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After China reveals military technology that is more advanced than anything the U.S. and Great Britain possess, Alex Hawke and Inspector Ambrose Congreve must infiltrate China and neutralize the source of their advantage to stop World War III.


Five years ago a brilliant American scientist, well known in high-tech military circles, suddenly disappeared without a trace off the streets of Washington, DC.

Now a professor at Cambridge University is murdered, a victim of bizarre, ancient Chinese torture methods. Counterspy Alex Hawke teams with former Scotland Yard chief inspector Ambrose Congreve to find the killer, but they soon discover that this death is merely the opening gambit in a tense and lethal game of geopolitical brinkmanship.

In the United States, the president is behaving erratically and some begin to question his fitness for leadership as hostile exchanges and new technologies ramp up tensions between China, North Korea, and the United States—threatening western military superiority.

With the situation edging closer and closer to the abyss, Hawke must face down a superb Chinese assassin and pull off his most daring mission yet: infiltrate enemy territory and neutralize their advantage . . . or risk the outbreak of World War III.

& Taylor

"Counterspy Alex Hawke is out to find and rescue a kidnapped American scientist as the United States and China get closer and closer to all-out nuclear war in the latest adrenaline-fueled thriller in the New York Times bestselling series"--

Publisher: New York : William Morrow, c2014
ISBN: 9780062279392
Branch Call Number: FIC 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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