Ben Coes - Author

About the Author

Ben Coes is the author of the critically acclaimed Dewey Andreas series, including Coup d'Etat and The Last Refuge. He is a former speechwriter for the George H .W. Bush White House, worked for Boone Pickens, was a fellow at the JFK School of Government at Harvard, a campaign manager for Mitt Romney's run for governor in 2002, and is currently a partner in a private equity company out of Boston. He lives in Wellesley, Mass.

Featured books by Ben Coes

Eye for an Eye

Eye for an Eye

Author: Ben Coes Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/09/2014

Ex-Delta Force operative, Dewey Andreas, has overcome deadly terrorist attacks around the world but now the powers he's defeated are set on hunting him down. But when a cruel and tragic accident occurs, Andreas is driven to seek revenge on his nemesis. Even though it will probably kill him, he has nothing left to lose. Keeping one step ahead of the CIA who are trying to reign him in, Andreas leads a storm of violence and reprisal across Europe and into the heart of China. Where true evil in the form of his enemy is plotting his downfall. It is one of the world's most powerful and dangerous men who wants Andreas dead. Dewey is coming for him. Dewey Andreas is a hero unlike any other. If you're a fan of Bourne, Bond and Jack Reacher thrillers by Lee Child or you enjoy Vince Flynn or Simon Kernick, then the explosive new Dewey Andreas thriller from Ben Coes will blow you away.

Other books by Ben Coes

Trap the Devil

Trap the Devil

Author: Ben Coes Format: eBook Release Date: 20/06/2017

The explosive new Dewey Andreas thriller from bestseller Ben CoesA group of the most powerful people in the government, military and private sector has begun a brutal plan to quietly take over the reins of government. Once in power, they plan to start a brutal war on an unimaginable scale.Meanwhile the Secretary of State is going to Paris for secret talks. Dewey Andreas is to be an extra layer of security. 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 at the feet of Dewey himself. With the Secretary dead, shot by Dewey's weapon, Dewey is on the run, desperately trying to unravel the plot before the conspirators succeed in killing millions of innocents.The thrilling new Ben Coes is an unputdownable read, perfect for fans of Mark Greaney, Lee Child and J.B. Turney.

Power Down

Power Down

Author: Ben Coes Format: eBook Release Date: 23/01/2017

The first in the explosive and bestselling Dewey Andreas seriesThe largest oil-platform in the Western Hemisphere and a major hydroelectric dam are destroyed in a devastating, coordinated terrorist attack. The West's energy supplies are on their knees.But when the terrorists struck the Capitana rig off the coast of Colombia, slaughtering most of the crew and destroying the oil field, there was one factor they didn't take into account: former special forces operative Dewey Andreas.Determined to find the men behind the attack, Dewey must call on his long-dormant skills and overcome increasingly deadly assaults as he follows the trail of operatives sent to take him down. Soon he is locked in a life-or-death struggle with the mysterious Alexander Fortuna and the clock is ticking.Can Dewey save the people and the country he loves before it's too late?Power Down is a gripping and compelling thriller from bestseller Ben Coes, for fans of Vince Flynn, Brad Thor and J.B. Turner.Praise for Power Down'Power Down is terrific! With a gripping story, compelling characters, a relentless pace, and nerve-wracking suspense, Power Down is one of the must-read thrillers of the year. Don't miss this debut of novelist Ben Coes and the introduction of Dewey Andreas - you'll devour this one and wait anxiously for their return.' - Vince Flynn, New York Times bestselling author of Pursuit of Honor'I loved Power Down! It's a fresh, exciting thriller and the action scenes are big, vivid and authentic, at times even breathtaking. An impressive debut for Ben Coes. I was blown away.' - David Morrell, New York Times bestselling author of Creepers and creator of Rambo'A ripping thriller from an exciting new novelist. Power Down kept me glued, turning the pages. Lots of action, a terrific hero, and a slimy villain - thrillers don't get any better.' - Stephen Coonts, New York Times bestselling author of The Disciple'Power Down marks the emergence of a major new talent in the political thriller genre - no small feat in a field already packed with big names like Vince Flynn, Brad Thor, and David Baldacci. In terms of sheer entertainment value easily and immediately competitive with the very best the thriller field has to offer.' - Fiction Addict'One of those rare, glue-in-your-seat books. Sit down, pick it up, and start reading. You aren't going anywhere for anything until you finish it.' - Bookreporter.com

First Strike

First Strike

Author: Ben Coes Format: eBook Release Date: 28/06/2016

Every hour, someone will be killedA top-secret black ops program operates from deep within the Pentagon. The objective: to stop devastating terrorist acts. The means: secretly enabling a hand-picked man, the charismatic Tristan Nazir, to emerge as the most powerful leader in the Middle East. But Nazir double-crosses his superiors, twisting the plan to his own violent ends: the creation of ISIS.Elite operative Dewey Andreas is sent to Syria to find out more about the enemy. His cover is blown mid-operation and chaos erupts in the streets of Damascus. Trapped and outnumbered, Dewey learns the awful truth - unknown even at the highest levels of office - that ISIS munitions were indeed provided by rogue elements within the U.S. government.This information arrives in time for the U.S. to cut off a final arms shipment before it reaches terrorist hands. But the vicious Nazir is far from finished. In retaliation he holds the West hostage, launching an audacious strike at the very heart of New York City...In a situation with no solutions, there remains only one option: Dewey Andreas.First Strike is a white-knuckle ride from bestselling author Ben Coes, perfect for fans of Vince Flynn, Andy McNab and David Baldacci.Praise for First Strike:'Coes is one of those few authors who knows how to turn the world of black ops into compelling, realistic fiction, and he's getting better and better.' Booklist (starred review)Praise for New York Times Bestselling Author Ben Coes:'Coes is in the same league as Brad Thor and Vince Flynn readers will be unable to turn the pages fast enough!' Booklist (starred review)'Terrific! A gripping story, compelling characters, a relentless pace, and nerve-wracking suspense' Vince Flynn'High concept meets high octane envision Clancy, Forsyth, and le Carr all writing in their prime, then kick in the booster Coes blows the competition away' Brad Thor'Compelling characters, a wealth of technical detail, and ticking-clock suspense make one of the year's best thrillers' Publishers Weekly

A Day to Kill

A Day to Kill

Author: Ben Coes Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/09/2015

The clock is ticking for Dewey Andreas Dewey Andreas, a former Delta working as an agent for the CIA, is still drowning in grief after the tragic murder of his fiancee. Dewey has lost his focus, his edge, and the confidence of his superiors. Cloud, a high-level Russian hacker, perhaps the best in the world, has acquired a nuclear weapon which has the power to devastate a major city. Fuelled by a dark and personal vendetta, Cloud has put the weapon onto an anonymous trawler headed straight to the US. Learning of the missing nuke, and picking up on rumours of an impending terrorist attack on American shores, the best and most talented CIA agents are now chasing the bomb. Two highly trained teams are sent into Russia in a two-pronged mission to seize Cloud. But it's a trap. Now America's last hope of stopping the bomb is unofficial rogue agent Dewey Andreas. Dewey will risk everything to find the most dangerous and skilled enemy he's ever faced because, if he fails, America will suffer its most deadly terrorist attack on the fourth of July - Independence Day.

Independence Day

Independence Day

Author: Ben Coes Format: eBook Release Date: 26/05/2015

Dewey Andreas, former Delta and newly recruited intelligence agent, is sidelined after screwing up his last two operations. Still drowning in grief after the tragic murder of his fiance, Dewey has seemingly lost his focus, his edge, and the confidence of his superiors. A high level Russian hacker, known only as Cloud, is believed to be routing large amounts of money to various Al Qaeda terror cells, and the mission is to capture and render harmless Cloud. At the same time, a back-up team is sent after the only known associate of Cloud, a ballerina believed to be his girlfriend. Unwilling to sit out the mission as ordered, Dewey defies his superiors, and goes rogue, surreptitiously following and tracking the two teams. What should be a pair of simple snatch and grab operations, goes horribly wrong-both teams are ambushed and wiped out. Only through the unexpected intervention of Dewey does the ballerina survive. On the run, with no back-up, Cloud's girlfriend reveals a shocking secret-a plot so audacious and deadly that their masterminds behind it would risk anything and kill anybody to prevent its exposure. It's a plot that, in less than three days, will completely remake the world's political landscape and put at risk every single person in the Western world. With only three days left, Dewey Andreas must unravel and stop this plot or see everything destroyed. A plot that goes live on July 4th-Independence Day.

A Day to Kill A Dewey Andreas Novel 5

A Day to Kill A Dewey Andreas Novel 5

Author: Ben Coes Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/05/2015

Dewey Andreas, former Delta and current intelligence agent, is sidelined, removed from a major operation. Still drowning in grief after the tragic murder of his fiance, Dewey has seemingly lost his focus, his edge, and the confidence of his superiors. A high-level Russian hacker, known only as Cloud, is believed to be behind a series of major terror operations, and the mission is to capture and render Cloud harmless. At the same time, a back-up team is sent after the only known associate of Cloud, a ballerina believed to be his girlfriend. Unwilling to sit out the mission as ordered, Dewey defies his superiors, and goes rogue, surreptitiously following and tracking the two teams. What should be a pair of simple snatch and grab operations, goes horribly wrong-both teams are ambushed and wiped out. Only through the unexpected intervention of Dewey is the back-up operation. On the run, with no back-up, Cloud's girlfriend reveals a shocking secret-a plot so audacious and deadly that their masterminds behind it would risk anything and kill anybody to prevent its exposure. It's a plot that, in less than three days, will completely remake the world's political landscape and put at risk every single person in the Western world. With only three days left, Dewey Andreas must unravel and stop this plot or see everything destroyed. A plot that goes live on July 4th-Independence Day.

Eye for an Eye

Eye for an Eye

Author: Ben Coes Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/09/2014

Ex-Delta Force operative, Dewey Andreas, has overcome deadly terrorist attacks around the world but now the powers he's defeated are set on hunting him down. But when a cruel and tragic accident occurs, Andreas is driven to seek revenge on his nemesis. Even though it will probably kill him, he has nothing left to lose. Keeping one step ahead of the CIA who are trying to reign him in, Andreas leads a storm of violence and reprisal across Europe and into the heart of China. Where true evil in the form of his enemy is plotting his downfall. It is one of the world's most powerful and dangerous men who wants Andreas dead. Dewey is coming for him. Dewey Andreas is a hero unlike any other. If you're a fan of Bourne, Bond and Jack Reacher thrillers by Lee Child or you enjoy Vince Flynn or Simon Kernick, then the explosive new Dewey Andreas thriller from Ben Coes will blow you away.

The Last Refuge

The Last Refuge

Author: Ben Coes Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/08/2013

Former SEAL and Delta force operator Dewey Andreas owes his life to Kohl Meir and his team of Israeli commandos. So when Meir shows him a photo of what appears to be a nuclear device with the words `Goodbye Tel Aviv' written in Farsi on the side Andreas realizes that repaying his debt to Meir, his team and to Israel is going to take more than a simple `thank you'. Meir and Andreas devise a high risk, high stakes plan using leaked information from officials inside Iran and dissidents from groups outside the country to try to find and hijack the device before it is deployed. But from their very first move, they catch the attention of the brilliant and brutally tough Abu Paria, the Iranian intelligence chief, who takes Meir hostage. Andreas must face off against an opponent with equal cunning, skill, and determination while the one man who might be able to help is chained to the wall of an Iranian prison. Can Andreas prevent the nuclear bomb obliterating Israel's largest city and thereby avoid a world catastrophe . . . ?

Eye for an Eye

Eye for an Eye

Author: Ben Coes Format: eBook Release Date: 09/07/2013

In Ben Coes' latest, Eye for an Eye, Dewey Andreas faces the toughest odds of his life as one of China's most powerful men has decided to do whatever he must to take down Dewey-and inflicts a horrifying loss.When Dewey uncovers the identity of a mole embedded at a high level in Israel's Mossad, it triggers a larger, more dangerous plot. The mole was the most important asset of Chinese Intelligence, and Fao Bhang, head of China's Ministry of State Security (MSS), responds to the discovery and brutal elimination of the mole, by immediately placing a kill order on the man responsible-Dewey Andreas. Dewey is tracked to Argentina, where he is on vacation with his fiancee, Jessica Tanzer, a U.S. National Security Advisor. A top-level kill team is sent in quickly and quietly, but their attack fails to take out Dewey. The collateral damage, however, is both horrifying and deeply personal. With nothing left to lose, Andreas is determined to have his revenge. Once he learns who is probably behind the attack-and why they are after him-Dewey goes rogue, using all of his assets and skills to launch a counterattack. Andreas must now face the full weight and might of the MSS, Chinese Intelligence, and the formidable Fao Bhang, if he's to achieve his one last goal: revenge on a biblical scale, no matter the odds or the armies that he will have to fight his way through. Andreas-former Army Ranger and Delta-is a man of great skills and cunning. His opponent, Fao Bhang, is ruthless, determined, and with no limit to the assets at his disposal. In this conflict, there are only two possible outcomes. And only one Dewey Andreas.

Coup d'Etat

Coup d'Etat

Author: Ben Coes Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/08/2012

Ex-Special Agent Dewey Andreas has retreated to rural Australia to escape the turbulent forces he once fought against. US National Security Advisor, Jessica Tanzer, has her own reasons for wanting him home. But there is someone else who has a much more sinister agenda. Someone who seeks revenge and who will not rest until he finds the man who has ruined his life. Meanwhile in the border region of Kashmir conflict between India and Pakistan is escalating. As the situation quickly spins out of control, it becomes clear that world peace is in jeopardy. With just hours to head off disaster, the US President joins forces to help avert a worldwide crisis. There is only one man he can trust to carry out the near impossible task. Can he be found in time, and can he be persuaded to carry out the most difficult and dangerous mission of his career?

Last Refuge

Last Refuge

Author: Ben Coes Format: eBook Release Date: 03/07/2012

With time running out to stop the nuclear destruction of Tel Aviv, Dewey Andreas must defeat his most fearsome opponent yet.Off a quiet street in Brooklyn, New York, Israeli Special Forces commander Kohl Meir is captured by operatives of the Iranian secret service, who smuggle Meir back to Iran, where he is imprisoned, tortured, and prepared for a show trial. What they don't know is that Meir was in New York to recruit Dewey Andreas for a secret operation. Meir had been tipped off that Iran had finally succeeded in building their first nuclear weapon, one they were planning to use to attack Israel. His source was a high-level Iranian government official and his proof was a photo of the bomb itself. Dewey Andreas, a former Army Ranger and Delta, owes his life to Meir and his team of Israeli commandos. Now, to repay his debt, Dewey has to attempt the impossible ---to both rescue Meir from one of the world's most secure prisons and to find and eliminate Iran's nuclear bomb before it's deployed---all without the help or sanction of Israel or America (at the near certain risk of detection by Iran). Unfortunately, Dewey's first moves have caught the attention of Abu Paria, the brutal and brilliant head of VEVAK, the Iranian secret service. Now Dewey has to face off against, outwit, and outfight an opponent with equal cunning, skill, and determination, with the fate of millions hanging in the balance.

Coup D'Etat

Coup D'Etat

Author: Ben Coes Format: eBook Release Date: 27/09/2011

When a fragile peace breaks down and promptly devolves into a rapidly escalating shooting war between Pakistan and India, the United States is forced to intervene. With only hours remaining before the conflict reaches a deadly point of no return, the White House must find a way to shut it down immediately or risk the likelihood of a new global war. A radical cleric has become the democratically elected president of Pakistan and uses a brutal incident in the Kashmir region as an opportunity to ignite war with India. The highly lethal conventional war spins out of control when Pakistan initiates a nuclear attack. India is on the verge of launching their own nuclear response, one that will have unimaginably disastrous results for both the United States and the world at large. With only one chance to head this off, the president of the United States sends in his best people to do whatever it takes to restore the fragile peace to the region. With the clock ticking and Pakistan in the hands of a religious radical willing to do anything to destroy India, there remains only one viable option: to execute a coup dtat in Pakistan. There is only one man with the skills and experience to infiltrate the live war theater and remove the Pakistani president from power. Only one man the White House can trust. His name: Dewey Andreas. Now they have to find him before time runs out. From the author of the critically acclaimed thriller Power Down comes the latest ripped-from-the-headlines novel featuring his indelible and indomitable protagonist, the unforgettable Dewey Andreas.

Power Down

Power Down

Author: Ben Coes Format: eBook Release Date: 28/09/2010

Introducing a major new thriller writer-in the vein of Vince Flynn and Brad Thor-and an electrifying character, Dewey Andreas.A major North American hydroelectric dam is blown up and the largest off-shore oil field in this hemisphere is destroyed in a brutal, coordinated terrorist attack. But there was one factor that the terrorists didn't take into account when they struck the Capitana platform off the coast of Colombia-slaughtering much of the crew and blowing up the platform-and that was the Capitana crew chief Dewey Andreas. Dewey, former Army Ranger and Delta, survives the attack, rescuing as many of his men as possible. But the battle has just begun. While the intelligence and law enforcement agencies scramble to untangle these events and find the people responsible, the mysterious figure of Alexander Fortuna-an agent embedded into the highest levels of American society and business-sets into play the second stage of these long-planned attacks. The only fly in the ointment is Dewey Andreas-who is using all his long-dormant skills to fight his way off the platform, then out of Colombia and back to the U.S., following the trail of terrorists and operatives sent to stop him. Power Down is a gripping, compelling debut thriller from Ben Coes, a powerful new author, an amazing talent certain to join the ranks of the genre's finest writers.

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