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Ben Coes

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Hi and thanks for visiting my Goodreads profile!

I'm a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of international political and espionage thrillers. Nine of these books are part of a series featuring Dewey Andreas, including:

Power Down #1
Coup D'Etat #2
The Last Refuge #3
Eye for an Eye #4
Independence Day #5
Trap the Devil #6
First Strike #7
Bloody Sunday #8

The Russian is the first book in a new spin-off series about the Russian Mafia, starring Rob Tacoma.

My next book The Island comes out this summer and is available for pre-order.

All of my books are based on current events and are strongly influenced by friends who are or were in the military, law enforcement, and intelligence circles.

I went to Columbia College and was
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Ben Coes Hi Mike - great question

First of all, I'm holding out for a cable TV series vs. a movie. I believe the artistic possibilities offered by cable make it…more
Hi Mike - great question

First of all, I'm holding out for a cable TV series vs. a movie. I believe the artistic possibilities offered by cable make it a better place for my books.

There have been various starts and stops over the years in Hollywood with regards to my books. It's hard to answer to the question of what's happening because it's hard to know what is true and what is BS when it comes to Hollywood. Even when you're sitting face-to-face with agents, directors, studio executives, and producers, nobody seems to actually mean what they say. It's apparently part of the culture out there. As Lee Child once told me, "Don't believe anything anyone in Hollywood ever says to you." That being said, I remain hopeful. I think the books would make a great series.

On Dewey - I originally wrote the character with Russell Crowe in mind (LA Confidential + Gladiator). I still think he'd be great for a movie, but for a cable series I'd look for someone lesser known. I like Aaron Paul, Tom Hardy, Charlie Hunnam.

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Ben Coes Hi Ankit - Sorry it's taken me so long to write back. Thank you for your kind words, I'm glad you like my books. The next one, FIRST STRIKE, comes out…moreHi Ankit - Sorry it's taken me so long to write back. Thank you for your kind words, I'm glad you like my books. The next one, FIRST STRIKE, comes out next week as I write this, June 28, 2016. If you check out my website bencoes.com you can learn more, read an excerpt, listen to the first chapter of the audiobook, and see the book trailer, which is awesome btw, and the book tour - maybe I'm coming to a place near you?

This one's about ISIS striking into the heart of America. I hope you like it.(less)
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Bloody Sunday

My 8th book, Bloody Sunday, comes out next week and I can't wait to hear your reactions. It's a timely book and concerns North Korea. I've wanted to tackle North Korea for a while but couldn't figure out how to get Dewey over there in a way that was believable. I think I found a way.

If you haven't ordered it, please do! If you are wondering if you'll like it, read the reviews here or on Amazon (t Read more of this blog post »
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Yes - it was very challenging. Trying not to repeat voice, character, not just write what Dewey would do. Great question. Hope you are well.
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He thought about something someone said at the Farm one day. Don’t wait. Act immediately. If you think tomorrow night would be a much less risky opportunity to kill, and tonight is fraught with peril for various reasons, choose tonight.
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Tacoma ripped off two quick blasts as he squirmed across the ground. The first missed, the second hit the goon in the thigh, though the killer continued to move, even as his other hand went to the wound. Tacoma fired again. This time, the slug smashed the man in the mouth, kicking the back of his skull into the seats behind him, dropping him.
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“The Russian mob is a truly American story. It’s about opportunity and freedom. Capitalism. The only problem is, the Russians—the real Russians, the descendants of the Cossacks—they obey no rules except live or die. That’s it. The Cossacks are the ones who came to Brighton Beach. In 1991, when they broke up the Soviet Union for good, when the central government dissolved, every thug, gangster, and scumbag from anywhere in what had been the USSR came here. Be careful what you wish for. We destroyed the Soviet Union but in so doing we created the Russian mafia, at least the one on American ...more
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“his head. “Ring any bells?” asked the stranger.”
Ben Coes, The Last Refuge

“Yet you killed my men. You've killed thousands already.” “When you come to our countries, what do you do?” asked Fortuna”
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“It’s not a compliment if it’s the truth. — Pyotr Vargarin”
Ben Coes, Independence Day

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Sean Peters Hello Ben

Thank you for liking my review on your book "The Russian".

I hope you will join my group "A Good Thriller"

I love action thrillers.

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