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When an elderly professor at Cambridge is murdered, a victim of bizarre, ancient Chinese torture, Alex Hawke teams up with his Scotland Yard colleague and friend Inspector Ambrose Congreve to find the killer. But the death is only the opening move in a tense and lethal game of geopolitical brinksmanship. In the United States the president has begun behaving strangely. Is his mental health deteriorating, or is there something far more sinister behind his questionable moves? The answer is crucial, for tensions are mounting between China, North Korea, and the U.S. And China has launched fighter jets and a mega submarine vastly more sophisticated than any seen before, military technology that leapfrogs anything the U.S. and Great Britain possess. With the situation edging toward an unthinkable abyss, Hawke must pull off his most daring mission yet: infiltrate the China and neutralize the source of their advantage . . . or risk witnessing World War III.
Publisher: New York : William Morrow, c2014
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780062279385
Branch Call Number: BEL
Characteristics: 467 p. ;,24 cm


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Mar 09, 2015

Warriors --- by --- Ted Bell. Over the top escapism: nuclear missile-tipped mega submarines aimed at the western world; fruitcake North Korean dictators and assorted whackos; American supermen and a British superSir who take out an entire Norke research island and spy-training institution almost single handedly. Wow! Who can possibly pass up a New York Times Bestseller like this? But do bestsellers have to be good. I’m not so sure. This novel is slow in parts and amazingly action packed in others. It has overtones of Mr. Bond. And then there’s the image of Doctor No riding the ICBM that comes to mind. The perfect not-too-strenuous on-the-beach reading. I think. Judge for yourself.

Dec 11, 2014

I have read all the Alex Hawke books and each has gotten more ludicrous . The plots and dialog are ridiculous. This is the last Alex Hawke book I will read.

May 19, 2014

This is a book that would have made a great short story, unfortunately Ted Bell chose to tell this story as a novel and did a very poor job of it.

I've read the previous Hawke novels and found them to be quite good whereas this one seemed to be written by and for a adolescent boys. There were chapters in this book which were totally irrelevant to the storyline and served no purpose whatsoever.

I can only presume that Bell had a contract to produce a book and contracted out to someone else.

Apr 30, 2014

I liked all of his earlier "Hawke" novels, but this one fell far short of the earlier. Way too verbose. I had to plow thru about 60% of this book before the action got started. And then , of course, Hawke pulled his usual "James Bond".


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