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First Strike

4.7 out of 5 stars 943 ratings

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Praise for the thrilling novels by Ben Coes:

“Ben Coes has created a hero who ranks with the protagonists in a Vince Flynn or Brad Thor thriller… The Last Refuge is a winner and will keep readers turning the pages.” ―Associated Press

“Terrific! A gripping story, compelling characters, a relentless pace, and nerve-wracking suspense.” ―Vince Flynn on Power Down

“Compelling characters, a wealth of technical detail, and ticking-clock suspense make [Independence Day] one of the year’s best thrillers.” ―Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“High concept meets high octane…Envision Clancy, Forsyth, and le Carre all writing in their prime…then kick in the booster…Coes blows the competition away.” ―Brad Thor on Coup d’Etat

“Coes is in the same league as Brad Thor and Vince Flynn, and this high-octane race against time will have plot-driven thriller readers unable to turn the pages fast enough.” ―Booklist (starred review) on Independence Day

“Action, international intrigue, romance―it doesn’t get any better.” ―San Jose Mercury News on The Last Refuge

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About the Author

Ben Coes is the New York Times bestselling author of international espionage thrillers, including Eye for an Eye and Independence Day. Before writing his first novel, Power Down, he worked at the White House under two presidents and was a Fellow at the John F. Kennedy School of Government. He lives with his wife and four children in Wellesley, Massachusetts. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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    4.7 out of 5 stars 943 ratings

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5.0 out of 5 stars President Dellenbaugh in a situation with no easy solutions turns to Dewey Andreas to kill the terrorists
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4.0 out of 5 stars Complicated start but great read
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 7, 2016
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5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely brilliant
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