Overkill (Alex Hawke Series #10)

Overkill (Alex Hawke Series #10)

by Ted Bell

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Overview

Putting it all on the line to rescue his kidnapped son pits counterspy Alex Hawke against Russian President Vladimir Putin in this action-packed thriller from New York Times bestselling author Ted Bell.

On a ski vacation in the Swiss Alps high above St. Moritz, Alex Hawke and his young son, Alexei, are thrust into danger when the tram carrying them to the top of the mountain bursts into flame, separating the two. Before he can reach Alexei, the boy is snatched from the burning cable car by unknown assailants in a helicopter.

Meanwhile, high above the skies of France, Vladimir Putin is aboard his presidential jet after escaping a bloodless coup in the Kremlin. When two flight attendants collapse and slip into unconsciousness, the Russian leader realizes the danger isn’t over. Killing the pilots, he grabs a parachute, steps out of the plane . . . and disappears.

Hawke has led his share of dangerous assignments, but none with stakes this high. To save his son, he summons his trusted colleagues, Chief Inspector of Scotland Yard Ambrose Congreve, former U.S. Navy SEAL Stokley Jones, Jr., and recruits a crack Hostage Rescue Team—a group of elite soldiers of fortune known as "Thunder & Lighting." Before they can devise a rescue plan, Hawke must figure out who took his boy—and why. An operative who has fought antagonists around the globe, Hawke has made many enemies; one in particular may hold the key to finding Alexei before it’s too late.

But an unexpected threat complicates their mission. Making his way to "Falcon’s Lair," the former Nazi complex created for Hitler, Putin is amassing an impressive armory that he intends to use for his triumphant return to Moscow.

Only one man can smash the Russian president’s plan for domination—a master counterspy who will cross every line to save his son . . . and maybe save the world itself in the bargain.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062684530
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 01/29/2019
Series: Alex Hawke Series , #10
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 672
Sales rank: 65,874
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 7.40(h) x 1.60(d)

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, Pirate, Spy, Tsar, Warlord, Phantom, and Warriors, along with a series of YA adventure novels. He lives in Greenwich, Connecticut.

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Overkill (Alex Hawke Series #10) 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ted Bell it turns out used to be for a very short time a decent author. This scrawl has every cliche of the spy genre piled in every corner of of this dumpster worthy of a novel. It presents itself offensive in so many places just for the sake of offense. I can only think people have been telling Ted how great he is, it has gone to his head and not to the talent that he once possessed. $15.00 for this tripe is certainly not worth it. $. 99 cents maybe....? Nah! Tripe is tripe!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Overkill was written by Ted Bell's untalented doppelganger. The beloved characters were shallow and crude, the dialogue was cheesy and the plot was reminiscent of a Grade B Hollywood movie. I usually race through Teds books, but Overkill dragged on forever. An expensive disappointment.
lordhawke More than 1 year ago
The editorial reviews, Publishers Weekly, etc, are in and they are the best I’ve ever seen for Ted’s wonderful series of spy thrillers. Having just finished the last chapter (still holding my breath) it is easy to see why! This is the work of a mature artist at the height of his powers, someone The NY Times book review called “the best in his genre “. Overkill is perhaps his master piece, with a tightly woven plot that will remind some readers of Ian Fleming’s Goldfinger. Ted has mastered the fine art of believable dialogue in a way that few of his contemporaries can match and their is no end of wit and humor throughout. Run, don't walk, to pack this thriller in your beach bag as summer beckons.....I promise, you will NOT be disappointed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This latest didn't live up to my expectations - I always loved your Hawke character but this time there was no depth to the story. Disappointed but will await the next book hoping you bring back your writing skill of previous novels!
dmwise More than 1 year ago
Ted Bell does it again. Hawke is a character that I can't get enough of and in this latest book, Overkill, there is no disappointment. Like the other books, Bell provides us with a spy/suspense novel that is smart, fun and has you asking for more!! This is a summer best!! Five stars all the way.
MrsBunnySlayer More than 1 year ago
I'll give this two stars because the basic story arc was interesting enough. THAT BEING SAID ... Ted, whatever happened to your editors? Do you have a new team, or are they simply completely out of touch? There were so many inconsistencies regarding Hawke's backstory. The timelines are inconsistent and MAJOR details have been changed. Just two examples: He and Anastasia never lived on the French Riviera, especially not with Alexi. After Alex thought he had killed Asia, they spent a single day together at which time Asia gave Alexi to Alex to keep him safe. I re-read Warlord, Phantom, Warriors and Patriot before reading Overkill in order to refresh my memory of the most recent events. There is no mention of Sigrid in any of these books, so how could she have known Alexi? These are just two examples; there were a lot more! Plus, please learn more about firearms before you try to write about them. There is no such thing as an RPG launcher that hangs from a rifle. A hand grenade can be launched from a rifle, but not an RPG. The "R" stands for ROCKET. You definitely do NOT want the blast of a rocket in your face when you pull the trigger. That, plus a lot of inconsistencies on the handguns involved, were just as annoying as heck. Alll in all, again the story was a nice escape, but a lot more attention needs to be paid to the backstory and editorial details. Looking for something better the next time around.
Anonymous 11 months ago
It got better at the end, but it was so predictable! Not up to standards!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Bad follow up to previous excellent books
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not sure who wrote this, but it's nothing like past Alex Hawke books. Very disappointed.
rjh1 More than 1 year ago
I have read and enjoyed Ted Bell's Alex Hawke series until now. This one was a harlequin novel full of military silliness.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Breathlessly awaiting the continuation of this riveting story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fast paced, a must read, can't wait for the next one.
Lins_in_W-PA More than 1 year ago
I've read all of the Ted Bell-Alex Hawke books. They are all good enough, but this one kind of stinks. If this was the first of a series, you'd probably never make it to the second book. I really doubt that Bell actually wrote this one as the writing style is very different.
VictoriaMaza More than 1 year ago
Love, Love Ted Bell's new book OVERKILL! It is fun, entertaining and so well written.- As the 10th book of the NYT Best seller list, this ones takes us from Geneva to Miami, from London to Gstaad, from Bermuda to Moscow and across our favorite spots in Europe. Ted Bell doesn't disappoint! A must read! Five stars all the way!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good,!,