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April 5th, 2015 – Book: ‘Coup D’Etat’ by Ben Coes

by on Apr.05, 2015, under Books

Coup d'Etat (Dewey Andreas, #2)Coup d’Etat by Ben Coes

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The second in the Dewey Andreas series is more the standard of the Super Soldier genre. A big difference is the immense amount of detail covered throughout the book. Obviously Coes or others are checking everything from the outback of Australia to the out back of India. Don’t know about the accuracy, but it sounds good.

The story is vast and covers a lot of territory. As with so many contemporary over sized novels I’ve read, this book could have been three…or even four books.

Though the book is long and could use some editing, the writing is far tighter in Coes book, as I recall it to be in the first in series, ‘Power Down’.

The characters are extremely well developed. Good guys, bad guys and others.

Bottom line: I recommend this book. 8 out of 10 points.

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February 15th, 2012 – Book: Power Down by Ben Coes

by on Feb.18, 2012, under Books

Power DownPower Down by Ben Coes
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

What a thrill ride! All that I read review wise of this book is true. It moves hard and fast. It also reflects much of what we are afraid of these days involving terrorists. The foundation of that is very real. Otherwise realism does have a hard time here, especially involving the financial issues dealt with. Author Coes knows a lot of details but misses some critical fundamentals that would occur due to actions in the plot of the book. Because of that and some logical issues, I’ll trim the rating a bit. Most reading wouldn’t notice the errors anyway. Despite that this is a not to be missed thriller for anyone who is a fan of those!

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