Pirate (Alexander Hawke #3)
Aboard a ship in the south of France, an American spy faces certain torture and death for the vital, explosive intelligence he possesses. In Paris, a ruthless and p ...more
On the side of the good guys: intrepid Counter-Terrorist freelancer, British Intelligence Officer and all round English Pukka good chap, Lord Alex Hawke and his band of International merry men including man-mountain American Stokely Jones. Harry Brock, American agent, rescued by Hawke from the clutches of Chinese agents on a boat in the South of France is now part of the team. Legendary New ...more
Overall the writing was alright, but the storyline and circumstances within the plot line had me putting the book down regularly to go and do other things.
Will probably be the third & last Ted Bell book I read.
Don't get me wrong, I liked it... enough. It just felt really messy and pointless, in a way. Like, don't show me tea over in Britain while somebody else is getting shot at over in Paris.
The action was written very nicely, but there was just too much mess for me to appreciate it fully.
Sorry, Ted. I liked Hawke, but this one just fell short.
In Ted Bell's scorching follow-up to his New York Times bestseller Assassin, intrepid intelligence operative Alex Hawke must thwart a secret, deadly alliance between China and France before they annihilate everything and everyone in their headlong rush toward world domination.
Aboard the Star of Shanghai in the south of France, an American spy is held captive. He possesses vital, explosive intelligence linking two nations and one horrifying plot. If he is not rescued, he faces certain torture a
I love this series, it is brilliantly written it contains more action and suspense then one can dream of. Not a dull moment in this thriller.... Step aside James Bond....
The characters are very well presented. The main character Hawke is smart, wealthy and talented. A super hero that executes every task flawlessly and often single-handedly, he carries off impossible escapes, he is cool and collected under the most extreme circumstances and of course there is ...more
for so long I've forgotten when.
If I consider all the wonderful authors one can read,
still alive, I am simply awe-struck that this gentleman
has been so prolific - and actually gotten so many to buy his
Truly, this gentleman is an inspiration to all whose native language is English! If Mr Bell can write best-sellers, than so can many millions of poor humaniti ...more
For example: In all three books he ...more
the only character I enjoyed from this work was the Scotland Yard Congreve detective... ...more
Bell is the real deal, and so is Pirate. So are any of his books for that matter. And they only keep getting better and better as each one comes out.
This is a thriller in every sense of the word. But a high-brow thriller because Hawke brings that James Bond feeling to the story that Jack Reache ...more
Not a classic - but a fun book to read on the beach. A provocative and interesting plot with familiar characters from the prior book. All the good guys and the bad guys larger than life. If you like Clive Cussler’s, Dirk Pitt novels you’ll like this series. (Also, as of this second book I’ve read, it appears that just as Cussler sh ...more
Alex Hawke is called on to thwart an insidious alliance between France, led by a Napoleon descendant, a German industrialist and China. Bonaparte wants France to regain world stature and fronts for China in invading Oman on a pretext to supply China with oil. Hawke, Stokely and Ambrose Congreve must defuse a nuclear standoff between China and t ...more