Ben Coes is a New York Times best-selling author of international political thriller and espionage novels. Coes’s novels feature Dewey Andreas, a former member of U.S. Special Forces 1st SFOD-D, also known as Delta Force. Coes has called his books “reality-based,” drawing upon his early career at the White House and in finance. Coes has credited his godfather, a former member of the U.S. Navy SEALs, with influencing the often violent, brutally realistic plots of his novels.
Ben Coes Books : Power Down, Ben Coes’s debut novel, stars Dewey Andreas, who faces terrorists trying to destroy America by attacking its energy resources. His second book, Coup d’État, is a sequel to Power Down. Pakistan drops a nuclear bomb on India, and Dewey must stop the situation from escalating. Coes’s third novel, The Last Refuge, features a joint covert U.S.-Israel paramilitary operation to penetrate Iran and stop the country from detonating a nuclear device inside Tel Aviv. The fourth installment in the series, Eye For An Eye, involves a clandestine confrontation between China and the U.S., in which Dewey infiltrates the PRC to take revenge for the death of his fiancée. In Coes’s fifth book, Independence Day, Dewey must stop a Russian computer hacker and terrorist from detonating a stolen Soviet-era nuclear bomb in New York City on the 4th of July. “First Strike”, the sixth book in the Dewey Andreas series, involves America’s role in the creation of ISIS through an illegal covert arms-for-influence program. When ISIS takes over a dormitory at Columbia University, (Coes’ alma mater) Dewey and a small team of operatives must wage an underground assault on the dormitory in order to save the lives of hundreds.
Ben Coes books in order
Dewey Andreas Series
1. Power Down (2010)
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 a powerful new author, an amazing talent certain to join the ranks of the genre’s finest writers.
2. Coup d’Etat (2011)
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 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…
3. The Last Refuge (2012)
With time running out to stop the nuclear destruction of Tel Aviv, Dewey Andreas must defeat his most fearsome opponent yet
Working in secret, away from the eyes of the international community, Iran has completed its first working nuclear device. With only one chance to cause maximum impact before the rest of the world awakens and begins to retaliate, the president of Iran decides to use this bomb to achieve a long-time goal: the destruction of Israel.
Dewey Andreas, a former SEAL and Delta, 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 F arsi on the side and requests his help, Dewey realizes that repaying his debt to Meir, his team and to I srael is going to take more than a simple ‘thank you.’
With the help of leaked information from high-level officials inside of I ran and dissidents from groups outside the country, Meir and Andreas devise a high risk, high stakes plan that will allow them 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 I ranian intelligence chief, who kidnaps and imprisons Meir. Now Dewey must face off against an opponent with equal cunning, skill, and determination while the one man who might be able to prevent the destruction of Israel’s largest city is chained to the wall of an Iranian prison.
4. Eye for an Eye (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 Andreas 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 fiancée, 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.
5. Independence Day /A Day To Kill (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 fiancée. 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.
6. First Strike (2016)
Deep within the Pentagon, a covert, multi-billion arms-for-influence program was created. The objective was to protect the United States and its allies from terrorist acts by secretly enabling a hand-picked man to emerge as the most powerful leader in the Middle East. But the charismatic Tristan Nazir double-crosses America, twisting the program for his own violent ends to create ISIS. Now America is at great risk.
Elite operative Dewey Andreas is sent to Syria to retrieve details about the source of ISIS’s funding but his cover is blown mid-operation and chaos erupts in the streets of Damascus. Trapped and outnumbered, Dewey manages to send proof of the awful truth—unknown at even the highest levels in the government—that ISIS’s munitions were indeed provided by America itself.
This information arrives in time to for the U.S. to cut off a final arms shipment before it reaches ISIS. But the vicious Nazir, is far from finished. He launches a bold strike into the heart of America, sending a terrorist cell to take over a dorm at Columbia University, capturing hundreds of college students as hostages. For every hour that the shipment of weapons is withheld, the terrorists will publicly execute one student. The potential loss of life is intolerable. A frontal assault is impossible. Releasing the shipment is unthinkable. There is nowhere to turn…
In a situation with no solutions, there remains only one option—Dewey Andreas.
7. Trap the Devil (2017)
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. From New York Times bestselling author comes Ben Coes’s Trap the Devil.
8. Bloody Sunday (2018)
North Korea, increasingly isolated from most of the rest of the world, is led by an absolute dictator and a madman with a major goal―he’s determined to launch a nuclear attack on the United States. While they have built, and continue to successfully test nuclear bombs, North Korea has yet to develop a ballistic missile with the range necessary to attack America. But their missiles are improving, reaching a point where the U.S. absolutely must respond. What the U.S. doesn’t know is that North Korea has made a deal with Iran. In exchange for effective missiles from Iran, they will trade nuclear triggers and fissionable material. An exchange, if it goes through, that will create two new nuclear powers, both with dangerous plans.
Dewey Andreas, still reeling from recent revelations about his own past, is ready to retire from the CIA. But he’s the only available agent with the skills to carry out the CIA’s plan to stop North Korea. The plan is to inject a singular designer poison into the head of the North Korean military and in exchange for the nuclear plans, provide him with the one existing dose of the antidote. But it goes awry when Dewey manages to inject a small amount of the poison into himself. Now, to survive, Dewey must get into North Korea and access the antidote and, while there, thwart the nuclear ambitions of both North Korea and Iran. And he has less than 24 hours to do so―in the latest thriller from Ben Coes.
9. The Island (2021)
America is about to face the deadliest terrorist attack on it’s soil since 9/11. Iran has been planning a revenge attack for years, with three goals in mind. Bring America to its knees. Assassinate the popular U.S. President J. P. Dellenbaugh. And neutralize their most successful agent, Dewey Andreas.
The first pre-emptive attack against Dewey Andreas fails but it worries the head of the CIA enough that he sends Dewey out of town and off the grid. But as intelligence analysts work as fast as they can to unravel the chatter on terrorist networks, Muhammed el-Shakib, head of Iran’s military and intelligence agency, launches a bold strike. When the President arrives in New York to address the U.N., embedded terrorist assets blow up the bridges and tunnels that connect Manhattan to the mainland. Taking control of the island with it’s hidden forces, they race to the U.N. in search of Dellenbaugh and to launch an even deadlier attack that will wreak unimaginable destruction on the country itself.
While a shocked country struggles to mount a counter-attack, a hopeless, outmanned and outgunned Dewey Andreas sneaks onto the island of Manhattan to fight a seemingly impossible battle.
The Rob Tacoma Books
1. The Russian (2019)
The Russian mafia has infiltrated underground criminal enterprises across the US. But now, their power has escalated to new heights after a notorious Russian mob family killed two major US politicians in public. This sends a clear and terrifying message to law enforcement that the opposition will not be tolerated. And so, the President assembles a top-secret team to track down and kill the men responsible and stop their reign of terror for good.
How many Ben Coes books are there?
There are total 10 books written by Ben Coes. Out of which 9 book belong to Dewey Andreas Series and 1 book is of The Rob Tacoma.
Ben Coes Books in order of release date
Here is the List of Ben Coes books in Order of Release Date.
1. Power Down — September 28, 2010
2. Coup d’Etat — September 27, 2011
3. The Last Refuge — July 3, 2012
4. Eye for an Eye — July 9, 2013
5. Independence Day /A Day To Kill — May 26, 2015
6. First Strike — June 28, 2016
7. Trap the Devil — June 20, 2017
8. Bloody Sunday — July 30, 2018
9. The Russian — July 30, 2019
10. The Island — August 17, 2021
Ben Coes books FAQ’s
Who writes like Ben Coes?
The following is the list of writes like Ben Coes : Brad Thor, Kyle Mills, John Gilstrap, Jack Carr, Brad Taylor, Dalton Fury, Mark Greaney, Matthew Betley and more.
Is Ben Coes writing a new book?
On April 17th, 2021, Dewey Andreas—the hero of Ben Coes’ popular New York Times bestselling series—returns to action in The Island.
What is the order of the Dewey Andreas novels?
Power Down Ben Coes, Coup D’Etat Ben Coes, The Last Refuge: A Dewey Andreas Novel, Eye for an Eye Ben Coes, Independence Day: A Dewey Andreas Novel, First Strike Ben Coes, Trap the Devil, Bloody Sunday: A Thriller Ben Coes, and The Island Ben Coes.
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