Book 9, Alex Hawke Novels - An Alex Hawke Novel
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Intelligence officer Alex Hawke takes on power-hungry Russian President Vladimir Putin, who is wielding a terrifying new weapon, in the latest adrenaline-fueled thriller in Ted Bell’s New York Times bestselling series.
In corrupt Russia, an erratic Vladimir Putin is determined to forge his country into a formidable superpower once again. He intends to redraw the map of Europe, and will go to impossible extremes to realize his fantasies—including shooting down a civilian airliner packed with tourists bound for China. Kremlin scientists have developed a radical new weapon that could forever alter modern warfare. NATO, locked in a tense standoff over Ukraine, Poland, and Estonia, knows Putin will not hesitate to use it. But there is one man who can bring the world back from the brink: Britain’s foremost intelligence asset, Lord Alexander Hawke.
The intrepid MI6 officer’s latest challenge begins in the Gulf of Aden and soon has him searching for the link to a series of bizarre assassinations. Spies are dying all over the world—from London, Washington, D.C., and Maine, to Moscow, and even the glittering Cote d’Azur. In the murky world of counterterrorism and high-stakes intrigue, the odds have never been higher. Once again, Alex Hawke must save the world . . . one bullet at a time.
From Publishers Weekly
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Disgusting and despicable
I normally thoroughly enjoy the Alex Hawke books. I cannot believe how low Mr. Bell stooped to go through excruciating detail on killing Mr. Kelly's dog. To devote to full chapters on this subject was disgusting and a waste of time and did nothing to move the plot forward. There was no sensible good reason to put this much detail in the book. Obviously I am a great dog lover and was totally turned off by this section of the book. The rest of the book and plot seems ridiculous unbelievable and has turned out to be a waste of my time and money. I am so disappointed in this book, I have read all the other Alex Hawke novels and enjoyed them thoroughly but this one goes to the bottom of the bucket. The plot borders on the ridiculous. What was Mr. Bell thinking when he wrote this in the book. I have to ask what would Mr. Hawke,s son Alexei think of the way this was portrayed and why was it done.
Great read. Exciting to the end.
Preposterous, predictable, and very preachy.