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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (13 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 Ted Bell's scorching follow-up to his New York Times best seller Assassin, intrepid intelligence operative Alex Hawke must thwart a secret, deadly alliance between China and France before they annihilate everything and everyone in their headlong rush toward world domination.

Aboard the Star of Shanghai in the south of France, an American spy is held captive. He possesses vital, explosive intelligence linking two nations and one horrifying plot. If he is not rescued, he faces certain torture and inevitable death.

Nearby, in a seaside hotel, a man still haunted by the loss of his wife two years earlier finds comfort in the arms of a beautiful Chinese actress - but is she to be trusted?

So begins Pirate, an electrifying thriller marking the return of international counterterrorist Alex Hawke.

In Paris, a ruthless descendant of Napoleon has risen to power, hell-bent on restoring France's former glory. His fiery ambitions are cynically stoked by a coterie of cold-blooded Mandarins, plotting behind the gates of Beijing's Forbidden City. Cloaked in secrecy, this unholy alliance devises a twisted global plan, backed by China's growing nuclear arsenal, that will send America and the world to the brink of a gut-wrenching showdown.

With the aid of his old friend,and former Navy SEAL,Stokely Jones, Hawke sets out to investigate the deadly connections that bind the French-Chinese axis. Together, they discover that a powerful German industrialist may hold the key, somewhere inside the walls of his Bavarian mountain lair.

Meanwhile, clues to an old and gruesome murder in Paris lead to New York City, where horrifying evidence could finally bring a madman to his knees. In the end, as American and British forces prepare to defend a sovereign and oil-rich Gulf nation against unwilling occupation, the terror is all too real. The world is once more balanced on the knife-edge of a full-blown nuclear confrontation. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tom | 8/27/2013

    " If Hawke didn't make you a devoted Ted Bell fan, Assassin will. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Steve | 11/4/2012

    " My second Ted Bell book, it is excellent! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anandh | 5/14/2011

    " Compared to his later books, this plot was a bit too shallow. Also, the setting in Latin America/Cuba is a bit too hackneyed. While the book was good in emotions(revenge, love etc) it fell on the test of keeping you hooked throughout, which the author's other books do. "

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

    " excellent, lots of action with an intelligent plot "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jim | 3/21/2011

    " Took a while to get into it, but when it took off it was a lot of fun. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emily | 3/20/2011

    " Felt like a James Bond vibe mixed with Jason Bourne. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kevin | 1/9/2011

    " A good action/thriller book. I enjoy spy and military techno stories, and I found this book to be very enjoyable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Keith | 12/28/2010

    " brilliant. a hero for the modern age "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bklynsouth | 12/15/2010

    " It took me away me from the everyday crisis that the day brings and I got lost in the book. So it did it's job for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 11/22/2010

    " Really enjoyed this one, the first in the Alex Hawke series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dottie | 11/17/2010

    " Another great adventre book. Keeps your interest and you can't turn pages fast enough. Will continue to read Bell's books. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Gina | 11/9/2010

    " Will not be reading any of the further adventures of Alex Hawke.
    It's not badly written; just not my type of story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joe | 10/7/2010

    " A little on the preposterous side of things but still highly entertaining. I'm not rushing out to buy the next ones in the series but will definitely pick them up if I have any gaps in books to read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sherry | 9/21/2010

    " Loved the book. Had a hard time putting it down. Will definately be reading the rest of the series! "

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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.