Power Down

Power Down

by Ben Coes
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Overview

Power Down by Ben Coes

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 Ben Coes, a powerful new author, an amazing talent certain to join the ranks of the genre's finest writers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781429948531
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 09/28/2010
Series: Dewey Andreas Series , #1
Sold by: Macmillan
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 464
Sales rank: 5,741
File size: 622 KB

About the Author

BEN COES is a former speechwriter for the White House, was a fellow at the JFK School of Government at Harvard, a campaign manager for Mitt Romney's 2002 Gubernatorial Campaign. Power Down is his first novel. He lives with his family in Wellesley, MA.


BEN COES is the author of the critically acclaimed Power Down and Coup d’Etat. He is a former speechwriter for the George H .W. Bush White House, worked for Boone Pickens, was a fellow at the JFK School of Government at Harvard, a campaign manager for Mitt Romney’s run for governor in 2002, and is currently a partner in a private equity company out of Boston. He lives in Wellesley, Mass.

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Power Down 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 173 reviews.
T-Bones More than 1 year ago
This book was so fast paced and action packed with lot's of suspense and thrills that I couldn't put the book down. It is definitely a book the reader will be talking about for quite a while afterwards. I am very happy to have won such a great book on Goodreads book give-away. Big thumbs up to Ben Coes and I look forward to his next title.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
With a story that is plausible and terrifying the hero is a welcome mix of a painful past and an interest in only one thing - getting the job done. Can't wait to read #2! Thank you for a well researched and thought-provoking book Mr. Coes.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book reminded me a lot of vince flynn's mitch rapp series. Full of action and excitement. If you like the rapp series you'll like tgus book.
Ryan Peot More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. Can't wait to read next one. If you like vince flynn or lee child you will love ben coes.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome book. I loved this book and can't wait to read more from Coes. If you are a Vince Flynn,Marc Cameron, Brad Thor, or John Gilstrap fan, I definitely recommend this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great read for anyone who enjoys action novels.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this fast paced and timely novel and have also read the next two books in the series. Great Hero!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cover to cover this one was hard to put down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you like military amd suspense, you will love this book! Mixture of Jack Ryan and Lucas Davenport blended with constant action of real world scenarios.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Power Down is action-packed and very readable because much of it could be happening right now. It was hard to turn off my Nook because I was really into the story. I look forward to Dewey Andreas' next adventure.
thebookjunkie More than 1 year ago
I am in the midst of reading this book. I have his other books and have "Eye for an Eye" on preorder. I like his hero Dewey Andreas. He is an American Hero and we could sure use more true American Heroes in today's world. I have also read his other books. They are all very interesting and exciting. I have not been bored reading Ben's Coe's books and look forward to buying more.
Hones720 More than 1 year ago
Great first introduction of Dewey Andreas, simply a marvelous character. The book cannot be put down. Certainly on par with Vince Flynn (and that says a lot), James Rollins, Robert Crais, Michael Connelly and so forth. What more can one say? Read it. You'll become addicted. Spent so much time in the bathroom reading my backside hurts!
eppy More than 1 year ago
Thoroughly enjoyed the book, exciting and a new American hero.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent & exciting!! Vince Flynn you have a buddy.
Kittyb1 More than 1 year ago
This new author's first book is a winner if you are looking for an American hero. I simply couldn't put this down. Reminiscent of Vince Flynn and Brad Thor with a little of Tom Clancy thrown in, this exciting book will have you holding your breath while burning through the pages. The book is NOT some futuristic plot, as the events could definitely happen here. Wonderful characters: both the good ones and the extremely bad ones. You'll love this book, if you like your heroes bold,capable and lethal.
CHERB-OBX More than 1 year ago
I WAS BLOWN AWAY, COULD NOT PUT THIS BOOK DOWN. BEN COES HAS A NEW FAN, VINCE FLYNN LOOK OUT.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
From cover to cover wall to wall action. A great new action writer that will challenge Flynn and Thor. Cant wait to see what happens in Australlia.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Highly recommend this book. Looking forward to reading more from this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Strongly recommend - couldn't put it down.
BE1944 More than 1 year ago
A very good story. I highly recommend this one. Looking forward to the next one.
Henrys8 More than 1 year ago
What a great read. This was one of those books I could not put down. From start to finish it kept my attention and my interest. Ben Coes does a great job laying the ground work for his characters. I like the fact that all the bad guys get it in the end and all the good guys don't always survive. It makes it a guessing game as you read through the story. I plan on staying with Mr. Coes as long has he keeps this story going!!
redridgeback More than 1 year ago
If you like Mitch Rapp, Oliver Stone, Reacher, and know what I'm referring to, then you will love this book! Characters are solid, story line and details are indepth, and realistic situation to today's world.
sabatajh More than 1 year ago
As a long time Vince Flynn fan I was looking for something to hold me over until the next Rapp adventure. Needless to say I was glad I came across Power Down. (Dewey) is an amazing Anti-Hero. From the opening chapter the the final page I could not put this book down. The story is easy to read and non-stop action. The suspense is perfect and draws you in. I am eagerly awaiting the follow up in September.
izabethb More than 1 year ago
I could not put this book down; I almost missed my train stop. Fast paced, mostly well written and a several memorable characters. Huge Vince Flynn fan...great interesting new plot. Can't wait to read the next one with Dewey and Ted and Terry. Hope they are all in it.
Patriot54 More than 1 year ago
Plausible plot makes you think....there are no "front lines" anymore. Dewey is a great hero. I can't wait for the next.