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With time running out to stop the nuclear destruction of Tel Aviv, Dewey Andreas must defeat his most fearsome opponent yet.

Off a quiet street in Brooklyn, New York, Israeli Special Forces commander Kohl Meir is captured by operatives of the Iranian secret service, who smuggle Meir back to Iran, where he is imprisoned, tortured, and prepared for a show trial. What they don’t know is that Meir was in New York to recruit Dewey Andreas for a secret operation.

Meir had been tipped off that Iran had finally succeeded in building their first nuclear weapon, one they were planning to use to attack Israel. His source was a high-level Iranian government official and his proof was a photo of the bomb itself. Dewey Andreas, a former Army Ranger and Delta, owes his life to Meir and his team of Israeli commandos. Now, to repay his debt, Dewey has to attempt the impossible - to both rescue Meir from one of the world’s most secure prisons and to find and eliminate Iran’s nuclear bomb before it’s deployed - all without the help or sanction of Israel or America (at the near certain risk of detection by Iran).

Unfortunately, Dewey’s first moves have caught the attention of Abu Paria, the brutal and brilliant head of VEVAK, the Iranian secret service. Now Dewey has to face off against, outwit, and outfight an opponent with equal cunning, skill, and determination, with the fate of millions hanging in the balance.

©2012 Ben Coes (P)2012 Macmillan Audio

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  • Thelma
  • Watkinsville, GA, United States
  • 07-30-12

If you like Vince Flynn you will enjoy Ben Coes

Would you consider the audio edition of The Last Refuge to be better than the print version?

I am hooked on audio and very seldom buy the print version.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Dewey, there would be no book without him.

What does Peter Hermann bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I like the way the narrators interpret the authors story.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes

Any additional comments?

I hope Ben Coes has more Dewey Andres stories<br/>

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  • Biff
  • Fort Atkinson, WI
  • 07-15-12

Awesome book!

The Last Refuge is a KILLER book. It had me at the edge of my seat all the way through the book! Great action adventure!

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The Best Counter-Terrorism Novel Yet

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Absolutely. I've read or listened to pretty much every popular counter-terrorism novel out there, including all of Vince Flynn's and Daniel Silva's, to name two of my favorites, and Coes' first two Dewey Andreas novels. The Last Refuge is the best yet. It is full of realistic and memorable characters -- I hope and assume we will be seeing more of some of them (besides Andreas) in future novels -- and the plot is superb. There is almost nothing in the book that could not actually happen, especially given the twisted and duplicitous nature of the Iranian leadership. Without undermining the entertainment aspect, the book also makes some important political statements, including especially Andreas' answer to the CIA Director's question (at the end) about the biggest threats facing America, and the Director's response to Andreas' answer.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Last Refuge?

The whole novel is memorable. The action and suspense starts out at a high pace and never relents.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It made me very grateful to the real-life heroes who are fighting this war for us.

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  • Walter
  • Richmond, VA, United States
  • 07-12-12

New Hero

Where does The Last Refuge rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Top 10%. Really enjoy Dewey's character and the development of the surrounding characters.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Dewey. Cause he would do anything for his family, friends and country.

Which scene was your favorite?

When Meir was on trial in the Iranian court room. When he told Abu Paria that he was afraid to fight him man to man.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

No the whole book was filled with good moments.

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Great and current Story

Where does The Last Refuge rank among all the audiobooks you???ve listened to so far?

in the top 3, only Vince Flynn and Brad Thor rival his Books

What other book might you compare The Last Refuge to and why?

all of Vince Flynn's, because they keep you on the edge of your seat and do so from the beginning, no 10 chapter boring intro

Which scene was your favorite?

the end scene when the Hostage is saved and the Iranians have the fake Bomb

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

yes

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  • Wayne
  • Matthews, NC
  • 05-10-16

Another great Dewey Andras espionage thriller!!

I was fortunate to run across and listen to the first Dewey Andras novel, Power Down, when it was published in 2010. I'm now catching up with reviews of the best espionage thrillers I listened to prior to beginning to write reviews at Audible. By the way, Ben Coes' next Dewey Andras thriller, First Strike, will be released on June 28, 2016.

In The Last Refuge Kohl Meir, leader of Israeli special forces, is kidnapped in New York City by Iranian operatives where he went to, among other things, enlist the help of Dewey Andras with an operation. Meir is moved to a prison in Iran where he is tortured and placed in a show trial for spying. Andras' mission is to enter Iran and free Meir. The background is that Iran is seeking to fabricate justification to destroy Israel with nuclear bombs.

This is a great espionage thriller! It's made even better by the return of Peter Hermann to narrate the series.

Very highly recommended!

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  • Jack
  • Waxahachie, TX, United States
  • 07-17-17

Best one yet! Thoroughly enjoyed it.

I have come to the point of elevating Ben Coes to the level of the late Vince Flynn, Mark Greaney, and Jonathan Mayberry. Attention to detail matters to me if I am to invest my time in a story or series. Looking forward to the next one.

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good narration

loved Peter hermann, so glad they brought him back, the guy from book 2 just didn't feel right

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Great read

Dewey at is usual best, a bit exaggerated, but still vey fun. I recommend it for Coes fans.

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  • Robert
  • AUSTIN, TX, United States
  • 07-10-12

Relevant Fiction, Entertaining But Flawed

Would you try another book from Ben Coes and/or Peter Hermann?

I would consider another book from this author. His basic cast of characters are really good though I hated to see the demise of President Rob Alears (Sp?) I thought the narrator did an excellent job with voices and story intent. <br/><br/>Recognizing the author's background, I understand his politics but, for me, the Mitt Romney piece at the end was unnecessary and a bit of a turn-off. I liked the Isreali, Cole Meir but I thought his "final solution" was a little over the top. Coes' few Dewey Andreas sex scenes and occasional physical descriptions could have also been better ... not necessarily toned down ... just a little more refined.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful