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  • ISBN: 006185932X
  • Category: Thriller & Mystery
  • Author: Ted Bell
  • Subcategory: Thrillers & Suspense
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Harper; Mass Paperback Edition edition (August 28, 2012)
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  • Rating: 4.2
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Warlord: A New Alex Hawke. A thrilling adventure yarn that’s a guaranteed winner.

Alexander Hawke Series. 11 primary works, 14 total works. Lord Alexander Hawke is a British secret agent.

Ted Bell’s remarkable literary creation, counterspy Alex Hawke, has been called, strong, shrewd, and savvy, with an. .

Ted Bell’s remarkable literary creation, counterspy Alex Hawke, has been called, strong, shrewd, and savvy, with an aplomb not seen since James Bond (NPR).

Phantom: An Alex Hawke Novel (Alexander Hawke)' by Ted Bell -- Book description to come. Counterspy Alex Hawke hunts a madman about to unleash a new super weapon-one powered by artificial intelligence. Phantom Author: Ted Bell Series: in Alexander Hawke Published: March 2012. Counterspy Alex Hawke must catch a villainous megalomaniac-a man obsessed with horrifying experiments in cyberwarfare-in this mesmerizing new espionage thriller in Ted Bell's New York Times bestselling series. Phantom (Alex Hawke Series (possibillity of this coming true some day is scary;.

Автор: Bell Ted Название: Phantom: An Alex Hawke Novel Издательство: Brilliance Corporation Классификация .

Автор: Bell Ted Название: Phantom: An Alex Hawke Novel Издательство: Brilliance Corporation Классификация: ISBN: 144189134X ISBN-13(EAN): 9781441891341 ISBN: 1-441-89134-X ISBN-13(EAN): 978-1-441-89134-1 Обложка/Формат: Compact Disc Дата издания: 2. 3. Now in paperback, "New York Times "bestselling author Ted Bell's latest action-packed thriller features the return of counter spy Alex Hawke as he faces a global nightmare of epic proportions. Somewhere in Russia, there dwells a man so powerful no one even knows his name.

Ted Bells Alex Hawke. He's a statesman, a lover, a warrior, a black ops guru, and in this book a newly discovered son adds father to Hawke's list o. Ted Bell's Alex Hawke series is nothing if not a study in how to write an excellent and believable thriller. Yes, Hawke is a larger than life, English billionaire who loves nothing better than going into battle under catastrophic odds. He's a statesman, a lover, a warrior, a black ops guru, and in this book a newly discovered son adds father to Hawke's list of personas.

“[Hawke is] a secret agent who takes you into the danger zone with a ballsy wit that had me hooked.”—Vince Flynn

“Ted Bell puts a capital A in adventure….Commander Bond might choke on his martini next to Bell’s superlative Alex Hawke.”—Madison County Herald

Ted Bell’s remarkable literary creation, counterspy Alex Hawke, has been called, “strong, shrewd, and savvy, with an aplomb not seen since James Bond” (NPR). He’s back in the explosive blockbuster Phantom, on a breathtaking hunt for a madman about to unleash a terrifying new Artificial Intelligence-powered super weapon on the world. Another superb espionage thriller by a true, New York Times bestselling master of the fictional spy game, Bell’s Phantom explores a dark side of science while delivering non-stop action, as Hawke races across the globe in order to prevent a coming apocalypse—and the millions of fans of Bell’s Warlord, Tsar, and Spy will be breathless every perilous step along the way.


Reviews about Phantom: A New Alex Hawke Novel (Alex Hawke Novels) (7):
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First, let me say, I have read many of Ted Bell’s books, and have always enjoyed his Alex Hawke series of books. I found this book to have all the action, for which Bell is famous, as well as the continuation of Lord Hawke’s adventures. Bell also, has a point he is trying to make regarding “The Singularity” - that point where AI computers reach parity with the human brain.

However, Bell, in this novel has a number of glaring errors - not in his development of the story line, nor in his computer research into AI, but the little things that he adds to make the story come alive. Here are but a few of the items that hit me as off:

1) Bell has the President of Iran saying “reassert our dominance in the Arab world” - no Iranian would ever say such a thing – they are not part of the Arab world, since Iranians are not Arabs. In fact, if you want to really tick off an Iranian – call him an Arab! (Page 275)
2) The Metropol Hotel in Moscow did not seem to me to be as intimidating as described by Bell – although it has been more than 20 years since I have been there – the photos on TripAdvisor show me that little has changed since it was operated by the Intercont hotel chain. And the bugs would not have been in lamps, they would have been embedded in the walls. (Pages 330-2)
3) For some reason authors, Bell included, just cannot help themselves and keep putting a sound suppressor on a revolver in their novels. Suppressors do not work on revolvers, due to the gap between the cylinder and the barrel. (Page 341)
4) The author has a boat owner in Portofino, Italy renting his boat for “500 lire per hour” – Italy has been on the Euro since 2003. (Page 413)

I use the above four items merely to show an inattention to detail. Those were a couple of the items which hit me while I was reading, but got me to thinking, if those were the items I spotted – what others were there outside my base of knowledge.
But, it is a fun book with lots of action and I enjoyed it, despite the errors.
LONUDOG
I've read all of the Ted Bell Hawke series books and I liked this one the best. Rarely do I find a book that I get so immersed in that I don't want to put it down, but this was one. However, I felt at times the story was science fiction. You do have to suspend disbelief when you read this book.

As far as Mr. Bell's next book, how does he top the futuristic notion of Singularity and Perseus's unlimited power? What's next, Hawke, Stoke, Brockley, and Ambrose fighting aliens?

Maybe Mr. Bell got ahead of himself here, but still it was a very entertaining read.
Kendis
I have read all of the Hawke series and enjoyed them very much. They have all been based on some element of reality and believability. In Phantom I was at first taken back by super computer Perseus and its physical creation as being just too science fiction. It didn't seem to fit with the overall Hawke environment. The cyber warfare element of the story was a natural progression of the series but AI extension was too extreme. But as I read further I accepted the AI premise and was able to enjoy the questions and issues such a creation like Perseus presents. The dialogue Perseus engaged in was very thought provoking and brought more to the story than just the typical Hawke excitement.
MrDog
Lots of action packed plots and changes of location mixed with just a hint of romance to warm your heart. The ending of the plots is similar to firework spectacular conclusion. A fun read.
Munigrinn
alex hawke is one of my favorite characters on audio book. doing alot of driving makes me a big fan of audio books and ted bell does a interesting story line that makes drive time pass quickly. but in all fairness, i recommend the abridged version always, because i feel there is too much mundane detail in the hawke series books that rapidly becomes tedious to plow through. all the readers of this series have been very enjoyable to listen to - and that is a big consideration, as a poor reader will ruin a book. while the concept of such a powerful computer is a stretch, i remember when the concept of current computer capability was a stretch, so i enjoyed the story and its possibilities for what it is.
Kagalkree
This thriller has a very unusual and devious villain. There is plenty of espionage, suspense and action. Lord Hawke escapes from
unbelievable difficult situations. It will be liked by readers who follow Lord Hawke's adventures. This is one one of the better ones.
breakingthesystem
Ted Bell is one of my new favorites and I predict he will soon be one of yours if he is not already. A great read full of adventure and daring do. I like his Alex Hawke character better than James Bond.
Book was perfect! It arrived quickly too.

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