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)
If you can absorb the character and plot building for the first few chapters you will be well rewarded.
If you like Vince Flynn's Mitch Rapp character meet his brother by another mother!
Couldn't stop listening, on the edge of my seat all the while driving to Salt Lake. Had to turn it off and grab some sleep. Couldn't wait to get some breakfast hit the road and turn the action back on!
So many twists, great plot, great characters. Ben Coes has nailed Drew Andreas as the new Sheriff in town.
The grimm reapers name is Drew Andreas!
Payback is on it's way from just outside the country!
Two Thumbs Up!
Great story, written on a grand scale, with likeable (and unlikeable) characters that are well developed. Will definitely read and listen to more of Ben Coes' novels.
no. Writing leaves much to be desired, story is silly, and narration doesn't improve the read. Better to wait for the next book by Daniel Silva.
Kept waiting for it to get better..
This is for sure a top 10 book in terms of characters and story line. I've read/listened to all the Vince Flynn book, many Brad Thor books etc and this book hangs with the best of them.
If you enjoy, Vince Flynn, Brad Thor and Lee Child, you'll like this book.
1. He oversold it. He didn't need to read the chapter headings like batman talks to the Joker. It was a little much.
2. The way he narrated for the characters did not match what was happening in the book. The book would state that a certain phrase was screamed or yelled by the character, but the narrator decided to use a low intense voice thru clinched teeth. If the character is yelling in the book, the narrator should reflect that to a certain degree.
3. Speaking of clinched teeth. There was way too much of that going on. I would suggest the narrator use that technique sparingly.
I loved how all the story lines interacted with each other in a realistic and clear manner. Many times books can get too complicated but the author did a great job of keeping things clear and manageable.
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