First Strike

First Strike

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Baker & Taylor
When hundreds of American college students are taken captive by a radical Islamic group that demands a massive arms shipment in return for the hostages' safety, Dewey Andreas obtains volatile proof that the group has been secretly funded by a Pentagon black-ops program. By a New York Times best-selling author.

McMillan Palgrave

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.



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& Taylor

When hundreds of American college students are taken captive by a radical Islamic group who demands a massive arms shipment in return for the hostages' safety, Dewey Andreas obtains proof that the group has been secretly funded by a Pentagon black-ops program.
"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 Isolda 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 CIADirector 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 Isolda 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"--

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2016
Edition: First Edition
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781250043177
1250043174
Branch Call Number: Fiction Coes
Characteristics: 471 pages ; 24 cm

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Cali21
Feb 06, 2017

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

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llojoh
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.

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nannianni
Aug 28, 2016

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

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AlmadenAFS
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.

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kmre_37
Aug 12, 2016

Coes does it again. Good book!

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