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A Good Action Tale That Could Actually Happen Given Today's Political Environment

  • Jun 11, 2012
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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.

Just before Dewey gets to the meeting, Kohl is kidnapped and whisked off to an Iranian prison. He is a prize for the Iranians because he is the grandson of Golda Meir and had killed some Iranian operatives in the prior mission with Dewey. Dewey wants to launch his own mission to rescue Kohl but he later learns that Kohl had information that Iran had developed a nuclear bomb and plans to smuggle it into Israel for detonation.

Dewey has to work outside the government because there is a mole inside the Mossad and Dewey is worried that if Iran learns what is going on, they will detonate the bomb prematurely. Dewey undertakes a mission that has undertones of a Die Hard film to do the impossible. That is to both capture the bomb before it goes off and rescue Kohl before he is executed.

This book had me from start to finish and the author seems to have done a lot of research. The Iranians in the book could be just like the current Iranian President and Imans with only the names changed. I would have given this book a full five stars but the actual mission of Dewey seems a little bit far fetched and at the beginning of the book (the death of the President) really wasn't necessary for the overall story.

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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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