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When a fragile peace breaks down and promptly devolves into a rapidly escalating shooting war between Pakistan and India, the United States is forced to intervene. With only hours remaining before the conflict reaches a deadly point of no return, the White House must find a way to shut it down immediately - or risk the likelihood of a new global war.

A radical cleric has become the democratically elected president of Pakistan and uses a brutal incident in the Kashmir region as an opportunity to ignite war with India. The highly lethal conventional war spins out of control when Pakistan initiates a nuclear attack. India is on the verge of launching their own nuclear response, one that will have unimaginably disastrous results for both the United States and the world at large.

With only one chance to head this off, the president of the United States sends in his best people to do whatever it takes to restore the fragile peace to the region. With the clock ticking and Pakistan in the hands of a religious radical willing to do anything to destroy India, there remains only one viable option: to execute a coup d’état in Pakistan.

There is only one man with the skills and experience to infiltrate the live war theater and remove the Pakistani president from power. Only one man the White House can trust. His name: Dewey Andreas. Now they have to find him before time runs out.

From the author of the critically acclaimed thriller Power Down comes the latest ripped-from-the-headlines novel featuring his indelible and indomitable protagonist, the unforgettable Dewey Andreas.

Also listen to Power Down.
©2011 Ben Coes (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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  • GRAIN VALLEY, MO, United States
  • 10-13-11

Another Exciting Adventure!

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In Coup d'Etat, Ben Coes has written another fast-paced, exciting adventure for Dewey Andreas, the protagonist first introduced in Power Down. Although it is not a necessity to listen to Power Down first, you will get a lot more out of Coup d'Etat if you start from the beginning. David de Vries gives a fantastic performance making the character's easy to identify and follow throughout the story. If you enjoy Vince Flynn, Brad Thor, David Hagberg, Mark Greaney, you will quicly get caught up in Coup d'Etat.

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Good book, just a few small things

This is a great story and I am all for character development but this book details the other characters in the book much more than the main character. ALSO PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF ALL THINGS HOLLY, STOP CALLING THE END OF A FIREARM A “NOZZLE”. The word you are looking for is MUZZLE. Please this makes you look ignorant on one of the main “props” of the subject you are writing about.

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Another fantastic book.

Loved every page, kept you on the edge of your seat. Looking forward to the next book.

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Enjoyable book

I enjoyed this book, but hate the fact the narrator changed. Why can't there be consistency? I'm not sure why the last chapter was added but let's see if it sets up the next book.


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Each book better than the last

Some series struggle with keeping the quality of the story. So far, this just keeps getting better.

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Good but not as great as book one

Good but not as great as book one. It wasn't as tight, and the characters were not developed as well as book one. Still good.

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Can't wait

I am really looking forward to put number 3 to see what Dewey Andreas is up to next

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good everything

everything you would expect from this series...action, suspense, surprises and one bad ass dude. Worth it.

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Good story, performance needed work

Overall the book was good but I agree that his first book was better. The audio book performance for Ben's first book was also better. One of the main characters is an Irish female, and the first performer gave her an Irish accent. She was in this book as well, but she had a normal soft spoken voice that didn't have an Irish accent. In my opinion, this was something that should have been caught and corrected.

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Had to Force myself to finish this one.

Is there anything you would change about this book?

Since I am reading this years, after it came out i know some changes have been made. First and foremost bringing back the original narrator of the first book that give the main character a grit and a hardness. Second, the overall story was okay, one of the major problems would be Dewey not using a code name or at least an alias in a foreign land, which causes problems that would not happen in real life. The other thing I would change, the whole relationship that came out of nowhere, They made Jessica a sappy school girl. I felt like it was a completely different author who wrote the second book, never even reading the first book.

What do you think your next listen will be?

The third book, and I am hoping to God they bring it back to the greatness that was the first book. I am treating book two like I would Rocky V. We know it exist but we don't acknowledge it. Ever.

Would you be willing to try another one of David de Vries’s performances?

I would give him a chance, he just didn't set the right tone for the characters. Not his fault the author went all Twilight with the two main characters. His voice just did not work, his take on the characters was not right.