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Hawke by Bell Ted

Hawke (edition 2007)

by Bell Ted

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Authors:Bell Ted
Info:Pocket Books (2007), Edition: New Ed, Paperback, 608 pages
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Weak and watery James Bond-ish spy novel. Full of cliches and stereotypes and really bad dialogue. It started off really well and fell apart within a few chapters. ( )
  lesmel | Dec 3, 2013 |
Alex Hawke's story is captivating and exciting. You will be swept away by the young boy who loses his family and the life he lives because of that fateful day. Ted Bell is a fabulous author. I highly recommend his work! Start with Hawke and enjoy a thrilling ride. ( )
  cati11 | Aug 28, 2013 |
I enjoyed this book! There's nothing like a good adventure/suspense/thriller! After all, that's why the Bond series is still thrilling audiences. Bell's character, "Hawke" fills just such a position. He has it all. Looks, wealth, skills that border on unbelievable and pull with those in power. This first novel in the Alex Hawke series was a great get-away for those times when you just need to kick back and enjoy the ride. I'd recommend it to anyone who is a fan of Ian Fleming, Clive Cussler or even James Rollins. ( )
  Neverwithoutabook | Jul 17, 2013 |
A fun action packed book with pirates, political coups, and political intrigue. Fans of James Bond, Clive Cussler will love this book. ( )
  pagei | Oct 1, 2012 |
Book1 in the Alexander Hawke series

“Hawke”, is a twenty first century pirate tale which takes place on the Caribbean Seas near the island of Cuba. This action adventure thriller introduces its main character, Alexander Hawke, as a rich English aristocrat Spy working for both the UK and US governments. The main emphasis throughout is based on intense action scenes and the showdown is a classic case of revenge in over drive.

Soon into the story we have a strong sense of déjà vu, scenes that mirror strongly those of Ian Fleming`s James Bond are frequent. The book is very predictable, it is a rip-roaring tale with plenty of stereotype clichés, unbelievable characters, and exotic machinery and out of this world action sequences. This fast- paced adventure was quite exciting and held my attention till the very last page.

The stage is set with seven year old Alex witnessing the gruesome murder of his parents by pirates while on a sailing trip in the Caribbean. We are then fast-forwarded thirty years and Alex is send back to the Caribbean on a covert operation to find a stealth submarine armed with all the latest gadgets and believed to be in the hands of unstable militants planning a coup d’état on the Cuban government and a threat to U.S. interest in the area….. It is a race against time...

This novel gives you quite a wild ride into the world of fiction. ( )
  Tigerpaw70 | Mar 13, 2012 |
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A James Bond for the 21st century, Alex Hawke is suave, sexy, smart, wealthy, and deadly. And he's got the bloodlines to prove it--the direct descendant of a famous English pirate, the British secret agent is back in the Caribbean where his ancestor once amassed a legendary fortune and where, decades ago, his own parents were brutally tortured and murdered for a secret Alex, to this day, doesn't know he has in his possession. What brings Alex back to the scene of a crime he only vaguely remembers witnessing as a child is a mission to find and recover a stealth submarine that's gone missing less than a hundred miles from the American mainland, complete with 40 nuclear warheads and a rogue terrorist's finger on the countdown button. It's a hoary premise, but Bell makes it work with skillful plotting, quick characterizations, and a lively hero who deserves a sequel, not to mention the big screen treatment. --Jane Adams

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A modern-day swashbuckler and one of England's most decorated naval heroes, Lord Alexander Hawke heads for the Caribbean on a top-secret mission for the U.S. government, to locate an experimental stealth submarine, built by the Soviets just prior to the end of the Cold War, which has fallen into the hands of an unstable government planning a preemptive strike against the U.S.… (more)

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