Warm summer nights call for action movies; sweltering afternoons for action thrillers. There's nothing so relaxing as lolling about while a book's characters vie to doom or save the world. Real flies need to amscray, but people need to drop like 'em on the page. And if the plot unfolds in a place where folks are sweating buckets, well, all the better. My hammock feels arctic in comparison.
|You just KNOW Ben Coes writes thrillers|
Plans for Dewey and Meir's get together are interrupted when Iranian agents capture Meir, the grandson of Golda Meir, and smuggle him to Iran. There, he is held in prison and tortured in preparation for a show trial. Dewey owes his life to Meir and his Israeli commando team and feels obligated to rescue him. It appears impossible: help can't be recruited from the American or Israeli government because the Iranians can't be alerted. Time is running out. Then there's the matter of that Iranian nuclear bomb.
This book is an action pleasure, but it's not a mindless guilty pleasure. The writing doesn't insult you. You don't need to hide the cover under a brown-paper wrapper or laugh in embarrassment if your friend picks it up. I'd like to see what Dewey was up to before, and I'll be curious to see what Dewey gets up to next. I hear that Coes is working on another one. I'm making a date with Book 4 in the Dewey Andreas series and the hammock for next summer.
P.S. The Last Refuge is now available in various formats: hardcover, audible, audiobook, and Kindle. Here's a sample clip from Macmillan Audio:
Note: I received a free advance reading copy from Macmillan. We'll be featuring an interview with author Ben Coes soon and giving away a copy of this book to one of our readers.