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Ted Bell, formerly Visiting Scholar at Cambridge University and Writer-In-Residence at Sidney-Sussex College, is a full-time writer. He is the author of 9 consecutive New York Times Bestsellers. His novels include the Alex Hawke series of spy thrillers published by Harper & Collins. And the Nick McIver Time Travel Adventures published by St. Martins. His books are international bestsellers, published in 17 countries including Japan, Israel, and Turkey. He is the only American spy novelist published in Russian in Russia.

He is also the author of the Blackford Blaine short stories, the first of which, THE PIRATE OF PALM BEACH, appeared in the Nelson DeMille anthology, THE RICH AND THE DEAD. The second installment, THE WIDOW'S WALK, appeare
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Ted Bell Great question. It was New Year's Eve many years ago in London. I was up late drinking brandy with a visiting friend, a very well-known Norwegian…moreGreat question. It was New Year's Eve many years ago in London. I was up late drinking brandy with a visiting friend, a very well-known Norwegian painter. Behind him was a painting of mine depicting a a ship being blown onto a lee shore in a storm. Atop the rocky cliffs stands a lighthouse. I said, "Ulf, let's do a book together. I'll write it and you do the illustrations. The first sentence is,
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Hawke (Alexander Hawke, #1)
3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 4,008 ratings — published 2003 — 24 editions
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Assassin (Alexander Hawke, #2)
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Warlord (Alexander Hawke, #6)
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Phantom (Alexander Hawke, #7)
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Nick of Time (Nick McIver, #1)
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Warriors (Alexander Hawke, #8)
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I can't wait for Pub Day. I've been in labor for over a year. I've been carrying this puppy around in my brain for even longer. I'm ready for delivery. I'm ready to see my babies in fine airports everywhere, sitting there all shiny and new, ready for takeoff. I want them to fly away, fly off the shelves and take to the skies, adopted by eager foster parents who will carry them aboard and jet aw... Read more of this blog post »
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What Comes Around (Mystery & Thrillers)
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Description: Chap 1 of a novella, recently published by HarperCollins. The hero of the Hawke Novels, Lord Alexander Hawke, must stop a rogue CIA agent, known as the Spider, who is killing former senior officers of the CIA and MI6. A final showdown in Hawke's cottage in Bermuda, is heartstopping.
Scimitar (working title) (Mystery & Thrillers)
1 chapters   —   updated May 04, 2011 12:53PM
Description: This is the seventh novel in the Alex Hawke series of spy thrillers. It deals with a mad Iranian scientist and the issue of Artificial Intelligence.
WARLORD (Mystery & Thrillers)
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Description: WARLORD is the 6th novel in the New York Times Bestselling Alex Hawke series, the sequel to TSAR. of espionage and adventure.
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“Just write it!”
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Only sleeping.”
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“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.”
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“I took a speed-reading course and read War and Peace in twenty minutes. It involves Russia.”
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Alice Thanks for the friend add!!! :D


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Ted Bell Beth wrote: "Hi Ted,
Thanks for befriending this fellow Goodreads author!"


My pleasure, Beth, and thank you!


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Beth Hi Ted,
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