First Strike

First Strike

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When hundreds of American college students are taken captive by a radical Islamic group, Dewey Andreas obtains proof that the group has been secretly funded by a Pentagon black-ops program.

McMillan Palgrave

Deep within the Pentagon, a covert, multi-billion-dollar arms-for-influence program was created. The mission: to protect the country 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 when Tristan Nazir double-crosses Washington, and uses the program for his own violent ends to create ISIS, America finds itself facing its greatest risk yet. Elite operative Dewey Andreas is sent to Syria to retrieve details about the source of ISIS’s funding—until his cover is blown and chaos erupts in the streets. He manages to send intel just in time to for the U.S. to cut off a final arms shipment before it reaches ISIS…but Nazir’s plot is far from finished. Soon a terrorist cell takes over a college dorm in New York City, taking hundreds of students as hostages. Now, in a situation with a powerful traitor and few allies, there remains only one option: Dewey Andreas. If only he weren’t already trapped by the enemy who’s about to launch another bold strike. . .

This edition of the book is the deluxe, tall rack mass market paperback.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, c2016
ISBN: 9781250043207
Branch Call Number: FIC COE
Characteristics: 471 p. ;,25 cm.


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May 05, 2018

This book is about a terrorist group called ISIS who began a big military campaign to take over the country of Syria. But as they become more committed to taking over Syria they also have become more physically violent, The terrorist group's ammunition has begun to dry up. Yet, the appealing and autocratic leader of Egypt named Tristan Nazir still has a big card left to play. Which country will get a new secret shipment of weapons? Will ISIS’s big military campaign take over Syria or will something else happen? Read this amazing book to find out. The rating that I give this book is 5 out of 5.
- @Book_Master of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

Feb 06, 2017

Love the character, Dewey! Tons of action, some laughs, great read.

Nov 25, 2016

This is an incredibly intense novel, I couldn't put it down. Once again Dewey Andreas gets tangled up into a complicated plot about ISIS and weapons obtained from the US. I would recommend this novel. Ben Coes is a very skilled author.

Aug 28, 2016

Great book until the Epilogue. That was awkward - leaving it off would have been a good idea.

Aug 14, 2016

Been a Coes fan since his first book. He never disappoints. Poor Dewey, he's got more battle scars and yet he keeps on keepin' on. Worth the read.

Aug 12, 2016

Coes does it again. Good book!


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