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First Strike Audiobook

First Strike: A Thriller

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Deep within the Pentagon, a covert multibillion arms-for-influence program was created. The objective was to protect the United States and its allies from terrorist acts by secretly enabling a handpicked 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' funding, but his cover is blown midoperation, 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' munitions were indeed provided by America itself.

This information arrives in time to for the US 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.

©2016 Ben Coes (P)2016 Macmillan Audio

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    shelley Raleigh, NC 06-28-16
    shelley Raleigh, NC 06-28-16 Member Since 2010
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    "Ben Coes keeps getting BETTER & BETTER!"
    Any additional comments?

    I'm only about 1/2 way done with this book and had to write a review in defense of some ratings that were left early on. I don't know how anyone could have left poor ratings early this morning only hours after the release of this book with no explanation why. I was really expecting a DUD!
    I must say this (in my opinion) and again I'm not done, is probably the best in the Dewey Andreas series. Since I started listening this book has captured my attention and won't let go. I have refused to answer my phone because I don't want to stop listening. IT'S THAT GOOD!
    I'm not going to recap the story since you can read the summary yourself and to state anymore that that would spoil this fantastic book for someone else. The action is nonstop and believable. I think it is obvious from the writing that the author has experience in combat situations and his writing demonstrates this. I am so impressed with this book I just can't say enough about it.

    Peter Hermann did a Fantastic job narrating this as well as the other books in this series.

    In my opinion this is probably the BEST action packed book so far this year!
    HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!
    If you found this review helpful please indicate so. Thank You.

    39 of 42 people found this review helpful
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    Sally 07-08-16
    Sally 07-08-16 Member Since 2011
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    "His best book ever"

    I have listened to all of the Dewey Andreas series and this was the best one ever. I could not quit listening. It was full of twists and turns, different stories happening all over the world, but all tied together. It was his best thriller ever. I will recommend this to all my friends as a great summer read. Can't wait for the next one!

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Wayne Matthews, NC 06-28-16
    Wayne Matthews, NC 06-28-16 Member Since 2016

    I love espionage, legal, and detective thrillers but listen to most genres. Very frequent reviews. No plot spoilers! Please excuse my typos!

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    "Best espionage thriller in a long, long time!"

    Congratulations, Shelley, you got the first review of this wonderful book! First Strike is Ben Coes' sixth novel in the Dewey Andras series. Every one has been terrific, but this one is special in the amount of sheer suspense it delivers. First Strike is a must read page turner that should not be missed. Peter Hermann does a wonderful job of narration. I RECOMMEND this book without reservation.

    19 of 21 people found this review helpful
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    Tarango Pearland, TX, United States 08-14-16
    Tarango Pearland, TX, United States 08-14-16 Member Since 2010

    Tell us about yourself!

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    "Another Great Book That'll Keep you Wanting More"
    If you could sum up First Strike in three words, what would they be?

    Twists and Turns.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of First Strike?

    Being Stuck Alive in that tunnel, WOW, great story!


    What does Peter Hermann bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    As always, great narrator


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Dewey, a human being ???? A real person with feelings??


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    John GILROY, CA, United States 08-13-16
    John GILROY, CA, United States 08-13-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Super "

    Scary idea. Well written and read. Will likely listen to it again. I recommend this program.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    ChamitoLoco 08-10-16
    ChamitoLoco 08-10-16

    International Travel. Where are we going next?

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    "Dewey does it again"
    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    YES!!!!


    What does Peter Hermann bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Narrator one of the best in the industry. Love the interactions between characters during tense times


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    The type of book makes my long walks very enjoyable. I think people do think that I am nuts when suddenly they hear me laughing or pumping a fist up in the air. GO Dewey:-)


    Any additional comments?

    Dewey Andreas belongs right there with the likes of Mitch Rapp, John Wells, Gabriel Allon Scot Harvath, Lucas Davenport and Virgil Flowers. ALL GREAT!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Allyson Lehi, UT, United States 08-08-16
    Allyson Lehi, UT, United States 08-08-16
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    "Highly Recommended"

    No complaints here. Met my expectations. I am excited to read the next one. I would love a spin-off series with Cole Meir as the protagonist.

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    Nick 07-07-16
    Nick 07-07-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Best Yet"

    Very good story line. Very thought provoking to anyone who thinks that this can never happen here. I was a little disappointed at how the story came to the final conclusion very quickly. I expected more interaction between Duey and the extremists. can not wait for the next installment.

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    Colin 06-30-16
    Colin 06-30-16 Member Since 2014
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    "fantastically fantastical "

    easily the best book of year Ben Coes brings everything to the table with this book and the narrator certainly does not disappoint

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    mikem upstate NY 07-10-16
    mikem upstate NY 07-10-16 Member Since 2011
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    "a riveting story but to much gore. excellent perfo"

    great story very current. too many gory details (some hard to believe).excellent reading. I just purchased another Ben Coes book.

    5 of 8 people found this review helpful

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