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The Last Refuge (Dewey Andreas Series #3)

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  • Posted July 3, 2012

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    I was approached by the author of this book to provide a review

    I was approached by the author of this book to provide a review and it is one time that I am glad I accepted. The book is very appropos to today's events in Iran and what might happen as they seek to develop a nuclear bomb. Dewey Andreas is an ex-special forces indvidual who does work outside of the government. His friend Meir Kohl wants to meet with him in Brooklyn. Kohl and Dewey worked together on a prior mission (one of the author's prior books) and Dewey owes Kohl his life.

    Just before Dewey gets to the meeting, Kohl is kidnapped and whisked off to an Iranian prison. He is a prize for the Iranians because he is the grandson of Golda Meir and had killed some Iranian operatives in the prior mission with Dewey. Dewey wants to launch his own mission to rescue Kohl but he later learns that Kohl had information that Iran had developed a nuclear bomb and plans to smuggle it into Israel for detonation.

    Dewey has to work outside the government because there is a mole inside the Mossad and Dewey is worried that if Iran learns what is going on, they will detonate the bomb prematurely. Dewey undertakes a mission that has undertones of a Die Hard film to do the impossible. That is to both capture the bomb before it goes off and rescue Kohl before he is executed.

    This book had me from start to finish and the author seems to have done a lot of research. The Iranians in the book could be just like the current Iranian President and Imans with only the names changed. I would have given this book a full five stars but the actual mission of Dewey seems a little bit far fetched and at the beginning of the book (the death of the President) really wasn't necessary for the overall story.

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 29, 2012

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    Kohl Meir has come to New York to recruit Dewey Andreas to help

    Kohl Meir has come to New York to recruit Dewey Andreas to help him
    complete a very secret mission. 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 has seen the bomb. Before
    they can meet Meir is kidnapped off the streets of Brooklyn by the
    Iranian Secret Service. They transport him back to Iran where he is
    imprisoned and tortured and now must stand trial. The trial is just for
    show. When found guilty he will be sentenced to death by firing squad.
    Dewey Andreas, a former Army Ranger and Delta, owes his life to Meir and
    his team of Israeli commandos. He is honor bound to save the man that
    saved his life. Even if the prison where he is being held is a fortress
    that makes a rescue virtually impossible. He is also on a quest to get
    rid of the nuclear threat posed by Iran. With a little help from his
    friends he sets off on his most dangerous mission yet. I must first
    say this is my first Ben Coes novel and while part of a series it reads
    satisfactorily as a stand alone, but there are several references to
    events in previous books. This book is quite the tale of covert
    operations and the author has taken a little creative liberty is some
    protocol issues and definitely shows his feelings about the people of
    Iran. Formerly a campaign manager for Mitt Romney back in 2002, I find
    the plot timely and its release a bit politically generated as Mitt
    Romney wants to wage war against Iran as soon as he is elected, which I
    pray never happens. With those issues aside the book is a thrilling
    page turner with many twists and turns. There are several characters to
    keep track of at first but soon the story starts to flow. Dewey is quite
    a hero and you really to want him to succeed in his mission. The fast
    pace does keep you on the edge of your seat. I was surprised on how
    quickly I read this book. Fans of Brad Thor or Vince Flynn, two of my
    husband's favorites, will love this book. I may go back and read the
    first two as I wait for the next installment.

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 26, 2012

    Another Good One

    Just finished all 3 books. Very good with pretty much the same cast of characters, at least the ones that Dewey Andreas didn't kill off previously. Same good flow with almost no slow or dragging areas. The only minimal complaint was the sex scene at the end of the book. Don't have anything against it but just somehow didn't seem to fit and really wasn't the same quality of writing for that area. Could have done without that part. Overall was enjoyable and would recommend.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 12, 2012

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    All of the Dewey Andreas books are very entertaining and very in

    All of the Dewey Andreas books are very entertaining and very informative.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 11, 2012

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    Ben Coes keeps the good novels coming. His main character, Dewey

    Ben Coes keeps the good novels coming. His main character, Dewey Andreas, is just about right for a super hero- and that is believable. He doesn't pull off super stunts that are hard to imagine...oops, wait. Didn't he steal a nuclear bomb? Well, okay, he does super hero stuff. But he does it well, and he does it with other characters that fall into the same class that he is in. I credit author Ben Coes for making his stories credible. For a former speech writer for Mitt Romney, he has had lots of practice trying to make the incredible credible, and it has done him some good as he writes fiction.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 4, 2012

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    The Last Refuge, third in a series featuring former SEAL and Del

    The Last Refuge, third in a series featuring former SEAL and Delta Dewey Andreas, serves both as a platform for the author's right-wing politics and an entertaining thriller for those who prefer the over-the-top action style of Clancy to the more thoughtful, nuanced writing of Furst, le Carre, and Silva. Ben Coes, with his background as a White House speechwriter, infuses the novel with enough authentic-seeming detail about Washington's three-letter agencies and world politics to give his plot a timely, plausible feel.

    Dewey's mission is two-fold. First, he feels duty-bound to rescue Israeli Special Forces officer, Kohl Meir, a man who recently saved Dewey's life. Meir has been kidnapped on American soil by the Iranians and is held in Iran's most secure prison, where he is to be put on trial and executed in a publicized spectacle. But, as if this task weren't challenging enough, Dewey also learns that Iran has completed its first nuclear weapon and has imminent plans to destroy Tel Aviv. Because of a mole in the Israeli Government, who would tip Iran's hand and force immediate detonation of the bomb in the event it becomes apparent that Israel knows of the device, and a new American president who favors diplomacy with Iran, Dewey is forced to undertake his mission without the backing of either the American or Israeli Government.

    Coes follows through with this intriguing set-up quite competently, building suspense and tying up the loose ends in a satisfying resolution. There remains, however, considerable room for improvement in his craft. His use of dialogue tags is excessive, the prose a bit clunky in places, and some of the action scenes involving Dewey too far-fetched to be believable. The ending also feels rushed, as Dewey's ability to extricate himself from his perilous predicament comes across as too facile. In future installments, I'd like to see Coes try to achieve the same suspense through use of intriguing plot device and more believable action sequences, with a little less emphasis on his political leanings. In other words, a little more le Carre and a little less Clancy would make his series more appealing to me.

    -Kevin Joseph, author of "The Champion Maker"

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 23, 2013

    If you love Brad Thor and Vince Flynn Ben Coes is a must read

    If you love Brad Thor and Vince Flynn then you have to add Ben Coes to your list. It is a fast read and keeps you on the edge of your seat.

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