The Last Refuge (Mass Market Paperbound)

By Ben Coes

St. Martin's Press, 9781250028228, 485pp.

Publication Date: April 30, 2013




Ben Coes

Israeli Special Forces commander Kohl Meir has proof that Iran has finally succeeded in building its first nuclear weapon and plans on using it to attack Israel. But before Meir can recruit Dewey Andreas and execute his secret operation, he's abducted in New York and smuggled into Iran, where he's imprisoned and tortured.

Dewey owes his life to Meir and his team of Israeli commandos. Now he must do whatever it takes to free Meir from one of the world's most secure prisons while Iran's nuclear clock ticks away. It's the most perilous mission of his lifetime and Dewey cannot afford to fail. The fate of millions is at stake. The fragile balance of world power depends on his every move. And time is running out

About the Author

Ben Coes was a speechwriter for the George H. W. Bush White House, worked for T. Boone Pickens, was a fellow at the JFK School of Government at Harvard, the campaign manager for Mitt Romney's run for governor in 2002, and is currently a partner in a private equity firm. He is the author of Coup d'Etat and Power Down, the critically acclaimed thriller which introduced Dewey Andreas. He lives in Wellesley, Massachusetts.

Praise For The Last Refuge


“My favorite novel in at least a decade. The writing was inherently masculine, brilliantly crafted.”—Elizabeth Backney, Huffington Post 

“Action, international intrigue, romance—it doesn't get any better.”—San Jose Mercury News

 “The Last Refuge is a winner, and it will keep readers turning the pages.”—The Associated Press

“Another winner from a writer who is a rising star among the ranks of the literary world’s most successful authors of the international thriller.”—The Nashua Telegraph

“Fantastic... a terrific follow-up on [Coes’s] first two suspenseful books.”—Bestsellers World

“It’s a thriller. It’s current, and the excitement keeps going…”—The Daily Oklahoman