Ben Coes Books In Order

Publication Order of Dewey Andreas Books

Power Down (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Coup d'Etat (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Last Refuge (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Eye for an Eye (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Independence Day (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
First Strike (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

About Ben Coes:

Dewey Andreas, ex-marine and ranger, is faced with almost every possible national attack on the United States. Maybe that is why he is attracting thousands of fans across the United States. Though he only appeared in 2010, Dewey Andreas, a character developed by writer Ben Coes never seems to disappoint with his adventures to save humanity and the United States. Every story in the Dewey Andreas series is guaranteed to get the heart pumping and bring readers rushing back to repurchase books with Dewey Andreas on the front cover.

Written by Ben Coes, an ex-member of the Delta Force, the Dewey Andreas series is often frighteningly realistic. Ben Coes’s experience working in the White House and serving the United States for several years very clearly has an impact on the books that he writes. After graduating from the esteemed Columbia College in New York, he was awarded with the Bennett Cerf Memorial Prize, deeming him as a uniquely talented writer fit to replace Tom Clancy in the thriller section of your bookstore.

Having operated under President Ronald Reagan as well as George H.W. Bush during the Gulf War, Ben Coes’s life experience is certainly special. The one of a kind knowledge that he possesses makes the Dewey Andreas both a thrill to the heart and a class for the mind in the field of political espionage.

In addition, Ben Coes’s extensive work with finances for government officials allows readers to have extra sight into the workings behind the creator of Dewey Andreas. Ben Coes’s writing skills comes from being the speech creator of T. Boone Pickens as well as U.S. Secretary of Energy, James D. Watkins. He is involved with a private equity form where he leverages buyouts and manages middle-sized companies.

“Power Down”

Coes’s attachment to the genre of thriller and military certainly suits him well in “Power Down” the debut book of the Dewey Andreas series. Published by the St. Martin’s Press, Ben Coes comes at readers straightforward with protagonist Dewey Andreas who survives a ferocious attack to the Capitana ship. Dewey Andreas manages to save some men and take refuge in Colombia where they are faced with the antagonist, Alexander Fortuna who is staging his second attack on the United States’ natural resources. Coes, in his interviews, often emphasizes that the problems presented in his book are completely possible and very likely already happening, making every reader wonder what is really happening inside the government.

Just by merely observing these political titles of Ben Coes, one can tell that each is a hardcore action packed book suited for thriller seekers. After his first book, “Power Down,” came “Coup d’Etat,” “The Last Refuge,” and “Eye for an Eye.” Each title packs a punch almost as big as the story inside the book.

“The Last Refuge”

In his third political thriller, “The Last Refuge,” Ben Coes tells the story of a high-level government official, Kohl Meir, who must make a decision whether or not to save half a million Israelis from the threat of a nuclear weapon launch. In this good-spirited effort, somehow an Iranian ambassador becomes held hostage at the United Nations to thwart Iran’s possible detonation of a nuclear weapon in Tel-Aviv.

Ben Coes believes that all of his books come from realistic experiences that occur, often confidentially, in the US government. However, Coes, calls “The Last Refuge” “the most realistic of all the Dewey Andreas volumes due to high possibility of such events occurring.

Ben Coes has gradually grown a fan base that has made him a New York Times Best Seller. His fan outreach has even gone back to the White House to previous presidential candidate, Mitt Romney. Romney was so touched by the book that he himself decided to conduct a fifteen minute long interview with Ben Coes to find out more about the mind behind the writing of “Power Down” and “Eye for an Eye.”

In this interview, Ben Coes is heard saying that he tried to create “realistic” and “plausible” characters and antagonist, those who have money and smarts. Mitt Romney was intrigued and wanted to find out more about how Ben Coes had developed the characters of the so-called “Jihadists” in the novel “Power Down.” Coes simply replied that he was concerned about the growth of Fundamentalist Islam.

“Eye for an Eye”

Coes’s fourth Dewey Andreas novel, “Eye for an Eye” does not disappoint followers that were inspired to read on from “Power Down” and “The Last Refuge.” In this shocking story, Andreas gets involved with Fao Bhang, China’s minister of state security. Assassins are sent out to take out Dewey Andreas in Brazil, and though Dewey himself escapes, his fiancé becomes the victim of murder. Dewey slowly reasons himself as the cause of the death of his fiancé, he finds that he has nothing left to lose and decides to go rogue with one goal in mind–revenge. In the fourth Dewey Andreas novel, he eagerly seeks out his revenge and pursues his deceptive opponent, Fao Bhang. In this particular novel, Ben Coes speaks out on how Dewey Andreas’s personality slowly starts to resemble his own.


Publishers Weekly believes that “Coes pumps new heat, blood, and flat-out action into well-worn premise-terrorists are out to break America by attacking its energy resources-in his frighteningly plausible thriller debut. Readers will eagerly await Coes’s next effort and hope for Dewey Andreas’s return.” In addition to being seen in high regard by Publishers Weekly, the New York Times, and the Library Journal, Ben Coes has been featured in the Washington Times, the Book YA Review, as well as Maine Magazine.

Ben Coes can be found on Facebook, where he has gained a loyal following of over 50,000 members, or at your local book club at his next book signing. Coes’s books are for any fervent thriller seeker or any reader who mourns Vince Flynn’s death and are in search of a replacement writer.

The Dewey Andreas novels can be found on Amazon in both hardcover and paperback, in addition there are Kindle and Audiobook CD versions. The adventures are also available on the Android, as IBooks, Sony Reader Books. Finally, they are available at your Barnes & Nobles. Find out more about Ben Coes at where his exclusive interviews can be found.

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  • Oswaldo Reyes

    I am an avid reader, book collector and seller. I have read hundreds of books.Power Down was one of the best i have ever read.

  • 210Bs

    I’ve just discovered Ben Coes. Too bad Vince Flynn’s estate didn’t choose him to continue the Mitch Rapp series. I could tell the minute somebody else touched his writing. Whoever carried on with Robert B. Parker’s books made some very wise decisions. I’ve just griped about a reader or two.