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)
What a ridiculous hero who would believe all those adventures I couldn't take it seriously, his injuries which he operated on himself ridiculous!
Won't be buying any more of Ben coes books!
A must read/listen for all you action/thriller junkies out there. Dewey packs a punch! A perfect introduction to Ben Coes. Also, read by the amazing Peter Hermann bringing the action to life.
I found it not drawing be back in, but the intelligence the author brings the story is intriguing. Reminds me more of Gabriel Alon than Mitch Rapp. While the character is the constant, it's not the real story.
Technically extremely accurate. Great character development. A very realistic and extremely scary scenario. Love the terrorist, business, world travel aspect of the book.
this book is read way to slow. first time ever that I had to speed up to 1.25 or 1
50 to keep interest. the book itself is nice though. the narrator is the issue
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!
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