Trap the devil

Ben Coes

Book - 2017

"A group of some of the most powerful people in the government, the military, and the private sector, has begun a brutal plan to quietly take over the reins of the U.S. government. They've begun to remove the people who stand in their way--and replace them with their own sympathizers and puppets. They've already taken out the Speaker of the House--whose death was made to look like an accidental drowning--and the president and vice president are next. Once they have their own peopl...e in place, they plan to start a bloody, brutal war on an unimaginable scale. On restricted duty while he recovers from injuries incurred on a previous mission, Dewey Andreas is sent to Paris by CIA Director Hector Calibrisi. The Secretary of State is going there for secret talks, and Dewey is to be an extra layer of security above the State Department team. But what should be an easy mission couldn't go more wrong. The cabal has sent in a hit man to take out the Secretary of State and lay the blame for this murder at the feet of Dewey himself. With the Secretary of State dead, shot by Dewey's weapon, Dewey is on the run and out in the cold, desperately trying to unravel the plot before the conspirators succeed in killing millions of innocents"--

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Coes, Ben. Dewey Andreas novel.
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Suspense fiction
Published
New York : St. Martin's Press 2017.
Edition
First edition
Language
English
Physical Description
482 pages ; 25 cm
ISBN
9781250043184
1250043182
Main Author
Ben Coes (author)
Review by Booklist Reviews

*Starred Review* Coes continues to deliver intense and gripping novels showcasing the world of special ops with his hero Dewey Andreas. This time (following First Strike, 2016) the threat dates back more than 30 years to the formation of a secret plan known as Order 6. That plan, aimed at a clandestine takeover of the U.S. government, is soon to reach fruition. Andreas is asked to assist the secretary of state while he's visiting Paris, but when the secretary is killed, Andreas realizes that he is being framed for the murder. His only hope to exonerate himself is to find a mysterious woman recently released from a sanatorium and then to dig through the past to unearth the conspiracy. Coes continues to get better with each installment of the series, building on themes from The Da Vinci Code and countless other thrillers, but finding within them new depth and sources of suspense. Coes' name should be on the lips of every reader who enjoys Vince Flynn and the Brads (Taylor and Thor). Copyright 2017 Booklist Reviews.

Review by Library Journal Reviews

In the world of Special Ops fiction, Coes's Dewey Andreas is not the flashiest hero, but he gets the job done. This time the conspiracy is tied to the federal government, and the odds of success are slim at best. With everything against Andreas, including his own bosses, it will be a blast to see how he saves the day again. [See Prepub Alert, 1/8/17.] Copyright 2017 Library Journal.

Review by Publishers Weekly Reviews

In the exciting seventh Dewey Andreas thriller (after 2016's First Strike), bestseller Coes pumps new energy into a familiar plot: a secret cabal lies hidden within the upper reaches of the U.S. government. In 1981, CIA director William Casey huddles with Secretary of State Alexander Haig and outlines his plan to create a secret strike force made up of some of the country's most elite soldiers. Casey chooses disaffected CIA man Charles Bruner to lead the unit. "Stay and help defeat these crazy Muslims," Casey asks. Bruner, whose 10-year-old daughter died in a 1979 terrorist bombing in Madrid, accepts. More than two decades later, with their shadow government in place, Bruner and his group launch a treasonous plan, which includes assassinating the speaker of the house, the vice president, and the president. Dewey and other members of the CIA Special Activities Division display their formidable skills as they race to thwart the plot. Coes creates a believable hero in Dewey, who's almost superhuman but never a cartoon. 125,000-copy first printing; author tour. Agent: Nicole James, Chalberg & Sussman. (June) Copyright 2017 Publishers Weekly.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Dispatched to prevent a powerful cabal from completing an invisible coup of the U.S. government, Dewey Andreas finds himself on the run when he is framed for the murder of the Secretary of State.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

"A group of some of the most powerful people in the government, the military, and the private sector, has begun a brutal plan to quietly take over the reins of the U.S. government. They've begun to remove the people who stand in their way--and replace them with their own sympathizers and puppets. They've already taken out the Speaker of the House--whose death was made to look like an accidental drowning--and the president and vice president are next. Once they have their own people in place, they plan tostart a bloody, brutal war on an unimaginable scale. On restricted duty while he recovers from injuries incurred on a previous mission, Dewey Andreas is sent to Paris by CIA Director Hector Calibrisi. The Secretary of State is going there for secret talks, and Dewey is to be an extra layer of security above the State Department team. But what should be an easy mission couldn't go more wrong. The cabal has sent in a hit man to take out the Secretary of State and lay the blame for this murder at the feet of Dewey himself. With the Secretary of State dead, shot by Dewey's weapon, Dewey is on the run and out in the cold, desperately trying to unravel the plot before the conspirators succeed in killing millions of innocents"--

Review by Publisher Summary 3

When the instigators of an invisible coup assassinate the secretary of state and target the president and vice president as part of a plan to take over the government and launch a full-scale war, Dewey Andreas is dispatched by the CIA to offer additional security only to find himself framed for the murders he would prevent.

Review by Publisher Summary 4

Only one man stands between a powerful cabal planning an invisible coup of the U.S. government and their brutal goals—Dewey Andreas.

Review by Publisher Summary 5

WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER * USA TODAY BESTSELLER

"Intense and gripping...Coes' name should be on the lips of every reader who enjoys Vince Flynn and the Brads (Taylor and Thor).
" —Booklist (starred review) on Trap the Devil

Only one man stands between a powerful cabal planning an invisible coup of the U.S. government and their brutal goals—Dewey Andreas.

A group of some of the most powerful people in the government, the military, and the private sector, has begun a brutal plan to quietly take over the reins of the U.S. government. They’ve begun to remove the people who stand in their way—and replace them with their own sympathizers and puppets. They’ve already taken out the Speaker of the House—whose death was made to look like an accidental drowning—and the president and vice president are next. Once they have their own people in place, they plan to start a bloody, brutal war on an unimaginable scale.

On restricted duty while he recovers from injuries incurred on a previous mission, Dewey Andreas is sent to Paris by CIA Director Hector Calibrisi. The Secretary of State is going there for secret talks, and Dewey is to be an extra layer of security above the State Department team. But what should be an easy mission couldn’t go more wrong. The cabal has sent in a hit man to take out the Secretary of State and lay the blame for this murder at the feet of Dewey himself.

With the Secretary of State dead, shot by Dewey’s weapon, Dewey is on the run and out in the cold, desperately trying to unravel the plot before the conspirators succeed in killing millions of innocents.