An Alex Hawke Novel
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Dashing counterspy Alex Hawke must rescue a kidnapped American scientist as the United States and China move dangerously close to all-out nuclear war in this adrenaline-fueled thriller in the New York Times bestselling series that combines the hallmarks of Clive Cussler, Tom Clancy, Ian Fleming, and Daniel Silva.
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.
From Publishers Weekly
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This is one of Bell's best. Tons of action, well written, and a page turner for sure.
Total waste of time and $. Dull, predictable and 50 pages of acronyms.
Gripping storyline from the outset. Hawke, Stoke (First Knight) and Ambrose did not disappoint. Really liked Ted dedicating several chapters to Ambrose pursuit of the murderers of his friend Dr Wanatabe and Sabrina. The backdrop of China was very interesting. Finally, the use of the Raven as an assassination/killer was a nice twist. A little Hitchcock. Enjoyable. Can not wait for the next Lord Hawke adventure.