Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Wish List Wednesday (22)

Hawke (Alex Hawke, 1) by Ted Bell, 2003.
While sailing in the Caribbean, young Alex Hawke witnesses an act of unspeakable horror as modern-day pirates brutally murder his parents. It is a tragedy that will haunt him forever, and shape his destiny....


As a direct descendant of a legendary English privateer, Lord Alexander Hawke is skilled in the ways of sea combat — and one of England's most decorated naval heroes. Now, Hawke returns to the Caribbean on a secret mission for the American government. A highly experimental stealth submarine is missing. She carries forty nuclear warheads, and is believed to be in the hands of an unstable government just ninety miles from the American mainland. In a race against time, Hawke must locate the sub before a strike can be launched against the U.S. — and, after a lifetime of nightmares, finally avenge himself upon the men who slaughtered his family....

Featuring electrifying action, international intrigue, and a hero worthy of the finest adventure fiction, Hawke heralds the exciting debut of a bold new talent.
Why: I want Hawke because it sounds like an excellent modern pirate/spyish adventure read, plus I really like the cover.


2 comments:

  1. Sea combat! There really aren't that many books that involve modern piracy/warfare like that. I like the cover, too. :)

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