On April 17th, 2021, Dewey Andreas—the hero of Ben Coes’ popular New York Times bestselling series—returns to action in The Island.
Dewey, the hulking former Delta Force soldier turned CIA assassin who was first introduced in Power Down (2010), was last seen (in a cameo role, playing second chair to Rob Tacoma) in Coes’ spinoff series thriller The Russian back in 2019.
Before that, Dewey stared in Bloody Sunday (2018), which followed the CIA operative as he made his way into North Korea to deal with Kim Jung-un. While that book seems to be playing out a little too close to comfort, especially given recent speculative reports about Kim’s health, it’s no doubt some of Coes’ best work—and was a real candidate for best book of 2018.
This time around, in The Island, the ninth book in Coes’ franchise, Dewey’s services are needed much closer to home when New York City comes under siege and it’s once again up to him to save the day.
Check out the official cover art and plot details below.
CIA operative Dewey Andreas is America’s last line of defense when terrorists take over Manhattan, targeting the U.N. and the President himself in the latest in this New York Times bestselling series
America is about to face the deadliest terrorist attack on its soil since 9/11. Iran has been planning a revenge attack for years, with three goals in mind. Bring America to its knees. Assassinate the popular U.S. President J. P. Dellenbaugh. And neutralize their most successful agent, Dewey Andreas.
The first pre-emptive attack against Dewey Andreas fails but it worries the head of the CIA enough that he sends Dewey out of town and off the grid. But as intelligence analysts work as fast as they can to unravel the chatter on terrorist networks, Muhammed el-Shakib, head of Iran’s military and intelligence agency, launches a bold strike. When the President arrives in New York to address the U.N., embedded terrorist assets blow up the bridges and tunnels that connect Manhattan to the mainland. Taking control of the island with its hidden forces, they race to the U.N. in search of Dellenbaugh and to launch an even deadlier attack that will wreak unimaginable destruction on the country itself.
While a shocked country struggles to mount a counter-attack, a hopeless, outmanned, and outgunned Dewey Andreas sneaks onto the island of Manhattan to fight a seemingly impossible battle.
Ben Coes is the New York Times bestselling author of international espionage thrillers, including First Strike, Trap the Devil, and Bloody Sunday. Before writing his first novel, Power Down, he worked at the White House under two presidents and was a Fellow at the John F. Kennedy School of Government. He lives with his wife and four children in Wellesley, Massachusetts.
It’s always a good day when one of the best writers in the genre is set to return with a new book, and Dewey’s next adventure gives fans one more reason to look forward to 2021. Readers excited to pre-order The Island can now do so here. In the meantime, check out Ben Coes’ official website for more details.
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