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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (658 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ted Bell Narrator: John Shea Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2012 ISBN:
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The first and most bizarre event nearly becomes a monumental catastrophe when something goes awry at an American theme park, wreaking havoc on visitors looking for nothing more than a sun-splashed holiday.

In a different part of the country, a USAF F-15 pilot, escorting another jet in the skies over the Midwest, inexplicably loses control of his plane, endangering the lives of several people and deeply puzzling those following his mission on the ground.

Then, in the misty calm of a coastal California evening, the world's premier scientist on the subject of artificial intelligence gets a strange phone call. When he hangs up, he quietly grabs his coat and leaves for an after-dinner stroll from which he never returns.

It's up to Hawke and the brilliant former inspector Ambrose Congreve to find out what could possibly be happening. But how does one identify - and fight - an enemy one can't see, a real phantom? Even these seasoned operatives are mystified. Is there really such a thing as an ultra-intelligent machine, a cyberweapon that can shift the geopolitical balance of power?

In a hunt that takes him from Palo Alto, California, to the Russian frontier, to Cambridge University and the glistening Mediterranean aboard his newly christened and armed super-yacht Blackhawke, Alex Hawke is joined by the unstoppable Stokely Jones and his ex-CIA buddy Harry Brock. As he moves closer to unmasking the scientist behind these extraordinary events, he goes nose-to-nose with an enemy unlike any he's fought before - and may never again.

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Darrell | 2/13/2014

    " Enjoyed the subject of this book - the dangers of AI singularity. The story seemed a little slower than the usual Hawke book. The secondary story of the Russians trying to kill the Hawke family seemed like filler instead of a developed story line. It is still a good read but not up to the level of previous Hawke adventures, "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Val M | 2/11/2014

    " Not a bad read as far as adventure novels go. Did not like completely stereotypical portrayal of Russia. Granted its a work of fiction to begin with, but basic fact checking would go a long way in making the book more enjoyable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paul | 2/5/2014

    " Excellent end of this series... and thought provoking comments at the end of the story... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Diane Carey | 1/26/2014

    " Latest book about Hawke & his adventures. I have read them all & find them exciting & heat for escaping into the world of fiction! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emily | 1/24/2014

    " Bell did a fantastic job carrying on the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pat Long | 1/14/2014

    " Great book as always by Ted Bell. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tim | 1/7/2014

    " With the exception of the tortuous graphic beginning, I thoroughly enjoyed this novel. Get past the beginning to reap the rewards of two stories woven into one. 8 of 10 stars "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Betty Gallagher | 12/20/2013

    " I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Could not wait to get to the end then sorry it had to end. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Tim Foley | 11/28/2013

    " Lame, that's all I'll say.. Ok, I'll also say that it read like a bad James Bond Novel. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John | 11/27/2013

    " The main character, Hawke, lives a very exciting life. My five star rating is for the story line that includes a reality that we will face one of these days-AI/Singularity. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dorothy Hensel | 11/18/2013

    " This was a good book, but not quite as good as I was expecting. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Andrea | 11/12/2013

    " Actually had to stop reading about 350 pages in, as it was so terrible. I've enjoyed the previous Hawke books but Phantom is too heavy on fantasy and recycled, tired tropes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peter | 11/5/2013

    " THIS IS A VERY GOOD MYSTERY NOVEL. THIS NOVEL HAS AN EXCELLENT GROUP OF ON GOING CHARACTERS AND A GOOD PLOT. THIS IS A BOOK I WOULD RECOMEND TO ALL WHO LIKE THIS GENRE "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chuck | 10/12/2013

    " Continuing in the Alex Hawke series. A good thriller. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Randyb | 8/29/2013

    " I have read all of his books and have enjoyed all of them except this one. The two plots in the book were poorly developed and he could have had a book for each of the plots. Not a good read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ryan Hillis | 6/30/2013

    " This book was great!!! Can't wait till the next one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jerri Davis | 6/19/2013

    " A Large Very Nice White PaperBack Book Which is Also Very Thick. Thank You Very Much. I Won This Book and It Arrived Very Fast and in Perfect Condition. Thank you. Jerri Davis "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steve | 5/7/2013

    " Interesting storyline about a computer developing capabilities that surpass human brain and starts taking control of computer based systems for a new fatal form of cyber warfare! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jim Jensen | 12/12/2012

    " The Alex Hawke series continues to impress. Great thought provoking, edge of your seat, spy thriller. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 8/2/2012

    " Another entertaining entry in a fun series. These books try to be the new James Bond and have some similarities. This is a perfect summer book, lots of action. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Navajojim | 7/30/2012

    " I thought this was another good book from author Ted Bell. I just enjoy the hell out of this character, Hawke. A modern day James Bond, but with an awesome haircut. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rosemary A. | 6/9/2012

    " Saving the world from an inventor's AI machine. And we are all safe. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carol | 3/13/2012

    " This is a look into the future...although I hope I'll be in Heaven before machines become "human". It is a thriller to the end. "

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