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 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.
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. In this conflict, there are only two possible outcomes. And only one Dewey Andreas.
©2013 Ben Coes (P)2013 Macmillan Audio
I have been working my way through a lot of thriller authors and Ben Coes is hands down my favorite. The characters are brought to life and each of them seems plausible and realistic. His stories never lag but are always moving. I like the way he jumps from scene to scene and yet the cohesiveness of the story is always maintained. Ben…hurry and write some more!!!!
Dewey Andreas is my favorite hero. He struggles with his emotions, he is tough but approachable, committed to friendship, loyal, patriotic, bad ass but funny, tough as nails but tender when needed. He is the most well rounded action hero thus far in my listening library ( and it is a big one)
I am an audible book addict and especially with mysteries and thrillers. Peter Hermann is the BEST narrator that I have ever heard. I love the way he uses different accents, inflections,pauses and characteristics to differentiate each character. I hope to hear more of him in the future!!!!
One of my complaints with the heroes in these tough guy action stories is that they are so unemotional and dysfunctional that they will never have a long term committed relationship with a woman. In this story the readers get to see the grief and agony that Dewey experiences and that makes the hero much more realistic. It just makes me root for him all the more.
I can't wait till the next one and I hope Ben Coes uses the same narrator because he is PERFECT.
This is Very fast paced. Somewhat predictable at times but very enjoyable nonetheless.
*Spoiler*. When Dewey's fiancé is murdered. I was expecting it to happen as the story was building up to this happening. With their wonderful and romantic day together, the listener just knows it's not in the cards for Dewey to live happily ever after.
This is such s good series. Very well written with very detailed plots that are often intricate and complicated. Dewey can be a little unrealistic at times with his consistent narrow escapes. However, this is fiction and should be viewed as such, if the listener wants reality a history book would suffice.
Ben Coes needs more books. More Dewey. This book is the best but very sad at times for what Dewey goes through. But in the end The hero comes out on top but is left with the scars of an emotional struggle that is worse than anything Dewey has endured to date. Mr. Coes hurry up with Book five.
Ben Coes is the top dog in the espionage terrorism genre right now. Dewey Andreas is as bad as they come. If the country is in trouble better call Dewey. Just don't let him care about you. Great books. Every one is fantastic.
I have to say I had just listened to 2 books from my favorite authors and were slightly disappointed with them. So when I downloaded this I had low expectations. This was a GREAT book for engaging, I laughed out loud when the hockey scene played out. This book really kept me n the edge of my seat and the narrator did a fantastic job of adding inflection and "grit" to his voice of the main character to help you really feel the emotion of the story. I highly recommend this one!!!!
An avid listener of Audible whether I'm driving, cleaning or cooking. My children are frequently telling me to remove my earbuds!
I am missing Vince Flynn and Mitch Rapp! When I found Ben Coes and Dewey Andreas I was hopeful that I'd found a new series to make up for losing Flynn and Rapp. Dewey is certainly a strong character, but his escape from China really pushed the envelope on the believable. Coes' choice of character to kill off was a huge disappointment. I wonder why male authors of this genre so often find it necessary to remove a significant female from the story. Maybe they aren't good at writing the feminine role!?
The character of Dewey Andreas gets more developed.
There are other books in the genre, but Dewey Andreas has carved out his own niche that sets him apart from other main characters like James Bond, Jack Reacher or Mitch Rapp. He is unique and it's not just his name.
Many different scenes, but playing hockey with the President is something that sort of sticks with you and it's really not that hard to imagine it happening in real life.
For some reason the death of a really minor character Annastasia sticks with me. It's strange how some things are more memorable than others for no particular reason that you can identify.
I could see the death of one of the characters coming a mile away. It's like the scene in a movie where a cop retires. You know what is going to happen next.
Anyway it doesn't ruin the book, I just hate it when I already know what's going to happen. Maybe other people aren't as in tune to these things as me, I'm really not sure.
The main character does some incredible things, but the book never loses it's real quality. What I mean is, aside from dodging a few more bullets than humanly possible, the characters and events have a genuine quality that you don't get out of every book. You know it is fiction, but you believe it represents a realistic vision of how it could be.
The most memorable moment of the book was the battle on the German highway. It was fast, engaging, heroic and quite unbelievable. But it was still a blast to listen to largely because it was easy to visualize it as in a movie.
Some reviewers have praised this series as a new replacement for the Mitch Rapp series with the passing of author Vince Flynn. Ben Coes' character Dewey Andreas is compelling, but quite different. One challenge is that a core element of this story is very similar to one from a Flynn book, but not as effective or executed as well in the story. It was also completely predictable (that element). Good book and definitely worth reading, though.
Finished all four of the Dewey Andreas series, Book 1 was the most realistic as he author was in the energy field so it was very detailed and realistic, the other 3 we all good listens.
The author is very pro Israel and his treatment of Arab or Muslim characters if very one dimensional espsecially when compared to other authors of the same genre. He stories are entertaining though and hard to put down. I think the author needs to spend some time in some Muslim countries if he wants to improve this flaw in his stories.
Plot twists, personal interactions all fit nicely.
The Hockey Game!! Laughed!!!!
Ben Coes is fairly new to me.. I have listened to all 4 of his books and LOVE them all. Dewey is a BAD DUDE!! LISTEN IN ORDER so you can get all the back story!!
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