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Warriors: An Alex Hawke Novel (Alex Hawke Novels) Hardcover – April 1, 2014
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“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)
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My life entered a brand new and exciting chapter in 2011-2012 when I was elected a Visiting Scholar at Cambridge University, UK. I held this position at the University's Department of Politics and International Studies, a primary resource for the Intelligence Community. I was also Writer In Residence at Sydney Sussex College here at Cambridge. I am working on a new novel, the 9th in the Alex Hawke series of spy thrillers, to be called PATRIOT. The new thriller will revolve around MI6 intelligence officer Alex Hawke's efforts to contain a newly combative Vladimir Putin. 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.
This past year I was honored to be the first author to speak at the Reagan Library kicking off "The Year of the Spy".
WARRIORS, was published in hardcover April 1, 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.
Top Customer Reviews
I've read the whole series & though the Anglophile stuff (sorry) is a bit much sometimes there was always a good cohesive story at the core. I was excited to take this on a long business trip
& prepared to be well distracted during long flights. Instead I struggled through as I had nothing else with me!
I don't remember the other books being this condescending. A reminder of the characters & their back story is needed & appreciated but only from book to book not chapter to chapter, we're not that dim!
It's also very disjointed - it reads like several people wrote different chapters without much collaboration or editing to bring it together.
When he has to bail out of his plane, winds up in the middle of the freezing ocean for hours, escapes sharks, conveniently gets picked up from said ocean, beaten by the enemy but escapes by waltzing out of his cell (with a concussion and snapped tendon or two in his leg!), smacks the heads of his captors together and they conveniently die (OMG REALLY? one smack?), then he dresses in a Chinese uniform, walks back up 8 flights of stairs (don't forget the tendon, ribs, and concussion), pretends to be a pilot, and steals one of their planes, all in one day! the ratio of enjoyment to eye-rolling was too low.
The writing is incredibly bad:
"The initial interrogation about the Chinese aircraft carrier was short but brutal. Hawke gave up nothing, and he had gotten out of it with little more than a severely wounded left knee, a few broken ribs, a black eye, three broken fingers, and a concussion. The leg was the worst. Two gorillas had tried to break it by pulling it backward. The attempt failed, but they'd managed to snap a tendon or two. He could walk, but not far." Well, I'd say the Chinese were pretty lame if that's all they did!
"When they got bored with him, they told him he'd never leave the ship alive, then locked him up inside a stinking crew cabin in the bowels of the bilge with room for little more than a crappy bunk bed." Ooh those MEANIES!
"He now lay on the top berth thinking very seriously about how the hell to escape before those bastards came for him again. Tortured and killed him.Read more ›
I think Bell needs to retire Hawke. He phoned this one in.
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I've always loved and reread almost every book he's written. But for some reason he felt it was necessary to add graphic porn and very base language to certain scenarios. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Firebrandrand
Great story line and not that far fetched. Realistic story of extreme possibilities. Another fine Alex Hawke novel. Can't wait for the next one.Published 11 days ago by Ted Hunt
Very detailed in building the story but the endings seem to pass too quickly with less detailPublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
This is a really bad book. It's the 1st and probably last book I will ever read by this author. I have depleted myself of books as I have read every book of every author I follow,... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Keith D. Aguilar
I guess I forgot how this author bounces around, does not keep me informed of time advances when he cuts to a different character or scene during those bounces, goes off on... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Richard Watch
A simply superb tale, absolutely first rate. An action mystery thriller of the highest realm....first class!!! Read morePublished 2 months ago by Kindle Customer
"You MUST read Ted Bell...." Really? This is the most horribly written book I have ever read -- full of clichés and nonsense. Read morePublished 2 months ago by compulsivereader
Not really up to standard for an Alex Hawke Novel. Way too much descriptive filler and struggles with believability....Published 2 months ago by Salvatore Corrao