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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,940 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ted Bell Narrator: John Shea Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2008 ISBN:
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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 90s, 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 avenge the inexplicable and horrific crime that has left him devastated. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mailmanr5 | 2/18/2014

    " Nt as good as his first book. A bit of a reach. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 John Heyser | 2/9/2014

    " Alright. It was a little jumpy throughout the middle but in the end it came back around... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Suj | 2/8/2014

    " Not as good as Hawke. His attempts at writing the "black" character were easily ignored in the previous book; however, it was too much a part of the narration in Assassin. The author tried to write two intertwined stories and failed at one of them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joe O'c | 2/6/2014

    " Excellent; Continuing character: Alex Hawke; Hawke's bride is killed on the church's steps, and a series of murders of US Ambassadors points to a terrorist plot of huge proportions "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jan Britland | 2/5/2014

    " Great read, I can't wait until his new book comes out "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 1/18/2014

    " See Spy "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Harry Monk | 12/28/2013

    " I read Warlord earlier this year and enjoyed Assassin as much. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joyce McKune | 12/22/2013

    " Vicky is shot on the steps of the church after the wedding. Ambassadors are being killed. Hawke & his gang stop the assassin's. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jason | 12/1/2013

    " Not quite as compelling as some others in the series, but certainly worth the time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lee | 11/21/2013

    " The second Hawke book from ted bell starts with a bang as his wife is gunned down exiting the chapel on their wedding day. His quest for vengence pits him against terrorists named the Emir and the Dog have him racing to stop the assassinations of American Ambassadors across the world. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lbd | 11/11/2013

    " Ted Bell is a terrific writer. I enjoyed Hawke and now Assassin. It's another page turner and you never know what will happen next! Bell isn't afraid to kill off a character to move the story to the next level! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Ed Dodson | 10/23/2013

    " Quit reading after 2 chapters - naive, unrealistic, poorly written, and just dumb. Like a cartoon version of James Bond. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David | 10/22/2013

    " Hawke in Assassin strikes a blow to the Terrorist's nerve. I really enjoyed this book - reminds of the TV show 24 - only Hawke is much better than Jack. I'd like to read his latest - Tsar. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 10/1/2013

    " Not bad but a little long. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mark | 9/30/2013

    " A good old fashioned thriller. I like the characters and the plot, though a tad trite kept me turning the pages. Lord Hawke saves the world again! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chad | 8/11/2013

    " Found this book after hearing Bell in an interview. Read it. WOW, could not put it down. That found he had written one before this. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michele | 3/14/2013

    " This is the sequel to Hawk. This was a quick read, I couldn't put it down. I just wanted it to keep going. Great action, good talk. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Mitch | 3/3/2013

    " I can honestly say, this book sucked! If I had read this book first, I wouldn't have picked up another Ted Bell book. As it turns out, out of four books, I read this one last. If you are just starting with the Hawke series, do you self a favour and skip this one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Martin Lodovico | 1/9/2013

    " Damn fine read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 7/2/2012

    " main character: alex hawke - international espionage "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ruth | 6/20/2012

    " good. Enough plot and action. One thing bugged me - no one has ever had to explain to me what the canine teeth are... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Howard Anders | 2/5/2012

    " This second "Hawke" novel was much improved over the initial book in this series. Mr. Bell still seems bent on creating story lines appropriate for a Bond movie. Still, it is an entertaining fantasy! Perhaps a little more attention to the actual effects of all that fancy hardware would not be amiss. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ian | 9/24/2011

    " If you like Vince Flynn you will like this! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Frank | 6/24/2011

    " The series took a cheesy turn for the worse and isn't worth pursuing." "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anandh | 5/10/2011

    " This book never has a dull moment till the stunning end. One can almost sympathize with the 'criminal' on reading his reasons-though one must remember that the end rarely justifies the means. Book nicely integrates history, terrorism, military and modern crime. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark | 4/2/2011

    " Surprisingly good thriller -- filled with cliched characters, of course, and no sense of irony. But a good trashy read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bev | 3/23/2011

    " I found Ted Bell earlier this year and I love his books "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jason | 3/20/2011

    " Good read. I really enjoy this series. Lots of action and they always get the bad guys. In this case the "Sword of Allah". Timely since the death of Osama, or is it?????? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jake | 3/13/2011

    " If you haven't discovered Ted Bell yet, you'd better rectify that situation. Any "Alex Hawke" book is a great read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Terri | 2/25/2011

    " So far so good - thriller/spy novel. I really like the way the author worked in Princess Diana's death into the terrorist plot. It's keeping my interest although it's taking me a while to get through it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 2/15/2011

    " This book was really interesting. The plot was really well thought out. It kept me on the edge of my seat and I really enjoyed keeping up with all the event twists. The characters were very believable and likable and I really want to read the other books in the Alex series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Evyn | 2/1/2011

    " Nothing more, nothing less than a solid adventure thriller in the James Bond tradition. Fast paced plots, varied interesting characters both in the good guys and bad guys categories, some romance. Quite simplistic and lacking substance but not insultingly so. An entertaining read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rich | 1/25/2011

    " Great story and liked the twist at the end... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 12/31/2010

    " Such an entertaining series; can't wait for the next book "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lbd | 12/20/2010

    " I read this book hoping that it would pick up where the last one left off, and it did! Another crisis for Hawke to help fix only this time it's the call of duty and honor. I can't wait for the next installment! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Larry | 11/10/2010

    " I have read all of Ted Bell's Alex Hawke novels and have really enjoyed them. Some of the language is a little raw, but the story's Bell writes are outstanding. Recommend the entire series to those who love a good international conflict/novel. "

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About the Author
Author Ted Bell

Ted Bell is an American author of suspense and young adult adventure novels. He is best known for his New York Times bestselling series of spy thriller novels featuring the character Alex Hawke. He lives and works in Palm Beach, Florida, and Aspen, Colorado.

About the Narrator

John Shea’s career includes more than forty films, most notably the Academy Award-winner Missing. His television work includes Lois and Clark and Mutant X, and he has appeared in more than twenty-five plays on and off-Broadway and in London's West End.