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First Strike [Dewey Andreas #6] by Ben Coes

First Strike [Dewey Andreas #6] (edition 2016)

by Ben Coes (Author)

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Title:First Strike [Dewey Andreas #6]
Authors:Ben Coes (Author)
Info:St. Martin's Press (2016), 480 pages
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First Strike by Ben Coes



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Another solid entry in the Dewey Andreas series, in this entry we have the background of a historical fictioneque re-imagining of the build up of ISIS in Syria and how they came to be armed and in power. It is from this background that the story takes place.

I found the story was reasonably original and the story continued to delve into the Dewey Andreas character treating him not as a super human anti terrorist machine but rather an actual person.

Overall I enjoyed the book and look forward to the next chapter in the series. ( )
  HenriMoreaux | Feb 15, 2019 |
A covert, multi-billion arms-for-influence program goes catastrophically awry, leaving the United States with only one hope: Dewey Andreas.

Filled with believable characters, compelling situations straight out of the headlines, spine-tingling suspense, and a relentless pace, this chilling tale of a race against time will leave readers on the edge of their seats until they’ve turned the final page.

Highly recommended. ( )
  jfe16 | Aug 19, 2016 |
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"The violent terrorist group ISIS has launched a major military campaign to take over Syria. But as they commit more and more public atrocities, their sources for ammunition are drying up. However, their charismatic and tyrannical leader, Tristan Nazir, has a major card left to play, which will get a new secret shipment of arms underway. Dewey Andreas is sent into the field to meet Mallory, the Milan CIA station chief who has explosive proof about the source of the terrorists group's original funding. While ISIS operatives take out both Mallory and his source, Dewey escapes with the proof the group's original munitions were provided by a black-ops program from deep within the Pentagon itself. The program unravels in time for the arms shipment to be stopped before it reaches its destination. But Isolda isn't finished. He launches a bold strike into the heart of America, sending a team to take over a dorm at Columbia University, capturing nearly 500 college students as hostages. Among those hostages is CIA Director Hector Calibrisi's daughter, Daisy. For every hour that the shipment of weapons is delayed, the radicals will publicly execute one student. A frontal assault will result in untold number of dead students. Sending the shipment will give Isolda and his followers the means to capture Syria and its resources, creating a terrorist run nation. In a situation with no solutions, there remains only one option: Dewey Andreas"--… (more)

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