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A fantastic story by Ben Coes and a terrific follow-up on his first two suspenseful books. This book also features rough, tough, durable, knowledgeable, and independent Dewey Andreas. This story is fiction but it fits right in with the problems in the world today. It could share headlines too easily with the news of the day. The same president, Rob Allaire, that shared Ben’s first two books, is in the beginning of this book but has a stroke and dies before any help can get to him. Vice President J. P. Dellenbaugh, not nearly the sharp and personable man that Allaire had been, took over the presidency.
Dewey and Jessica Tanzer, the National Security Advisor, knew each other very well on the job and personally, along with Calibrisi, the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, along with several other government leaders were summoned to Washington immediately. None of them knew what was going on, especially with all of those important departments of the government involved. They were taken to Bethesda Naval Hospital where they learned of the death of their president. Read the rest of this entry »
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. Read the rest of this entry »
Reviewed by Cy Hilterman
“WOW” is the first word I can think of for Power Down. Ben Coes keeps the action going so fast and furious that the reader has to look behind to be sure no one is following him or her. The story is very plausible with the energy problems of our world and with so many searching for an alternative to oil, coal, and nuclear sources. When one of the largest oil fields in the world, Capitana, in the Pacific Ocean, suffers a complete terrorist disaster, followed by one of the largest sources of electricity, the Savage Island project in Canada, being obliterated, the governments of the world know there is deep trouble ahead for their energy. What and who wiped out these huge sources of energy so easily and so completely without any warning?
Almost immediately the Asian workers were suspected, separated, and in some cases isolated to another location. The onsite head of the Capitana’s project, Dewey Andreas, had been a rough, tough Delta member of the military and Dewey took no guff from his crew. But, being so experienced working with all kinds of men, he could easily sense when something was wrong. He kept as close an eye on the troublemakers as he could but the Asians just wanted to fight and, on a huge oilrig such as Capitana, there was no shortage of others that would fight back. All this trouble preceded the obliteration of the entire platform with Dewey and others fighting to save every life possible after the inferno. The Savage Island project was having many personnel problems also. When information was discovered that it was going to be obliterated, Terry Savoy, one of the project heads, ordered evacuation of the entire area while some employees searched for the bomb or whatever was the apparatus that was the danger. Read the rest of this entry »