The Last Refuge by Ben Coes
A Dewey Andreas Novel

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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.


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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 July 3, 2012 by St. Martin's Press. 416 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Horror, Political & Social Sciences, War. Fiction

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Even for a lightweight action thriller, Coes presents an especially Manichaean and simplistic version of international politics here, with heroes and villains that rarely rise above the level of cartoonish caricature (one Iranian baddie is described as “a gorilla of a man” covered in body hair, w...

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In Coes's latest thriller, Israeli special forces commander Kohl Meir is kidnapped in New York City and transported to an Iranian prison.

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Readers fond of unrealistic bravado and female intelligence operatives with outstanding physical assets will best appreciate Coes’s third Dewey Andreas novel (after 2011’s Coup d’Etat).

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Of more significance, however, is that Meir previously led a team of Israeli commandos on a mission to rescue Andreas from certain death.

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Andreas finds out but can't disclose this information to the American or Israeli governments, knowing there's a mole involved in Mossad.

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Lazy Day Books Blog

I have not read the first two books and though I’m sure I would have benefited from the additional background information, Coes shares enough in this book to easily follow the characters.

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