Ben Coes is New York and the USA Today bestselling author of espionage and international political thriller novels. Coes was born in Hartford, Connecticut and spent his childhood in West Simsbury, Connecticut. He attended Groton School in Massachusetts a boarding school that boasts with Franklin D. Roosevelt as one of its alumni.
Order of Dewey Andreas Series
After high school, the author in pursuit of knowledge enrolled in Columbia College located in New York City. Ben Coes career began as an intern in the White House during the regime of President Ronald Reagan. He later worked as the White House speechwriter James D. Watkins, the former U.S Secretary of Energy under the leadership of President George H.W. Bush.
The author writes speeches for T. Boone Pickens, American Financier, and Business Magnate. He worked as a campaign manager for Mitt Romney during the 2002 gubernatorial campaigns in Massachusetts. Currently, he is a managing director of The Mustang Group, a private firm that has invested in some companies.
Power Down is Coes debut novel; it features Dewey Andreas who confronts terrorists trying to sabotage America energy resources. His second novel is Coup d’Etat, and it follows Dewey the main protagonist working to prevent war from escalating after Pakistan hits India with a nuclear bomb. Dewey Andreas series consists of seven original works with the seventh book expected to be published in 2017.
BEN COES AWARDS
Eye for an Eye appeared in Booklist Starred Review in 2013, while First Strike made it to the Booklist starred review in 2016. Independence Day was listed in 2015 Booklist and Publishers Weekly starred review.
BEST BEN COES BOOKS
These are two best books by Ben Coes, Power Down & Eye for an Eye
Power Down: The first novel of Dewey Andreas begins with a catastrophic event after a major hydroelectric dam in North America is blown up, and the biggest off-shore oil field in this part of the world is destroyed in a well-coordinated terror attack.
The terrorist attack Capitana platform located off the coast of Columbia, where they slaughter and blow up the platform. Fortunately, Dewey Andreas, the Capitana crew chief, and a former Army Delta and Ranger survives the attack, rescues many of his crew as possible and declares war for the men responsible.
While the law enforcement and the intelligence agencies scramble to unravel the web of the events and the people responsible, Alexander Fortuna, an agent operating at the highest levels of American business and society sets into to plan a second phase of the attacks.
The only possible savior is Dewey Andreas, a man who plans on using his long-dormant skills to fight the terrorists begins his quest into Columbia, and back to the USA following the trails of the terror group and the operatives sent to kill him.
The debut novel is a compelling, gripping and a real page turner from Ben Coes that will leave you wanting more of his fast-paced thrillers. The plot and the characters are well developed, from the ex-army ranger to the villains who are after him.
Eye for an Eye: Eye for an Eye is the fourth installment in Dewey Andreas series. In this novel, the hero faces toughest odds of his career and his life, as well as one of the China’s most influential men, has decided to undertake whatever he must to flush out Dewey and cause horrifying loss.
When Dewey reveals the identity of a puppet embedded at the highest level in Israel Mossad, it sparks a larger and a more dangerous plot. The puppet was the most valuable asset to the Chinese intelligence, and the head of China’s Ministry of State Security (MSS), Fao Bhang responds to this discovery by placing a kill order on the man responsible- and in this case, is Dewey Andrew.
Dewey Andreas is tracked down to Argentina where he is on vacation with his lover the U.S National Security Advisor, Jessica Tanzer.
The top-level suicide squad sent to kill Dewey fails, however, the collateral damage is unbearable deeply and personal, and with nothing left to lose, Dewey is determined to have his revenge at all cost.
The moment he teaches the person behind the attack and the reason for the attack, he goes rogue, using all his skills and assets to initiate a counterattack. Dewey must now face the full wrath of Fao Bhang, and the MSS if he is to achieve his one and only goal, revenge no matter the armies that he will have to fight.