The island

Ben Coes

Book - 2021

"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 Island, the latest in this New York Times bestselling series by Ben Coes. America is about to face the deadliest terrorist attack on it's 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 it's 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"--

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Series
Coes, Ben. Dewey Andreas novel ; 09.
Subjects
Genres
Adventure fiction
Suspense fiction
Spy fiction
Action and adventure fiction
Thrillers (Fiction)
Published
New York : St. Martin's Press 2021.
Edition
First edition
Language
English
Item Description
Series information from www.goodreads.com.
Physical Description
418 pages ; 25 cm
ISBN
9781250140821
125014082X
Main Author
Ben Coes (author)
Review by Publishers Weekly Reviews

In bestseller Coes's far-fetched and overstuffed ninth Dewey Andreas thriller (after 2018's Bloody Sunday), Iranian Zakaria Mansour, the "commander general of Hezbollah," has an ambitious plan: to assassinate the U.S. president during a speech at the United Nations, slaughter thousands in the New York City streets, and electronically destroy the Federal Reserve. But first he'll kill CIA operative Andreas in retaliation for derailing Iran's nuclear bomb procurement in an earlier book. Andreas, who easily foils the assassins sent to get him, is conveniently on a yacht in New York Harbor when the terrorists detonate bombs in the four tunnels into the city; they calculate the bridges will be jammed with people fleeing the island. Mansour leads several brigades of elite soldiers to attack UN headquarters, while hundreds of sleeper agents begin massacring civilians. A missile strike on the UN leaves the president as the apparent sole survivor. While Andreas attempts a rescue, two CIA agents concoct an unconvincing plan to stop the Federal Reserve attack. Coes breezes past the near-impossible logistics of the missions, ignoring logic, physics, and the passage of time. Series fans may still enjoy the no-brakes, turn-off-your-brain plot. Agent: Nicole James, Chalberg & Sussman. (Aug.) Copyright 2021 Publishers Weekly.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

"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 Island, the latest in this New York Times bestselling series by Ben Coes. America is about to face thedeadliest terrorist attack on it's 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 it's 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 mounta counter-attack, a hopeless, outmanned and outgunned Dewey Andreas sneaks onto the island of Manhattan to fight a seemingly impossible battle"--

Review by Publisher Summary 2

When Iranian terrorists blow up the bridges and tunnels that connect Manhattan to the mainland during the President’s visit to the U.N., CIA agent Dewey Andreas, hopeless, outgunned and outmanned, must fight a seemingly impossible battle. Simultaneous.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

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 Island, the latest in this New York Times bestselling series by Ben Coes.America is about to face the deadliest terrorist attack on it's 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 it's 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.