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Warriors: An Alex Hawke Novel (Alexander Hawke Book 8) [Kindle Edition]

Ted Bell
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (307 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Dashing counterspy Alex Hawke must rescue a kidnapped American scientist as the United States and China move dangerously close to all-out nuclear war in this adrenaline-fueled thriller in the New York Times bestselling series that combines the hallmarks of Clive Cussler, Tom Clancy, Ian Fleming, and Daniel Silva.

When an elderly professor at Cambridge is murdered, a victim of bizarre, ancient Chinese torture, Alex Hawke teams up with his Scotland Yard colleague and friend Inspector Ambrose Congreve to find the killer. But the death is only the opening move in a tense and lethal game of geopolitical brinksmanship.

In the United States the president has begun behaving strangely. Is his mental health deteriorating—or is there something far more sinister behind his questionable moves? The answer is crucial, for tensions are mounting between China, North Korea, and the U.S. And China has launched fighter jets and a mega submarine vastly more sophisticated than any seen before—military technology that leapfrogs anything the U.S. and Great Britain possess.

With the situation edging toward an unthinkable abyss, Hawke must pull off his most daring mission yet: infiltrate the China and neutralize the source of their advantage . . . or risk witnessing World War III.


Editorial Reviews

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“Hawke is . . . strong, shrewd and savvy, with an aplomb not seen since James Bond. In other words, Bond, eat your heart out . . . there’s a new spy in town.” (NPR)

“Alex Hawke is the new James Bond. Ted Bell is the new Clive Cussler.” (James Patterson)

“A secret agent who takes you into the danger zone with a ballsy wit that had me hooked.” (Vince Flynn, bestselling author of The Last Man)

“Ted Bell puts a capital A in adventure.” (Madison County Herald)

“Bell knows how to build a plot that moves at breakneck speed.” (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

“China seeks to rule the world in bestseller Bell’s entertaining eighth novel featuring MI6 super-agent Alex Hawke . . . this is a thrilling ride.” (Publishers Weekly)

“The sheer scope of this high-concept thriller, and the well-placed shocks throughout, make it Bell’s best effort to date. A perfect tale for fans of plot-driven action-adventure and, especially, for the Cussler crowd.” (Booklist)

“Near the end, a villain exclaims, ‘Then bring me the head of Alexander Hawke!’ Really, there’s no need. When we finish enjoying Warriors, just bring us Hawke’s next lively adventure.” (Kirkus Reviews)

Warriors, [is] impossible to put down. . . . It’s really expansive, great reading. If you like spy, espionage, mystery-thriller stuff, you cannot get a better book.” (Rush Limbaugh)

From the Author

WARRIORS is No. 9 in New York Times Bestselling author Ted Bell's series of Alex Hawke Thrillers. Early reviews say it all: "Far and away the best Hawke yet!"  A resurgent, militaristic China has built a secret fleet, a wolf pack of the most stunningly powerful weapons delivery systems since the invention of undersea naval warfare. How did China leapfrog our technology so brilliantly...and so quickly? Hawke faces his most difficult challenge ever as he and his soldiers of fortune embark for China and North Korea on a do or die mission with zero margin for failure.
They are on a desperate search for a man who disappeared without a trace from the streets of Georgetown four years earlier. A man, Hawke believes, who holds the key to the balance of military power in the Pacific...and the world. His mission takes him from the incredibly lavish retreats of the Chinese Communist Party elites and deep inside the insane world of North Korean death camps, far more horrific than even the barbaric Nazi camps of World War II. One man has the world on his shoulders once more. And this time, the weight may be too much for even Lord Alexander Hawke to bear. ON SALE APRIL 1ST, 2014.
 

Product Details

  • File Size: 762 KB
  • Print Length: 691 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0062298631
  • Publisher: William Morrow (April 1, 2014)
  • Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00DB3A9M2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,506 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Real Men Use Editors April 3, 2014
By JDJeff
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I enjoy these books as a harmless diversion. The stories aren't first class but they are fun. But oh my gosh it is like 10 different people wrote this book alternating chapters and had the plot in common but no editing. Phrases, character descriptions, background information is repeated over and over as if someone was afraid a reader might pick up the book mid-chapter and need some catching up, or go into a coma between chapters and need to start over. Hawke lives at Hawkesmoor, Congreve's best friend is Hawke, Hawke oozes charm, etc., etc., etc.,. Got it, check, got it, etc., etc., etc. 30 minutes with a decent editor would tighten this thing up nicely, but as it stands it is distracting how poorly this book was edited. Still enjoyed it though....shame on me.
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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful
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I think the thing I enjoy most about Ted Bell's Alex Hawke novels is the sense of balance. It's there in the characters, the emotions, the plot threads, and the pacing. If you're like me, you come for the action and the adventure, but it's all the other elements that keep you reading each page closely, rather than just skimming head for the next 'big' moment.

With Warriors we get more of that deliberately careful balance. Family (both intimate and extended) plays a significant role this time out. It begins with a family dinner, a birthday present, and a roadside abduction of Bill Chase, his wife, and their two children. Captured by the Chinese, Bill is tortured and tormented, forced to put his military genius to work against the Western world for the sake of his family. It continues with the relationships between Alex and his son, as well as between father, son, and Nell, the governess from Scotland Yard. There are equal doses or sorrow and happiness there, mixed in with the difficult realities of protecting a child who presents a prime opportunity for striking at Alex himself. It even extends to the villains of the piece, General Sun-Yat Moon and his daughters (Jet, Li, and Chyna), all of whom have a complicated relationship with Alex. Theirs are relationships of love and hate, emotions powerful enough to push the world to the brink of nuclear war.

With so much raw humanity to the novel, it's quite a surprise to find the technological aspects just as strong. There's a highly advance fighter jet designed to deliver Alex to his Chinese contact, and a pair of equally advanced missiles designed to prevent him from making that meet. There's an entirely new class of submarine here, far more dangerous and more chilling than anything fans have read before.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Warriors-Worth the Wait! April 5, 2014
Format:Hardcover
New York Times Bestselling Author, Ted Bell, delivers with the eighth novel in the Alex Hawke Series: Warriors. The characters we have come to know and love are thrust into a new conflict with an old adversary. Alex Hawke is back with his motley crew of friends to thwart the enemy’s plans. It’s a tough assignment that spans continents.
An American scientist, along with his family, is captured and thrown into a van off the streets of Georgetown in 2009. Present day, Kathleen Chase and her children are rumored to still be in a North Korean labor camp, while her husband, American Scientist and Nobel laureate, Dr. William Chase is being forced to cooperate with General Sun-Yat Moon of China. General Moon has devised a horrifying plan to use the American’s knowledge against his home country. The product is a fleet of Centurion Submarines more lethal than any sub fabricated before.
It just so happens that Alex Hawke has had a run in with one of General Moon’s daughters in the past. General Moon hasn’t forgotten and would like to exact revenge on his daughter’s behalf. Chyna Moon has the cold blooded nature of her father, and has unusual weapons of choice…ravens. Let’s just say she lets the birds do the dirty work for her. Alex’s longtime friend, Ambrose Congreve, is tasked with trying to trap The Raven at her own game.
Bell isn’t afraid to challenge our emotions in this novel. We lose some beloved characters in the fight this go around. I was pleased to see Bell show some vulnerability with the characters. He explores how they deal with love, loss, and the uncertain future.
Alex Hawke and his band of brothers come together once again to save the world from global anarchy. There are some bumps, bruises, and tears along the way…but boy is it worth the ride.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Junk, pure and simple April 22, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I've been reading the Alex Hawke series since Pirate and have enjoyed them, since they generally had decent (if essentially unbelievable) plots, mainly because the various characters were interesting. However, it looks like the author had a difficult time coming up with anything for this one that made any sense. The various story lines were confused and hard to follow. Frankly, Hawke might as well become some sort of demi-god, since he appears essentially invincible and unaging, despite being shot, tortured and beat up so many times in the series. At least Fleming had Bond showing some scars and depression after the things he went through.

I think Bell needs to retire Hawke. He phoned this one in.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ted Bell does it again April 20, 2014
By Theone
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This Alex Hawke thriller is so compelling you might want to start it on a weekend. It's exciting, funny & unputdownable. I hope Ted Bell outlives me cause I can't imagine a world without Alex Hawke adventures.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars A good read as all the Alex Hawke novels
A captured American engineer who can develop the ultimate weapon and an insane Chinese general who wants to rule the world. Read more
Published 1 day ago by L. Gandy
5.0 out of 5 stars Warriors rocks!!
A five-star homerun ! Ted Bell hits it out of the park as usual ! Hawk makes bond look like a alterboy ! I would recommend to any true lover of adventure books!!!
Published 2 days ago by Kindle Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Another great Alex Hawke novel
Another great Alex Hawke novel. I am reading the ones I missed. I started in the middle of the series. It is easy to know what is going on though. LOVE THE ALL!!
Published 2 days ago by Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars This series is headed in the wrong direction
I've read all the Alexander Hawke novels, and thought "Tsar" was actively great...

...but this series has veered too far into action movie cliches. Read more
Published 4 days ago by John Beck
4.0 out of 5 stars good book
But how many more times can Alex save the world? I felt like this was a little too predictable hence the 4/5 stars.
Published 5 days ago by Summer
4.0 out of 5 stars Waiting for the next one
Uses the strengths of all the regular characters of the franchise, and has the typical non-stop action and complex villains of this author. Read more
Published 6 days ago by Pablo G
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great book
Published 8 days ago by Jp
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Excellent. Alex at his best
Published 9 days ago by Evey
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read Plenty of action Geeat
Great read Plenty of action Geeat characters
Published 10 days ago by Peter Vines
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Another great Bell story. Read it and escape into Hawk's world!!
Published 10 days ago by Frank Calabretta
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My life has entered a brand new and exciting chapter. In addition to publishing a new thriller, PHANTOM, next March, I have been elected a Visiting Scholar at Cambridge University, UK. I hold this position at the University's Department of Politics and International Studies. We are a primary resource for the Intelligence Community as well as high level government connections. I was also honored to be named Writer In Residence at Sydney Sussex College here at Cambridge. My college was founded in 1596. I am working on a new novel, the 7th in the Alex Hawke series of spy thrillers. The new thriller will be rooted in Cambridge espionage traditions (the university is over 800 years old) and deal with the looming threat of China's ascent to world dominance. I also plan to write a 3rd installment in my series of historical novels for young people, the Nick McIver Time Adventures published by St. Martins. My Alexander Hawke novels are published by Harper/Collins. Life here at Cambridge is extraordinary, as well it should be as it was recently voted the #1 university in the world. There is certainly no lack of intellectual stimulation and even the most casual conversations with fellow scholars are a wonder to me. As are the amazing architecture and ancient customs. I often feel I'm living in a Harry Potter movie.

WARRIORS, will be published on APRIL 1ST, 2014. Set against a backdrop of increasing tensions with China in the Pacific, the insane actions of China's surrogate, North Korea, and the abduction of America's premier weapons designer,
Hawke must destroy a new undersea weapons system deployed by China in order to avert global catastrophe. Hawke, Stokely Jones, and Chief Inspector Ambrose Congreve, must also solve a puzzling and sadistic murder at Cambridge University in England that is somehow tied to the Chinese threats of world war.




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We were obviously not reading the same book. I felt it the worst by far in a series the sun has clearly (or at least should have) set on. The first three were 4 star, steady and serious decline since. Also, noted that many of the rave reviews were not verified purchases or were from free... Read More
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