Hawke

Hawke

Book - 2003
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Baker & Taylor
A modern-day swashbuckler and one of England's most decorated naval heroes, Lord Alexander Hawke heads for the Caribbean on a top-secret mission for the U.S. government, to locate an experimental stealth submarine, built by the Soviets just prior to the end of the Cold War, which has fallen into the hands of an unstable government planning a preemptive strike against the U.S. A first novel. Reprint.

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Alexander Hawke heads for the Caribbean on a secret mission for the U.S. government to locate an experimental stealth submarine which has fallen into the hands of an unstable government planning a preemptive strike against the United States.

Simon and Schuster

While sailing in the Caribbean, young Alex Hawke witnesses an act of unspeakable horror as modern-day pirates brutally murder his parents. It is a tragedy that will haunt him forever, and shape his destiny....

As a direct descendant of a legendary English privateer, Lord Alexander Hawke is skilled in the ways of sea combat -- and one of England's most decorated naval heroes. Now, Hawke returns to the Caribbean on a secret mission for the American government. A highly experimental stealth submarine is missing. She carries forty nuclear warheads, and is believed to be in the hands of an unstable government just ninety miles from the American mainland. In a race against time, Hawke must locate the sub before a strike can be launched against the U.S. -- and, after a lifetime of nightmares, finally avenge himself upon the men who slaughtered his family....

Featuring electrifying action, international intrigue, and a hero worthy of the finest adventure fiction, Hawke heralds the exciting debut of a bold new talent.

Publisher: 2003
ISBN: 9780743466707
0743466705
9781416537786
1416537783
Characteristics: 596p. ; 19cm

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jmdeinken
May 01, 2014

Started reading the Alexander Hawke series with books 6 & 7, "Warlord" and "Phantom". Decided to go back to the beginning and since "Hawke" was only available in abridged version on audio CD, actually read this one. What a great story, with a central plot, but many "sub-stories" building up to the ending. Love, revenge, fortune seeking, power, friendship and hidden treasure--this book has it all! I usually like a "big" ending to my stories, but this book had so much of everything I enjoy along the way that I really didn't need the "ta-da" at the end! 8 out of 10 for me.

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rahmmie
Jan 17, 2013

I can't say the book was bad. The author and his writing just isn't for me. I've now read two of Bell's novels and that's it for me, I can only chew so much bubble gum without being to sink my teeth into something with actual substance

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jredekop007
May 15, 2011

Horribly, horribly written.

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