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Simon and Schuster, May 25, 2004 - Fiction - 582 pages
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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.


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User Review  - nicciing - Borders

This was the first Ted Bell book I read & it got me hooked on the Alex Hawke series. I love them all. Who wouldn't love a book that's packed with excitement from cover to cover. Even though Alex Hawke is the main character, you get to know & love (or hate) the other characters. Read full review

Great Book!

User Review  - borderscrazy - Borders

Highly recommended! A must read! All of Ted Bell's books are great! Can't wait for the new one to come out in October 2010! Read full review

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About the author (2004)

Ted Bell received a B.A. in English from Randolph-Macon College in Virginia. Before becoming a full-time writer in 2001, he was president and chief creative officer of the Leo Burnett Company. He was later named vice-chairman of the board and world-wide creative director of Young and Rubicam, one of the world's largest advertising agencies. He won numerous awards for his work including Clios and Cannes Gold Lions. At age 25 he sold his first Hollywood screenplay, Screamathon, to producers Joel Michaels and Garth Drabinsky. He writes the Hawke series and the Nick McIver Adventures through Time series. He made The New York Times Best Seller List with his title Warriors.

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