CIA operative Dewey Andreas is America's last line of defense when terrorists take over Manhattan, targeting the U.N. and the President himself in The Island, the latest in this New York Times bestselling series by Ben Coes.
America is about to face the deadliest terrorist attack on it's soil since 9/11. Iran has been planning a revenge attack for years, with three goals in mind. Bring America to its knees. Assassinate the popular U.S. President J. P. Dellenbaugh. And neutralize their most successful agent, Dewey Andreas.
The first pre-emptive attack against Dewey Andreas fails but it worries the head of the CIA enough that he sends Dewey out of town and off the grid. But as intelligence analysts work as fast as they can to unravel the chatter on terrorist networks, Muhammed el-Shakib, head of Iran's military and intelligence agency, launches a bold strike. When the President arrives in New York to address the U.N., embedded terrorist assets blow up the bridges and tunnels that connect Manhattan to the mainland. Taking control of the island with it's hidden forces, they race to the U.N. in search of Dellenbaugh and to launch an even deadlier attack that will wreak unimaginable destruction on the country itself.
While a shocked country struggles to mount a counter-attack, a hopeless, outmanned and outgunned Dewey Andreas sneaks onto the island of Manhattan to fight a seemingly impossible battle.
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When terrorists wage war on New York City, only one man stands between them and global devastation. After stealing Iran’s only nuke and killing one of the country’s top agents, CIA agent Dewey Andreas is ready for a vacation. But while he’s relaxing on a luxury yacht with charming MI6 agent Jenna Hartford, Iranian terrorists launch a diabolical attack during a presidential address to the United Nations. With the president, the economy, and countless lives in danger, it’s up to Dewey and Jenna to save the day. Action master Ben Coes makes the twists fly as fast as the bullets, combining insights into hot-button issues like cybersecurity and hacking with no-holds-barred action sequences. The Island is a high-octane thrill ride that’s perfect for fans of Brad Thor and Tom Clancy.
In bestseller Coes's far-fetched and overstuffed ninth Dewey Andreas thriller (after 2018's Bloody Sunday), Iranian Zakaria Mansour, the "commander general of Hezbollah," has an ambitious plan: to assassinate the U.S. president during a speech at the United Nations, slaughter thousands in the New York City streets, and electronically destroy the Federal Reserve. But first he'll kill CIA operative Andreas in retaliation for derailing Iran's nuclear bomb procurement in an earlier book. Andreas, who easily foils the assassins sent to get him, is conveniently on a yacht in New York Harbor when the terrorists detonate bombs in the four tunnels into the city; they calculate the bridges will be jammed with people fleeing the island. Mansour leads several brigades of elite soldiers to attack UN headquarters, while hundreds of sleeper agents begin massacring civilians. A missile strike on the UN leaves the president as the apparent sole survivor. While Andreas attempts a rescue, two CIA agents concoct an unconvincing plan to stop the Federal Reserve attack. Coes breezes past the near-impossible logistics of the missions, ignoring logic, physics, and the passage of time. Series fans may still enjoy the no-brakes, turn-off-your-brain plot.