Posts Tagged ‘ted bell’
A cruise ship attacked and sunk by a Russian sub……….Air Force One attacked by one of the very planes escorting it……..the testing of a new drone fighter in Israel goes horribly wrong. In these and other cases, it is claimed that some phantom force took over the controls and caused these mishaps to happen. Lord Alex Hawke is assigned the task of discovery who or what this force is. At the same time, he must protect his son and himself from those in Russia who would see him dead: the Tsar Society, who lost their leader at the hands of Hawke and seek revenge. Hawke’s quest to stop this phantom and stop those who are hunting him and his son will take him across the world and pit against some of the worst criminals in the world. Read the rest of this entry »
Thank goodness that somewhere in the world there is one extremely gifted person who can be trusted to do the right thing, even if it involves risking their own life. They truly feel that this is their sense of duty and service to others. These people are rare but those few who feel this commitment are highly valued by their peers, their superiors, and those everyday folks who need a champion. Fortunately for us, Alex Hawke is that person in this fictional novel.
Mr. Smith has a long history of terrorism and now seems to be instrumental in the unification of two known terrorist groups, the IRA and the Sword of Allah who interacts with the Taliban and al-Qaeda. This Mr. Smith seems to be British but was somehow involved with the death of Lord Mountbatten in 1979 as well as Diana’s accident. Now, his target is the royal family beginning with the princes.
Being that Warlord is the sixth in the Alex Bell series, there are continuations regarding the progression in their personal lives. Warlord begins with the James Bond-like character in his Caribbean retreat reflecting on his personal loses from the previous novel, Tsar. Wallowing in his grief, Alex receives a call from Prince Charles who asks for his help in protecting his family who has been threatened. Alex instantaneously changes his attitude in response to his long-time friend that reignites his sense of duty. Read the rest of this entry »
Reviewed by Nancy Eaton
Warlord has to be one of the best books I have read this year. The author has a way of capturing your attention from the moment you read the first page and keeping you right there until the end of the book. What I really enjoyed the most is the way Ted Bell combines fiction with events and/or characters that are real.
Alex Hawke, a British spy, has been down and out since he lost his love about a year ago. Right now the most important thing to him is a bottle of liquor. Something happened one night that changed all of this.
Alex received a call from Prince Charles. The two have been friends for many years. Prince Charles believes the IRA is going to assassinate the Royal Family. He asks Alex to come to England immediately. Alex knew he could not say no to his friend of many years. This could be what it takes to pull Alex out from under his problems and get him back to a full, functioning life. Read the rest of this entry »