Bloody Sunday

Ben Coes

Book - 2018

"The latest in the New York Times and USA Today bestselling Dewey Andreas series. North Korea, increasingly isolated from most of the rest of the world, is led by an absolute dictator and a madman with a major goal--he's determined to launch a nuclear attack on the United States. While they have built, and continue to successfully test nuclear bombs, North Korea has yet to develop a ballistic missile with the range necessary to attack America. But their missiles are improving, reaching... a point where the U.S. absolutely must respond. What the U.S. doesn't know is that North Korea has made a deal with Iran. In exchange for effective missiles from Iran, they will trade nuclear triggers and fissionable material. An exchange, if it goes through, that will create two new nuclear powers, both with dangerous plans. Dewey Andreas, still reeling from recent revelations about his own past, is ready to retire from the CIA. But he's the only available agent with the skills to carry out the CIA's plan to stop North Korea. The plan is to inject a singular designer poison into the head of the North Korean military and in exchange for the nuclear plans, provide him with the one existing dose of the antidote. But it goes awry when Dewey manages to inject a small amount of the poison into himself. Now, to survive, Dewey must get into North Korea and access the antidote and, while there, thwart the nuclear ambitions of both North Korea and Iran. And he has less than 24 hours to do so--in the latest thriller from Ben Coes"--

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Coes, Ben. Dewey Andreas novel.
Subjects
Genres
Spy stories
Suspense fiction
Spy fiction
Thrillers (Fiction)
Published
New York : St. Martin's Press 2018.
Edition
First edition
Language
English
Physical Description
392 pages ; 25 cm
ISBN
9781250140760
1250140765
Main Author
Ben Coes (author)
Review by Booklist Reviews

Sunday is not the only thing that's bloody in the latest featuring CIA operative Dewey Andreas. He has decided to retire from the business, but, of course, he has to conduct the inevitable one last mission. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is dying of cancer, and he decides he wants to go out in a blaze of glory by launching a nuclear strike on the U.S. A general in the North Korean military tries to work out the final pieces of the operation by striking a deal with Iran. Dewey must force the general to reveal what he knows, but how does he convince this loyalist to spill? By a bold operation that quickly goes south. Continuing to create stories that are both timely and exciting, Coes has written another outstanding black-ops thriller that holds readers with believable characters, a charismatic lead, and compelling narrative drive, much in the manner of Alex Berenson's John Wells novels. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

Review by Library Journal Reviews

A simple premise drives bestseller Coes's excellent eighth thriller featuring indomitable CIA agent Dewey Andreas (after 2017's Trap the Devil): North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un is dying of cancer. With less than a month to live, Jong-un decides to go out in a blaze of nuclear glory and take two American cities with him. All he needs is a couple of long-range missiles, and it so happens that his ally Iran is happy to supply them. Dewey has personal reasons for wanting to quit the spy business, but U.S. president J.P. Dellenbaugh talks him into staying on and dealing with the North Korean threat. CIA newcomer Jenna Hartford, on loan from MI6, has designed a mission to poison Gen. Pak Yong-sik, head of the North Korean armed forces, and force him to divulge Korean secrets in exchange for an antidote for the poison. It's a complicated mission, and in the end only Dewey has the skills, courage, and sheer badass tenacity to pull it off. A ticking clock ratchets up the tension in the best entry in the series so far. Agent: Nicole James, Chalberg & Sussman. (July) Copyright 2018 Publishers Weekly.

Review by Library Journal Reviews

The eighth book in the "Dewey Andreas" series (after Trap the Devil) has an eerily timely setup: North Korean dictator Kim-Jong Un, dying of cancer, wants to attack the United States with a nuclear bomb. He sends his top general, Yong-sik, to Macau to buy long-range missiles from Iran. When American intelligence becomes aware of the impending deal, they recruit CIA special forces operative Dewey Andreas. The mission is straightforward: inject Yong-sik with a one-of-a-kind poison that will kill him within 24 hours. The antidote is hidden back in Pyongyang and will be delivered to Yong-sik if he transmits North Korean military secrets to U.S. intelligence. But things don't go smoothly, and Andreas is accidentally injected with a tiny bit of poison. His only hope: enter North Korea, make his way to a heavily guarded apartment in Pyongyang, and secure the second syringe of antidote. Coes presents Andreas as a conflicted hero whose quest for revenge against his wife's murderers leads him into some questionable territory morally, but he loves his country above all. The appealing combination of tense situation-room action and thrilling combat scenes allows readers to witness both behind-the-scenes intrigue and edge-of-your-seat military operations. VERDICT Readers of military and political thrillers will have a tough time putting this one down. [See Prepub Alert, 12/11/17.]—Nanette Donohue, Champaign, P.L., IL Copyright 2018 Library Journal.

Review by Publishers Weekly Reviews

A simple premise drives bestseller Coes's excellent eighth thriller featuring indomitable CIA agent Dewey Andreas (after 2017's Trap the Devil): North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un is dying of cancer. With less than a month to live, Jong-un decides to go out in a blaze of nuclear glory and take two American cities with him. All he needs is a couple of long-range missiles, and it so happens that his ally Iran is happy to supply them. Dewey has personal reasons for wanting to quit the spy business, but U.S. president J.P. Dellenbaugh talks him into staying on and dealing with the North Korean threat. CIA newcomer Jenna Hartford, on loan from MI6, has designed a mission to poison Gen. Pak Yong-sik, head of the North Korean armed forces, and force him to divulge Korean secrets in exchange for an antidote for the poison. It's a complicated mission, and in the end only Dewey has the skills, courage, and sheer badass tenacity to pull it off. A ticking clock ratchets up the tension in the best entry in the series so far. Agent: Nicole James, Chalberg & Sussman. (July) Copyright 2018 Publishers Weekly.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

"The latest in the New York Times and USA Today bestselling Dewey Andreas series. North Korea, increasingly isolated from most of the rest of the world, is led by an absolute dictator and a madman with a major goal--he's determined to launch a nuclear attack on the United States. While they have built, and continue to successfully test nuclear bombs, North Korea has yet to develop a ballistic missile with the range necessary to attack America. But their missiles are improving, reaching a point where the U.S. absolutely must respond. What the U.S. doesn't know is that North Korea has made a deal with Iran. In exchange for effective missiles from Iran, they will trade nuclear triggers and fissionable material. An exchange, if it goes through, that will create two new nuclear powers, both with dangerous plans. Dewey Andreas, still reeling from recent revelations about his own past, is ready to retire from the CIA. But he's the only available agent with the skills to carry out the CIA's plan to stop North Korea. The plan is to inject a singular designer poison into the head of the North Korean military and in exchange for the nuclear plans, provide him with the one existing dose of the antidote. But it goes awry when Dewey manages to inject a small amount ofthe poison into himself. Now, to survive, Dewey must get into North Korea and access the antidote and, while there, thwart the nuclear ambitions of both North Korea and Iran. And he has less than 24 hours to do so--in the latest thriller from Ben Coes"--

Review by Publisher Summary 2

CIA top special forces operative Dewey Andreas goes undercover in Macau, where he must foil Iran and North Korea's plot to acquire nuclear and long-range attack capabilities.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

CIA top special forces operative Dewey Andreas goes undercover in Macau, where he must foil Iran and North Korea's plot to acquire nuclear and long-range attack capabilities. By the best-selling author of Independence Day.

Review by Publisher Summary 4

The latest in the New York Times and USA Today bestselling Dewey Andreas series.North Korea, increasingly isolated from most of the rest of the world, is led by an absolute dictator and a madman with a major goal—he's determined to launch a nuclear attack on the United States. While they have built, and continue to successfully test nuclear bombs, North Korea has yet to develop a ballistic missile with the range necessary to attack America. But their missiles are improving, reaching a point where the U.S. absolutely must respond.What the U.S. doesn't know is that North Korea has made a deal with Iran. In exchange for effective missiles from Iran, they will trade nuclear triggers and fissionable material. An exchange, if it goes through, that will create two new nuclear powers, both with dangerous plans.Dewey Andreas, still reeling from recent revelations about his own past, is ready to retire from the CIA. But he's the only available agent with the skills to carry out the CIA's plan to stop North Korea. The plan is to inject a singular designer poison into the head of the North Korean military and in exchange for the nuclear plans, provide him with the one existing dose of the antidote. But it goes awry when Dewey manages to inject a small amount of the poison into himself. Now, to survive, Dewey must get into North Korea and access the antidote and, while there, thwart the nuclear ambitions of both North Korea and Iran. And he has less than 24 hours to do so—in the latest thriller from Ben Coes.