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4.2916 out of 54.2916 out of 54.2916 out of 54.2916 out of 54.2916 out of 5 4.29 (25 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ben Coes Narrator: David de Vries Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Dewey Andreas Novels Release Date: September 2011 ISBN: 9781455827473
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When a fragile peace breaks down and promptly devolves into a rapidly escalating shooting war between Pakistan and India, the United States is forced to intervene. With only hours remaining before the conflict reaches a deadly point of no return, the White House must find a way to shut it down immediately or risk the likelihood of a new global war. A radical cleric has become the democratically elected president of Pakistan and uses a brutal incident in the Kashmir region as an opportunity to ignite war with India. The highly lethal conventional war spins out of control when Pakistan initiates a nuclear attack. India is on the verge of launching their own nuclear response, one that will have unimaginably disastrous results for both the United States and the world at large. With only one chance to head this off, the president of the United States sends in his best people to do whatever it takes to restore the fragile peace to the region. With the clock ticking and Pakistan in the hands of a religious radical willing to do anything to destroy India, there remains only one viable option: to execute a coup d’état in Pakistan. There is only one man with the skills and experience to infiltrate the live war theater and remove the Pakistani president from power. Only one man the White House can trust. His name: Dewey Andreas. Now they have to find him before time runs out. From the author of the critically acclaimed thriller Power Down comes the latest ripped-from-the-headlines novel featuring his indelible and indomitable protagonist, the unforgettable Dewey Andreas. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The plot sizzles with action, and the details have an authentic ring that put this thriller a cut above the pack.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “High concept meets high octane in this brilliantly executed thriller. Envision Clancy, Forsyth, and le Carré all writing in their prime…Then kick in the boosters. Coup d’État is fantastic and Ben Coes blows the competition away!”

    Brad Thor, #1 New York Times bestselling author

  • A 2012 Barry Award Nominee for Best Thriller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lawrence Tuck | 2/17/2014

    " INCREDIBLE! If you have not read anything by this author, you should start doing so today. Lots of action like a Vnce Flynn, but an entirely different character, though just as fierce. Wonderful 2nd novel by the author. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Larry | 2/4/2014

    " Ben's second book was another winner. Started a little slow, but picked up speed fast. Had more bad language in this book than his first. That is my only complaint. This new author is a winner. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristin | 1/28/2014

    " Awesome! I can't wait for the third book of the series in July! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sean | 1/4/2014

    " This book wasn't bad. The plot was kind of obvious, but the ending was great. The descriptions of the fight scenes were great and Dewey's dialogue was pretty funny how he talked to people. His way of waiting until the terrorist knew he was going to die before killing him fully is how most military people do it. I speak from personal experience. That was one of the things that rang the truest in this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gwen Rainey | 1/2/2014

    " Intrigue, terrorism, deeds most foul, good story, likeable characters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristen | 10/9/2013

    " LOved it and couldn't put it down. Ready for the next one.... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Abe | 9/29/2013

    " Great follow up in the series. The ending was a pleasant surprise with another historical tie-in. Can't wait to read the 3rd book in the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cheryle Fisher | 3/22/2013

    " Just as good as Power Down. Adrenaline packed adventure. Very up-to-date with the location and topic. Brings to light some of the activities that very well might be true instead of fiction. I look forward to many more of Ben Coes books!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jim | 1/25/2013

    " Fascinating. Fiction, but could see something like this happening. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wayne | 11/18/2012

    " Exciting thriller --- hard to put down. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Roxanne | 10/9/2012

    " Ben Coes writes intelligent, realistic, political suspense. I just had to give it 5 stars - it was just too good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marco | 8/22/2012

    " None stop action, great book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Teresa | 6/29/2012

    " The first Ben Coes book, "Power Down" was better. This one is ok. Wouldn't read it again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ben | 6/15/2012

    " Good, transition was nice, didn't really like the love story that played out but hey that's just me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rick | 6/3/2012

    " Another excellent storyline..."Marlboro Man" returns. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Debbiedoesdctoo | 3/25/2012

    " Holy crap that was good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Taegen | 10/19/2011

    " Good follow up book with a fantastic cliff hanger for the next book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jim | 10/15/2011

    " i could not put this book down until i finished it.....excellent reading "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bronwyn | 10/11/2011

    " Loved it. Not as much as the first but that is typical and it was great to learn more about all the characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anandh | 10/1/2011

    " Good book, with the somewhat alarming scenario of a nuclear war between India and Pakistan, with China and America playing key roles. While the author naturally(given the majority of the book buying audience) gives USA a prime role in sorting the dispute, the book is still a great action thriller "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lawrence | 9/29/2011

    " INCREDIBLE! If you have not read anything by this author, you should start doing so today. Lots of action like a Vnce Flynn, but an entirely different character, though just as fierce. Wonderful 2nd novel by the author. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Fredrick | 7/21/2011

    " War breaks out on the Indian subcontintent and a nuclear weapon is used. In Austrilia,Dewey Andreas is being pursued by a hit tem out for revenge. Andreas is selected by the American government to prevent nuclear war in India. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda | 7/13/2011

    " I won this book through Goodreads First Reads. It's been awhile since I read a good thriller and Coup d'Etat is just that. There is so much action in this book, it's so fast paced that you won't want to put it down. Ben Coes has a great writing style. He kept me very intrigued. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Darlene | 7/13/2011

    " I won this book from Goodreads First Reads. This is a political thriller that will stay with you long after you have finished the book. Ben Coes has a nice writing style that effortlessly gets you though the book and leaves you anticipating for more. "

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About the Author
Author Ben Coes

Ben Coes is the author of critically acclaimed Power Down. He is a former speechwriter for the George H. W. Bush White House, worked for T. Boone Pickens, was a fellow at the JFK School of Government at Harvard, the campaign manager for Mitt Romney’s run for governor in 2002, and is currently a partner in a private equity company out of Boston. He lives in Wellesley, Mass.

About the Narrator

David de Vries, an Earphones Award–winning actor and director, spent three years in the cast of Wicked and was the last Lumiere in the Broadway production of Beauty and the Beast. He has also appeared in numerous films and voiced commercial campaigns for companies large and small, including American Express, AT&T, UPS, Motorola, Georgia-Pacific, Delta Airlines, Coca Cola, and Ford, among others.