Introducing a major new thriller writer - in the vein of Vince Flynn and Brad Thor - and an electrifying character, Dewey Andreas.
A major North American hydroelectric dam is blown up and the largest off-shore oil field in this hemisphere is destroyed in a brutal, coordinated terrorist attack. But there was one factor that the terrorists didn’t take into account when they struck the Capitana platform off the coast of Colombia - slaughtering much of the crew and blowing up the platform - and that was the Capitana crew chief, Dewey Andreas.
Dewey, former Army Ranger and Delta, survives the attack, rescuing as many of his men as possible. But the battle has just begun. While the intelligence and law enforcement agencies scramble to untangle these events and find the people responsible, the mysterious figure of Alexander Fortuna - an agent embedded into the highest levels of American society and business - sets into play the second stage of these long-planned attacks. The only fly in the ointment is Dewey Andreas - who is using all his long-dormant skills to fight his way off the platform, then out of Colombia and back to the U.S., following the trail of terrorists and operatives sent to stop him.
Power Down is a gripping, compelling debut thriller from a powerful new author, an amazing talent certain to join the ranks of the genre’s finest writers.
BONUS AUDIO: includes a conversation with the author and Mitt Romney.
©2010 Ben Coes (P)2010 Macmillan Audio
"Coes pumps new heat, blood, and flat-out action into a well-worn premise--terrorists are out to break America by attacking its energy resources--in his frighteningly plausible thriller debut." (Publishers Weekly)
"With a gripping story, compelling characters, a relentless pace and nerve-wracking suspense, Power Down is one of the must-read thrillers of the year." (Vince Flynn, New York Times best-selling author of Pursuit of Honor)
I am shocked that this dross got such stellar reviews from so many. Perhaps it could have been better supported by a better narrator. I have recently listened to Washington: a Life, The Last Detective (Crais...similiar only in genre) and The Gone Away World. This book isn't even on the same planet as any of the aforementioned or fifty others i have heard. I will, from now on, assume reviews are specious at best.
I'm not sure I would have had the same experience reading this book as I had listening to it, but if I had been reading it I wouldn't have passed multiple gas stations when I really needed to stop and fill up. I was so engrossed in the book that I almost ran out of fuel on the drive home! This was definitely an exciting story, and kept me listening in the driveway. I loved this book, and can't wait to read the next.
The narrator is one of the best I've ever heard!
I don't want to give anything away.
He doesn't overdramatize the inflections, which I prefer. He does a great job of differentiating the characters.
Senior Cit with ADHD?
I was surprised to find no romance tucked away somewhere. But, it was an exciting story with vivid characters. Overall, this was an action-packed listen that you'll enjoy.
I'd love to have heard a bit more vocal variation in the narration.
Say something about yourself!
This is my first Ben Coes listen and I am hooked. I have the remaining two books now. I am a Mitch Rapp fan and this guy would fit in nicely in his company. The narrator was perfect and the flow of the book starts slow but builds until you can feel your heart beat as you listen to each word.
The Tip Just Got Sharper!
The story builds in an unlikely place graduely moving you to the center stage. The twists are unexpected and exciting.
I am hooked on my books. I love to take my camper up north and spend the weekend sitting out doors with a drink , watching my dogs
I HAVE NO MORE VINCE FLYNN BOOKS TO READ SO I HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR A WHILE NOW. IF YOUR LIKE ME WITH MITCH RAPP YOUR GOING TO LOVE THIS BOOK.
LOOKING FORWARD TO THE NEXT TWO.
I'm a huge Vince Flynn fan and now I'm a Ben Coes fan. Flynn does an amazing job of having his superhero not do things out of the realm of possibility. I feel like Coes maybe let it get a little out of hand sometimes. Just a little to close to death and then JUST making it. However it didn't ruin anything for me and I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I loved the narrator and was disappointed to see he doesn't narrate the next two Coes books (which I downloaded immediately after listening to this one).
Action packed patriotism
A really fun spy thriller that makes you not want to stop listening! However, a bit predictable and cheesy at some points. It is more of an action thriller than a great spy novel.
If you like Vince Flynn, Brad Thor and the like, Ben Coes will interest you. Good story, well read, and kept my interest throughout.
In the 70th percentile.
Fast paced and a lot of action.
His style was gripping and the cadence of his narrative kept your attention.
Good all around read.
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