I agreed to review this book when I was approached just because I like books; not knowing if a political thriller like this will be something I will enjoy (I normally read non-fiction from Chinese writers).
I’m so happy I did!
Dewey Andreas, a former SEAL and Delta, who owes his life to Kohl Meir, Israeli Special Forces commander has to face his biggest challenge.
Kohl has been tipped off that Iran had developed a nuclear bomb and was planning to use it on Israel. Kohl was in New York to recruit Dewey for a secret operation.
When Kohl was kidnapped by the Iranian Secret service, who then smuggled him back to Iran where he’s jailed, tortured and then prepared for a show trial; Dewey now has to attempt the impossible – to rescue Kohl from one of the world’s most secure prison before he’s executed and to find and remove Iran’s nuclear bomb before it’s deployed. All without the help of Israel nor America.
Ben Coes’ articulate writing enables me to be transported into the various scene, quickly easing into the plot.
An absorbing story, full of action and suspense with vivid details, I find myself not able to put it down. An absolutely good read. Normally a slow reader, I finished the book in less than 4 days.
The only thing is I cannot read this out loud like I do with other books, as most of the details are not suitable for the ears of Zara, who loves listening to me reading my books aloud.
This book will be released in US this week, and probably will take a while before it reaches our book shop.
The good news is :
Ben Coes has generously offered a SIGNED FIRST EDITION COPY of THE LAST REFUGE to giveaway to one My Two Girls Reader!
All you have to do to enter is leave a comment with your email address (Please note: Entries without an e-mail address will NOT be considered) and tell me you are interested.
Giveaway is open to Malaysia and Overseas readers. This will start on July 3rd and will run until July 15th 2012.
At the end of 15th July 2012, I will choose the winner, completely at random, and then announce here. The book will then be sent to the lucky winner directly from www.bencoes.com.
(PS : I’m so going to shop for his 2 earlier books, also political thrillers, Power Down and Coup d’Etat. Will be checking if they are available in our bookshops.)