First Strike

First Strike

Book - 2016
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"The violent terrorist group ISIS has launched a major military campaign to take over Syria. But as they commit more and more public atrocities, their sources for ammunition are drying up. However, their charismatic and tyrannical leader, Tristan Nazir, has a major card left to play, which will get a new secret shipment of arms underway. Dewey Andreas is sent into the field to meet Mallory, the Milan CIA station chief who has explosive proof about the source of the terrorists group's original funding. While ISIS operatives take out both Mallory and his source, Dewey escapes with the proof the group's original munitions were provided by a black-ops program from deep within the Pentagon itself. The program unravels in time for the arms shipment to be stopped before it reaches its destination. But Nazir isn't finished. He launches a bold strike into the heart of America, sending a team to take over a dorm at Columbia University, capturing nearly 500 college students as hostages. Among those hostages is CIA Director Hector Calibrisi's daughter, Daisy. For every hour that the shipment of weapons is delayed, the radicals will publicly execute one student. A frontal assault will result in untold number of dead students. Sending the shipment will give Nazir and his followers the means to capture Syria and its resources, creating a terrorist run nation. In a situation with no solutions, there remains only one option Dewey Andreas"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York :, St. Martin's Press,, 2016
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781250043177
Branch Call Number: F COE
Characteristics: 471 pages ; 25 cm


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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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