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Spy (Alex Hawke Series #4)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 8, 2007

    If you like Cussler's Dirk Pitt, you will love Ted Bell's Alex Hawke`

    Another action packed,page turner centered on Alex Hawke. Invasion from our borders, this really makes you think. Can't wait for the next Ted Bell adventure.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 17, 2007

    A reviewer

    This is with out a doubt one of the best books that I have read. It really makes you think about the future of the USA

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 17, 2006

    THIS BOOK IS INTENSE!!!

    A sensational read! There is so much tension and suspense you just go with it, like suspended animation. Here's the scary part: the situations the book deals with are all too real. A shooting war with Mexico? It could happen. Terrorists coming across our border daily, you bet. Great characters and great storytelling make this a great book! You won't be disappointed.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 12, 2006

    Heaven help us...

    ...if even HALF of what this book presents is true. Truly frightening in any case. Also, odd, but it is by turns very funny and constantly entertaining. Good read.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 26, 2006

    Frightening tale of border and jungle

    This is the best thriller I've come across this summer. It kept me up for three wonderful nights!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 4, 2009

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    I LOVE ALEX HAWKE!

    This book - like PIRATE - has all the twists and turns of a great thriller, spy novel. And with the time set in present day, Mr. Bell's ability to weave in just enough reality to be plausible makes for great conversation amongst family & friends ("could they REALLY have a tunnel from Mexico to USA big enough to carry semi's? could they REALLY have a terrorist sect living in the Amazon, covered by dense foliage, out of sight?"). LOVE TED, LOVE ALEX and loved the book!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    Alex Hawke knew immediately that his vessel the Pura Vida on the Rio Negro was destroyed by the explosion killing many of his colleagues including marine biologist Dana Gibbon. He had to let go of her hand to reach shore. He made it to land only to be caught and sold as a slave worker to the Xucurur who guard the work camps of the Muhammed Top. Alex serves on a road contraction crew and as a human target in case enemy combatants attack life expectancy is zero. Though death looks more welcoming than life, Alex, wondering about this Al Qaeda army in the middle of the Amazonian jungle escapes. --- He realizes the American government leaders are preoccupied with reelections which mean fake temporary concentration on the Mexican border though real issues abound involving masse illegals and the Mexican army crossing into American territory and young females kidnapped from border towns. Alex turns to trusted friends Ambrose Congreve and Stokely Jones to help infiltrate the Las Medianoches Al Qaeda cell because he believes they plan something spectacularly jihad against the United States probably at that suddenly prominent line in the sand called the Mexican Border. --- In his fourth appearance (see ASSASSIN, HAWKE, and PIRATE) Alex is at his best as he suffers survivor guilt though he also believes those like Dana are better off dead. Yet the premise of Mr. Bell¿s work is that the ¿terrorists in the jungle scenario¿ is based on the immigration of Hezbollah operatives from Lebanon during the 1970s civil war. Fans will appreciate the fast-paced and action packed thriller as readers join Alex and his teammates on a quest to prevent the jihad from happening with the odds heavily favoring the terrorists in their plan to devastate North America. --- Harriet Klausner

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 14, 2014

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2012

    Excellent

    As usual Alex Hawke delivers

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 26, 2012

    Dani

    *falls from the wall and walks to find jack*

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 26, 2012

    Rick

    He looked where Dani was standing, shuged, and walked off.

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  • Posted May 1, 2012

    Shallow characters. Full of mistakes about technology. Worst ste

    Shallow characters. Full of mistakes about technology. Worst stereotypes.

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  • Posted September 17, 2009

    Hokey

    This was my first Ted Bell novel. I struggled through it until I couldn't handle it anymore and gave up half way. It didn't zing me. The dialog was sophomoric and cutesy in many places: "Harry Brock could take a licking and keep on ticking." Ugh! This Timex watch ad line is outdated. Could it be Mr. Bell's former company, Leo Burnett, had the Timex account. Throughout the book misspelled words abound. At one point, Bell confuses the characters talking and identifies both with the same name. Huh? On page 223 he describes an 18-wheel tractor without its trailer as having 4 wheels. Better check again Mr. Bell, a tractor has 6 wheels. Characters are one dimensional and shallow. Writing is weak. Syntax is awful. His description of the Texas sheriff and deputy is nothing short of a corny representative of Andy Griffith and Barney Fife. Even the names he uses are stilted. The novel is an Indiana Jones derring do done badly. FYI Mr. Bell: The word is spelled BEcause not 'cause. His description of the Amazon terrorist compound with its high tech weaponry, advanced computer monitoring et al is a bit farfetched even for fiction. The situations he presents: Mexican illegals, drug cartels, terrorists et al are real and serious. But Mr. Bell uses cartoon like action hero characters to deal with them using silly dialog. Of course like most of the so called "thriller" (that's a stretch) genre all the women are Playmates of the Month sex objects who are about as deep as a birdbath. Yet they're all described as "brilliant" professionals or scientists or something by the book cover blub writers who entice us to buy the book. Difficult to decide if he's trying to be funny or just lacks the depth of a serious writer (even fiction) to tell a good story based on real situations. Don't think I'll pursue any others.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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