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Trap the Devil

(Dewey Andreas #7)

4.40  ·  Rating details ·  3,467 ratings  ·  255 reviews
A group of some of the most powerful people in the government, the military, and the private sector, has begun a brutal plan to quietly take over the reins of the U.S. government. They’ve begun to remove the people who stand in their way―and replace them with their own sympathizers and puppets. They’ve already taken out the Speaker of the House―whose death was made to look ...more
Hardcover, 482 pages
Published June 20th 2017 by St. Martin's Press
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Ben Coes Any day now. It's awesome. If you go to my FB page and click the banner, that's a photo of the artwork that will be the cover. …moreAny day now. It's awesome. If you go to my FB page and click the banner, that's a photo of the artwork that will be the cover. (less)
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Sean Davies Not the only situations to raise an eyebrow. And not the only character/author to raise them. But I too notice stuff like this a lot and choose to tur…moreNot the only situations to raise an eyebrow. And not the only character/author to raise them. But I too notice stuff like this a lot and choose to turn a blind eye and just go with the flow. The author allows some artistic licence just to progress the story through at the right level of speed and suspense.
If you allow these details and anomalies to get in the way I suspect they may spoil your enjoyment of this genre. It would for me anyway, and I enjoy these characters too much to let a small thing like an exaggerated plot line get in the way!
Still worth a read and immediately picked up Bloody Sunday which brings me up to date with Dewey Andreas. Love this character and is on my list of recurring g characters to follow.(less)

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Jun 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
First and foremost, a large thank you to NetGalley, Ben Coes, and St. Martin's Press for providing me with a copy of this publication, which allows me to provide you with an unbiased review.

Ben Coes brings Dewey Andreas back for yet another explosive thriller that will have series fans sitting on the edge of their seats. During an FBI operation in Toronto, a group is seen entering a local mosque and killing everyone inside; their intent, to rid the world of Muslims under any circumstances. This
The Real Book Spy
Mar 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Dewey Andreas returns for another high-stakes, conspiracy-laden, balls-to-the-wall adventure in Ben Coes’ latest thriller, Trap The Devil.

Still recovering from the serious injuries he suffered in First Strike (2016), Dewey Andreas is on restricted duty with the CIA. Ordered to see a shrink in order to help process everything he’s been through, Dewey reluctantly agrees, but only to get back in the field.

To ease his star player back into the game
Updated 10/4/2019: I have nothing more to add. This was a thrilling, harrowing adventure. Dewey’s car chase through Paris was especially nerve wracking as narrated on Audible. The narrator was a Fantastic! I found myself on the edge of my seat through the whole book. Definitely my favorite of the series...I know, I said that about First Strike, but I think this was even better. The revelations in this book put a huge spin on what we’ve thought about Dewey through the whole series.

Another high-o
Sep 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I won this book in a goodreads drawing.

A very timely book.

The Deep State is attempting a coup, and has already assassinated the Speaker of the House. Dewey Andreas, still having problems with PTSD, is sent to Paris with the Secretary of State. The SOS winds up dead, and Dewey is framed for the crime. Dewey has to get to the bottom of things, clear his name, and stop the conspiracy. Great sequences on a train, and at a political event. Couldn't put the book down.

Highly recommended.
Todd Simpson
Jul 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wow, what an exceptional story. Ben Coes really knows how to write brilliant Action Thrillers, and he has built up quite a following with his fabulous books. I’ve read all seven books in the series, and I’ve really enjoyed every one of them. This book has a good balance between the Action scenes and the main story line. There is also a vast range of interesting and diverse characters. Dewey thought he was being given a soft assignment when his boss asked him to travel to Paris to look after the ...more
Jun 20, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: crime-mystery
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Jul 20, 2017 rated it liked it
3.5 I REALLY don't want to rate this book in the threes, but I must. Let me preface my review by saying this: Ben Coes is a terrific writer and has developed Dewey Andreas into a dynamic, multi-dimensional, likable protagonist. I anticipate and anxiously look forward to every new installment of this series!

However, my criticism of TRAP THE DEVIL is that It was just TOO fantastical. I know readers of political thrillers have to suspend disbelief. I get that. However, this one pushed my suspensio
You would think at this point Dewey's past would stay in the past, but no, Dewey had old hurts come back to hurt him, yet I think it also healed some things too. Dewey learned that he wasn't the cause for so much and that he can depend on his friends, they wouldn't let him out there flopping in the wind. Of course Dewey being Dewey, he managed to get himself out of a hard spot and even save the day (again!), while pushing his way into a crazy scheme. By the end of the book it seems like Dewey is ...more
Jul 01, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I was pretty disappointed by this book. There was just too much of everything. I couldn't suspend disbelief quite enough for this book to feel at all realistic to me. ...more
Chris (Seafoam) Miller
Jun 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Trap the Devil by Ben Coes

Ben Coes has another phenomenal book on his hands! I really enjoyed the plot and how the inner circle of politics could potentially ruin everything this country stands for! Dewey is a ruthless character he can and will protect himself! It's a fast paced read with some pieces of info that connect previous books and bring some things full circle.

Ben has always been one of my favorite authors but he really does set the bar high and bringing Dewey into the realm where he i
Jun 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
Former Delta Special Operator Dewey Andreas drives max action against a treasonous cabal's campaign at coup d'etat in this high energy, suspenseful thriller. ...more
Jul 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
An awesome thriller. The book looks thick but it went by quick while keeps you on the edge of your seat.
Jul 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Liked this book.
Enjoyable, suspenseful, intriguing, interesting read.
The military jargon was a lil bit tough to understand.... I guess I shoulda paid more attention when my dad spoke of his Marine days (he's retired now). LOL.
All-in-all a great read.
Cant wait to check out the rest of the series & of Dewey's story....
Received as a Gr giveaway.
Jul 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audio
Love me some Dewey........ Always!
Bill Donhiser
Oct 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Another great political thriller from Ben Coes. The Dewey Andreas series is very well written page turning action and this one is no exception. This compares well to Brad Thor and Dale Brown. Looking forward to the next installment.
Apr 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: thrillers
Ben Coe's has really outdone himself with Trap the Devil. This the 7th entry in the Dewey Andreas series shows how the modern thriller should be. I didn't think That Coe's could top 2016's First Strike, but somehow he did.

I have a confession to make. It took me awhile to even try the first book in the series, Power Down. I just couldn't see how power plants and terrorism could hold my interest, but my gosh was it good. I attribute this to the skill of Coe's in formulating scarily plausible scen
Jul 21, 2017 rated it did not like it
1 1/2 Stars -- Strains The Ability To Believe Well Beyond The Breaking Point!

I've been a huge fan of Dewey Andreas throughout the first six books in this series, finding them to be excellent topical, plot driven thrillers with a very heroic main character. As such, any new book by Ben Coes was a "must read' for me. Unfortunately, I was quite disappointed in Trap The Devil, the seventh book in the series, thus making it the only Dewey Andreas book I would not highly recommend.

Overall, I consider
Dan McConkie
Jul 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
I really, really wanted to love this book. I had read the typical reviews about how amazing it was and had been looking forward to its release since it was announced. I spend quite a bit of time cycling and even listened to all six of the preceding books in preparation. I was pumped. Preordered. Ready the day it came out.

Trap the Devil started with a bang and I smiled thinking that I was in for another amazing Dewey Andreas book. I found myself shaking my head and telling my wife that some bad p
Informed  Citizen
Apr 27, 2019 rated it did not like it
Don’t waste your time.

To think Ben Coes’ hero might be considered on the level of Jack Reacher, Mitch Rapp and others is absurd-maybe in the beginning, but not any more.

This book takes the once interesting character of Dewey Andreas far beyond ALL believability. Sadly, the result is cartoonish and not in a good way.

I liked the first several books of the Andreas saga, but this one convinced me Coes has lost his way and taken Andreas totally off the rails.

Filled with “gun porn” -I mean seriously w
Syd (deertales)
i used to really love this series, but switching to the hardbacks from audio books has made a huge difference in the experience. the narration was always really entertaining, but when i was reading this one, i thought that maybe the writing and storytelling wasn't as strong as i thought it was when i had listened to the others.

my favorite aspect of the dewey books is that there are a lot of moving parts, and while dewey is most certainly the protagonist, he has a lot of help from other parties.
David C Ward
Jun 26, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Oy! This series has fallen apart. Too much of everything including a plot to take over the US government via multiple assassinations in order to nuke all Muslims. The usual Nat Security thriller problem of too much description of technical details and armaments. Superhuman hero. Assorted psychos. Completely implausible action including a fight on top of a French express train - in a blizzard! Am tired of people immediately recovering from savage beatings let alone shootings. Yet the thing that b ...more
Stuart Ashenbrenner
Jun 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
When going into this book, I thought,"It's impossible to top First Strike," Coes' hit thriller last year. Not only does he top it, he has created one of the best thrillers this year. I think Coes and Andreas have now surpassed Thor and Harvath. In this story, you get an inward look into Andreas' life. Chapters ended with me having goosebumps. It's a thriller jam packed with action, drama, excitment, and ANDREAS. Amazing book!!! Buy it immediately! I finished it in less then 24 hours. Couldn't pu ...more
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(I received a free copy of this book from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review.)

Only one man stands between a powerful cabal planning an invisible coup of the U.S. government and their brutal goals—Dewey Andreas.
A group of some of the most powerful people in the government, the military, and the private sector, has begun a brutal plan to quietly take over the reins of the U.S. government. They’ve begun to remove the people who stand in their way—and replace them with their own sympathizer
Pierre Tassé
Sep 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
One of the better books I have read in a long time. I read it in 3 days. Let me tell you, it was excelerating and from a reader perspective, I was just as nervous as a newbie entering unfamiliar territory. Dewey does some magical stuff and the book does not let you down...just a trip and it keeps the heart racing from beginning to end.
Pat Murphy
Oct 17, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another great tale with political intrigue, danger, good guys, bad guys, bad guys doing bad things, good guys getting revenge, I love it. It is a good long one. A mysterious woman who all by herself deals with elite killers, and does her part to save the USA in spite of them. She isn't a main character. Andreas is of course the main protagonist. He never disappoints. I don't know how many more of these Ben Coes novels I can read before I start to get tired of them, but after 4, I'm not. ...more
Christian MacMillan
Typical Dewey Andreas...still, a good book.
Mike Worley
Sep 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
3.75 stars
Richard T.
Dec 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Another terrific thriller by Ben Coes!
Aug 09, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the seventh book in the Dewey Andreas series. It is non stop suspense with a lot of action. If you like this series you will enjoy this novel. You will not want to put this book down. I received this audio book from Goodreads Giveaways in exchange for a review. All opinions expressed are my own.
Mar 19, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Awful. Nasty and vile, racist, sexist, poorly written, sounded like a TV movie script. I've read the other books in the series and had to go back to look at my comments on the other books. Were they all this awful and I just didn't notice? Was I taking powerful cold medicine when I read the first six books, or was the author on crack when he wrote #7? A little of both?

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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 co

Other books in the series

Dewey Andreas (10 books)
  • Power Down (Dewey Andreas, #1)
  • Coup d'Etat (Dewey Andreas, #2)
  • The Last Refuge (Dewey Andreas, #3)
  • Eye for an Eye (Dewey Andreas, #4)
  • Independence Day (Dewey Andreas, #5)
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