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Power Down (A Dewey Andreas Novel) Mass Market Paperback – August 16, 2011
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“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
“Coes pumps new heat, blood, and flat-out action into a well-worn premise--terrorists are out to break America by attacking its energy resources--in his frighteningly plausible thriller debut.” ―Publishers Weekly
“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, author Ben Coes and his hero, the unusually but memorably named Dewey Andreas, are 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
More About the Author
I can remember the moment when my first book appeared on Amazon and I was so thrilled, I couldn't believe it. I called my wife and started yelling over the phone (she hung up on me). Well, many books later, I can tell you that I am still just as thrilled. And I'm deeply grateful to all my readers who have discovered me through Amazon or who come here to find my books.
I'm the New York Times bestselling author of five books: POWER DOWN, COUP D'ÉTAT, THE LAST REFUGE, EYE FOR AN EYE and INDEPENDENCE DAY. They're all international thrillers that star Dewey Andreas, a former special forces soldier from Castine, Maine.
I've been busy finishing up my 6th book in the series, FIRST STRIKE. FIRST STRIKE comes out June 28, 2016 and I hope you'll pre-order it.
You can learn more about me at BENCOES.COM or on FACEBOOK. We run a lot of contests with great prizes and you can sign-up for my newsletter.
Please make sure to pre-order your copy of FIRST STRIKE today!
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Top Customer Reviews
Does it have action? Definitely! Is it a page-turner? You bet. But it also has near flawless plotting that builds the suspense and lets the reader know the characters, truly caring what happens to them. There are edge-of-your seat chase scenes, but they are balanced with a realistic plot that is extremely plausible in our current age. It combines the horror of terrorism (and the body count is quite high) with the financial markets, and with the US infrastructure power systems as targets. The idea of a terrorist group of a different stripe and with different motivations is a welcome change to the landscape of thriller fiction. The author has certainly done his homework, whether it comes to off shore oil platforms, electricity grids, or the ins and outs of hedge funds. And the character of Dewey Andreas, former Army Ranger and Delta, has all the makings of a new Jack Reacher, Mitch Rapp, or Dirk Pitt.
This novel will be available in the US in October 2010. It's complete in this one volume but the epilogue clearly leaves room for sequels. If so, I will be among the first in line to get the next book!
First off we get an attack on an off-shore oil rig, right there we see a pretty different change of scenery (however in all fairness, Jack DuBrul had a similar attack on a rig in Charon's Landing), and not just a change, but a very relevant and realistic one, too. From the detailed description of weapons, technology and character development, I see a very bright future indeed for Mr Coes. 9/11 taught us that coordinated attacks on America or our interests not only CAN happen, but will continue--if not for the tireless work of those in intelligence gathering and of course, our brave men & women serving to protect our freedoms all over the world. But what if, against all odds, an attack actually happened as described here in Power Down? I was blown away at how utterly plausible this story was--and more than a little frightening, too.Read more ›
Dewey Andreas is your typical hero in the sense he's handsome (never an ugly hero), ex special forces, can do just about everything. He's a reluctant hero, doesn't want to be a part of the solution but his pride and patriotism gets the best of him. I think of the Godfather part 3 when Al Pacino says everytime I think I'm out, they pull me back in. It looks like Dewey is going to be dragged into the war whether he wants to or not. I like heroes like this (who doesn't) but I like someone I can more relate to like the family guy Jack Ryan was.
Overall, if you like thrillers and the United States you will probably enjoy this. This is his first novel and it was good enough I'll check out his next one after he writes it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The length and complexity of the plot is similar to something by Nelson DeMille. However, unlike DeMille's work, the writing is lazy and the details are often just imaginary. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Kenerator
Powerful, action intriguing,speed is up and down giving you a chance review and keeping guessing.Published 8 days ago by WILLIAM RHODES
I understand this was the first in a series of Dewey Andreas novels. Simply put, it was too long. Many of the scenes involved too much detail. Read morePublished 18 days ago by Herbert Landau
I read this book in about 2 days despite it's length. I could say Coes writes in the same vein as Vince Flynn or Daniel Silva, however he really deserves his own spot in the sun! Read morePublished 1 month ago by Rachel