Warriors (Alex Hawke Series #8) [NOOK Book]

Overview

British counterspy Lord Alexander Hawke must rescue a kidnapped American scientist and catch a villainous megalomaniac—a man obsessed with horrifying experiments in state-of-the-art warfare—in Ted Bell's latest mesmerizing, high-action thriller in his New York Times bestselling series, reminiscent of the very best of Clive Cussler, Tom Clancy, and Daniel Silva

On the streets of Washington, D.C., a brilliant scientist in the high-tech military industry, the brains behind a ...

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Overview

British counterspy Lord Alexander Hawke must rescue a kidnapped American scientist and catch a villainous megalomaniac—a man obsessed with horrifying experiments in state-of-the-art warfare—in Ted Bell's latest mesmerizing, high-action thriller in his New York Times bestselling series, reminiscent of the very best of Clive Cussler, Tom Clancy, and Daniel Silva

On the streets of Washington, D.C., a brilliant scientist in the high-tech military industry, the brains behind a revolutionary fighter aircraft prototype in development by the Pentagon, is snatched by masked thugs—along with his wife and children—and disappears without a trace.

Now, five years later, an elderly professor at Cambridge University has been murdered, a victim of bizarre, ancient Chinese torture methods. Alex Hawke teams up with former chief inspector Ambrose Congreve, his Scotland Yard colleague and friend, to find the killer, but this death is merely the opening gambit in a tense and lethal game of geopolitical brinkmanship.

In the United States, the president's behavior makes many question his fitness for leadership. Is his mental health deteriorating—or is there something far more sinister at work? The answer is crucial, for hostilities are rapidly escalating among China, North Korea, and the United States. At a somber state funeral in Arlington Cemetery, an unmanned drone twice the size of a twin-engine Cessna dives out of the sky and wreaks chaos on a shocked crowd of military and civilian dignitaries. In the East China Sea, a North Korean patrol crew murders four sailors aboard a U.S. Navy vessel. Then China launches vastly advanced fighter jets and a megasubmarine far more sophisticated than any seen before—military technology that might leapfrog everything the U.S. and Great Britain now possess.

With the situation edging closer and closer to the yawning abyss, Hawke faces a female Chinese mastermind and assassin named Chyna Moon. He must pull off his most daring mission yet: infiltrate enemy territory and neutralize their advantage . . . or risk the outbreak of World War III.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
02/10/2014
China seeks to rule the world in bestseller Bell’s entertaining eighth novel featuring MI6 super-agent Alex Hawke (after 2012’s Phantom). For five years, a Chinese military unit under the command of Gen. Sun-Yat Moon, “someone capable of unspeakable cruelty,” has held Dr. William Lincoln Chase, “the legendary American scientist and Nobel laureate,” on Xinbu Island in the South China Sea. Chase is the genius behind the Centurion Submariner Project, which has produced an unmanned submersible vessel capable of launching 40 long-range nuclear missiles. To ensure Chase’s cooperation, his wife and children are held hostage in a North Korean death camp. Hawke and his team set out to rescue Chase and family, and deal with the Chinese threat. Silly prose aside (e.g., “He had it in for people who starved, tortured and murdered children”), this is a thrilling ride that even includes a cameo appearance by the current Queen of England. Agent: Peter Lampack, Peter Lampack Agency. (Apr.)
NPR
“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.”
James Patterson
“Alex Hawke is the new James Bond. Ted Bell is the new Clive Cussler.”
Vince Flynn
“A secret agent who takes you into the danger zone with a ballsy wit that had me hooked.”
Richmond Times-Dispatch
“Bell knows how to build a plot that moves at breakneck speed.”
Madison County Herald
“Ted Bell puts a capital A in adventure.”
Publishers Weekly
“China seeks to rule the world in bestseller Bell’s entertaining eighth novel featuring MI6 super-agent Alex Hawke . . . this is a thrilling ride.”
Booklist
“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.”
 Madison County Herald
“Ted Bell puts a capital A in adventure.”
Rush Limbaugh
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.”
James Patterson
“Alex Hawke is the new James Bond. Ted Bell is the new Clive Cussler.”
Kirkus Reviews
2014-03-20
Bell's Warriors is the eighth Alex Hawke thriller, and it's fun in its own fast-moving, quirky way. Lord Alexander Hawke is a stunningly handsome and rich Brit whose hobby seems to be saving the world. He's admired by the queen and presidents alike. So when U.S. President Tom McCloskey drops dead from a poisoned birthday cake, his funeral is attacked by drones, and a new Chinese regime rattles its sabers, who're you gonna call? In fact, it's a while before Hawke is fully woven into the plot, which bounces from the U.S. to Britain to China to North Korea and the oceans in between. His personal life figures into the story, including his sexual escapades, his love for his young son and the perils of giving the nanny the weekend off. Then the American scientist William Lincoln Chase is kidnapped by the North Koreans, since he's the only person in the world with the know-how to create a weapon that will change the global balance of power. The "Norks" know exactly how to force Chase to create that weapon, and they will waste no time bringing civilization (i.e. the U.S. and Britain) to its knees. Clearly, this is a job for Lord Hawke and his handpicked band of warriors. They are jaunty types who, as they land on a darkened beach for a risky exfiltration, manage time for humor. When a team member wonders if the mission will turn into a Chinese version of Little Big Horn, Hawke replies, "I ain't no Custer, Stokely Jones." Meanwhile, in England, the "world-famous criminalist" Ambrose Congreve defends Hawke's son against beastly black birds with a James Bond–ian brolly worthy of MI6's Q. 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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062279408
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 4/1/2014
  • Series: Alex Hawke Series , #8
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 480
  • Sales rank: 2,469
  • File size: 770 KB

Meet the Author

Ted Bell is the former chairman of the board and worldwide creative director of Young & Rubicam, one of the world's largest advertising agencies. He is the New York Times bestselling author of Phantom, Warlord, Hawke, Assassin, Pirate, Spy, and Tsar, as well as two YA adventure novels. Bell writes on an island off the coast of Maine.

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  • Posted April 4, 2014

    While I am a fan of Lord Alexander Hawke, I cannot say the same

    While I am a fan of Lord Alexander Hawke, I cannot say the same for the writing style of Ted Bell.  This is by far the worst written book in the series (I've read them all), and stands a good chance to win a razzie award, should they ever give one out for writing.  I purchased the digital "Nook" copy, but I would not be shocked to find the print version was written in purple crayon.

    I have always found the Bell's previous Hawke works to be somewhat amateurish, but this one reeks more of ineptitude.  Fans of the hit tv series, The Office may be pleased, as I am almost certain that Bell wrote the screenplay for Michael Scott's thriller, Threat Level Midnight.  Perhaps if nothing else, it will leave you with a feeling of nostalgia instead of remorse for having supported this abomination of literature.  Finally, the dialog is forced, contrived, and in my opinion a tad bit offensive.  Bell insists that his characters embody every stereotype of their nationality and creed to an absolute fault, which gives this book a very juvenile feel to it.  I have honestly witnessed more convincing dialog watching a grade school production of A Christmas Carol.  Imagine a seven year old "Ebenezer Scrooge" trying not to giggle at the sight of his classmate, a snickering Bob Cratchit, expressing his love for Tiny Tim and you will have a much clearer understanding of human intricacies and emotional depth than you will from the characters in this book.

    That being said, I did buy the book...and I'll probably buy the next one.  Alex Hawke is as cool as the other side of the pillow, and I'd like to see what he does next.  I just hope Bell put forth more effort in his writing that Hawke has to in order to get laid.  For Hawke it is easy...for Bell it may take a bit of work.

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 24, 2014

    FORCEMATE REQUEST

    FORCE MATE DIAMONDSTAR AT BLACK BEAUTY ALL RES FIRST JOIN DIAMONDCLAN THEN FORCEMATE THE SE<_>XY WHITE SHE CAT GO NOW!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 24, 2014

    Abby

    Title the story

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 10, 2014

    The name's

    SHADOW KING!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 11, 2014

    To scar

    Where did you guys move?

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2014

    Far and away the best Hawke book ever! Tight, thrilling, funny,

    Far and away the best Hawke book ever! Tight, thrilling, funny, and keeps you glued
    to the last page. When is the movie?

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2014

    ONLY THE STRONG WILL SURVIVE...

    Look for the same heading in the next result. <br> Many thanks, <br> ~ Alphess Shard

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2014

    Hey! News from the Minecraft rp at blocks all res!

    Hello there minecraftians! This is Jason, leader of the Minecraft survival rp at blocks all res! We are planning to fly to the moon! Wanna help? Then get your blocky butt over to blocks all res to join! The lanch pad/building zone is at fly to the moon res two! See map at res two at blocks and the rules at blocks res one before joining then read my post on the rocket at blocks res five! Hope to see you there! :-) Jason (oh and those who particapate in the Minecraft rp moon colny misson get dimonds and dimond tools to help in the survival rp and the colony misson)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 1, 2014

    This is a headline.

    Herro!!!!! This is FadingEcho, Deputy of ThistleClan.
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    Wanna join a Clan? Then keep reading.
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    If you don't want to join, why are you still reading? Tap that 'X' and be on your way, you la<_>me, funk<_>illing partypo<_>o<_>per.
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    Still reading? Good!
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    Visit our clan, Thistleclan, at 'rabbit' result three! You'll have fun! I pinkie promise.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 23, 2014

    Д &delta а М and Є ⇣ Є

    Dont go to Prometheus mythical house. They are all
    <br>
    &#1066 &#1031 &#359 &#1089 &#1053 &#1069 &#1109

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 13, 2014

    Free i pad

    Kisu han three times post this on three Other books an look under ur pellow

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 12, 2014

    what happened?!?!

    As a longtime fan of Ted Bell's writing and his creation Alexander Hawke, I was unbelievably disappointed with this particular book. The writing was disjointed and plot points that were set up disregarded. The plot and characters didn't even jell till halfway through. A very frustrating experience.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 11, 2014

    If nothing else to read it's OK.

    A pale shadow of the original.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 26, 2014

    CONCERNS ALL WHO RP IN A CLAN

    Read te post at 'ban voting'! Please spread the news I can't go to nook 1 or tigerclaw's fury!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 16, 2014

    Get pink ipad

    Kiss ur hand 3 times post this 3 times and look under your pillow.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 15, 2014

    Hc

    Kiss your hand three times post this three times and look under your pillow

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 21, 2014

    Celestial kingdom-owl rp

    At owl sky! King and healer needed!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 3, 2014

    JOIN MOONCLAN

    AT MOON RES 1

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    Posted June 1, 2014

    ¿

    €ool

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 26, 2014

    Wolfpaw IMPORTANT

    My LEADER IS GIVING BIRTH AT FRG RES 1 HELP! MY MOM DOESNT KNOW WHAT TO DO AND THERES NO ONE ON! OUR MED CAT ISNT ON

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