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 d’état 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.
Also listen to Power Down.
©2011 Ben Coes (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
It took me a long time to get into this book. Perhaps because Dewey really isn't even mentioned until chapter 15 and because the real action doesn't start until chapter 50, which is almost the end of the book. I thought the first book was great, but I almost gave up on this one. Dewey's character is great and the action when it happens is engaging as well, but based on this one I doubt I'll get another one of these books.
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I don't usually read action books - detective, mystery, action, romance, all have formulas and are completely predictable. But then, I think that's why we enjoy them - temporary retreat from reality. I enjoyed it even more when "The Brink" came on, redoing the plot as a satire.
There were no surprises, no twists, no turns, no mystery so no fun for me. Pretty much just straight forward.
Power Down was a much better story.
More research would have made Coup d'Etat better.
Names were wildly inaccurate. This is India / Pakistan NOT Dubai or Iran.
I lived in India during the the 1971 war and remember the air raid sirens waking us up in the middle of the night warning us about Pakistani planes. The story brought back memories and has the potential to be excellent with some changes.
A character like Dewey would certainly stand out in this area of the world and easily taken out by a sniper in the middle of a war between two countries where almost everyone is 5'6". ;)
No comparison to Mitch Rapp who could blend in and could live among the locals while hunting bad guys.
If you like jack reacher , Mitch rapp , Scott Harvath then you'll love Dewey Andreas . Great book great story . Narrator was not very good at times he sounded like quagmire from family guy , but overall great book . I hope they bring back Peter Herman . Peter Herman is Dewey Andreas just like dick hill is jack reacher
This story kept me so enthralled that I used nearly all my free time to listen to it. The story is truly possible in today's age and the detail created vivid images. The narrator did a good job of differentiating characters, however, the main female character was a bit blurred in both description and variation
Long commutes need something to remove the boredom! Love history, mysteries/thrillers, scifi and bios, but read a little bit of everything.
This was another great Dewey Andreas book, trailing on from the end of the first in the series. Coes does a great job of developing the characters and plots (yes, there are a number of sub-plots intertwining with the main) and David DeVries provides a great narration performance. Can't really say anything bad about this book. Takes some very interesting twists and turns and doesn't entirely end up where you expect it to.
As I keep up with many Character novels (Brad Thor, Vince Flynn, Cussler). Dewey has quickly moved to the top of the list. Ben Coes dies a great job of keeping your attention and tying the plot together.
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