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While continuing to write the Dewey novels, Coes plans to launch a second thriller series. It will share some characters with the Dewey books, but its hero will be younger and its focus will be on domestic threats. Coes says he has no desire to write political novels. He detests Washington's big egos and paralyzing gamesmanship. However, he does include some political scenes in his books. While Barack Obama plays pickup basketball, Coes's president in Eye for an Eye plays hockey. Dewey, of course, is roped in to play. Other players include senators named for some of Coes's hockey buddies in Wellesley. On his Facebook page, which has 70,000 followers, Coes posts about his family, pets, politics, book signings, and his fellow thriller writers. He says he gets about 50 e-mails a day from a fan base that is all over the map, literally and demographically. While saying he doesn't keep track of book sales, he looks forward to the week he tops the charts. "It's not the money, nor the ranking per se," he said. "The New York Times list is like getting a medal for the Olympics. Hitting No. 1 is like the gold medal." But for now, the thriller writer gets plenty of thrills just walking down an airplane aisle and seeing someone absorbed in a Dewey Andreas adventure. 174 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | s p r i n g 2 0 1 4 books "a fan base that is all over the map" FOR MORE on the author, visit www.bencoes.com. "There were times when I'd call my agent and say Dewey's in a pickle, and I don't know how to get him out of it." C O U R T E S Y O F B E N C O E S 168-174_WWMa14_books_coes_v2_WellesleyWeston Magazine 2/2/14 1:21 PM Page 174

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