Power Down

Power Down

Large Print - 2011
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A tightly coordinated series of attacks shatters America's energy-producing capacity, bringing the country's largest energy company to its knees. but when the terrorists struck the Capitana platform off the coast of Colombia--slaughtering most of the crew and destroying the oil field--they didn't take into account crew chief Dewey Andreas. Former Army Ranger and Delta, Andreas survives the attack, overcomes the team of terrorists, and rescues as many of his men as possible. But with that battle, the war has just begun.
Publisher: Waterville, Me. : Thorndike Press, 2011, c2010
Edition: Large print ed
ISBN: 9781410436467
1410436462
Branch Call Number: LPF COE NVD
Characteristics: 707 p. (large print) ; 23 cm

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rgally
Sep 15, 2016

A+ for plotting and story line
D- for editing - full of repetition and redundancy

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Tonybaldock
Nov 29, 2015

Excellent first book of Ben Coes, must read all his books.

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Blabbermouth
Oct 03, 2015

Yep really good. A debut for Dewey Andreas & I want to read more of him. It's fast paced & interesting. The threat is realistic.

KHaney Jun 05, 2015

Totally lost interest when the supposed "hero" of the book flicked his cigarette into the ocean in the opening scene. Like watching someone throw litter out of their car window, not a very "hero" like action!

ChristchurchLib May 13, 2013

"Here's a premise that will keep you up at night: terrorists deeply embedded in Western society have set off a chain of attacks on U.S. and Canadian energy resources, killing hundreds and weakening the global economy. But there's a survivor of an attack on an offshore oil rig - former Special Forces soldier Dewey Andreas - who's not about to sit back and let the terrorists destroy his country. Fans of Vince Flynn (or of Brad Thor) will enjoy this debut for its gripping, fast-paced plot, independent hero, and international political intrigue; you can follow it up with its sequels, Coup d'Etat and The Last Refuge." May 2013 Thrillers and Suspense newsletter http://www.nextreads.com/Display2.aspx?SID=5acc8fc1-4e91-4ebe-906d-f8fc5e82a8e0&N=631593

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3dblus
Apr 28, 2013

Not a grabber for me. Dragged a bit in the middle and closed fast, but left too many unanswered questions.

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AlmadenAFS
Apr 25, 2013

Excellent first read for Dewey Andreas series. For his first try Coes will have you hooked.

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Mommies2
Jul 08, 2012

This book is great. Lots of action and characters work well together. It kept you on the edge of your seat right from the start. A+ read.

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rogerj
Mar 10, 2012

full of cliche's. very disappointed at how Canada was portrayed also

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Molly2006
Dec 12, 2011

This was action packed but a little far fetched. I really enjoyed it but it does go a little over the top

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Jul 18, 2013

But fear had no antidote; it was the enemy of the warrior.

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