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Ted Bell - Author

About the Author

Ted Bell is the former Vice-Chairman of the board and World-Wide Creative Director of Young & Rubicam, one of the world's largest advertising agencies. He is the New York Times bestselling author of Hawke, Assassin, and Pirate.

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Hawke: Three Black Ops

Hawke: Three Black Ops

Author: Ted Bell Format: eBook Release Date: 04/09/2018

Three Alex Hawke novellas never before on audio.Crash Dive: Alex Hawke is in hostile foreign waters, flying an F-16 Viper at nearly the speed of sound, at an altitude no sane man would dare, on a highly covert mission. His task is simple: enter another nations airspace undetected, meet a secret contact, and find a way to avert a global war.What Comes Around: An esteemed former CIA director dies off the coast of Maine. Another senior CIA officer is found dead of a heart attack in a posh Paris hotel. Counterspy Alex Hawke and his friend Ambrose Congreve think this could be more than coincidence. Hawke discovers that the victims are connected through one man: Spider Payne, a rogue intelligence officer whose dangerous exploits got him barred from the CIA.White Death: A powerful Swiss banker is found dead, frozen at the base of a soaring Alp. When a second man, the head of a rival banking empire, is found dead deep inside a mountain cave, MI6 suspects a bizarre conspiracy. Vast sums may have been plundered from the Queen of Englands accounts. The British royal familys centuries-old Swiss bank holdings are at risk, shaking the foundations of Her Majestys government and the monarchy itself.

Der Zar

Der Zar

Author: Ted Bell Format: eBook Release Date: 29/05/2017

"e;Alex Hawke ist der neue James Bond. Ted Bell ist der neue Clive Cussler."e; [James Patterson, Autor]Irgendwo in Russland gibt es einen Mann - einen mchtigen Mann -, dessen Namen niemand kennt. ber seine Existenz wird lediglich spekuliert. Obwohl er unsichtbar zu sein scheint, zieht er dennoch seine Fden - und er zieht sie gnadenlos. Pltzlich stellt Russland eine weitaus unheilvollere Bedrohung dar, als es selbst die hartgesottenen Veteranen des Kalten Krieges jemals fr mglich gehalten htten. Die Russen haben ihre Finger am Hebel zur europischen Wirtschaft und den Schwachpunkt Amerikas im Visier. Was ihnen jedoch am wichtigsten ist: Sie mchten das Reich wieder einen! Sollte Amerika versuchen, Russlands Plne einer "e;Rckfhrung"e; seiner ehemaligen Sowjetstaaten zu durchkreuzen, dann wird es dafr blutig bezahlen. Ted Bells actiongeladene Tour de Force, die jeden Puls hher schlagen lsst, stellt seinen Agenten Alex Hawke vor einen globalen Albtraum gewaltigen Ausmaes. Whrend die politische Krise ihren Lauf nimmt, erlangt Russland ein neues Oberhaupt - nicht nur einen Prsidenten, einen neuen Zaren! Ein Signal an den Rest der Welt, dass das alte Russische Reich wieder erwacht ist und darauf wartet, dass seine groe Stunde schlgt. Whrenddessen ermordet in Amerika ein mysteriser Killer, den man nur als "e;Happy the Baker"e; kennt, brutal eine unschuldige Familie und macht das kleine Stdtchen Salina im Mittleren Westen buchstblich dem Erdboden gleich. Wenn es nach dem neuen Zaren geht, nur ein Vorgeschmack dessen, was passieren wird, sollte Amerika nicht einlenken. Hier kommt Alex Hawke ins Spiel, Geheimagent der Extraklasse und der Einzige, so sind sich Amerika und Grobritannien einig, der diesem absoluten Wahnsinn ein Ende setzen kann.

Patriot An Alex Hawke Novel

Patriot An Alex Hawke Novel

Author: Ted Bell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/06/2016

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.

Warriors

Warriors

Author: Ted Bell Format: eBook Release Date: 01/04/2014

On the streets of Washington, D.C., a brilliant scientist, the brains behind a revolutionary fighter aircraft prototype in development by the Pentagon, is snatched by masked thugs and disappears. Now five years later, an elderly professor at Cambridge University has been murdered, a victim of bizarre, ancient Chinese torture. Alex Hawke teams up with Scotland Yard former Chief Inspector Ambrose Congreve to find the killer, but this death is merely the opening gambit in a tense and lethal game of geopolitical brinksmanship.In the United States, the presidents behavior makes many question his fitness for leadership. Is his mental health deterioratingor is there something far more sinister at work? The answer is crucial, for hostilities are rapidly escalating between China, North Korea, and the United States, as China launches a vastly advanced fighter far more sophisticated than any seen beforemilitary technology that might leapfrog everything the U.S. and Great Britain now possess.With the situation edging closer and closer to the yawning abyss, Hawke faces a female Chinese mastermind and assassin named Chyna Moon. He must infiltrate enemy territory and neutralize their advantage . . . or risk the outbreak of World War III.Performed by John Shea

Phantom

Phantom

Author: Ted Bell Format: eBook Release Date: 20/03/2012

The first and most bizarre event nearly becomes a monumental catastrophe when something goes awry at an American theme park, wreaking havoc on visitors looking for nothing more than a sun-splashed holiday. In a different part of the country, a USAF F-15 pilot, escorting another jet in the skies over the Midwest, inexplicably loses control of his plane, endangering the lives of several people and deeply puzzling those following his mission on the ground. Then, in the misty calm of a coastal California evening, the worlds premier scientist on the subject of artificial intelligence gets a strange phone call. When he hangs up, he quietly grabs his coat and leaves for an after-dinner stroll from which he never returns. Its up to Hawke and the brilliant former inspector Ambrose Congreve to find out what could possibly be happening. But how does one identifyand fightan enemy one cant see, a real phantom? Even these seasoned operatives are mystified. Is there really such a thing as an ultra-intelligent machine, a cyberweapon that can shift the geopolitical balance of power? In a hunt that takes him from Palo Alto, California, to the Russian frontier, to Cambridge University and the glistening Mediterranean aboard his newly christened and armed super-yacht Blackhawke, Alex Hawke is joined by the unstoppable Stokely Jones and his ex-CIA buddy Harry Brock as he moves closer to unmasking the scientist behind these extraordinary events, going nose-to-nose with an enemy unlike any hes fought beforeand may never again. A hero to rival Bond by an author to rival Cussler. The Bookseller (U.K.)

Phantom

Phantom

Author: Ted Bell Format: eBook Release Date: 20/03/2012

The first and most bizarre event nearly becomes a monumental catastrophe when something goes awry at an American theme park, wreaking havoc on visitors looking for nothing more than a sun-splashed holiday. In a different part of the country, a USAF F-15 pilot, escorting another jet in the skies over the Midwest, inexplicably loses control of his plane, endangering the lives of several people and deeply puzzling those following his mission on the ground. Then, in the misty calm of a coastal California evening, the worlds premier scientist on the subject of artificial intelligence gets a strange phone call. When he hangs up, he quietly grabs his coat and leaves for an after-dinner stroll from which he never returns. Its up to Hawke and the brilliant former inspector Ambrose Congreve to find out what could possibly be happening. But how does one identifyand fightan enemy one cant see, a real phantom? Even these seasoned operatives are mystified. Is there really such a thing as an ultra-intelligent machine, a cyberweapon that can shift the geopolitical balance of power? In a hunt that takes him from Palo Alto, California, to the Russian frontier, to Cambridge University and the glistening Mediterranean aboard his newly christened and armed super-yacht Blackhawke, Alex Hawke is joined by the unstoppable Stokely Jones and his ex-CIA buddy Harry Brock as he moves closer to unmasking the scientist behind these extraordinary events, going nose-to-nose with an enemy unlike any hes fought beforeand may never again. A hero to rival Bond by an author to rival Cussler. The Bookseller (U.K.)

Crash Dive

Crash Dive

Author: Ted Bell Format: eBook Release Date: 06/03/2012

Ted Bell's first ever e-Book exclusive short story finds Counterspy Alex Hawke in hostile foreign waters, flying at nearly the speed of sound, at an altitude no sane man would dare, piloting an F-16 Viper on a highly covert mission. His task is simple: enter another nation's airspace undetected, meet a secret contact, and find a way to avert a global war. It will take every skill at his commandbut there are few as shrewd and savvy as Alex Hawke. When his plane is discovered by enemy radar, he is forced to improviseor die trying. Alex Hawke. Saving the world one bullet at a time. Includes a 98-page sneak preview from Phantom, the exhilarating, new novel in the Alex Hawke series.

Warlord

Warlord

Author: Ted Bell Format: eBook Release Date: 14/09/2010

Alex Hawke has all but given up on life. The British-American MI6 counterterrorism operative lost the woman he loved almost a year ago and has sought refuge at the bottom of a rum bottle ever since. But late one night at his home on Bermuda, he receives a wake-up call . . . literally. His Royal Highness Prince Charles, an old friend, desperately needs his help. The prince has discovered a not-so-subtle threat directed toward the British royal family. Whats more, the evidence reveals an ominous connection to Charless godfather, Lord Mountbatten the beloved family patriarch assassinated by an ingeniously designed bomb thirty years before. A shadowy figure from the past has the British crown in his sights, and has proven once before that his warnings are not to be taken lightly. Several clues point to IRA involvement, but the authorities have little to go on and answers are scarce. This is just the call to duty Hawke needs to get back into action if the madman doesnt strike first.

Warlord

Warlord

Author: Ted Bell Format: eBook Release Date: 14/09/2010

Alex Hawke has all but given up on life. The British-American MI6 counterterrorism operative lost the woman he loved almost a year ago and has sought refuge at the bottom of a rum bottle ever since. But late one night at his home on Bermuda, he receives a wake-up call . . . literally. His Royal Highness Prince Charles, an old friend, desperately needs his help. The prince has discovered a not-so-subtle threat directed toward the British royal family. Whats more, the evidence reveals an ominous connection to Charless godfather, Lord Mountbatten the beloved family patriarch assassinated by an ingeniously designed bomb thirty years before. A shadowy figure from the past has the British crown in his sights, and has proven once before that his warnings are not to be taken lightly. Several clues point to IRA involvement, but the authorities have little to go on and answers are scarce. This is just the call to duty Hawke needs to get back into action if the madman doesnt strike first.

Time Pirate

Time Pirate

Author: Ted Bell Format: eBook Release Date: 13/04/2010

A thrilling sequel to the Ted Bell's New York Times bestseller Nick of Time, in which the young time traveler Nick McIver must prove his courage once more, on two fronts: in World War Two-era England, where Nazis have invaded his homeland, and in America during the Revolution, where Nick stands shoulder to shoulder with General George WashingtonIt's 1940 and the Nazis are invading Nick's beloved home, the British Channel Islands. So Nick takes to the skies: He has discovered an old World War One fighter plane in an abandoned barn. Determined to learn to fly, he is soon risking life and limb to photograph armed German minelayers and patrol boats, and executing incredibly perilous bombing raids over Nazi airfields by night.Meanwhile, the evil pirate, Captain Billy Blood, still desperate to acquire Nick's time machine, returns to Greybeard Island. He kidnaps Nick's sister, Kate, and transports her back to Port Royal, Jamaica, in the year 1781, leaving Nick a message that if he wants to see her alive again, he must come to Jamaica and make an even swap: Kate's life in exchange for Nick's wondrous time machine-that's Blood's bargain.Having traveled back in time, Nick discovers a plot that might change the outcome of the American Revolution. Disguised as an eighteenth-century cabin boy, he travels to the Caribbean and confronts his old enemy, who has assembled the world's largest pirate armada.From the battlefields of the New World to the brutal German occupation of English soil in World War Two, The Time Pirate has Nick McIver fighting once again to defend his country, the outcome of two wars resting on his young shoulders.

Spy

Spy

Author: Ted Bell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/06/2008

Sailing up the furthest reaches of the Amazon on assignment for the British Secret Service, Alex Hawke is captured by a brutal tribe of indigenous cannibals. Forced into slave labour, he witnesses the unimaginable: vast armies are being recruited and trained deep within the Amazonian jungle. Possessing weapons only dreamed of by the Western allies, their aim is to launch a vicious jihad that will unite one continent - and destroy another. Somehow Hawke must escape his captors and live to tell the tale. From black magic, poison-tipped arrows and blowguns to an awesome arsenal of the most advanced military hardware, Hawke faces insurmountable odds as he searches for a river with no name in a quest to seek out and destroy a lawless mastermind who threatens the West's very existence.

Nick of Time

Nick of Time

Author: Ted Bell Format: eBook Release Date: 13/05/2008

Ted Bell's NICK OF TIME is an epic adventure story starring young Nick McIver, who uses a time machine to rescue two young children taken prisoner by pirates. Along the way, with courageous feats of derring-do, not to mention his resourcefulness, our young hero-"e;the most reliable boy in England"e;-changes the course of events in two time periods, the Napoleonic Wars and World War II.

Pirate

Pirate

Author: Ted Bell Format: eBook Release Date: 16/08/2005

In Ted Bells scorching follow-up to his New York Times bestseller Assassin, intrepid intelligence operative Alex Hawke must thwart a secret, deadly alliance between China and France before they annihilate everything and everyone in their headlong rush toward world domination.Aboard the Star of Shanghai in the south of France, an American spy is held captive. He possesses vital, explosive intelligence linking two nations and one horrifying plot. If he is not rescued, he faces certain torture and inevitable death. Nearby, in a seaside hotel, a man still haunted by the loss of his wife two years earlier finds comfort in the arms of a beautiful Chinese actressbut is she to be trusted? So begins Pirate, an electrifying thriller marking the return of international counterterrorist Alex Hawke.In Paris, a ruthless descendant of Napoleon has risen to power, hell-bent on restoring Frances former glory. His fiery ambitions are cynically stoked by a coterie of cold-blooded Mandarins, plotting behind the gates of Beijings Forbidden City. Cloaked in secrecy, this unholy alliance devises a twisted global plan, backed by Chinas growing nuclear arsenal, that will send America and the world to the brink of a gut-wrenching showdown.With the aid of his old friend and former Navy SEAL, Stokely Jones, Hawke sets out to investigate the deadly connections that bind the French-Chinese axis. Together, they discover that a powerful German industrialist may hold the key, somewhere inside the walls of his Bavarian mountain lair. Meanwhile, clues to an old and gruesome murder in Paris lead to New York City, where horrifying evidence could finally bring a madman to his knees. In the end, as American and British forces prepare to defend a sovereign and oil-rich Gulf nation against unwilling occupation, the terror is all too real. The world is once more balanced on the knife-edge of a full-blown nuclear confrontation.Hawke must once more prepare to hurl himself deep into the nightmare visions of madmen. He must garner every ounce of strength, courage, and useful pain from his past. He must defeat this enemy or else forfeit the lives of untold thousands, including his own, to an axis of evil no historian could have ever predicted.Packed with unrelenting action, glamour, and high style, and featuring the spectacular Alex Hawke, who time and again transports readers to the edge of danger, Pirate is a spellbinding thriller. Be prepared for Alex Hawkes most daunting and heart-pounding mission yet. Here is an author who gets you in the palm of his hand...and then clenches his fist!

Assassin

Assassin

Author: Ted Bell Format: eBook Release Date: 29/06/2005

In an elegant palazzo on the Grand Canal, an American ambassador's tryst turns deadly. In the seamy underbelly of London, a pub-crawling killer is on the loose. And in a storybook chapel nestled in the Cotswolds, a marriage made in heaven turns to hell on earth. Isolated incidents? Or links in a chain of events hurtling towards catastrophe? So begins Assassin, the tour de force thriller that heralds the return of every terrorist's worst nightmare, Alex Hawke.A shadowy figure known as the Dog is believed to be the ruthless terrorist who is systematically and savagely assassinating American diplomats and their families around the globe. As the deadly toll mounts inexorably, Hawke, along with former NYPD cop and Navy SEAL Stokely Jones, is called upon by the U.S. government to launch a search for the assassin behind the murders.Hawke, who "e;makes James Bond look like a slovenly, dull-witted clockpuncher"e; (Kirkus Reviews), is soon following a trail that leads back to London in the go-go nineties, when Arab oil money fueled lavish, and sometimes fiendish, lifestyles. Other murky clues point to the Florida Keys, where a vicious killer hides behind the gates of a fabled museum. And to a remote Indonesian island where a madman tinkers with strains of a deadly virus and slyly bides his time.Hawke must call upon resources deep within himself. He must enter a race against time to stop a cataclysmic attack on America's most populous cities and avenge the inexplicable and horrific crime that has left him devastated.