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Deep within the Pentagon, a covert, multi-billion arms-for-influence program was created. The objective was to protect the United States and its allies from terrorist acts by secretly enabling a hand-picked man to emerge as the most powerful leader in the Middle East. But the charismatic Tristan Nazir double-crosses America, twisting the program for his own violent ends to create ISIS. Now America is at great risk.

Elite operative Dewey Andreas is sent to Syria to retrieve details about the source of ISIS’s funding but his cover is blown mid-operation and chaos erupts in the streets of Damascus. Trapped and outnumbered, Dewey manages to send proof of the awful truth―unknown at even the highest levels in the government―that ISIS’s munitions were indeed provided by America itself.

This information arrives in time to for the U.S. to cut off a final arms shipment before it reaches ISIS. But the vicious Nazir is far from finished. He launches a bold strike into the heart of America, sending a terrorist cell to take over a dorm at Columbia University, capturing hundreds of college students as hostages.

For every hour that the shipment of weapons is withheld, the terrorists will publicly execute one student. The potential loss of life is intolerable. A frontal assault is impossible. Releasing the shipment is unthinkable. There is nowhere to turn…

In a situation with no solutions, there remains only one option―Dewey Andreas.

Coes is one of the few authors who knows how to turn the world of black ops into compelling, realistic fiction and he’s getting better and better!
— Booklist on FIRST STRIKE (starred review)
First Strike is without a doubt Coes best book yet - a heart-pounding thriller that is impossible to put down!
— The Real Book Spy
Fans of the Die Hard movie franchise will find the swift pacing and escalating threats and complications to their taste.
— Publishers Weekly
A white knuckle read certain to have many readers turning pages late into the night. First Strike is not to be missed. Highly recommended.
— TM Styles