Coup d'Etat by Ben Coes

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The wait is over—Ben Coes, whose debut Power Down was called “the must read thriller of the year” (Vince Flynn) is back and at the top of his game with a mesmerizing new novel

Wanting only a peaceful, obscure life, Dewey Andreas has gone to rural Australia, far from turbulent forces that he once fought against. But powerful men, seeking revenge, have been scouring the earth looking for Dewey. And now, they've finally found him - forcing Dewey to abandon his home and to fight for his life against a very well armed, well trained group of assassins.

Meanwhile, a radical cleric has been elected president of Pakistan and, upon taking power, sets off a rapidly escalating conflict with India.  As the situation spins quickly out of control, it becomes clear that India is only days from resorting to a nuclear response, one that will have unimaginably disasterous results for the world at large.  With only days to head this off, the President sends in his best people, including Jessica Tanzer, to do whatever it takes to restore the fragile peace to the region.  Tanzer has only one viable option - to set up and execute a coup d'etat in Pakistan - and only one man in mind to lead the team that will try to pull off this almost unimaginable task in the nerve-wrackingly short time frame, Dewey Andreas. If, that is, Jessica can even get to Dewey and if Dewey can get out of Australia alive...

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Praise for 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."
Published September 27, 2011 by St. Martin's Press. 479 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Political & Social Sciences, Crime. Fiction

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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.

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He puts a larger-than-life hero --- Dewey Andreas, from POWER DOWN, Coes’s debut effort --- into the mix, and sandwiches him between two groups of extremely powerful adversaries who are out for his blood.

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In Ben Coes' “Coup d'Etat” (St. Martin's Press, $25.99), Dewey Andreas is a survivor.

Oct 30 2011 | Read Full Review of Coup d'Etat

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