Biography

Ben Coes

Ben Coes is the New York Times bestselling author of international political and espionage thrillers that include POWER DOWN, COUP D'ETAT, THE LAST REFUGE, EYE FOR AN EYE and INDEPENDENCE DAY, which Publishers Weekly called “one of the year’s best thrillers.” His latest book is FIRST STRIKE.

Ben’s books all center on Dewey Andreas, a former U.S. Special Forces soldier who was kicked out of the military after being falsely accused of crimes he did not commit. While fiction, all of Ben’s books are based on current events.

Ben began writing after a career in politics and finance. His first job was at the White House under President Ronald Reagan. Ben was a White House appointed speechwriter to the U.S. Secretary of Energy during the Gulf War. Ben worked for Texas oilman T. Boone Pickens, California Governor Pete Wilson, and was campaign manager for Mitt Romney’s successful run for Massachusetts Governor. Ben was also a Fellow at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.

Ben has been a partner at two private equity firms, participating in a wide range of investing activity in more than two dozen companies across a variety of industries.

Ben graduated from Columbia College, where he won the Bennett Cerf Memorial Prize for Fiction.

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Books by Ben Coes

by Ben Coes - Adventure, Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Deep within the Pentagon, a covert, multi-billion arms-for-influence program was created. The objective was to protect the United States and its allies from terrorist acts by secretly enabling a hand-picked man to emerge as the most powerful leader in the Middle East. But the charismatic Tristan Nazir double-crosses America, twisting the program for his own violent ends to create ISIS. Now America is at great risk. Elite operative Dewey Andreas is sent to Syria to retrieve details about the source of ISIS’s funding, but his cover is blown mid-operation and chaos erupts in the streets of Damascus.

by Ben Coes - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Dewey Andreas, former Delta and newly recruited intelligence agent, is sidelined after screwing up his last two operations. A high-level Russian hacker, known only as Cloud, is believed to be routing large amounts of money to various Al Qaeda terror cells, and the mission is to capture and render harmless Cloud. At the same time, a back-up team is sent after the only known associate of Cloud, a ballerina believed to be his girlfriend. Unwilling to sit out the mission as ordered, Dewey defies his superiors, surreptitiously following and tracking the two teams.

by Ben Coes - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

When Dewey Andreas uncovers the identity of a mole embedded at a high level in Israel’s Mossad, it triggers a larger, more dangerous plot. The mole was the most important asset of Chinese Intelligence, and Fao Bhang, head of China’s Ministry of State Security (MSS), responds to the discovery and brutal elimination of the mole, by immediately placing a kill order on the man responsible --- Dewey Andreas.

by Ben Coes - Adventure, Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Dewey Andreas, a former Army Ranger and Delta, owes his life to Kohl Meir and his team of Israeli commandos. So when a nuclear device with the words “Goodbye Tel Aviv” is spotted in the possession of Iran, Dewey must face off against an opponent with equal cunning, skill and determination.

by Ben Coes - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Wanting only a peaceful, obscure life, Dewey Andreas has gone to rural Australia, far from turbulent forces that he once fought against. But when powerful men who are seeking revenge track him down, Dewey must abandon his home and fight for his life.

by Ben Coes

When terrorists struck the West’s largest off-shore oil field in a massive, coordinated attack, they didn’t count on the survival of crew chief Dewey Andreas. An ex-Army Ranger and Delta, Andreas survives the blast…but his battle has only just begun.