First Strike by Ben Coes

First Strike

By Ben Coes

  • Release Date: 2016-06-28
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
From 204 Ratings
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Deep within the Pentagon, a covert, multi-billion arms-for-influence program was created. The objective was to protect the United States and its allies from terrorist acts by secretly enabling a hand-picked man to emerge as the most powerful leader in the Middle East. But the charismatic Tristan Nazir double-crosses America, twisting the program for his own violent ends to create ISIS. Now America is at great risk.

Elite operative Dewey Andreas is sent to Syria to retrieve details about the source of ISIS’s funding but his cover is blown mid-operation and chaos erupts in the streets of Damascus. Trapped and outnumbered, Dewey manages to send proof of the awful truth—unknown at even the highest levels in the government—that ISIS’s munitions were indeed provided by America itself.

This information arrives in time to for the U.S. to cut off a final arms shipment before it reaches ISIS. But the vicious Nazir, is far from finished. He launches a bold strike into the heart of America, sending a terrorist cell to take over a dorm at Columbia University, capturing hundreds of college students as hostages. For every hour that the shipment of weapons is withheld, the terrorists will publicly execute one student. The potential loss of life is intolerable. A frontal assault is impossible. Releasing the shipment is unthinkable. There is nowhere to turn…

In a situation with no solutions, there remains only one option—Dewey Andreas.


  • Ben Coates. First Strike.

    By Funny4311
    Novel wanders with a huge amount of unnecessary violence, too many characters, very poorly written. Waste of time.
  • First Strike - Seven Lives

    By Lakewaco
    Book was good. A lot of action. Something that unfortunately could become reality. Poor Dewey got himself into quite a few jams. Fortunately he must have 7 lives. I think he might have used up 5 or 6 in this book. I liked the action and I liked the ending.
  • Amazing thrillers!!!

    By Coop03842
    Coes's books are truly amazing. Almost too realistic in today's world climate. If you like thrillers, you'll love these books.
  • First Strike

    By RonDog85
    This is a must read. We can use modern-day fiction books like this to better educate ourselves about the world around us. The plot take a little to develop but once the action picks up, you won't be able to put the book down. Great work!
  • First Strike

    By t4thom
    Bravo Mr Coe.....your best Dewey Andreas story yet!!
  • Best Coes yet!

    By muzicmiester
    Big fan of Ben Coes. This is his best yet. You won't skim a paragraph. If you like Vince Flynn, you'll love this.
  • Winner By a Nose

    By Proudpaw
    On the same day, I bought the new works of John Gilstrap, Ben Coes and Brad Thor. I've consumed them all and, while they're all close in terms of entertainment/excitement, this one slightly nosed out the others. But all were VERY good.
  • Must read

    By Daisy1210
    I love the genre and there are so many good ones but Coes outdid them all with this book. Timely, gripping and suspenseful. This is the best fiction book I've read in the last five years.