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)
This book rates right up there with the best. The performance was outstanding. If you enjoy thrillers this is one you don't want to miss.
It was my most favorite!!
It started with action right off the bat and continued all the way through the book!
No favorite scenes, loved them all!
I am a Brad Thor and Vince Flynn fan but Ben has become my number one favorite Author. He can't write them fast enough. After listening to the first book I had to listen to them all!!!!!
Best of the genre that I've read.
Most of the better ones in this field still can't avoid a kind of comic book melodrama, but Coes largely sidesteps the cliches and keeps most of the action realistic.
Great narration as well. Peter Hermann does a fantastic job.
Retired. Mom with 4 grown boys. Addicted to audio books also a news junkie. Favorite genres are Sci-fi, prepping, space and apocalyptic.
I have to admit that I re-started three times. I could not get into it. I'm not one to quit a book and I am so glad. Give it a few chapters and it becomes a book you won't want to put down. It was very exciting. It was much better than I expected after reading some of the bad reviews. I thought the narrator was terrific and made a good book even better. His different accents were excellent. It was very clear as to which character was talking. I would definitely recommend this book. I'm anxious to find another of his books to listen to and hopefully with the same narrator.
As a huge fan of Mitch Rapp and Scot Harvath, I can say that Dewey Andreas has also gained a new fan! It's hard not to compare but this was an incredibly well written story! I can't wait to dive into the rest of the series.
Sort of - very promising start but quickly devolves into endless subplots, detailed histories of minor characters, and - my god - pages and pages and pages of boardroom meetings. I often forgot what was going on because Coes takes long and meaningless tangents.
He's competent but has a habit of exhaling loudly after each sentence.
Great story but the authors knowledge of firearms and tactics needs some work.
No problem at all with the narrator.
Yes. A little slow at the beginning but it was needed to set up the story. Hopefully the follow up books will be a little faster into the actual story.
Author needs to do some research on tactics and firearms. Author apparently doesn't know the difference between a "magazine" and a "clip". Also, doesn't know that law enforcement doesn't stand in front of a door or a car trunk when they are searching it for suspects. Ben could use some instruction from people like Brad Thor on how to research a topic to make it realistic. Vince Flynn was also very good at this.
The narrator read every character with a monotone voice. There are so many plots and subplots that I soon got bored and erased the book. Couldn't finish. I'm surprised about the positive reviews.
Try "the rook" if you want a good read
Report Inappropriate Content