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 Dewey Andreas:
Ben Coes, former speech writer for George W. Bush brings his political experience into play with the spice of creative genius in his heroic Dewey Andreas novel series. Coes is at it again, and this time unleashing a captivating and thrilling spy-fiction series that captures the essence of the post-op American hero Dewey Andreas in yet another espionage adventure. Dewey takes his combat skills from service training in the Special Forces Operations Delta Unit; better known as Delta Force, and hardens them with the mental aptitude of a man who has endured some of the greatest emotional losses any man can endure. The first of the Series, Power Down, the stars and stripes have been swiped from Andreas as he faces the epitome of desperation and sadness and then revenge. The facts of life are served to him on a cold dish when after losing his son to cancer, he is arrested as a suspect in the death of his wife. Adding insult to injury, his combat unit who he has been totally loyal to drops him in light of his new charges. After being acquitted, and mad at the world, lost and yearning for something to fill the void he makes an attempt to get his life back by joining an offshore drilling rig. Dewey is working out his demons and slowly adjusting to his new role on the drill rig when it gets hi-jacked by terrorists trying to cut off the supply chain to U.S. reserves. After surviving the attack, Dewey uses his anger and refuels his will to overcome the ghosts that haunted him back in America by pushing the envelope on the oil-rig assassins.
Dewey Trips Down Under
After barely making it out alive, and with a taste for beaches, sunshine, and relaxation, Dewey is found in Australia in Coup D’etat. Taking a shot a finding refuge from the terrors of his past, he needs time to wind down and reflect while taking some skeletons out of the closet. He has become stronger in some ways and weaker in others, but at least he can stand the reflection he sees when he looks in the mirror. However, a group of terrorists, specifically, Aswon Fortuna’s militants, want to see his reflective head on a plate. Meanwhile, back on the Home Front, the U.S. Department of Defence is in the midst of a covert operational probe between the possibilities of a Nuke being deployed by Jihadists in Pakistan to destroy India. The Pakistan group is none other than the Aswon Fortuna militia who was tracking Dewey in Australia. Covert Special Ops makes the connection and do all they can to get Dewey in the midst of the action to bring his moral conscience to rest.
Breaking Dewey Andreas Down
How do you describe something that doesn’t exist? How do you cleanup an impossible mess? How can one endure more pain than possibly could be imagined? To understand Dewey Andreas, we need to understand the Special Forces Operations Delta Unit. Here’s the dirt: Charlie Beckwith (real), is considered the father of the Delta Force. He became a pioneer when he suggested that the logistics and resources between the Navy, Military, and Air Force were being stretched thin and that a special unit trained across the multiple divisions as elite soldiers could better carry out selective missions. Dewey is like any other SFOD member, a master of the shadows, and a never-ending target for bad guys. The responsibility of carrying all that baggage goes beyond carrying the groceries from the car to the house, or shovelling the walk on a winter day. As we find out, the rigorous training of the Delta Unit outlined by Coes in the novel is the only thing that keeps Dewey going as he faces the ghosts of the past and transforms his psyche between missions. He is case hardened in his later years, with the calculation and strategy of a true general,and has learned to love again during his perpetual search for refuge and solitude, which paradoxically often leads to new forms of terror and war. Being a man on the run is no fun, and Dewey has paid his dues, and then some, and would just like a normal life without the threat of terrorists sinking a knife into his ribs or taking a headshot from across the street.
Getting to Know Dewey’s Psyche
As we roll through The Series, more novels are introduced, and so are the multiple transgressions of Dewey’s character. He meets a new lover Jessica, and finds joys in new pleasures, but almost as fast as he comes into these new found mental havens of joy, they are sadistically transformed into pain and hate. The irony of Dewey’ s reluctance to become attached to something is displayed when as soon as he finds an interest in something, terrorists strip it away to use it against him for revenge. We learn Dewey does not give up very easily and finds a way to work with what he has available to him. His will is forged by the fires of hate and misery, and his determination tempered in the ashes of pain and sorrow. His suffering and his will to overcome are the defining points of his character and give him the calculated strength and wit to wage war against terrorists and deal with the merchants of death.
Invisible Scars Hurt the Most
It is the scars we don’t see that hurt the most. What can you tell from a person’s shoes? Their haircolor? Their car? The elusiveness and deception required in the spy game make the reader yearn for more as Dewey moves through the various channels of mystery in spy vs. spy and becomes a master of deception so he can be two places at once. Coes illustrates how life is more than just a game. It is more than just a struggle to survive and make ends meet, and Dewey shows the reader how to make the impossible possible. Someone once said, “if you let something go and it comes back to you, it’s yours” – in this case Dewey has let his life go on the line to save the world more than few times and you can’t help empathizing with not only his personal struggles but the lack of rewards for the sacrifices he makes.
Me, You, and Dewey
Coes does a great job allowing the reader to move into greater depths of understanding about the Delta Elites by playing on the stereotypes and then moving beyond them. To see a soldier killing on the battlefield show compassion in the kitchen is a true illustration of the juxtaposed world we live in. The trials faced by Dewey are analogous to the trials faced by the world and its many players, from governments and business, to church groups and doctors, and everyone else in-between. Coes outlines the central tenets of struggling to maintain an impossible equilibrium throughout the Series. Dewey is more than a man; he is every man, woman, and child that has ever had to face a problem- with one exception-he has loyalty to overcome the greatest of odds.Book Series In Order » Characters » Dewey Andreas