Assassin

Assassin

A Novel

Book - 2004
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Baker & Taylor
Learning that a murderer is targeting American diplomats and their families throughout the world, secret agent Alexander Hawke follows decade-old leads to London and Florida, wondering if more than one killer is responsible.

Simon and Schuster
Alex Hawke is back. In this explosive, jaw-tightening follow-up to Ted Bell's "rich, spellbinding, and absorbing" (Clive Cussler) debut national bestseller, Hawke, fearless intelligence operative Lord Alexander Hawke matches wits with a cunning and bloodthirsty psychopath in a desperate race to avert an American Armageddon.

In an elegant palazzo on the Grand Canal, an American ambassador's tryst turns deadly. In the seamy underbelly of London, a pub-crawling killer is on the loose. And in a storybook chapel nestled in the Cotswolds, a marriage made in heaven turns to hell on earth. Isolated incidents? Or links in a chain of events hurtling towards catastrophe? So begins Assassin, the tour de force thriller that heralds the return of every terrorist's worst nightmare, Alex Hawke.

A shadowy figure known as the Dog is believed to be the ruthless terrorist who is systematically and savagely assassinating American diplomats and their families around the globe. As the deadly toll mounts inexorably, Hawke, along with former NYPD cop and Navy SEAL Stokely Jones, is called upon by the U.S. government to launch a search for the assassin behind the murders.

Hawke, who "makes James Bond look like a "slovenly, dull-witted clockpuncher" (Kirkus Reviews), is soon following a trail that leads back to London in the go-go nineties, when Arab oil money fueled lavish, and sometimes fiendish, lifestyles. Other murky clues point to the Florida Keys, where a vicious killer hides behind the gates of a fabled museum. And to a remote Indonesian island where a madman tinkers with strains of a deadly virus and slyly bides his time.

Hawke must call upon resources deep within himself. He must enter a race against time to stop a cataclysmic attack on America's most populous cities and avengethe inexplicable and horrific crime that has left him devastated.

Brimming with relentless action and stylish detail, and featuring a hero that readers will stand up and cheer for, Assassin is a gripping adventure. And definitely not recommended for the faint of heart.

Publisher: New York : Atria Books, 2004
Edition: 1st Atria Books hardcover ed
ISBN: 9780743494021
0743494024
9780743466721
0743466721
9780743466714
0743466713
Branch Call Number: FICTION BELL
FICTION BELL
Characteristics: 433 p. ; 24 cm

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StarGladiator
Aug 18, 2016

Kind of boring, kind of uncreative; a heroic main character who does 30 situps and 50 pushups daily - - now is that supposed to strike fear into evildoers everywhere?
Would like to take this opportunity to warn against performing the classic pushup and situp as exercise - - two of the most useless activities possible? I do not understand, whether it be real life or fiction, how anyone would waste their time doing either of those two exercises.

hania4987 Apr 19, 2013

quite the page-turner!

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