Intelligence officer Alex Hawke takes on power-hungry Russian President Vladimir Putin, who is wielding a terrifying new weapon, in the latest adrenaline-fueled thriller in Ted Bell’s New York Times bestselling series.
In corrupt Russia, an erratic Vladimir Putin is determined to forge his country into a formidable superpower once again. He intends to redraw the map of Europe, and will go to impossible extremes to realize his fantasies—including shooting down a civilian airliner packed with tourists bound for China. Kremlin scientists have developed a radical new weapon that could forever alter modern warfare. NATO, locked in a tense standoff over Ukraine, Poland, and Estonia, knows Putin will not hesitate to use it. But there is one man who can bring the world back from the brink: Britain’s foremost intelligence asset, Lord Alexander Hawke.
The intrepid MI6 officer’s latest challenge begins in the Gulf of Aden and soon has him searching for the link to a series of bizarre assassinations. Spies are dying all over the world—from London, Washington, D.C., and Maine, to Moscow, and even the glittering Cote d’Azur. In the murky world of counterterrorism and high-stakes intrigue, the odds have never been higher. Once again, Alex Hawke must save the world . . . one bullet at a time.
Ted Bell is the former Vice-Chairman of the board and World-Wide Creative Director of Young & Rubicam, one of the world’s largest advertising agencies. He is the New York Times bestselling author of Hawke, Assassin, Pirate, Spy, Tsar, Warlord, Phantom, and Warriors, along with a series of YA adventure novels. He lives in Greenwich, Connecticut.
“A rip-roaring thriller… Fans of Ian Fleming’s novels will love Hawke… Loaded with action… this adventure is a great escape.” — Kirkus Reviews (starred review) on Patriot
“A compelling thriller . . . Readers who enjoy their spy fiction in which the world seems to be teetering on its axis have another author to add to their reading lists.” — Booklist on Patriot
“Better than any writer in the thriller genre, Bell mashes up old-fashioned boys’ adventures with modern military action.” — Publishers Weekly on Patriot
“Lord Alex Hawke is back, and better than ever. . . . Loaded with action and terrific characters, this story allows readers an escape from real life, while they take a wild ride with ‘Hawke & Company.’” — Suspense Magazine
“Ted Bell’s PATRIOT is the ninth in his Alex Hawke series - and the only one I’ve read - but it felt like a perfect entry point, and I enjoyed the high-octane ride enough that I’ll seek out some of the earlier installments… [It’s] a polar vortex of storytelling.” — New York Times Book Review