Dashing counterspy Alex Hawke must rescue a kidnapped American scientist as the United States and China move dangerously close to all-out nuclear war in this adrenaline-fueled thriller in the New York Times bestselling series that combines the hallmarks of Clive Cussler, Tom Clancy, Ian Fleming, and Daniel Silva.
When an elderly professor at Cambridge is murdered, a victim of bizarre, ancient Chinese torture, Alex Hawke teams up with his Scotland Yard colleague and friend Inspector Ambrose Congreve to find the killer. But the death is only the opening move in a tense and lethal game of geopolitical brinksmanship.
In the United States the president has begun behaving strangely. Is his mental health deteriorating—or is there something far more sinister behind his questionable moves? The answer is crucial, for tensions are mounting between China, North Korea, and the U.S. And China has launched fighter jets and a mega submarine vastly more sophisticated than any seen before—military technology that leapfrogs anything the U.S. and Great Britain possess.
With the situation edging toward an unthinkable abyss, Hawke must pull off his most daring mission yet: infiltrate the China and neutralize the source of their advantage . . . or risk witnessing World War III.
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Counterspy Alexander Hawke is out to catch a villainous megalomaniac—a man obsessed with horrifying warfare experiments—in this latest mesmerizing thriller in Ted Bell's New York Times bestselling series, reminiscent of Clive Cussler and Daniel Silva.
When a Cambridge professor is murdered, a victim of Chinese torture, Alex Hawke teams up with Scotland Yard colleague and friend inspector Ambrose Congreve to find the killer. But this death is only the beginning of a lethal game of geopolitical brinkmanship.
Meanwhile, hostilities are escalating between China, North Korea, and the United States. In the East China Sea, a North Korean crew murders four U.S. sailors. Then China launches fighter jets and a megasubmarine more sophisticated than any seen before—military technology that might leapfrog everything the U.S. and Great Britain possess.
With the situation edging towards global devastation, Hawke must pull off his most daring mission yet: infiltrate enemy territory and neutralize their advantage . . . or risk the outbreak of World War III.About the Author:
Ted Bell is the former chairman of the board and worldwide creative director of Young & Rubicam, one of the world's largest advertising agencies. He is the New York Times bestselling author of Phantom, Warlord, Hawke, Assassin, Pirate, Spy, and Tsar, as well as two YA adventure novels. Bell writes on an island off the coast of Maine.
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Book Description William Morrow, 2014. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110062344501