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Publication Order of Dewey Andreas Books

Power Down (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Coup d'Etat (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Last Refuge (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Eye for an Eye (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Independence Day / A Day To Kill (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
First Strike (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Trap the Devil (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bloody Sunday (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Island (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Dewey Andreas Short Stories/Novellas

Shooting Gallery (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Rob Tacoma Books

About Ben Coes:

Dewey Andreas, ex-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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18 Responses to “Ben Coes”

  1. Nala: 1 year ago

    Two irritating features:

    1. No matter whether Dewey is standing or moving at pace, he always (ok, almost always) shoots the bad guy in the eye or center of the forehead. This with a handgun, any handgun, at any distance. He needs to be a Marvel superhero.

    2. The shot victim is always (ok, almost always) ‘kicked back’ by the shot.
    a) A thesaurus could help to vary the description of the effect of the bullet.
    b) Noone is ‘kicked back’ or thrown against a wall by a handgun bullet. See Newton’s Laws of Motion, or ask a soldier with combat experience.

    Otherwise, the books are entertaining.

    • Steven: 1 year ago

      Amazon should turn the franchise into a TV series, after Power Down being season one, they can do a Rob Tacoma spinoff, Chris Evans or Jeremy Renner as Dewey and Mark Ruffalo or one of the Hemsworth brothers as Tacoma, with Tim Roth or Bradley Cooper or Jon Favreau as the Hector, and Tessa Thompson or Letita Wright as Dewey’s girlfriend and Elizabeth Olsen as Rob’s partner? James Callis or Oded Fehr as the Power Down mastermind and Vyto Ruginis as the arms dealer Dewey uses often, maybe Navid Negahban as the mastermind’s father with Amir Arison as the other son.

  2. Elaine: 1 year ago

    Just finished The Russian..fantastic..I’ve read all Dewey Andres series..when’s the sequel to The Russian coming out..soon I hope..thanks so much

  3. Norm: 2 years ago

    I just finished The Island today. Have read all the Dewey Andreas Books. This one was the best. I love this series and hope there will be more in the future. Ben is a wonderful writer. He makes you feel you are there in the middle of the story!!

    • Jim: 2 years ago

      Love these books, was given as referral from colleague and have read them all now waiting for new ones. Dewey is unstoppable.

  4. Steven: 2 years ago

    I read the series this year, I hope a Dewey Andreas book 10 is forthcoming, he reminds me of Mitch Rapp, Scot Harvath, John Clark, Charley Castillo, Jericho Quinn, Arliss Cutter, Jack Demsey, Jack Reacher, Joe DeMarco, Tommy Carmellini, John Wells, Ken McCoy, Cletus Frade, James Cronley, and other such characters. I hope The Island was NOT Ben Coes’ final book, too many great authors are dying off, Vince Flynn, then Tom Clancy, then W.E.B. Griffin, then Dalton Fury, then Jack Higgins, and Clive Cussler all in a 10-15 year period? I love the replacements publishers recruited to continue the sagas, but Grant Blackwood and Mike Maden never really found their niche with their own franchises, but Brian Andrews and Jeffrey Wilson did, as did Marc Cameron and Mark Greaney, I’m aiming at reading Don Bentley’s Zero Hour before reading his own series to figure out his writing quality, but he looks to have potential. Mike Lawson, John Gilstrap, Ben Coes, Andrews & Wilson, Anthony J. Tata, Anthony Horowitz, Brad Taylor, and H. Ripley Rawlings IV appear to be good picks.

    • Howard: 2 years ago

      Hi Steven
      Thanks for the heads up. Agree that the Dewey series was great. Thanks for introducing me to some other authors I was not aware of.

      Happy Reading

  5. Ellen Swercewski: 2 years ago

    I just finished The Island. And can now say I have read every one of the Dewey Andreas books. Love these books. They are action packed for sure.

  6. Rick Stastny: 2 years ago

    I’m exhausted after reading “Power Down”.
    Cant wait to read the other books in the series …..

  7. Roy Martin: 2 years ago

    Picked up The Island and thoroughly enjoyed it. Got the rest of Mr. Coes’ work and tomorrow begins the feasting!

  8. Jeffrey: 2 years ago

    Want more Dewy! Read alll of. Them in order and they were amazing love the series please do more Dewy and really enjoyed the Russian book 2 world be wonderful

    Best regards

  9. Robert Wayne Johnson: 2 years ago

    Just found Power Down in a used Book Store here in
    Lenoir City TN Found his next one Coup D’ETAT also. I had never heard off him. He is in the league as Flynn, Thor and Baldacci. Will be finding the rest ofhis books.

  10. Jerome Karpel: 3 years ago

    Ben Coes lead character is Dewey Andreas. He’s as well drawn, as well rounded, and as interesting as Mitch Rapp. And that’s saying a lot.

  11. James77: 3 years ago

    Having stumbled upon Mr Coes’ Dewey Andreas series after reading “The Russian” I had a New Favoutite author. Child, Baldacci, Bell and Flynn are also high on my list. I do advise anyone just starting to read the Anreas Series should try to read them in order if possible. I hope Dewey continues to thrill us as well as Tacoma. Avis Fan

  12. henries8: 4 years ago

    Ben, any information in the next Dewey Andreas book?

  13. 210Bs: 8 years ago

    I’ve just discovered Ben Coes & delighted to have done so. Too bad Vince Flynn’s estate didn’t choose him to continue the Mitch Rapp series. I could tell the minute Mills touched his writing. Whoever carried on with Robert B. Parker’s books (Spenser & Jesse Stone) made some very wise decisions; very few beats have been missed… I’ve just griped about a reader or two. Readers do make the difference. I’d like to see more of Coes’s books on e-audio. At this time, I’ve got Coup D’ Etat & Independence Day audiobooks checked out. I’ve got to check on Power Down

  14. Oswaldo Reyes: 8 years ago

    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.

    • Laurie Ranton.: 3 years ago

      Completely agree. I keep going back to it over and over again.


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