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Warlord (Alex Hawke Series #6)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

8 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

The latest Hawke espionage thriller is an exhilarating tale

Prior to his last mission, British spy Alex Hawke met Russian artist Anastasia Korsakova on a Bermuda beach while on R&R. He falls in love with her, but his case inside the New Russia puts him against her father Count Ivan Korsakov. While he completed the mission, his...
Prior to his last mission, British spy Alex Hawke met Russian artist Anastasia Korsakova on a Bermuda beach while on R&R. He falls in love with her, but his case inside the New Russia puts him against her father Count Ivan Korsakov. While he completed the mission, his beloved Anastasia dies (see Tsar).

Almost a year later, Hawke remains depressed with his only companion a bottle of rum that rarely numbs the pain inside his heart. He wants nothing to do with the espionage game until his royal friend Prince Charles begs him to help as someone threatens to assassinate the Royal family. Normally one to ignore such intimidation, Charles explains that somehow the culprit left a tome with a signature identical to the one belonging to his late uncle, Lord Mountbatten, who was murdered three decades ago. Hawke leaves Bermuda for London to begin his search for the mysterious killer. At the same time the Sword of Allah unites with the Taliban and al-Qaeda to form an evil alliance terrorizing the world.

The latest Hawke espionage thriller is an exhilarating tale that combines news headlines with the historical killing of Lord Mountbatten inside a super spy tale. Hawke's battle with suicidal depression feels real as he lost his love while killing her father so has welcomed a Russian death squad since he returned home to Bermuda. Now, only a special case called in by the Prince of Wales can get him back on the job and out of his crippling grief. Once in London, he reverts to Hawke super counter espionage agent. Warlord is a fabulous action-packed entry, but it is the fight within the hero's soul that makes it special.

Harriet Klausner

posted by harstan on September 3, 2010

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Most Helpful Critical Review

4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

Very dissappointed

have enjoyed all of the other Ted Bell / Alex Hawke books. eagerly awaited this one. It just doesn't flow as smoothly as the other books in this series. i knew who the "bad guy" was the minute he was introduced. No surprises

posted by 3386112 on October 6, 2010

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  • Posted January 17, 2015

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    If you have charm, by all means ooze it. The sixth Alex Hawke n

    If you have charm, by all means ooze it.

    The sixth Alex Hawke novel, and one which I couldn’t help but approach with a little trepidation. How could this book possibly compare with the previous in the series (Tsar) which I love so much? Not only that, buy how could our poor Alex Hawke possibly recover from such an ordeal?

    Well of course I needn’t have worried overmuch. Between steadfast Pelham, good old Congreve, and Ted Bell himself, Alex didn’t really have much of a chance of staying down for long. Although that is not to say that Alex is back to being his old self, how could he be? One of the things I most admire about this series is how the characters wear their scars forever. This isn’t just another adventure, but a continuing narrative, and even though Alex finds a way to soldier on, he’s a changed man. Although this story can’t quite compete emotionally with the previous, it’s still a rousing entry and a solid tale spun by a master.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2015

    Sorry...

    Too far fetched and implausible. Liked his other books, but not this one.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 24, 2014

    It's as good as all the rest!

    I loved Bell's first five Alex Hawke novels but read some of the reviews of Warlord and it sounded like he had run out of steam on this one. I AM SO GLAD I DIDN'T LISTEN TO THE NEGATIVE REVIEWS! THIS BOOK IS WONDERFUL! On to book 7 for me.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 3, 2014

    Hentay

    Yah

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 2, 2014

    The tngu warlord

    On, yo.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 30, 2014

    2012 NCAA March madness

    I have always wanted to join Duke and i did. I will show you my 2012 NCAA basketball tournament. "In the Midwest region we have a 1# seed Duke to face a 16# seed Providence." I was shocked we made it in as a 1# seed in the midwest we had suffered a terrible loss against NDS (North Dakota St) we were ranked 9th in the nation. I get prepared for the tournament game i hope to win it all. I will win it all. (How did i do i know some ponies don't know their basketball but if i did well i will continue -Nitro)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 12, 2012

    Excrllrnt Excellent read!

    An entertaining casual diversion.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 22, 2012

    Very good read.

    Very good read.

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  • Posted April 24, 2012

    This was my first time reading the "Alex Hawke" series

    This was my first time reading the "Alex Hawke" series and I must say I enjoyed it very much. Will be reading other books in the series. A very good read.

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  • Posted April 16, 2012

    Highly Recommend!!!!

    Have read all the Alex Hawke series and can't wait for the new ones to come out!!!!

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