If you’ve been following Ben Coes’ brilliant career then you’re likely already a big fan of his series protagonist, Dewey Andreas. If not, then I highly recommend picking up one of his books and checking it out.
Dewey is a former Delta Force operator who often leads the fight against various terrorists threats. He’s starred in five books so far, most recently in Coes’ 2015 novel, Independence Day, where he takes on terrorists who plan to detonate a nuclear bomb in New York City on the 4th of July.
While the cover art hasn’t been revealed yet, we do know that the sixth book in the Dewey Andreas series is titled First Strike, and that it’s scheduled to be released on June 28, 2016. Here’s the plot description taken from the Amazon pre-order page:
A violent, radical Islamic group, Muslim Dawn, has launched a major military campaign to take over southern Iraq. But as they commit more and more public atrocities, their sources for ammunition are drying up. However, their charismatic leader, Tristan Isolda, has a major card left to play, which will get a new secret shipment of arms underway.
Dewey Andreas is sent into the field to meet Mallory, the Milan CIA station chief who has explosive proof about the source of Muslim Dawn’s original funding. While Muslim Dawn operatives take out both Mallory and his source, Dewey escapes with the proof – Muslim Dawn’s original munitions were provided by a black-ops program from deep within the Pentagon itself.
The program unravels in time for the arms shipment to be stopped before it reaches its destination. But Isolda isn’t finished. He launches a bold strike into the heart of America, sending a team to take over a dorm at Columbia University, capturing nearly 500 college students as hostages. Among those hostages is CIA Director Hector Calibrisi’s daughter, Daisy. For every hour that the shipment of weapons is delayed, the radicals will publicly execute one student. A frontal assault will result in untold number of dead students. Sending the shipment will give Muslim Dawn the means to capture Iraq and its resources.
In a situation with no solutions, there remains only one option – Dewey Andreas.
I think the plot sounds fascinating, count me in! If you’re excited too, First Strike can be pre-ordered here.
June is shaping up to be huge for fans of the political thriller genre in 2016, with titles from Brad Thor, Joshua Hood, Brad Taylor and now Coes all in the same month!