Phantom (Mass Market Paperbound)
A New Alex Hawke Novel
Harper, 9780061859328, 672pp.
Publication Date: August 28, 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.
Praise For Phantom: A New Alex Hawke Novel…
“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