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Independence Day: A Dewey Andreas Novel Kindle Edition
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“Explosive from beginning to end and one of those rare titles that is so much fun that you wish it would never end... INDEPENDENCE DAY may well be the best installment of the series to date. I don't think I'll celebrate another Fourth of July without thinking of it. There's enough action, explosions, fatalities and (best of all) intelligence nuggets to fill a summer's equivalent of books... Strongly recommended, from first page to last.” ―Bookreporter
“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
“Compelling characters, a wealth of technical detail, and ticking-clock suspense make [INDEPENDENCE DAY] one of the year's best thrillers... Last-minute twists ratchet up the tension as the book races to the final confrontation.” ―Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Action, international intrigue, romance--it doesn't get any better.” ―San Jose Mercury News on The Last Refuge
“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.” ―The Associated Press
“My favorite novel in at least a decade. The writing was inherently masculine, brilliantly crafted.” ―Huffington Post on Eye for an Eye--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
BEN COES is the author of the critically acclaimed Power Down, Coup d'Etat, The Last Refuge, and Eye for an Eye. He is a former speechwriter for the George H .W. Bush White House, was a fellow at the JFK School of Government at Harvard, and is currently a partner in a private equity company out of Boston. He lives in Wellesley, Massachusetts.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
- ASIN : B00H6EJSC4
- Publisher : St. Martin's Press; Reprint edition (May 26, 2015)
- Publication date : May 26, 2015
- Language : English
- File size : 1860 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 513 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #45,832 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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In this novel, a young Russian computer genius has cracked CIA's protection software, and has had free access to all of CIA's data networks. In addition he has acquired an old 1950's era atomic weapon and has plans to take revenge on the USA for the murder of his father and mother. Dewey, is thrust into the middle of this struggle. The plot has enough twists and turns and interesting characters to keep the reader involved.
The books in this series are "fun reading" and not fine literature by any stretch of anybody's imagination. One must suspend all thoughts based in reality as to the amount of punishment the human body can sustain and still function - but, what else would you expect of someone who is just molecule short of being a "Super-hero".
I am now convinced that the author does not know the difference between the words "bring" and "take". There are at least three instances where he uses "bring" when he should have used "take” (pages 5, 274, and 333 in the paperback edition). To explain - "bring” is used when the item being moved is coming to the location of the speaker, "take" is used when the intended final location of the item is elsewhere. This type of error should, in my opinion, be caught in proof reading. This is not a new complaint of mine with this author - see my other reviews of books in this series.
The author has one of the characters in the book use "Channel 16" to place a "Mayday" call, requesting a replacement fuel pump. First off an ocean going vessel such as "Lonely Fisherman" would not be using short range VHF (maximum range 60 miles) for such a transmission, and secondly, the correct transmission would have been "Pan-Pan" not "Mayday for such a call about needing a fuel pump. Since 2007, EPIRBs have been the only legally accepted distress signaling. And the US Coast Guard, along with most of the rest of the world, stopped monitoring anything except EPIRBs on February 1, 2009. This switch away from the old 500 Hz Morse Code channel was part of the changes in the SOLAS (Safety of Life at Sea) regulations - which also discontinued having a full time radio operator monitoring the distress channel. One can debate the changes, but cost efficiency won out over, in my opinion, safety. But, that is a subject for another conversation - but, as far as this book goes - the author should have done a little more research before making this a key turning point in the plot.
At least in this novel the author has stopped trying to describe many different types of handgun, and getting many of the facts wrong, as in the prior novels in this series.
An enjoyable book - just accept it for what it is - fun escapism.
Dewey has less of the spy elements this time and sticks mostly to action of various types all taking place in Russia.The Russian hacker is pitted against a US good guy, but CIA independent cyber warrior which unfortunately is largely irrelevant to the mission. As a beach read, this is a tasty morsel that also serves to reinstate Dewey solidly back in his true form.
- A local town race and +220lbs, over 35 Dewey is able to out run and/or hang with lighter, younger faster athletes in a 10 miler? The SpecOps guys are in amazing condition, but, even they're not this good.
- Dewey's escape from CIA HQ was a bit of a stretch
Vince Flynn set the standard and even with his weakest books, he was pretty unbeatable, that has been the bar for books trying to follow in this type of genre. Coes started out looking great, but, too many little flaws vs. Flynn.
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Given it 5stars good book and not sellers fault but why change the title it's a book set in America cannot see any rationale for it
charity shop will benefit from donation of pristineunread book