An Alex Hawke Novel
By Ted Bell
William Morrow, Hardcover, 9780061859304, 496pp.
Publication Date: March 20, 2012
Hawke is] a secret agent who takes you into the danger zone with a ballsy wit that had me hooked.
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.
“Phantom is a book you may not want to put down. . . . Hawke is the protagonist of this novel, and he is as cool a customer as this reviewer has run across for some time.
-Newbern Sun Journal on Phantom
“A thoroughly enjoyable spy novel . . . warm weather makes one want to dive into the summer beachside books and Ted Bell’s Phantom is a great start.”
-Iron Mountain Daily News on Phantom
“This is a scary book . . . Bell never lets up on the action in this very well written tale. . . . I had to pause to take a breath before seeing what came next.”
-Suspense Magazine on Phantom
“A terrific nonstop action tale . . . Gripping from the vivid Disney World disaster until the final confrontation with a brilliant Phantom.”
-The Mystery Gazette on Phantom
“There’s new dimension to Alexander Hawke, the James Bond-like MI6 operative whom men want to be and women want to bed. . . . Bell keeps the tone light and the level of derring-do high. Fine escapist fare.”
-Library Journal on Phantom
“[Phantom] keeps the reader involved with its charmingly unflappable hero . . . as well as the ease with which it unfolds on multiple continents, on land and in air.”
-Kirkus Reviews on Phantom
“[Hawke’s] most personal mission yet. . . . the story is tense and exciting. A perfect read for Clive Cussler fans.”
-Booklist on Phantom
“Exciting . . . A terrific, final naval battle shows Alex at his fighting finest.”
-Publishers Weekly on Phantom
“Hawke is . . . strong, shrewd and savvy, with an aplomb not seen since James Bond. In other words, Bond, eat your heart out . . . there’s a new spy in town.
-NPR on Warlord
“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