Most likely not. The author should do more research on events prior to writing about them. The characters are able to survive events that can only be explained if they have super natural power. A car traveling at 150mph starts to flip and he can still shoot afterwards? Really? Very lazy writing.
It seemed like lazy writing. He didn't do any homework. I noticed this trend in his other books as well. Lack of understanding how special ops works. Basic police procedures, etc.
I didn't notice the reader which means he's a good reader.
Find another author. I prefer more well thought-out stories. I'm not a big comic book person.
Ben Coes can weave an amazing story. However, some technical details are a little annoying. The rounds that come out of weapons are not called "slugs" unless they are actual slugs. "Full auto hail", I'm not even sure what that is. There are some other details that are annoyingly inaccurate, but it doesn't detract too much from a great story.
Exciting, Outrageous, Engaging
When the nephew outfoxes the Chinese agent
No extreme reactions but a solid adventure story that kept me fully engaged.
The reader, Peter Hermann is absolutely outstanding and brings the story to life. His range of character inflection and animation made the book come alive!
Cartec Charlotte, NC
Yes, if Mark Greaney, Lee Child and David Baldacci stopped writing. I have not read any other works by Mr. Coes and I realized that this book was not the first in the series. I expected more character development of the hero. Mr. Coes spent a lot of time developing the villain and very little time on the hero. In my first introduction I found Dewey Andreas to have little humanity, substance or purpose. He was not of the same par with the villain and I found myself understanding the villain and his motives much better than Dewey Andreas. The reader was very good. He was able to convey the action and excitement without distraction.
The villain was the most interesting aspect of the story. If Mr. Coes had not put so much work in his character development the book would have been a dud in my opinion. The least interesting aspect was the hero. I understood his pain but he just didn't come off as if he really was involved in the situation. He got bloody but that was all. There was no humanity within him.
The villain. He was awesome.
Yes, if there was an actor that could correct some of the character flaws in the hero.
Dewey Andreas might be along the lines of the Harvath or Rapp characters, but if one is going to read these type of characters one expects them to be a larger portion of these books. There is too much talk and not enough action in all of these. Some were hard not to stop listening to, just waiting for Andreas to even show up.
Great thriller filled with strong emotional theme and exciting action. Deeply satisfying and patriotic.
The kind of government we can only dream about!