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Hawke

av Ted Bell

Serier: Alexander Hawke (1)

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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.… (mer)

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I found this entertaining (even if others reviewed it harshly). Few books I read get a solid 5 stars (they really have to 'Wow' me). Overall, however, this held my interest, and I will read others. ( )
  ppmarkgraf | May 5, 2018 |
I picked up this novel as a Kindle after finishing all the Alistair MacLean and Ian Fleming novels and searching for a new author to collect - Ted Bell will not be that author. This book is corny, cliched and I am frankly amazed that it has had any follow-ups. I was troubled by all the inaccuracies in the book. A case in point, early in the book our hero Alex Hawke chastises a companion for smoking saying that cigarettes were the cause in John Wayne's death. Whilst Wayne did die of cancer, it was stomach cancer and not lung cancer, and most people accept that Wayne's involvement in the 1956 film The Conqueror close to the Utah atomic bomb tests was the cause for his cancer (a disproportionate number of the people who worked on the movie died of cancer brought on by exposure to the radiation from the tests). The book is peppered with similar inaccuracies showing poor research on the author’s part. Added to that is the fact that our hero Alex Hawke is possibly the most wholly unlikeable hero I have ever come across in fiction. He is rude, crass and intolerant. In meeting two Russian agents for a shady arms deal Hawke makes fun of the fall of the Soviet Union and Russians in general. Although I am no fan of the Soviet Union or communism it’s jarring and amateurish to see the authors obvious personal bias showing so clearly through the work. Earlier in the novel he has a U.S. Navy lowlife make fun of Chinese people. Although I can forgive Sax Rohmer and the like for their overt racism, they were a product of their time. Bell wrote the book Hawke in 2003 and his writing seems hopelessly out-of-step with modern sensibilities. Added to that is the fact that Hawke works simultaneously for both the British and American governments. For goodness sake make your mind up Hawke. I can buy an agent that works for one or the other, or an agent that is temporarily on loan to one from the other. Since Hawke is an Englishmen I would have preferred if he just worked for British intelligence in his off-time and once I awhile does a few jobs for Uncle Sam that are in-keeping with British interests. I have since discovered Desmond Bagley whose novels are much more to my liking and having much more fun reading Bagley's adventure novels. ( )
  DarrenHarrison | Aug 22, 2016 |
In the quest for a superhero, the author has given his character too much history and too many qualifications. The writing seemed to come from an amateur, obsessed with John Wayne and James Bond. The pages seemed to be a collection of clichés, interrupted by name dropping. I wonder if by the end of the book, he named every star in Hollywood. I didn't even like the title. After reading 10%, I gave up. ( )
  delta61 | Jul 15, 2016 |
Just awful...totally cheesy. Still mad at myself for wasting the time to plow through it all. I really don't understand how this became an 8 book series. ( )
  CharlesHornaday | Jan 18, 2016 |
Weak and watery James Bond-ish spy novel. Full of cliches and stereotypes and really bad dialogue. It started off really well and fell apart within a few chapters. ( )
  lesmel | Dec 3, 2013 |
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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.

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