Warriors (Alex Hawke Series #8)

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On the streets of Washington, D.C., a brilliant scientist, the brains behind a revolutionary fighter aircraft prototype in development by the Pentagon, is snatched by masked thugs and disappears. Now five years later, an elderly professor at Cambridge University has been murdered, a victim of bizarre, ancient Chinese torture. Alex Hawke teams up with Scotland Yard former Chief Inspector Ambrose Congreve to find the killer, but this death is merely the opening gambit in a tense ...

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Overview

On the streets of Washington, D.C., a brilliant scientist, the brains behind a revolutionary fighter aircraft prototype in development by the Pentagon, is snatched by masked thugs and disappears. Now five years later, an elderly professor at Cambridge University has been murdered, a victim of bizarre, ancient Chinese torture. Alex Hawke teams up with Scotland Yard former Chief Inspector Ambrose Congreve to find the killer, but this death is merely the opening gambit in a tense and lethal game of geopolitical brinksmanship.

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 between China, North Korea, and the United States, as China launches a vastly advanced fighter 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 infiltrate enemy territory and neutralize their advantage . . . or risk the outbreak of World War III.

Performed by John Shea

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Audio
06/30/2014
In Bell’s latest international thriller, China seeks world domination by sending minions to America to kidnap Bill Chase, the scientist responsible for every recent weapon of war that has kept the U.S. in control of land, sea, and air. Five years later, the Chinese military kill the sitting U.S. president and begin to display the fruits of Chase’s new designs, among them a humongous armed drone that nearly takes out the new president. Enter handsome, dashing Lord Alex Hawk, an upper class clubman-spy with “pirate’s blood in his veins” and James Bond’s fire in his loins. He is unwittingly seduced by the main villainess, China Moon, a stunningly beautiful but cold-hearted assassin. There is a very thin line separating Bell’s old-school thriller prose and new wave satire, and narrator Shea’s energetic, if not entirely successful, attempt at accents, ranging from British Etonian to American ebonics, comes bloody well close to erasing that line. A William Morrow hardcover. (Apr.)
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.”
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: 9780062347855
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 4/1/2014
  • Series: Alex Hawke Series , #8
  • Format: CD
  • Edition description: Unabridged
  • Sales rank: 175,377
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 5.70 (h) x 1.40 (d)

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.

Kyle Mills lives in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. When he's not writing, he is skiing and rockclimbing. He is the author of Rising Phoenix and Storming Heaven.

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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 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 July 1, 2014

    WRITING CONTEST AND SCHOOL

    At school ish all results. Kind of mixed up but you will find the right places.

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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!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 24, 2014

    Abby

    Title the story

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 10, 2014

    The name's

    SHADOW KING!

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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 June 10, 2014

    EMERALDCLAN

    AT DET

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 3, 2014

    JOIN MOONCLAN

    AT MOON RES 1

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    Posted June 1, 2014

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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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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 22, 2014

    CAFE DES COPAINS DE DOC

    At 'mir' res two!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 22, 2014

    Im lauren wana chat

    ?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 21, 2014

    We totally need a...

    Kingdom Hearts rp

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 24, 2014

    Skyclan

    At frg all results.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 17, 2014

    PEOPLE COME TO MIR RESULT 1-3

    Plz come and enjoy. Bar resturaunt and coffee shop.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 16, 2014

    Any good Fantasy/Human RP's?

    I'm already at Oliver Twist, The Village, the Zombie RP and Viking Tales. Please tell me more... or l'll make my own.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 17, 2014

    Are There Any Active Highschool RPs?

    Reply to Vance

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