Phantom : A New Alex Hawke Novel

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"[Hawke is] a secret agent who takes you into the danger zone with a ballsy wit that had me hooked."
--Vince Flynn

"Ted Bell puts a capital A in adventure....Commander Bond might choke on his martini next to Bell's superlative Alex Hawke."
--Madison County Herald

Ted Bell's remarkable literary creation, counterspy Alex Hawke, has been called, "strong, shrewd, and savvy, with an aplomb not seen since James Bond" (NPR). He's back in the explosive blockbuster Phantom, on a breathtaking hunt for a madman about to unleash a terrifying new Artificial Intelligence-powered super weapon on the world. Another superb espionage thriller by a true, New York Times bestselling master of the fictional spy game, Bell's Phantom explores a dark side of science while delivering non-stop action, as Hawke races across the globe in order to prevent a coming apocalypse--and the millions of fans of Bell's Warlord, Tsar, and Spy will be breathless every perilous step along the way.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 655 pages
  • 104.14 x 190.5 x 45.72mm | 362.87g
  • Harper
  • English
  • New
  • 006185932X
  • 9780061859328
  • 220,090

Review quote

-As enlightening as it is scary. . . . Ted Bell packs so many action-amped scenarios into Alex Hawke's seventh adventure, it's so often hard to catch one's breath. If you crave spy thrills with a Bond on steroids, visit the bloody British world of Ted Bell's Alex Hawke.---Rankin Ledger on Phantom
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Visitors at an American theme park look on in horror as their carefree holiday is transformed in an instant into near chaos. In the skies over the Midwest, the pilot of a USAF F-15 inexplicably loses control of his jet, endangering the very important lives in an accompanying aircraft. Suddenly, for no apparent reason, technology is in open revolt.

For counterspy Alex Hawke and his MI6 colleague, the brilliant former inspector Ambrose Congreve, the mission is clear: to get to the root of a terrifying series of unexplained "malfunctions." But how do you fight a phantom--an enemy you cannot see? Cyber-warfare has been declared, and the hunt is leading Hawke on a breakneck race across the globe--on the trail of a villainous megalomaniac who may have created the perfect weapon: a devastating Artificial Intelligence nightmare that could shift the geopolitical balance of power for all time.
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3 19% (468)
2 6% (144)
1 2% (56)
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