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Power Down

Book 1, A Dewey Andreas Novel

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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.

From Publishers Weekly

Jul 19, 2010 – 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. One target is Capitana, an American oil rig located in the Pacific off the coast of Colombia. Rigger gang chief Dewey Andreas, a former Delta officer, fights back and succeeds in saving many lives, but the oil platform is destroyed. At the same time, Canada's Savage Island Project, the largest hydroelectric dam in North America, is blown up, killing hundreds and destroying a vital link in the U.S.'s energy production. Behind these schemes and with many more to come is Manhattan billionaire Alexander Fortuna, who will stop at nothing to destroy America, a country he was taught as a child to loath. Abetting Fortuna is a despicable traitor, Vic Buck, director of the CIA's National Clandestine Service. Readers will eagerly await Coes's next effort and hope for Dewey Andreas's return.

Customer Reviews

A really good read

Exciting, fast moving, well thought out and fun to read.


Rarely is a gem of this magnitude - this brilliance - unearthed. When it is, it captures not just the imagination but the moment. Author Ben Coes crafts a masterpiece in Power Down, and in so doing he establishes himself among the best authors in this super-heated genre and sets a benchmark high and wide for future projects. Obviously Coes enjoys research and detail because this story is chock full of the intimacies of people, places and things that bring it to life. I'm clearly jealous of his talents. And while I Powered Up through this reading, I must make sure to take his next works and mete out the experience. Extraordinary maiden voyage.

Power Down

A fast past thriller, I started it late in the evening; that was stupid, as I couldn't put it down.
The action flows, fast. Creating such synergies of plot and character that I hardly put it down for the next few hours.
A great read from a new name in the tradition of today's best action and triller genre. Ben Coes is a great, "new" talent.

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Power Down
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  • $9.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Mysteries & Thrillers
  • Published: Sep 28, 2010
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Seller: Macmillan
  • Print Length: 464 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Book 1, A Dewey Andreas Novel
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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