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

  • David
    2019-04-15 18:21

    Book # 7 in the Dewey Andreas series doesn't disappoint. One of the many ways to measure the success of an author is by the sustainability and longevity of the characters they create. Ben Coes has a cast of characters, headed by Dewey Andreas that have staying power. His books continue to entertain, and continue to be thoughtful and well written stories that engage the reader at the onset. I think Coes is solidifying his position in the genre with the likes of Vince Flynn/Kyle Mills, Brad Thor, Daniel Silva, and Steve Berry.One of the highlights of this book for me was the inward focus. It serves as a reminder that federally elected officials, as well as federal law enforcement agencies are filled with people sworn to protect America and the Constitution from threats both foreign and domestic. It was not only a nice change of pace to have domestic terrorism as a central theme of the book, but it was relevant and believable.This book is well paced. The story moves without stalling out. The cast of characters is large, but not overbearing, and it is easy to remember those that are new to the story. As with books in this genre, the pace tips to frantic near the apex of the story, and Coes is as good as anyone writing today at elevating the intensity felt by the reader. Several times I found myself tensed up and my heart rate slightly elevated. The writing is such that in my mind a very clear picture was painted, and the experience was much like watching a movie.I'm a fan of Dewey Andreas, and I hope the series continues to evolve and grow. I hope there are more stories to tell and adventures to be had. In my opinion as a reader, we are not close to the point where the stories become stale and redundant, but leave me anxious for the next book.I wish that I was the recipient of an advanced reader edition, but alas that isn't the case. Nevertheless, the thoughts expressed are my own, and given freely. Take them for what they are, my opinions.Trap the DevilBen Coes

  • Israel Drazin
    2019-04-05 20:26

    I have been a fan of Ben Coes’ thrillers about the unusual very interesting and exciting adventures of CIA operative Dewey Andreas and how he works to save the United States since I read his first book. Coes is a marvelous writer. He captures his readers' attention firmly and holds it in the grip of his writing from page one to the last page, page 479 in this volume. I read every book he published.Brad Thor, another thriller writer that I like and read all his 17 books, wrote about Coes: "Envision Clancy, Forsyth, and le Carre all writing in their prime...then kick in the boosters" this is a Coes book.In this volume, some leading trusted US officials have become discouraged with the US behavior and developed a plan to kill the president, vice president, secretary of state, and more, and replace them with people who share their world view and are willing to kill to attain it. Andreas is assigned to protect the secretary of defense during his visit to France. The secretary is also protected by two US officers with guns, one of whom, unknown, is on the side of the anti-president group. Andreas tells the secretary he is going out to eat and leaves his gun behind. The anti-president guard kills the other and allows an assassin entre to kill the secretary. The assassin uses Andreas’ gun to do so and also to kill the second guard.The French are convinced that Andreas killed the secretary and arrest him. Andreas escapes, and the French put out a world-wide arrest warrant for his capture.Meanwhile, many other things happen. The French refuse to deal with the US in absolving Andreas. The wife of one of the assassins overhears their plan, and tries to warn the US. The assassins are doing their best to find and kill her. The Al Qaeda hear that Andreas is being persuade and determine to use this opportunity to take revenge on Andreas for what he did to them in the past.

  • Ben
    2019-04-08 19:06

    Ben Coes' seven novels featuring Dewey Andreas have delivered to this reader pages of excitement and entertainment. "Trap the Devil" continues with the fast-paced adventures of the super secret agent as he quite unexpectedly becomes involved in a plot to assinate, or I might say, decapitate, the US government by wiping out the Constitutional chain of succession up to the the president and then him. This would put in place the deep- state operators' chosen successor as president to carry out a series of nuclear strikes against terrorist enclaves.Mr. Coes makes this all seem quite plausible in this whirlwind action-fueled drama. Yes, some of the set-piece scenarios are a bit over-the-top as testosterone fuled Andreas fights his way through a horde of enemy killers. Gunshot wounds? He simply puts them out of mind as he powers on to his goal. There is a car chase rivaling the movies Jason Bourne. Climbing along the frozen roof of a speeding train in a blizzard? All in a night's work. Killing a highly trained enemy agent who has the drop on him? Dewey comes through. Still, it somehow, it all reads " for real" -and that's exactly why Mr. Coes fans, and I am one, enjoy his books and look forward to the next one. Maybe it is because Dewey Andres aa a character has some depth of emotion and a sense of a doomed life.Note: the book, like all in the series, refer to and follow up on previous novels. Therefore, you will find references to previous events which have an impact on the current proceedings. But the book is stand-alone readable. Trigger warnings ( to use an apt phrase): lots of violent confrontations as one might expect. No sex- there is hardly time. A jaundiced view of politicians- jeez, I wonder why?Recommended for those who love tough-guy action, and lots of it.

  • Bob
    2019-04-10 00:01

    1 1/2 Stars -- Strains The Ability To Believe Well Beyond The Breaking Point!I've been a huge fan of Dewey Andreas throughout the first six books in this series, finding them to be excellent topical, plot driven thrillers with a very heroic main character. As such, any new book by Ben Coes was a "must read' for me. Unfortunately, I was quite disappointed in Trap The Devil, the seventh book in the series, thus making it the only Dewey Andreas book I would not highly recommend.Overall, I consider the plot CONCEPT of Trap The Devil (which can be read about in the Amazon Book Description above) to be intriguing. My disappointment stems entirely from Coes' plot EXECUTION. One part of this disappointment pertains to the inconsistency in its pacing. That is, while the first and final hundred pages or so of the book were very fast-paced and action-packed, the middle two hundred pages or so were, to me, somewhat convoluted, disjointed and a much slower-paced read. Making the book read more like taking a long train ride that makes a lot of local stops, versus an express. The other -- and much more major -- cause for my disappointment is that much too much of the action in which Andreas engages in is way over the top and, oftentimes, preposterous; thus, seriously minimizing the credibility of the plot for me. If you've read any of the books in this series, you know that Dewey Andreas is a superhero...although he has always seemed to be a credible character, and a character I was always ready to go out with (at least vicariously) on his next mission.Having now read Trap The Devil, I plan to read Ben Coes' next book in the series, although it won't be as much of a "must read."

  • Wayne
    2019-04-12 20:03

    I started reading this book Nine months ago. But I lost my wife in the meantime and I placed this book on the shelf for a long time. I have chosen to finish this book and spend the rest of my time on more important issues. Issues like where is my dear wife now, what is she experiencing, what happens when you die, and will I see her again. I am a Christian and have been my whole life. So was my wife. So I know where she is, she is with the Lord and her family and I will see her when the Lord calls me. I have spent time with my Pastor trying to understand this whole process even better. He has given me two books to read. Also my son has given me two books to red. So I am going to spend the rest of my time here on earth trying to better understand this most important subject. What is life after death about and what will happen when Jesus Christ returns to earth. These are profound subjects and the truth is in the Bible which is the sole authority on this subject. It takes study to fully grasp this subject if you even ever do so. But I am sure going to try.As regards this book which I finally finished"Trap the Devil" by ben Does. This was one of Mr. Coes best books. It was about an inside plot to take over the United States government and totally wipe out Islam with every atomic weapon we had. This idea sounded good by some ex Special Forces men who were now in high places in the government. The effort to stop this threat and save the President and this country was a very exciting story and well worth the read.

  • Ed
    2019-04-14 17:22

    #7 in the Dewey Andreas series. This series by author Coes featuring CIA agent Dewey Andreas continues to provide non-stop action. An elite strike force to counter Islamic terrorists started in 1981 by the Director of the CIA and the Secretary of State has metastasized into a shadow government with politicians willing to overthrow the American government and then eliminate Islam world-wide. An exciting and at times scary read. A secret cabal lies hidden within the upper reaches of the U.S. government. In 1981, CIA director William Casey huddles with Secretary of State Alexander Haig and outlines his plan to create a secret strike force made up of some of the country's most elite soldiers. Casey chooses disaffected CIA man Charles Bruner to lead the unit. "Stay and help defeat these crazy Muslims," Casey asks. Bruner, whose 10-year-old daughter died in a 1979 terrorist bombing in Madrid, accepts. More than two decades later, with their shadow government in place, Bruner and his group launch a treasonous plan, which includes assassinating the speaker of the house, the vice president, and the president. Dewey and other members of the CIA Special Activities Division display their formidable skills as they race to thwart the plot.

  • Jennifer Manley
    2019-04-18 18:01

    Wow!! What A Thrilling Ride This Was!!I am just emotionally spent after this one I have got to say!! WOW!! From the moment I started this I couldn't stop I just wanted to race to the ending. I was on the edge of my seat from the word go. A huge conspiracy to take over the government is in motion and Dewey is being framed for the murder of the Secretary of State. But Dewey is smarter than the average In this story you are going to feel like Dewey is taking you along for the ride with him. It feels like we get more insight into his mind. And I believe the reason for this is Coes writing. I'm glad Ben Coes is not cranking out more than one book a year because if he were it would hinder the great writing style he has developed for our much loved characters in Dewey's stories. Coes has done a great job with the growth of these characters and they are smooth as silk. If you haven't read any of these books your missing out on a great experience. I recommend this to one and all. Happy Reading!! And Ben Coes Thanks for sharing your talent, heart, and soul with us.~Your Faithful Reader

  • David C Ward
    2019-04-17 17:15

    Oy! This series has fallen apart. Too much of everything including a plot to take over the US government via multiple assassinations in order to nuke all Muslims. The usual Nat Security thriller problem of too much description of technical details and armaments. Superhuman hero. Assorted psychos. Completely implausible action including a fight on top of a French express train - in a blizzard! Am tired of people immediately recovering from savage beatings let alone shootings. Yet the thing that bugged me the most was that one of the several false climaxes occurs at Fed Ex field as the president announces his reelection campaign to a crowd of 100k complete with Air Force flyovers. C'mon. No sense of how politics and Washington actually works. . . .(Also it's unfortunate that one of the bad guys/traitors is a congressman from Oklahoma named Largent. If I was former congressman from Oklahoma Steve Largent I'd be pissed.)

  • Joan
    2019-04-15 21:12

    For more than a decade, a clandestine faction has quietly placed its members in positions of authority in the federal government. Their long-range plan involves the takeover of the government, a plan that has claimed lives and will cost many others, including the president and the vice-president, their lives.One woman has accidentally discovered their secret. One man, framed by these powerful men for the murder of the Secretary of State, must expose the group in order to save the life of President Dellenbaugh. That man is Dewey Andreas.This, the seventh Dewey Andreas narrative, grabs readers from the first page and takes them on a harrowing roller coaster ride, offering unexpected twists in a relentless, unputdownable tale. The thoughtful plot, peopled with believable characters, spins out a riveting tale that promises to keep readers on the edge of their seats until the final page is turned.Highly recommended.