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Eye for an Eye (Dewey Andreas #4)

4.36 of 5 stars 4.36  ·  rating details  ·  2,198 ratings  ·  192 reviews
When assassins kill the person he loves most in the world, Dewey Andreas will risk everything and fight anyone, no matter the cost, for revenge

Dewey Andreas has been instrumental in stopping a series of deadly terrorist attacks, which hasn’t gone unnoticed in the darkened corners around the world. But when Dewey helps uncover Chinese intelligence’s highest level asset in I
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Published April 29th 2014 by St. Martin's Paperbacks (first published July 9th 2013)
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Ben Coes' latest Dewey Andreas thriller, "Eye for an Eye" (St. Martin's Press 2013) is the best in the series. With each book, Coes proves why his name belongs with the likes of Brad Thor, Vince Flynn (such sorrow over his recent death), and Ted Bell (I wish he'd get another book out there) rather than the new guy on the thriller block.

This is a heart-wrenching story filled with action, violence, clever deductions--everything we've come to expect from Coes' Andreas series. But, in this one, we g
An Electrifying Thriller!
Ben Coes has written an electrifying spy thriller that keeps you glued to every page and just doesn’t let up. Dewey Andreas, a former delta force member who works for the CIA, goes rogue on a personal mission of revenge to eliminate top officials within China’s government by any means possible. There is ample heart pounding action throughout this fascinating and superb novel. The best spy thriller read this year and is easily in my top reads ever! Highly recommended!
Eye for an Eye – Brilliant hits the target.

Eye for an Eye by Ben Coes has on its jacket from the publishers some very big statements made about it. Calling the hero, Dewey Andreas, a hero like no other, comparing him to Bourne, Bond or Jack Reacher and calling them out. When you think of an all American hero you think of some steroid muscle bound klutz at best, John McClane or Rambo at worst.

As you read the book you are taken aback by the pace, the action of the book so much so you could use ev
Benjamin Thomas
I've been on-board with this series since the beginning when Power Down was first published a few years ago. That was an eye-opener and marked what I knew would be a fine writing career for Ben Coes, if he chose to stick with it. Four books later I am happy to report that all is well with this series and, in fact, it has somehow managed to improve.

This book is just what a 4th book in an action-thriller series should be. It's not a repeat of the previous novels (i.e. Coes does not succumb to the
Anna Mills
I have never, ever read a thriller, at least not like this one. "Eye for an Eye" by Ben Coes frightened the heck out of me! Does this stuff really go on like I suspect it does? How does the author live with this in his head? And how do I review it without giving away too much?
Let me tell you that there is a different world out there; just turn these pages. Very rapid action, a staccato pace. You need to hold your breath just so you can survive reading the story.
Coes gives just enough detail to
Excellent book and another reason (besides Brad Thor) that I am frequently seen with earbuds firmly implanted. When Ben Coes and Brad Thor come out with books on the same day...???? Well, that's just not spreading the wealth out over time !!

In this fourth installment of the Dewey Andreas series, Mr. Coes wraps intrigue, Chinese politics, romance and Dewey's take-no-prisoners approach into one excellent package. I'm doing my usual "no spoiler" review, but Dewey goes on some serious rampages in th
Stuart Murray
I really enjoyed this book. Action,action, action and never a dull moment from start to finish. Plenty of others have included a storyline synopsis so I won't go into that. Bottom line: If you enjoy fast paced thrillers Ben Coes is an author definitely worth checking out. Well done Ben!
This was the perfect spy thriller. I enjoyed this SO MUCH!!! It was everything I love about this genre of books. This was perfect. I haven't read any other of Ben Coes' novels, but I plan on reading every last one of them.

I liked the characters. Some of them were trapped in stereotypes, but I enjoyed them none the less. They were like-able. The author came dangerously close to the line of too many characters, but he managed them well and didn't let it all unravel. The story was easy to visualiz
Ben Coes has written a racehorse thriller that doesn't let up from beginning to end. Dewey Andreas has been a thorn in the side of enemies of the U.S. worldwide.

His uncovering of a Chinese asset in Mossad angers the head of the Chinese ministry and leads to a death that sets Andreas on a personal mission of revenge. Nothing will stop him, not even financial pressure from China.

The action is unrelenting and the slam-bang finale lives up to the author's growing reputation as a thriller writer par
Gretchen Passantino
Sometimes I was confused while reading this book: Did I pick up today's Wall Street Journal or is it the next chapter in Eye for an Eye? If you're uncomfortable w/a spending out of control US govt, & an ever more powerful financial force from China, then you'll be uncomfortable w/the story line in this book. A compelling plot, believable world threats, & main characters you are glad are on the job. If only there were a few Dewey Andreas operatives in real life!
A solid five stars. I really enjoyed the book and hope there is another sequel in the works. While fiction, it does make one wonder how much it reflects reality in today's world.

Ben Coes. Looking for a realistic thriller? You've come to the wrong place. From laughable research errors to action sequences which are like an artillery barrage against the laws of physics, do not expect something like Brad Taylor or Stephen England when reading his books. What his Dewey Andreas series does offer however is over the top fun. His work is what would happen if you combine fun factor of Matthew Riley, the writing style of Ernst Hemingway and the politics of
Coes entertains everyone with one of his best books to date. Dewey Andreas is back for another instalment of thrills and excitement, all while remaining covert and travelling under the radar. When Dewey learns of a Chinese mole within Mossad, he outs the man, and the Chinese receive a kick in the teeth, espionage-style. Upon learning of Dewey's antics, China delivers their own version of the fatwa, calling for the death of Dewey Andreas at any cost. When disaster strikes Dewey's personal life as ...more
Mike Tueros
The most recent of the Dewey Andreas series from Ben Coes, and picking up directly after The Last Refuge left out. A Chinese mole has been discovered in Mossad, and Dewey Andreas delivers the agent to the Israeli government to do what they will. Andreas then heads back to the States and into the waiting arms of his now fiancee, Jessica Tanzer, the National Security leader. As they head out for a romantic trip in South America, the Israeli government decides to brutally murder the mole and delive ...more
Eye for an Eye (Dewey Andreas, #4) by Ben Coes Ben Coes

Within this entertaining fictional novel you will find answers to international policies by many governments that are going on today.

Agent Dewey Andreas, on respite from the demands of international espionage, is a sought target by China. Dewey escapes death and now becomes the hunter as much as the hunted. Dewey is angry and wants payback... even at the cost of his life.

This is a great addition to the Dewey Andreas Series that I enjoy from author Ben Coes. Packed full of adventure, suspense,
Although Ben Coes resorts to a standard revenge plot to propel “Eye for an Eye", the 4th Dewey Andreas novel, this military action novel is an absolute adrenaline rush.

For pure action packed thrillers, there is nothing standard about the Dewey Andreas series. From a hockey game with the President of the United States, to the plains of Argentina, a party in Europe and an airport China, the action is non-stop.

The United States and its allies have decided to drop the house on Bhang, a leader of Chi
"Dewey Don't Diddle... A Pretty Good New Series, No One can Replace Mitch Rapp but a Cast of Authors Help with the Tragedy"

I think Ben Coes' novels have gotten better as they progress as most great characters (except Mitch Rapp, it seems all his books kick-ass lol) don't have the best work in book 1 compared to a book later on when the protagonist has been developed more. It took me a little to get used to a bad-ass named after a library filing system, but the writer does a great job doing what
Pamela Small

I usually ONLY give 5* to literary works, but Ben Coes gets it from me:

COMPELLING CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT! Dewey Andreas, the protagonist, is a tragic character with a dark side but also with a macho, heroic, and very appealing softer side. Mr. Coes is exceptional in developing rounded, dynamic characters who thoroughly engage the reader! d

ENTHRALLING PLOT! What a thrill ride! The heightened suspense kept building as Andreas jettisoned the plot at heart raci
I won this book from and was asked to review it on their site. It is not my usual choice for a subject matter and style of writing. I feel obligated to finish it but I am not enjoying it. It is violent and crude with very little character description or background. It reads like a movie script and I think I would enjoy it more as a movie. But I am not done reading it yet so maybe in the end I will enjoy the story. To be continued....

I finished the book and my opinion did not cha
This is my first and certainly not the last book that I will read of Ben Coes. What a great book. Step aside Clancy, Flynn, and the like. You have more than met your match. Dewey is a former delta force member who works for the CIA. He turns a Cinese intelligence officer and interrupts one of their plots and a main I. Country agent of theirs. On holiday with his fiancée in Argentina, they have hatched a plot to kill him in retaliation. Things go horribly awry and his fiancée is killed in his arm ...more
I really enjoyed this reading "Eye for an Eye". I have read all of Ben Coes' books and have really enjoyed them all. This latest installment was action packed to say the least. I was hooked into the story line from the get go. I will admit that it had been a while since I read his last book, but it didn't take very long to remember the recurring characters. The story kept me on edge, not always able to figure out what was coming next. By the last few chapters, I was convinced that Dewey was a go ...more
I won this book from Goodreads.
Action, action, action.
How fast can cars go? Motorcycles? Planes?
My heart??!!
Reacher, John Wayne, Chuck Norris, all Deltas & SEALS in "my" hall of fame - DUCK! Here comes Dewey Andreas.
At the start of this book, Dewey is a maniacally focused terrorist fighter who gets involved in a gigantic intelligence fiasco. China wants him dead and double dead - at any cost - money, equipment, lives - and recruits all manner of bad guys to get t
I enjoyed the book. I also like the character of Dewey Andreas (although he feels less “real” than Mitch Rapp). He’s a Delta Operator and written in an over-the-top manner. After I got into it, I couldn’t set the book down.

It a good story. A lot of ACTION - and a GREAT motorcycle sequence. It’s China’s top spy master against the US. But the US has Dewey! The final chapters have a “Mission Impossible” feel. Holy cow!

It’s a shame about Vince Flynn. Maybe Ben Coes can fill-in for him. (Coes is prob
Aug 21, 2013 Wayne rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone
This was the fourth book by Ben Coes and as the other three it is an exceptional gripping story of an American hero, Dewey Andreas. The author can develop a story that makes your hair stand on end and your heart pound. Dewey Andreas exploits develop in counter intelligence assignments some given to him and some taken by him on his own. An awful lot of intelligence work went into the preparation of this book. The weapons and locations described in fact exist. Of course the book is fiction but it ...more
Beautiful. A thriller with lots of violence, but beautifully constructed and written. Perfect escapist stuff. I've read a number of his books, and so far this is by far the most I've CARED about any of the main characters. The main countries involved are the U.S. and China, and this book gives one an inkling into how intricate the dynamics of U.S.-Chinese relations must be. You think you can pretty well figure out how things are going to end, but then Coes throws a complete curve in the last few ...more
Suspense Magazine
Coes is back for another round-world-thriller “Eye for an Eye,” which means more than what you may think. London, Argentina, Lisbon, and China are all included and he races you from one country to the next in an operation spanning both covert and political arenas. The bullets fly and the explosions are huge in this busy tale of revenge.
Covert operative Dewy Andreas helps discover a Chinese mole in Mossad, and thus begins a chess match of deadly proportions. When the Chinese Minister for State Se
Scott Vout
So this was my first experience with Mr. Coes. I read a fair number of the reviews written on Goodreads going into this. I found some very negative reviews and I am now wondering why.

This book is what it is. Entertainment. There was one review where the writer was quite upset by an inaccuracy in a weapon used. Now I am not a weapons expert but it seemed to me a bit excessive to have a gun shoot a little further then its effective range ruin this story for you.

This is a story of fiction (I hope)
Brian Cummings
BLUF (Bottom Line Ip Front) It's way to early in this spy series for the author to revert to such a cliche spy storyline.

Story: The title pretty much says it and without giving it away, you can probably guess what's going to happen in the first few chapters. I know I did, yet I was hoping against hope that the auther wouldn't go with such a cliche route for his storyline. Especially since I was very excited with Ben Coes forst book "Power Down." I thought it was well written and a very unique st
Doug Branscombe
An amazing action/thriller. I can totally see this made into a movie, lots of action, gun fights, car chases, things blowing up, just don't let Tom Cruise play the lead.

Dewey Andreas is on vacation in South America when the Chinese decide he needs to be assassinated. When his fiance Jessica is killed in an attempt on his life, he decided to take matters in his own hands to effect revenge for her death. Fast moving, action filled story, totally enjoyed it, can't wait for the next book.
Larry Johnson
This may be the best Coes novel yet as the consequences of the previous 3 novels catches up with Dewey Andreas. Those consequences lead to a path of vengeance for all that stand in Dewey's way. In the tradition of Vince Flynn's Mitch Rapp and Brad Thor's Scott Harvath, Coes' Andreas will do what's necessary for his country with no concern for the politics and their agendas. The only negative is that it takes too long for Coes to deliver new novels.
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Other Books in the Series

Dewey Andreas (5 books)
  • Power Down (Dewey Andreas, #1)
  • Coup d'Etat (Dewey Andreas, #2)
  • The Last Refuge (Dewey Andreas, #3)
  • Independence Day (Dewey Andreas, #5)
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