Hawke by Ted Bell
A Novel

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"Hawke is a fast-paced adventure...truly an exciting read," says Nelson DeMille. "Rich, spellbinding, and absorbing, Hawke is packed with surprises," raves Clive Cussler. Readers beware, this stunning, high-caliber thriller is not recommended for the faint of heart.
Lord Alexander Hawke is a direct descendant of the legendary English pirate Blackhawke and highly skilled in the cutthroat's deadly ways himself. While still a boy, on a voyage to the Caribbean, Alex Hawke witnesses an act of unspeakable horror. Hidden in a secret compartment on his father's yacht, Alex sees his parents brutally murdered by three modern-day pirates. It is an event that will haunt him for the remainder of his life. Now, fully grown and one of England's most decorated naval heroes, Hawke is back in the same Caribbean waters on a secret mission for the American government. A highly experimental stealth submarine, built by the Soviets just before the end of the Cold War, is missing. She carries forty nuclear warheads and is believed to be in the hands of a very unstable government just ninety miles from the American mainland. Hawke is in a race against time. His mission: Find the deadly sub before a preemptive strike can be launched against the U.S., and confront the murderous men behind the personal nightmare that haunts him before they find him first.
Featuring breathtaking action, international intrigue, and a hero worthy of the very finest adventure fiction, Hawke heralds the exciting debut of a bold new talent.

About Ted Bell

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Ted Bell is the former chairman of the board and worldwide creative director of Young & Rubicam, one of the world's largest advertising agencies. He is the New York Times bestselling author of Warlord, Hawke, Assassin, Pirate, Spy, and Tsar, as well as the YA adventure novels Nick of Time and The Time Pirate. He is currently writer-in-residence at Cambridge University (U.K.) and visiting scholar at the Department of Politics and International Relations.
Published July 15, 2003 by Atria Books. 608 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, History, Horror, Crime, War. Fiction

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The adult Hawke, descendant of the famous English pirate, Blackhawke, owns the finest of the world's goods, makes love to the most beautiful women and defeats the world's most heinous villains.

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India-born Karim opines: “Our long tradition of tolerance has made us an oasis for immigrants and political outcasts from around the world.” Hawke’s compatriot, Montague Thorne, says that “the combined forces of the Taliban and al Qaeda, now grown immensely strong under a single command and known...

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Hawke has his friends, his money, and…well, he’s Hawke.

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Lord Alexander "Alex" Hawke is a swashbuckling hero descended from a real life English pirate named Blackhawke.

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Gary Hawke Once the London Occupy Movement had set up camp outside St Paul’s Cathedral there was a decision made to work towards occupying the mind through community education.

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