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)
Believable, very realistic without moments of "Why did he write that?".
Yes, completely. Because there were so many sub stories and pathways to the end. I think that's one of the ways to keep me interested. Each path was interesting and exciting.
Dewey Andreas' resilience during the siege at the oil platform
Missed the emotional goodies if Marks and Andreas could have met at the finish. I'm a fan of team work. Especially if they all get along; Andreas, Jessica, etc as the team.
I have worked off shore numerous times. So I was intrigued from that standpoint, but once past that point, it just got better and better.Ben Coes intertwines the plot and characters in a way I may not have heard before. Excellent. If you like a book that is well cast which in turn ties todays real life headlines with a blend of fiction, this is it. Highly recommended. Can't wait to listen to the next one in the series.
Dewey Andreas of course. He is the central character and becomes a legend.
I can't believe I waited so long to read this after Vince Flynn recommended it. This was action from start to finish with a plot that was bigger than life. If this is Ben Coes first book I can't wait for the rest. Dewey is here to stay.
Not in my case. I enjoy listening better then reading.
Surprised about what happened at the Bath Iron Works plant.
The lack of emotion of the mole, just about the money.
Constant action holds the reader.
Absolutely, great story and nail biting changes. I sat in my car on several occasions waiting for the next chapter.
The inner conflict with Dewey and the country that betrayed him. Boy did the terrorist make a mistake when they that came after him.
It was great. He kept the accents right and not too overpowering. He was a little rough with Dewey's voice but it drew the whole thing together.
From beginning to end, it was great.
Can't wait to see how the story goes.
Story line, characters and narrator, Peter Hermann
Going way back to one of my all time favorites, in terms of exciting, Nelson DeMille's Mayday, I would rate this book up there. I have read many, many exciting books and I would rate this one among the top 20 (and that says a lot).
I also have many favorites among narrators such as Scott Brick and Peter Hermann is definitely now one of my top favorites. He does character voices extremely well and the tone quality of his voice is excellent. He brings to life each character in the book.
yes, but probably impossible. I go through a lot of audio books as I walk my dogs 7 miles six days a week and I only listen to books that are at least 10+ hours long. Each walk is about 2hrs 45 min, therefore the need for interesting, long books. I LOVE audio books!! Been a member since it was Books on Tape, 18+ years ago.
what more is there to say
Ben Coes's debut Power Down is an exciting political thriller in the class of the late, great Vince Flynn. Coes's protagonist Duey Andreas is in the same vein of Flynn's Mitch Rapp. What makes this novel so excellent and intriguing is the villains and the realistic complexity of their motives and methods. If you like Vince Flynn, be sure and check out Ben Coes debut novel. I look forward to reading his next books.
Thrilling, tense, excitement.
Any Brad Thor or Vince Flynn books. Similar type of character and plots.
No, it's like 16 hours!
Yes. This is a really good story has many parts and more realist of something that could happen. Even though a bit far fetched, the over all concept of reactive vs pro active is good.
Action from start to finish and well put together story.
Excitment from start to end.
Worth the coins.
Fun read and good plot. Found some of the situations a little hard to believe that they would actually happen.
Probably read the second book in the series just to see how he incorporates Dewey into another world terror plot.
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