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)
The story went deeper then most. There were side stories and knowable characters that were easy to like
I rarely have time to sit and read a book anymore, audio books fit my lifestyle better.
Right up there with Mitch Rapp
Very good narrator that can keep the listener engaged.
THe climbing of the bluff in the rain and then the descent.
Enjoyed Ben Coes book very much. Listened to it with 3 friends on a road trip and all agreed. This new writer is very engaging and if you are a Flynn or Thor fan, give Coes a try.
Kept the listeners guessing and moved along at a good pace.
Did a good job with all the main characters.
No, breaks are good with unabridged.
You are the sum of what you read!
I was very disappointed. The character was undeveloped and there was too much detail for things that were unimportant to the story and not enough detail regarding that which was very important.
I listened to this book second after listening to the book that continues in the series "Coupe De'etat" Although this would have made a few things a bit more clear in the second book they work just as well out of order.
The book was really very intersting with terriost attacks unlike any you'd ever have considred in the past. A very complex terriost leader who is able to amass great fortune to basically fund some of the most damaging attacks that have long reaching effects on our economy and energy.
I only have two complaints. One is that from ime to time the author would go into such detail about the finance and tracking different strings of finance that it would bog down the story when I was wanting it to get back to the action. This was also down to some extent explaning different aspects of energy. By the second book he seemed to break away from giving way too much information from time to time.
The second thing that really buged me because I heard the second book first...Was the damn Irish accent the reader gave to Jessica who is a major figure in both books. She was supposed to be head of the terriorst devision of the FBI but I never figured how some Irish transplant would end up with a high level position in the FBI.....By the second book she has no accent.....That's why it was so annoying to hear in this book.
All in all a damn interesting book that really helps eat jup a lot of miles going down the road....
The reader was excellent and the story is very possible even though the way it happens is highly unlikely
an action book but holds interest more than most
getting the evil people
no but looked forward to the next part
looking foreward to the next in the series
Yes. The book develops characters that are ideal for sequels.
This is most like Gray Man novels.
Peter Hermann nearly put me to sleep in the first chapters, but the timbre of his voice heightens with the action.
No. This is an audiobook to listen to in increments going to and from work.
The only downside is that there is a little too much detail.
As a professional driver I listen for hours but this has been a magnificent struggle to stay listening. I am usually pretty cautious with my credits but bought at sale price and still feel gyped. There is probably a good story here and as a first in a series I had high hopes. Narration is an art and I will probably never give Peter Hartman another try, no matter what is occurring in the story; be it a gunfight or a boardroom meeting; the inflection never wavers. Perfect diction but absolutely boring delivery.
Yes, a page turner in the style of Ludlum
A little bit predictable, but still enjoyable
Good character discernment
have finished two and working on book three, i hope he keeps writing other series like these
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