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PDF Ú BOOK Hawke by Ted Bell FREE ¿ TED BELL õ A direct descendant of a legendary English privateer Lord Alexander Hawke is one of England's most decorated naval heroes Now in the Caribbean on a secret assignment for the American government Hawke must disarm a ticking time bomb a highly experimental stealth submarine carryinE must disarm a ticking time bomb a highly experimental stealth submarine carrying forty nuclear warheads that has fallen into the hands of an unstable government just ninety miles from the US mainl This novel entails the beginnings of Hawke's character since he was seven years old Thus begins the exciting journey of a thoroughly enjoyable persona especially when teamed with Stokely Jones While some of the action is a bit improbable the good guys come out on top and that's always best 8 of 10 stars

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A direct descendant of a legendary English privateer Lord Alexander Hawke is one of England's most decorated naval heroes Now in the Caribbean on a secret assignment for the American government Hawk I read this book on the recommendation of an old college roommate My friend Rick really likes Ted Bell Rick and I both like Clive Cussler and the Dirk Pitt series so I thought I would give 'Hawke' a tryI don't think I will be reading any Hawke books Frankly the writing is almost amateurish Bell is clearly trying to create a Pitt like character Hawke and Pitt have similar nay almost identical backgroundsex military men pilots dashing good looks scions of prominent families loyal sidekicks beautiful women dropping at their feet Hawke is almost a caricature of an English nobleman Lord Hawke with his faithful butler Pelham and his antiuated mode of speaking old thing jolly good I say etc It's as it Bell is trying to one up Cussler with HawkeBell's plotting is adeuate but he fails to capture the historical mystery aspect that Cussler does so well With Cussler's books you have an ancient or old maritime wreck that figures prominently and dovetails neatly with the contemporary threat In 'Hawke' Bell slaps together a contemporary threat and then forces a connection with an old mystery In this case the villain is the descendant of a 17th century Spanish pirate whose treasure was stolen by a 17th century English pirate I'll give you three guesses as to who the great great great great great grandson of that English pirate is And the first two guesses don't countAll of this could be somewhat forgiven and perhaps have earned the book an extra star or two had it not been for the unbelievability of the main character and the rife factual errors In the case of Hawke he grows up and attends the British version of our Naval Academy Dartmouth and then becomes a naval aviator First he flies Harrier jump jets and then graduates to fighters an error since Harriers are fighters and attack aircraft Bell relates how during the first Gulf War Hawke flew Tomcats Tomcats are F 14s F 14s are carrier based interceptorfighters Only two nations have ever operated the F 14 the United States and the Shah's IranStill let's put that error aside for the moment although it's but one example of what I mean Let's also put aside the rarity of a pilot transitioning from one aircraft to another it happens but not that often and we have the fact that per Bell after mastering two high performance aircraft Hawke did a tour with SBS Special Boat Suadron the British euivalent of the US Navy SEALsWe now catch up to Hawke and he is a billionaire business mogul who freelances by doing wet work and commando style anti terrorism and espionage missions for the US and UK He's 37 years oldThe timeline is simply impossible Not unlikely Not improbable Impossible No mention is made of how he acuired his vast fortune in approximately five years It can't be family money His family is supposed to be well off but he is the son and grandson of war heroes who both became intelligence officers after their military careers were overOh and his ex whose age is unspecified but she's another ravishing beauty is the new US Secretary of StateAgain I might have even emphasis on 'might' overlooked this impossible protagonist had it not been for the numerous factual errors This book was published in 2003 and these kinds of errors are simply unforgivable in this day and age of instant access to Google and Wikipedia And how all these errors got past editors and fact checkers is the real uestionI've already mentioned the Tomcat Here are a couple of others Hawke meets with two Russian arms dealers looking to buy a nuclear missile submarine He tells them he wants to buy a boomer missile sub an Akula Akulas are fast attack submarines This is like saying I want to buy a big rig a Mustang Bell then doubles down on the error by referring to an Akula Typhoon This is like saying you want a Mack Testarossa It's incomprehensible a character makes an analogy by referring to Axl Rose's Fender Stratocaster First Axl doesn't play guitar in Guns 'n Roses; Slash does And not content to make just the one error he again doubles down because Slash plays Gibson Les Pauls not Fender Strats in the finale Bell has American FA 18 attack aircraft attacking ground targets with Aim not AIM 9 Sidewinder missiles Aim means nothing AIM stands for Advanced Intermediate Range Missile It is a Sidewinder but it is a heat seeking air to air missile and cannot be used to attack ground targets For that you would use an AGM Air to Ground Missile 65 MaverickThis has been a long review but I think I have amply demonstrated that this is not a franchise or author worth your time Reader beware

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Hawke by Ted BeAnd But Hawke's mission is twofold for he has returned to the waters where modern day pirates brutally murdered his parents when he was a boy after a lifetime of nightmares will vengeance be his las Will never win critical acclaim A read when you're totally bored Should appeal to those who like Tom Clancy Stephen Coontz or Robert Ludlum A little sophisticated weaponry and a little political intrigue with a whiff of British aristocracy thrown in Something like the Scarlet Pimpernel but not uite His parrot Sniper perched on his shoulder completes the picture