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Great addition to the Dewey Andreas series...
Reviewed in the United States on June 20, 2017
Trap the Devil is the latest installment of author Ben Coes' Dewey Andreas series. For anyone who is a fan of previous books in this series, you will not be disappointed.
Andreas, former Delta and now CIA operative, is given what at first appears to be a simple assignment - accompany the US Secretary of State to Paris as an added layer of protection. When the Secretary is assassinated with Andreas' weapon, he is on the run while trying to unravel a plan decades in the making to take down the US government. If a mysterious woman who has recently escaped from an asylum in France is to be believed, the threat is coming from inside the highest levels of the US intelligence community in an operation known as "Order 6."
Coes is truly one of the most gifted writers of espionage thrillers today - as author Brad Thor sums up on the book jacket, "Envision Clancy, Forsyth and le Carre all writing in their prime."
Coes delivers intrigue and suspense on every page, building to an explosive ending that leaves just enough unanswered questions to set the stage for the next Dewey Andreas adventure but not so many that the reader feels unsatisfied.
For those familiar with the series, you'll recognize characters from previous novels - Katie Foxx, Rob Tacoma, CIA director Hector Calibrisi, President Dellenbaugh, Nebuchar Fortuna.
For those who are new to Coes/Andreas (as I was until a year ago), each novel, while continuing a core cast of characters, can be read on its own so feel free to jump in anytime. When necessary, Coes deftly adds in a brief backstory without weighing down the action for those already familiar with a character or past plot reference.
Trap the Devil is a race-against-the-clock page turner that already has me anxiously awaiting Coes' next Dewey Andreas installment.