Assassin: A Novel (Mass Market)

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From New York Times bestselling author Ted Bell, this “highly imaginative thriller ” (James Patterson) follows intelligence operative Lord Alexander Hawke as he races to avert an American armageddon.

In an elegant palazzo on the Grand Canal, an American ambassador’s tryst turns deadly. In the seedy 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?

A shadowy figure known as the Dog is believed to be the ruthless terrorist who is systematically and savagely assassinating American diplomats around the globe. As the deadly number increases, Alexander Hawke and Navy SEAL Stokely Jones are asked by the United States government to track him down. From London to the Florida Keys to a remote Indonesian island, Hawke and Jones are on a breakneck race to stop a bloodthirsty psychopath with plans to throw the United States into cataclysmic ruin.

With white-knuckled action and a resourceful hero you can’t help but root for, Assassin is “a commercial blockbuster packed with pleasure” (Library Journal).

About the Author

Ted Bell was the former vice-chairman of the board and creative director of Young & Rubicam, one of the world’s largest advertising agencies. He was the New York Times bestselling author of the Alex Hawke series. Ted Bell passed away in 2023.

Praise For…

"Assassin is the most highly imaginative thriller to come along in a long while. Ted Bell can really, really write."
— James Patterson, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Cross Down

"An international political thriller of the highest order. Intrigue you can sink your teeth into and a secret agent who takes you into the danger zone with a ballsy wit that had me hooked."
— Vince Flynn, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Code Red

"Fascinating characters, a hairpin plot, and wonderfully talented writing. Assassin is what you get when you pair a great story with a great writer."
— Brian Haig, New York Times bestselling author of The Night Crew

"Whether the novel is taken as a grown-up boy's book or a modern thriller, readers will be caught in the whirlwind of action and find themselves having a grand old time....This second entry in the series will help readers better understand the stylistic underpinnings and originality of Bell's larger-than-life hero. Expect numbers to grow with each new addition to the series."
Publishers Weekly 

"Hawke is the kind of character somebody really should put in a movie: he is smart, resourceful, attractive - everything we want in an action hero. Bell is a nimble writer, and fans of the first Hawke adventure won't want to miss this sequel. New readers will be enthralled and will immediately track down the first novel in the series."

"I love to read books from authors like Clancy, Ludlum, and Flynn. Ted Bell, the author of Assassin, is in that league. His research is so amazing you'd swear the events in the book actually took place. And here's the scary part--they could....If you're going to read just one suspensefull-thrilling-emotional roller coaster-spy novel this summer, you've got to read Assassin by Ted Bell....Make sure you clear some reading time on your will not be able to put Assassin down."
— Glenn Beck, New York Times bestselling author
Product Details
ISBN: 9781668034750
ISBN-10: 1668034751
Publisher: Pocket Books
Publication Date: April 9th, 2024
Pages: 608
Language: English