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Ben Coes

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Ben Coes is the New York Times bestselling author of international political and espionage thrillers including Power Down, Coup d’État, The Last Refuge, Eye for an Eye, Independence Day, First Strike, Trap the Devil, and Bloody Sunday.

Ben’s books all center on Dewey Andreas, a former U.S. Special Forces soldier who was kicked out of the military after being falsely accused of crimes he did not commit. While fiction, all of Ben’s books are based on current events and are strongly influenced by friends who are or were in the military or intelligence circles.

The Russian, Ben’s 9th book, comes out in July. It is the first book in a new spin-off series featuring Rob Tacoma, a recurring character from the Dewey Andreas series. The se
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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…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.

Who do you like for Dewey?

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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 (throu... Read more of this blog post »
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“his head. “Ring any bells?” asked the stranger.”
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“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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“If you think you have nothing, then you do, and that’s when you’re defeated.”
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