Warriors

Warriors

Book - 2014
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"Counterspy Alex Hawke is out to find and rescue a kidnapped American scientist as the United States and China get closer and closer to all-out nuclear war in the latest adrenaline-fueled thriller in the New York Times bestselling series"--
Publisher: New York :, William Morrow,, [2014]
ISBN: 9780062279392
0062279394
9780062279385
0062279386
Branch Call Number: FICTION Bell Ted 04/2014
Characteristics: 467 pages ;,24 cm.

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zipread
Mar 09, 2015

Warriors --- by --- Ted Bell. Over the top escapism: nuclear missile-tipped mega submarines aimed at the western world; fruitcake North Korean dictators and assorted whackos; American supermen and a British superSir who take out an entire Norke research island and spy-training institution almost single handedly. Wow! Who can possibly pass up a New York Times Bestseller like this? But do bestsellers have to be good. I’m not so sure. This novel is slow in parts and amazingly action packed in others. It has overtones of Mr. Bond. And then there’s the image of Doctor No riding the ICBM that comes to mind. The perfect not-too-strenuous on-the-beach reading. I think. Judge for yourself.

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beerbasket
Dec 11, 2014

I have read all the Alex Hawke books and each has gotten more ludicrous . The plots and dialog are ridiculous. This is the last Alex Hawke book I will read.

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DaveTheAME
May 19, 2014

This is a book that would have made a great short story, unfortunately Ted Bell chose to tell this story as a novel and did a very poor job of it.

I've read the previous Hawke novels and found them to be quite good whereas this one seemed to be written by and for a adolescent boys. There were chapters in this book which were totally irrelevant to the storyline and served no purpose whatsoever.

I can only presume that Bell had a contract to produce a book and contracted out to someone else.

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3dblus
Apr 30, 2014

I liked all of his earlier "Hawke" novels, but this one fell far short of the earlier. Way too verbose. I had to plow thru about 60% of this book before the action got started. And then , of course, Hawke pulled his usual "James Bond".

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Jul 01, 2014

in this world, you don't get to live for free ...

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SEBoiko
Jul 01, 2014

All cruelty starts with fear.

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Jul 01, 2014

Genius is an infinite capacity for taking pains...

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SEBoiko
Jul 01, 2014

And snow covers any number of dreadful sins.

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