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Book: ‘The Last ‘by Ben Coes – June 14th, 2017

by on Jun.14, 2017, under Books

The Last Refuge (Dewey Andreas, #3)The Last Refuge by Ben Coes
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

This series started so well and by this one, #3 in the series, has turned into just another America versus the anti-Americans in the Mid-East.

The first book was terrific in it’s telling of an attack upon our American electrical system. It was more reminiscent of the early authors of the espionage genre, Jack Higgins, Forsyth, Follett, etc., that had the bad guys be something other than mid-easterners bent on destroying anything important to America. I was hoping Coes would continue in this direction. But he didn’t.

Instead Coes trods over ground better done by too many others with the expected ending. The writing is good. The plotting couldn’t have been too hard, as it’s so much like so many others like it. The characters are almost all well written. except one – The main character, Dewey Andreas, was best written and explained in ‘Power Down’. Since the first book his story seems more watered down. Including what he looks like.

My largest complaint is the over writing. Typical of contemporary novels, which has me reading much older novels. About half could’ve been chopped out and had a better book.

Bottom line: i don’t recommend this book. 4 out of 10 points.

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