Hawke (Alexander Hawke #1)
I don't think I will be reading any more Hawke books. Frankly, the writing is almost amateurish. Bell is clearly trying to create a Pitt-like character. Hawke and Pitt have similar, nay, almost identical backgrounds(ex-military men, pilots, dashing good looks, scions of prominent families, loya ...more
I've seen blurbs that liken it to James Bond. It more closely resembles what Maxwell Smart might believe his life to be like. I originally read the second book in the series: "Assassin." "Assassin," was a passable ...more
Mr Bell would do well to read and study every Ian Fleming-written James Bond book for lessons in subtlety, depth, nerve-scraping su ...more
To begin, Alex Hawke (Lord Alex, my apologies) is a British Aristocrat who is also able to fly f-14 Tomcats off Royal Navy ships, was a member of the navy version of the SAS, is an accomplished pilot and is also a multi millionaire with a ship (Blackhawke of course) which holds a flying boat that looks like a Spitfire (Kittyhawke naturally) and a speed boa ...more
We do get to know what happened to Hawke's parents when he was just a wee child, killed by pirates on their sail boat in the Caribbean while young Hawke witnessed their horrific deaths. Hawke is now grown and ret ...more
Many of the pieces fall in too easily though. Nevertheless, the ride is pretty neat. The villain is also very very intimidating. Looking forward to getting to know Hawke more in his next adventures.
I have always li ...more
I see the Cussler comparison. Like Cussler's Dirk Pitt, Alexander Hawke is handsome, rugged, and good at everything he does. Hawke, in fact, is descended from a famous pirate, a lord, a wealthy businessman, as well as a military pilot and occasional spy for both the U.K. and the U.S. If you can get past this exaggerated fantastical main character, th ...more
Early on in the book Alex finds two arms dealers and for ...more
Is hoped for something a lot better, given that this is the first in a series, but the characters are flat, and Bell's writing is just not worth the read.
The main character is a billionaire who has spent all sorts of time doing clandestine work, special forces work, and more, and now does clandestine work for the American and Brit governments.
Yet he doesn't know basic terminology (such as HUMINT), and it has to be explained to him in dialogue (painfully executed by the author).
While sailing in the Caribbean, young Alex Hawke witnesses an act of unspeakable horror as modern-day pirates brutally murder his parents. It is a tragedy that will haunt him forever, and shape his destiny....
As a direct descendant of a legendary English privateer, Lord Alexander Hawke is skilled in the ways of sea combat -- and one of England's most decorated naval heroes. Now, Hawke returns to the Caribbean on a secret mission for the American government. A highly experimental stealth submar
“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 ...more
As I finished the last few chapters this morning, I did get sucked into the final fight scene. ...more
I guess I should write a little ...more
Mi chiedo seriamente perché l'editore invece di darsi da fare a completare le traduzioni di ottime serie già in corso, prima di tutto quella della serie di "Sahrpe" di "Bernard Cornwell" sprechi il suo e il nostro (per chi ha la sventura di comperare questo schifo) denaro con testi del genere.
la cosa che fa più imbestialire è l'accostamento ad autori come Clive Cussler, c'è da domandarsi ...more
Ted Bell has a lot in common with one of your favorite authors, Clive Cussler. Both authors are known for rip-roaring adventure in exotic locations, topped with a hero who can deal with anything thrown at him. Start with the first book, Hawke.
Many fans of Clive Cussler also enjoy the adventurous Hawke ser ...more