Coup d'Etat (Dewey Andreas Series #2)

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Coup d'Etat

Ben Coes 

When a fragile peace breaks down between Pakistan and India, the United States is forced to intervene. When a rapidly escalating war threatens to engulf the entire region, the president must find a way to shut it down immediately?or else face total destruction for the world at large.

With the clock ticking and Pakistan in the hands of a religious radical willing to do anything and ...

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Overview

Coup d'Etat

Ben Coes 

When a fragile peace breaks down between Pakistan and India, the United States is forced to intervene. When a rapidly escalating war threatens to engulf the entire region, the president must find a way to shut it down immediately—or else face total destruction for the world at large.

With the clock ticking and Pakistan in the hands of a religious radical willing to do anything and risk everything to achieve his deadly plan, there is only one man with the skills and experience to infiltrate the live war theater and successfully execute a nearly impossible, unbelievably daring plan. His name: Dewey Andreas. His mission: to remove the Pakistani president from power. Now all the White House has to do is find him…before time runs out.

 

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Coes's exciting sequel to Power Down explores an all-too-plausible conflict in Asia. A radical cleric, in one of his first actions as Pakistan's new president, drops a nuclear bomb on India, its giant neighbor and rival. American leaders fear a domino scenario that could pit the U.S. against China militarily. Series hero Dewey Andreas, a former Delta Force officer who's been lying low in Australia, receives the call to assemble a small team of specialists and use whatever means necessary to get rid of the Pakistani president and install the U.S.'s handpicked successor—all within 48 hours. As India itches to retaliate with its own nukes, Andreas must find a way to worm his way into the halls of Pakistani power while also warding off a well-funded terrorist group run by a Syrian financier devoted to violent Islamic revolt. Though too predictable at points, the plot sizzles with action, and the details have an authentic ring that put this thriller a cut above the pack. (Oct.)
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COUP D’ÉTAT

“High concept meets high octane in this brilliantly executed thriller. Envision Clancy, Forsyth, and le Carré all writing in their prime…then kick in the boosters. Coup d’État is fantastic and Ben Coes blows the competition away!”—#1 New York Times bestselling author Brad Thor

“This exciting sequel to Power Down explores an all-too-plausible conflict…the plot sizzles with action, and the details have an authentic ring that put this thriller a cut above the pack.”
Publishers Weekly

 

“Will keep you up at night—first with the titillation of a great read, then with dread that Ben’s plot might not be all that imaginary. A sumptuous dessert for a thriller reader.”—Brian Haig, author of The Capitol Game

Power Down

Power Down is terrific! 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. Don’t miss this debut of novelist Ben Coes and the introduction of Dewey Andreas—you’ll devour this one and wait anxiously for their return.”—Vince Flynn, New York Times bestselling author of Pursuit of Honor

“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

I loved Power Down! It’s a fresh, exciting thriller and the action scenes are big, vivid and authentic, at times even breathtaking. An impressive debut for Ben Coes. I was blown away.”
—David Morrell, New York Times bestselling author of Creepers and creator of Rambo

“A ripping thriller from an exciting new novelist. Power Down kept me glued, turning the pages.  Lots of action, a terrific hero, and a slimy villain—thrillers don't get any better.”—Stephen Coonts, New York Times bestselling author of The Disciple

Power Down marks the emergence of a major new talent in the political thriller genre—no small feat in a field already packed with big names like Vince Flynn, Brad Thor, and David Baldacci. In terms of sheer entertainment value, author Ben Coes and his hero, the unusually but memorably named Dewey Andreas, are easily and immediately competitive with the very best the thriller field has to offer.”—Fiction Addict

“One of those rare, glue-in-your-seat books. Sit down, pick it up, and start reading. You aren’t going anywhere for anything until you finish it.”—Bookreporter.com

Library Journal
A former speechwriter for George H.W. Bush, Coes snared thriller readers with his tough and bloody Power Down. Here, Power protagonist Dewey Andreas is asked to stage a coup that will unseat the new Pakistani president, an extremist cleric. So what else is new? For all slam-bang lovers.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781455827459
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio
  • Publication date: 10/11/2011
  • Series: Dewey Andreas Series , #2
  • Format: MP3 on CD
  • Edition description: Unabridged
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Ben Coes has worked at the White House as a speechwriter for the administrations of President Ronald Reagan and President George H.W. Bush. Coes subsequently wrote speeches for Texas oilman billionaire T. Boone Pickens. For more than a decade, Coes has been in private industry, where he is a partner at The Mustang Group LLC. He served as campaign manager for Mitt Romney’s successful run for Governor of Massachusetts and was subsequently invited to be a Visiting Fellow at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. A graduate of Columbia College, where he won the prestigious Bennett Cerf Memorial Prize for Fiction during his senior year, Ben lives in the Boston area with his wife and four children.
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  • Posted October 29, 2011

    Give me More!!!

    Every bit as good as Vince Flynn. Mr. Coes first two books in this series are great. They keep you glued to the pages with all the twists and turns a good novel should. I love to read a story that is not predictable. A story where sometimes the good guys don't make all the right choices but some how regroup in the end to save the day. I look forward to reading every book in this series and to watch the characters come and go. You won't be disappointed. I would recommend that if you want to read Mr. Coes you start with the first book in the series to see how it all gets started.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 10, 2011

    Highly recommended.

    If you enjoyed this author's first book "Power Down", you will also enjoy this read. Ben Coes is right up there with Thor and Flynn.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 9, 2011

    Giggle recommended....

    Ben did a great second book.... Well written and a good build up of suspence ...

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 8, 2011

    Terrific follow-up to POWER DOWN. LOVED it!

    I loved this book, even more than Power Down, which I loved a lot. Mr. Coes's writing is more nuanced, complex, and the plot is harrowing and just brilliant. Dewey is the greatest. America has 48 hours to remove the president of Pakistan. They send Dewey. Need I say more? Coes takes you inside the actual coup d'etat, which is fascinating! The violence and tension, as with Power Down, build and build and build until you think you're going to explode.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 29, 2011

    Highly recommend, excellent read

    Sometimes with new authors they have a hard time following up on a great first book, that was not the case here. Ben gives you another great thrilling read with Coup D'Etat. If you like action, thriller, and great hero books, this is for you. I am really looking forward to his next book, it can't come too soon.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 27, 2011

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    Dewey Andreas tries to qeull attacks after nuclear bomb is set off

    Sometimes the word "WOW" is used in extravagance, but not with this book! Ben Coes wrote his first book, "Power Down" and it was one of the best, most thrilling and engrossing stories I have read. This new book is of the same quality or, if possible, even better. It brings back the main character from the first book, Dewey Andreas, who is a master of all actions when it comes to helping his nation. He had been highly trained in all phases of super warfare such as Seals and Rangers are. The main story takes place in India and Pakistan but the interaction goes all over the world. Dewey had settled in secretively in Australia knowing that Aswan Fortuna was constantly searching for him. He had huge sums of reward money for anyone that could catch Dewey and 'dispose' of him. Fortuna's two sons were loaded with money too but one son, Alexander, had been killed while the remaining son, Nebuchar, roamed free. All the Fortuna's were wanted by the United States, dead or alive. Aswan Fortuna controlled or influenced many governments mostly with his money. He speaks and they jump. Fortuna had hired specialized killers to track down Dewey no matter where they could find him, if they could find him! Jessica Tanzer was the national security advisor to President Allaire. Her advice went very far in most all of the cabinet meetings. Jessica also had a relationship with Dewey that set sparks off when either name was mentioned to each of them. Their long distance relationship made life hard for them but they knew that security demanded that distance with Dewey being a hunted man. Fortuna was very influential with Pakistan's leader as well as others in the Asian area. He did all he could to change that part of the world to Muslim. Once again his money spoke tons of words and advice to any leader of a nation who could be influenced easily. Hostilities increased quickly between India and Pakistan. So many were killed, civilians as well as military. Attacks were launched increasingly and more deadly. It didn't take long for Pakistan to drop a nuclear bomb on a small town in India wiping out the entire town killing thousands of civilians. When the news spread around the world of this horrific attack, the rest of the world knew something had to be done to stop this before it grew beyond belief with much of the world being attacked, killed, and left uninhabitable. The citizens of India wanted revenge but the Indian Cabinet had to make that decision. The United States government contacted the Indian president asking for calm thinking but India was reluctant since they were the nation attacked and with all the casualties. Eventually the thought of a Cou D'état was brought up by the United States so the Pakistani President would be "removed" and replaced by a leader chosen by the United States. After much convincing, during a meeting of the United States top officials with India's top leaders, India said they would give the matter 48 hours before they would retaliate with nuclear weapons on Pakistan. Of course nothing was mentioned about a Cou D'état to India. Enter Dewey and hand selected men to track down one of the three men thought to be good to lead Pakistan after their president was removed from office. Dewey and those three highly trained men proceeded on their mission going into and out of danger constantly. If you think I am going to reveal any more of this super story, you might want to sell ice in Anta

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2011

    WOW!! If you LIKED Power Down! You are going to love this

    Mr. Coes is going to be around for a long time. This is going To be one hell of a movie...... Scott G Gilbert, Arizina

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 16, 2011

    Highly Recommended

    This book was great. Action from cover to cover. If you liked Power Down then you will love this book. Can't wait until the next one.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 1, 2011

    Highly recommend

    Was a very good book once you got started. Read the first Dewy book and could not wait for the second one to come out. Was not disappointed. After got started read it in a day.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 16, 2011

    Good read

    This another can't put down book. Can't wait for the third novel.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 15, 2011

    If you like Vince Flynn...

    ...you'll like Ben Coes.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 11, 2011

    GOOD READ

    I want to know: when is story # 3 coming out. The pace is quick. The seemingly unconnected story lines all draw together neatly with a couple of surprise twists. The closure of this story leaves an entry to the next episode.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 22, 2011

    Breathtaking, Can't Put it Down Keeper!!

    Dewey Andreas returns as the incomparable, get it done, hero charged with an impossible task to keep two countries from initiating a nuclear armageddon.
    Don't we all wish we had a Dewey in our lives!
    The only drawbacks to this book are having work interfere with reading it and having to wait another year or so for another of Ben Coe's masterpieces.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 23, 2013

    If you love Vince Flynn and Brad Thor you really have to add Ben

    If you love Vince Flynn and Brad Thor you really have to add Ben Coes to you list. Great Read keeps you on the edge of your seat.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 20, 2013

    ENTERTAINING READ

    Nicely written. The book was tough to put down.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 8, 2013

    Great read. Better than the first book.

    Great read. Better than the first book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 8, 2013

    Highly recommenended

    It could be applied as a real situation

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2013

    Action

    Lots of action, well written, great plot, entertaining, its like reading vince flynn and brad thor rolled into one book

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 2, 2011

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    Gosh, I Wonder If He Will Win

    The trouble with good guy novels like this one, where one individual must save the world since no one else is capable of it, is that we always know how it is going to turn out. Every battle our man of the hour enters is going to end with his victory. And of course the big battle at the end will resolve in his favor, even if the author does have to kill many of his sidekicks. Yet again, these stories are ki9nd of fun, and Coup D'Etat
    does the genre justice. It is interesting, entertaining, and the product of what seems to have been a lot of research by the author.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 8, 2014

    The second book in the Dewey Andreas series was much better than

    The second book in the Dewey Andreas series was much better than the first book although it took a while to get going.  The first third of the book sets the stage with a lot of back story and not much action, but once Dewey gets involved it starts to pick up.  It contains a bit of over the top nationalism but it’s a good ride none the less with a lot of action to keep it going.

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