Assassin (Alex Hawke Series #2)

Assassin (Alex Hawke Series #2)

by Ted Bell
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Assassin (Alex Hawke Series #2) by Ted Bell

ALEX HAWKE RETURNS IN TED BELL'S EXPLOSIVE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Clive Cussler called Ted bell's action thriller Hawke "rich, spellbinding, and absorbing." Now, a desperate race to avert an assault on America has Bell's brilliant intelligence agent battling terrorists on a breathtaking worldwide scale.
Alexander Hawke, a direct descendant of the legendary pirate Blackhawke, is an expert on espionage and terror. A shadowy terrorist kingpin has orchestrated the systematic slaying of American diplomats, and as the death toll mounts, Hawke is called upon to avert a cataclysmic attack -- while avenging a sensless crime that has left him devastated. From London to Indonesia, from Washington to the Florida Keys, Assasin is a "fast and furious" (Publishers Weekly) adventure with a hero who has redefined today's action thriller.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780743466721
Publisher: Pocket Star
Publication date: 06/28/2005
Series: Alex Hawke Series , #2
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 592
Product dimensions: 4.90(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.30(d)

About 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 Hawke, Assassin, Pirate, Spy, and Tsar. He is also the author of a series of young adult adventure novels Nick of Time and The Time Pirate. He lives in Florida and Colorado.

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Assassin (Alex Hawke Series #2) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 97 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This novel was a nice step up and a good follow up to the original, Hawke. I thoroughly enjoyed this read. I can't wait to read Pirate.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you enjoy nodding off with a head full of adventure, you'll enjoy this one. Exotic locales, hairpin plot turns and twists, bleeding edge technology, fancy cars, haute couture, gourmet eatting, hot men and women -- all adds up to an excellent use of reading for relaxation time. The only caveat I add is to those with sensitive natures, the plot includes some execrable details of killing wildlife. Consider yourself warned, and enjoy the ride!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the second Alex Hawke adventure I've read (first was called simply Hawke) and this series is for real. The character, the writing, and the stories break the thriller mold (a good thing as some are getting a little tired) and get a choke hold on the imagination. First rate effort. I'm hoping another installment is on the way. Just superb from start to finish.Do not miss this new arrival.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Alex Hawke is the reincarnation of Bond & Q & Jack Aubrey all together. Like Hawke, this book seems frightenly believable. Don't think 'President Kerry' would handle things this insensitively!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Assassin is an incredible book that keeps you involved, excited, and interested from start to finish. Easy to read, Assassin teleports you into a colorful new world full of evil plots, twisted lies, action, adventure, and surprise. Anyone who does not love this book has a serious mental issue. Like his previous books Hawke and Nick of Time, Mr. Bell yet again seems to captivate his readers with his seamless writing, intriguing story line, and his powerful knowledge of the subject mater. I highly recommend this book to everyone!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Alex Hawke leaps off the pages and emerges as THE HERO you've always hoped would come along. He's just great. And he's just getting started. Great news for thriller fans like me. Don't miss it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
great story, good plot,lots of action. It was hard to put it down. Hawke is a totally absorbing character. Let's hope we hear more adventures of him.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This novel strikes so close to home (literally) that its frightening. You're inside the mind of a terrorist and you start to imagine the unthinkable. Absorbing, enthralling, and breathtakingly told. Five stars easy.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This would make a great action-hero movie, which may be what Ted Bell is aiming for. Lots of action but the heroes are super-heroes and the villains are super villains. Not as plausible as Tom Clancy. To sell the big implausible stuff a writer has to get the small details right, which Bell sometimes fails to do. Special effects will overcome that on the big screen.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Alex Hawke is the real deal.Tough as rock outside, real as steel inside. A brain. And, this is a first, a sense of humor. I was breathless from the experience. And exhilerated. Do not miss this one!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
What a ride! Grab your rabbits foot, your prayer beads, take a deep breath and climb on board! You'll be shaken and you'll be stirred and you'll be glad you took the trip. One word. Wow.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you like Clancy and Cussler, you'll find yourself jumping from chapter to chapter as fast as you can. Bell utilizes historical events, current headlines and fears of future terrorist acts to weave together a storyline that will grab you by your lapels and force you to pay attention! Your thoughts will constantly tell you that these things could truly happen. As you get sucked into the characters and begin to identify with each of them, their dangerous journey to the truth will have you on the edge of your seat. Make sure you have food and drink and choose a comfortable recliner, you're not going to be going anywhere once you start reading.
harstan More than 1 year ago
American Ambassador to Italy, Stanfield goes out for a late drink after a tryst with his mistress, but is killed by a smart missile that specifically targeted him. Alex Hawke and Dr. Victoria Sweet exchange ¿I Dos¿ when a sniper kills the bride. In Saudi Arabia, American Ambassador Butch McGuire drops dead from having his internal organs fried. Secretary of State Consuelo de Los Reyes asks the grieving Hawke to join Jack Patterson on investigating the assault on the United States diplomatic corps. Hawke agrees. However, in the meantime in Maine a female teen babysitter slaughters Deirdre Slade and her two preadolescent children; the victims are the loving family of a diplomat.---- The Sweet killing evidence points to Cuban exile Scissorhand while the ambassador murders look like the work of bin Wazir. Though he prefers to go to ¿Little Havana¿ to confront Scissorhand, Hawke lets friends handle that while he tries to stop further assassinations from occurring even as the intrepid ambassador to France Duke Merriman dies from phosphorus fire.---- ASSASSINS is an exciting action-packed and nonstop tale starring a terrific series of heroes and an even better band of killers. The story line is chilling in many ways as the assassins are pretty women who one would never suspect as killers yet their loyalty is to bin Wazir or his superior, his father-in-law the Emir, a believer in a Moslem only world. The satirical spoofing of the first novel (see HAWKE) never occurs, as this is more of a straight shooter. The dual plots come together although the Sweet murder seems overkill and pale vs. the more clever kills. Action-adventure readers will enjoy this testosterone vs. estrogen thriller.----- Harriet Klausner
Anonymous 10 months ago
The elephant slaughter was a turnoff and unneccesary. But loved the book otherwise.
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There's lots of action and an unexpected group of killers. However, Hawke & all the other "good guys" are simply not believable. These books will be perfect TV movies. by aj west
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Good Book Great Series!!!
PainFrame More than 1 year ago
Suicide bombers in every little village and vale. Well darn it… I started reading a series out of order again. First I read Pirate (book three) followed by Assassin (book two), completely skipping Hawke (book one). I suppose you could start this series with any book, but as they go along you’re going to want to know the backstory as well as the increasing number of satellite characters which show up from time to time. Besides, there are some great plot twists that you don’t want ruined by a brief summation in the following novel - so don’t you be like me, do it right! If you’ve made it to book three legitimately, then congratulations! This is a worthy series. I especially enjoy the buddy-cop/mentor relationship between our hero Alex Hawke and Ambrose Congreve, lover of all things Sherlock Holmes. This story starts out with a shock (How much more shocked would I have been if I had read the previous novel? The world will never know) which really makes me think that all bets are off and that anything can happen, which it kind of did. While this isn’t my favorite Alex Hawke novel, it is great, and really makes me appreciate an author whose characters continue to grow and evolve over time. These things that happen to Hawke leave scars, inside and out. These stories aren’t just a bunch of adventures, but a chronicle of Alex Hawke’s entire life, and I don’t want to miss a beat (from now on).
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Enjoyable read
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