cover image Eye for an Eye

Eye for an Eye

Ben Coes. St. Martin’s, $25.99 (400p) ISBN 978-1-250-00716-2

Coes’s heart-pounding fourth Dewey Andreas thriller (after 2012’s The Last Refuge) finds the ex–Delta Force member still fighting the world’s baddest bad guys and coming away bloodied but on top. Fao Bhang, China’s minister of state security, decides to have the American killed while he visits Argentina, but the mission goes awry, resulting instead in the death of someone close to Dewey. Bhang exerts diplomatic pressure to escape any official consequences for his actions, so Dewey strikes out on his own to exact revenge. The CIA and MI6 try to recruit him for their plan to terminate Bhang, but Dewey refuses, as this time it’s personal. Coes is a master at creating extended scenes of intense mayhem, and Dewey is a hero who will have patriotic readers standing in their seats cheering. An ambiguous ending leaves readers with a frightening question: will Dewey live to fight again? Agent: Nicole James, Aaron M. Priest Literary Agency. (July)