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Exciting and relevant tale involving the CIA, Israel, and Iran

  • May 24, 2012
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I enjoyed this adventure novel so much that I ordered the prior two Ben Coes novels, something I rarely do. The book is very readable, has an exciting plot, likeable protagonists, vicious enemies, suspense, and it is topical. The portrayal of the inner workings and leadership of Iran is fascinating.

Dewey Andreas, a former SEAL and Delta, discovers that an Israeli commando who had saved his life, Kohl Meir, the great grandson of former Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir, was kidnapped by Iran, and is being held in an impenetrable Iranian prison where he is undergoing daily torture. He also discovers that contrary to what Iran is saying and what nations think, Iran already has an atomic bomb and plans to use it shortly to demolish Tel Aviv. He is unable to tell the US and Israeli governments about the bomb because both governments have moles and if Iran hears that Israel and the US know about the bomb, they will not wait a few days to bomb Tel Aviv, but will do so immediately. Andreas needs to save the Israeli who saved him and take away Iran's bomb.

He is faced with many problems, including that Iran knows what he plans to do and is watching out for him. But his biggest problem is the president of the United States who naively believes Iran wants peace and has no bomb. The president tells the CIA and other parts of his government that he doesn't want them to do anything that will in any way anger Iran because he wants to use what he sees as an opportunity to bring peace.
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June 09, 2012
I have read and reviewed this book myself but I certainly enjoy reading Israel's well written review.
 
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review by . May 24, 2012
Dewey Andreas former DEAL and Delta is asked by Kohl Meir, an Israeli friend to meet him in New York.      Mier and his group of Israeli commandos had rescued Dewey in a former mission when Dewey was betrayed and turned over to the terrorists.      When Dewey arrives in New York, he finds that Meir has been kidnapped by Iranian operatives. They have taken him to Iran to face a mock trial and public execution.  Dewey also learns that the reason Meir …
review by . June 11, 2012
I was approached by the author of this book to provide a review and it is one time that I am glad I accepted. The book is very appropos to today's events in Iran and what might happen as they seek to develop a nuclear bomb. Dewey Andreas is an ex-special forces indvidual who does work outside of the government. His friend Meir Kohl wants to meet with him in Brooklyn. Kohl and Dewey worked together on a prior mission (one of the author's prior books) and Dewey owes Kohl his life.   …
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Dr. Israel Drazin is the author of twenty books, including a series of five volumes on the Aramaic translation of the Hebrew Bible, which he co-authors with Dr. Stanley M. Wagner, and a series of four … more
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Author: Ben Coes
Genre: Mystery & Thrillers
Publisher: St. Martins
Date Published: 07-03-2012
ISBN: 9781250007155
Format: hard cover
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