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Pirate (Alex Hawke Series #3)
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Pirate (Alex Hawke Series #3)

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by Ted Bell
 

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With unrelenting excitement and in spectacular style, counterterrorist operative Alexander Hawke returns in this electrifying New York Times bestseller from Ted Bell, "the new Clive Cussler" (James Patterson).

Aboard a ship in the south of France, an American spy faces certain torture and death for the vital, explosive intelligence he possesses. In Paris,

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Pirate 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 56 reviews.
Tigerpaw70 More than 1 year ago
Book 3 in the Alexander Hawke series I love this series, it is brilliantly written it contains more action and suspense then one can dream of. Not a dull moment in this thriller.... Step aside James Bond.... The characters are very well presented. The main character Hawke is smart, wealthy and talented. A super hero that executes every task flawlessly and often single-handedly, he carries off impossible escapes, he is cool and collected under the most extreme circumstances and of course there is often an exotic fair maiden to rescue from the hands of evil...Oh! the perks of a super hero.....Recurring characters are Stokely Jones, Hawes right hand man also the smart and lovely Inspector from Scotland Yard Ambrose Congreve. Hawes latest villains are: Hu-Xu, a creepy cross-dressing assassin and Luca Bonaparte, a ruthless man whose ambition is to restore France to its super power status even if it means making an alliance with General Sun-Yat of China and a German shipbuilder. The three have something big up their sleeves, it will have a devastating effect on another sovereign country. Of course there are many other ruthless characters adding suspense and intrigue. The multi-plot story starts with a bang when the Chinese seize an American spy. Alex's mission is to rescue him before the Chinese can obtain vital information through brutal methods of interrogation. Another exciting plot brings Stokely Jones to save Jet from her evil boyfriend (the shipbuilder). Naturally two plots are never enough for Mr Bell to juggle. Simultaneously he has Ambrose Congreve in New York interviewing witnesses of a high profile murder committed in France decades ago. Are you starting to see the links?...it is quite a ride.....In the end everything is tied up neatly. This multi-faceted mystery is exciting, captivating and so far fetched it is totally unbelievable....but what a great read for thrill seekers. Each novel in this series can be enjoyed individually
440-6roadrunner More than 1 year ago
keeps getting better and better. Great read!
erniet43 More than 1 year ago
I have a habit of reading authors’ accomplishments in the order that they were produced. I think that is the only way to go. Bell’s style is a bit different than most writers so you will either have to get used to it or you will like it right off with no need to make the effort. The stories Bell conjures up are quite good and, in some ways, rather unique in the way they are presented to the reader. You have to work a little bit to keep up with the various plots and their twists and turns. Stay with him and you will be rewarded. Promise.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The entire serie is fast moving and well written....
paw658 More than 1 year ago
Alex Hawke is coming to the rescue again, working behind the scenes for British and American governments. He and his loyal companions are in separate locations, working on the puzzle that is the overthrow of France by a descendant of Napoleon and the Chinese. His companions are colorful enough in their own right to provide drama and intrigue. The descriptions are detailed but not so much that you get bored, just enough to make you picture the scenes in your mind. The pace of the puzzle and the road to the resolution are full of suspense and keeps your attention. Overall, it's a great story, great for a vacation read or a rainy day.
SamCA More than 1 year ago
Bought and read it one and got a list of all his books and bought them. Great read.
Jilseponie More than 1 year ago
"Pirate" is not another book about terrorists, it is a thriller that pulls in the current geopolitical climate and the potential for another period of cold war. Lord Alexander Hawke is a fun character, a little over the top, who's adventures and toys are reminiscent of Bond with a little bit of Rambo thrown in. A very good thriller. Dad, you should really try this one.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Ted Bell satisfies again and again with horrific, but realistic scenarios of the world that COULD be, all the while pulling you along with the heroic characters that are everything the US & her Allies SHOULD be. This series makes me proud to be an American and not sit by passively while heroes like Alex Hawke and all his Crew, are out there making the future safe for us all!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the third novel in the series and they are getting better with each new installment. As you get to know the regular characters, the series gets more enjoyable (as with most good series). I look forward to the next one (Spy).
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Best Alex Hawke so far.
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Great follow up.
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Our prison hold.
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