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"A rip-roaring 

  thriller..."

  -Kirkus Reviews

Published 2015

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.

REVIEWS

“(A) high-octane ride. . . . An Ian Fleming-esque romp of a spy thriller. . . . A polar vortex of storytelling.”

-New York Times Book Review

“A rip-roaring thriller. . . . This adventure is a great escape.”

-Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“Better than any writer in the thriller genre, Bell mashes up old-fashioned boys’ adventures with modern military action.”              -Publishers Weekly

"Bell, a former advertising executive, burst onto the literary scene more than a decade ago with Hawke, the first novel in the series, and each book since has been a near-perfect example of how to write a thriller: come up with some exciting action scenes, create some slightly larger-than-life characters, and — above all — don’t take yourself too seriously.

Half the fun of reading a Hawke novel is Hawke himself, a wealthy, dashing, elegant, super-smart fellow who makes James Bond look like a regular guy. Loads of fun." -WinnepegFreePress.com

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"...Bond, eat your

   heart out . . .

   there’s a new

   spy in town.”

                — NPR

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"Ted Bell puts

  a capital A   

  in adventure..."

  from page one."

 -Madison County 

          Herald

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"A meaty,  entertaining  thriller...just  the thing for fans 

 of ...Fleming."

   -Kirkus Reviews     

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"The tale  

  of espionage

  and thrilling

  action unfolds

  with zeal..."

    -Roanoke Times

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"Spy is riveting

   from page one."

       -Glenn Beck

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"PIRATE and its    predecessors are  unbeatable. Highly  recommended.”

      -Joe Hartlaub,        BookReporter.com

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"...Intrigue you  

   can sink your   

   teeth into..."

      -Vince Flynn

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"Rich, spellbinding,

  and absorbing..."

       -Clive Cussler

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Published 2015 

 

Alex Hawke is tracking one of the world’s most powerful villains in the Swiss Alps.

 

A powerful Swiss banker is found dead, frozen at the base or a soaring Alp. When a second man, head of a rival banking empire is found dead deep inside a mountain vase, British Intelligence (MI6) suspects a bizarre conspiracy. Vast sums may have been plundered fro the Queen of England’s accounts. The British royal family’s centuries-old Swiss bank holdings are at risk, shaking the foundations of Her Majesty’s government and the monarchy itself.

Sir David Trulove, Chief of MI6, tasks his most formidable weapon, Alex Hawke, with investigating the horrific murders. In Switzerland, Hawke and Ambrose Congreve of Scotland Yard are pulled into tangled web of international intrigue, deceit, and murder. China and Russia are the prime suspects and these powerful forces will stop at nothing to protect their secrets.

A mysterious figure known as “the Sorcerer” has long been rumored to reside within an impenetrable fortress inside a mountain complex in the Swiss Alps known as “White Death.” Hawke must scale perilous heights and breach the fortifications at the top of the world…and find the Sorcerer—or die trying.

A thrilling sequel to the instant New York Times bestseller Nick of Time, in which the young time traveler Nick McIver must prove his courage once more, on two fronts: in World War Two–era England, where Nazis have invaded his homeland, and in America during the Revolution, where Nick stands shoulder to shoulder with General George Washington

It’s 1940 and the Nazis are invading Nick’s beloved home, the British Channel Islands. So Nick takes to the skies: He has discovered an old World War One fighter plane in an abandoned barn. Determined to learn to fly, he is soon risking life and limb to photograph armed German minelayers and patrol boats, and executing incredibly perilous bombing raids over Nazi airfields by night.

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Published 2014

An esteemed former CIA Director dies off the coast of Maine.

Another senior CIA officer is found dead of a "heart attack" in a posh Paris hotel. Counterspy Alex Hawke and his friend Ambrose Congreve thinks things could be more than a coincidence. Hawke discovers that the victims are connected through one man: Spider Payne, a rogue intelligence officer whose dangerous exploits got him barred from the CIA. Now Spider believes that he's been wronged and is out for vengence--and Alex Hawke is his number-one target.

 

Hawke's only hope is to lure his deadly enemy into a trap he can't escape--and it's a place Hawke knows better than anyone: his seaside home in Bermuda.

Published 2014

Ted Bell's first ever e-book exclusive short story finds counterspy Alex Hawke in hostile foreign waters, flying an F-16 Viper on a highly covert mission.

 

His task is simple: enter another nation's airspace undetected, meet a secret contact, and find a way to avert a global war. It will take every skill at his command--but there are few as shrewd and savvy as Alex Hawke. When his plane is discovered by enemy radar, he is forced to improvise --or die trying.

Alex Hawke is saving the world one bullet at a time.

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"Swashbuckling

 action sequences

 and scenes of

 derring-do abound." 

   -School Library  

               Journal

Published 2010 

A thrilling sequel to the instant New York Times bestseller Nick of Time, in which the young time traveler Nick McIver must prove his courage once more, on two fronts: in World War Two–era England, where Nazis have invaded his homeland, and in America during the Revolution, where Nick stands shoulder to shoulder with General George Washington

It’s 1940 and the Nazis are invading Nick’s beloved home, the British Channel Islands. So Nick takes to the skies: He has discovered an old World War One fighter plane in an abandoned barn. Determined to learn to fly, he is soon risking life and limb to photograph armed German minelayers and patrol boats, and executing incredibly perilous bombing raids over Nazi airfields by night.

Meanwhile, the evil pirate, Captain Billy Blood, still desperate to acquire Nick’s time machine, returns to Greybeard Island. He kidnaps Nick’s sister, Kate, and transports her back to Port Royal, Jamaica, in the year 1781, leaving Nick a message that if he wants to see her alive again, he must come to Jamaica and make an even swap: Kate’s life in exchange for Nick’s wondrous time machine—that’s Blood’s bargain.

Having traveled back in time, Nick discovers a plot that might change the outcome of the American Revolution. Disguised as an eighteenth-century cabin boy, he travels to the Caribbean and confronts his old enemy, who has assembled the world’s largest pirate armada.

From the battlefields of the New World to the brutal German occupation of English soil in World War Two, The Time Pirate has Nick McIver fighting once again to defend his country, the outcome of two wars resting on his young shoulders.

REVIEWS

In the tradition of Tom Swift and The Hardy Boys this book is a rollicking good time for the young reader and those of us young in heart. Nick McIver is a young man with a time machine. In this adventure he faces historic events in American history, pirates and Nazis. Ted Bell does an excellent job of recreating the feel of the grand adventures I read as a boy. Nick McIver is pure of heart and free of malice. He attacks life with gusto and with the characteristic disregard for fear illustrated so well by Tom Swift. The character shows decision making and wisdom far beyond his chronological age. He thrusts himself into situations adults would fear to approach. He incites loyalty in adults who indulge his adventurous nature and who give him full rein to jump into exceedingly dangerous situations. So much of the book is totally outrageous in that any adult that knowingly allowed a young teen to do what Nick does in this book would be committed, arrested or pilloried for their behavior. This is probably what will make the book enormously successful for the young reader.

I heartily recommend it.

—Pick Of The Literate, http://bookrevues.blogspot.com

 

“The breakneck pacing and wild plot will keep readers hanging on to the end.” —Booklist

 

“The Time Pirate is sure to please almost everyone, especially the guys. Ted Bell writes with a very classic style, right up there with Robert Louis Stevenson and Mark Twain. His adventurous imagination pulls readers into this spirited and deep, multilayered story… Fans will love this outstanding sequel to Nick of Time.” —TeenReads.com

 

“Swashbuckling action sequences and scenes of derring-do abound.” —School Library Journal

 

Pirates And Nazis And George Washington – Oh My! 5 Stars

THE TIME PIRATE starts off with a bang and plunges forward with excitement and adventure to the very end. Along the way, Nick meets a number of historical heroes, and he does his very best to do what he thinks is right. I love the values and morals of these books; they are filled with duty, honor, family, country, and politeness – all things I want my children to know. I also love that Nick and Katie’s parents are alive, loving, and supportive, and that the form a strong family unit. His parents may not know everything Nick is doing, but they know enough, and while they worry, they understand his motives.

Although it is marketed to grades 5 through 8, THE TIME PIRATE is really for the adventurer in all of us. I wish I had had something like this when I was learning history; history might have “stuck” with me better. I definitely would have enjoyed it more. And I did some checking: while the story is fictional, the facts are not. THE TIME PIRATE is rich in details and history of the both wars- the American Revolution and WWII.

IMHO, THE TIME PIRATE does what most sequels fail to do; it not only equals the first book in the series, it surpasses it. THE TIME PIRATE is a grand mash up of the best of Horatio Hornblower and Harry Potter. I hope Ted Bell plans many more books. —Karen, Top 1000 Amazon Reviewer

 

“The time-warp tale is fast-paced, with enough twists and turns to have readers unable to put the book down as they try to figure out what happens next.” —Asbury Park Press

 

“Ted Bell’s Nick of Time was an exciting romp through time and history that also examined what it takes to be a hero. … The Time Pirate is another great read in an exciting series – don’t miss it.” —BookLoons

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"Everyone in the

  whole entire world  

  should read

  this story!"

      -Ava, aged 11 

Published 20O8

From the New York Times bestselling author of the hugely successful Alex Hawke series comes an irresistible young adult novel for the market for the same audience as Anthony Horowitz’s Alex Rider series and Eoin Colfer’s Artemis Fowl series.

In the celebrated tradition of grand adventure tales going back to Robert Louis Stevenson’s TREASURE ISLAND, Ted Bell’s NICK OF TIME is an epic adventure story starring a young lad named Nick McIver, who uses a time machine to rescue two young children taken prisoner by pirates. Along the way, with courageous feats of derring-do, not to mention his resourcefulness, our young hero—”the most reliable boy in England”—changes the course of events in two time periods, the Napoleonic Wars and World War II.

Opening in England, 1930, on the eve of War, Nick and his little sister Kate live in a lighthouse on the smallest of the Channel islands where Nick eagerly helps his father in a desperate war of espionage with the German U-boat fleets that are circling the islands prior to invasion. Winston Churchill depends on the information they send him. But the Nazis become the least of Nick’s problems after he discovers a sea chest hidden in a cove, a chest that turns out to contain a perfectly designed time machine. Unfortunately for him, Nick isn’t the only one who knows about the chest: a traitor from the fleet of Admiral Nelson, the evil pirate Captain Billy Blood, travels through time capturing little children and holding them for ransom.

Blood will stop at nothing to possess the priceless machine. With the help of Lord Hawke, the master of Hawke Castle, whose children have been taken by Blood, Nick fights the ruthless pirate on land and sea in two different centuries with a finale on the high seas that no reader will ever forget. Nick’s courage and heroism win him praise from two of the greatest warriors of all time, Admiral Nelson and Winston Churchill.

Nick McIver has triumphed to fight another day in other books to come.

REVIEWS

"Ordered this book as a graduation gift for an 8th grade boy. Decided to read it first just to make sure. Very enjoyable fantasy. Just as wonderful as Harry Potter but a different time and place – and a little reality actually mixed in. Looking forward to reading the next in the series. — Amazon Reader

 

"This is the best book in the history of the world. I will read it again and again until I can no longer read anymore. In the very first chapter, young Nick McIver alomst dies. Nick’s character is 100% perfect, and you feel as if you could be his best friend or sibling. Some people call this a “boy’s book”. But this is also a great girl book, too, because I’m sick of reading books about people who are cowards and whining. This book is a true page turner, and I could never put it down. I’m always rereading my favorite part. It’s always when Nick finds a German U-Boat or when he’s in 1804, high in the sling, faithfully comanding orders to the bustling crew below. Everyone in the whole entire world should read this story!"  

Ava, aged 11

 

“If someone you love loves Harry Potter, Long John Silver, or Indiana Jones, this is the book for them!” —Chicago Public Library Best of the Best Award 2009“If someone you love loves Harry Potter, Long John Silver, or Indiana Jones, this is the book for them!”

Chicago Public Library Best of the Best Award 2009

 

“Nick of Time is an American classic.” Glenn Beck

 

“Nick of Time takes young readers on a thrilling historical voyage… definitely not for the faint of heart.” Los Angeles Times

 

“Wow! Some books sweep you away. Nick of Time amazed me, dazzled me, and swept my imagination off to sea…. I’ve been craving an adventure story with a good mystery, and this arrived in the ‘nick of time’ to rescue me.” School Library Journal

 

“A blast—the best of Robert Louis Stevenson, Horatio Hornblower, and Harry Potter. The kid in me loved it, and so did the adult.”

—James Patterson, New York Times bestselling author 

 

“A brilliant adventure, hidden within a rolling saga, tucked inside an intriguing mystery. That’s Nick of Time. Ted Bell proves that he’s the master of swashbuckling for both young and old.”

Steve Berry, author of The Venetian Betrayal

“Wow! Some books sweep you away. Ted Bell’s Nick of Time amazed me, dazzled me, and swept my imagination off to sea. The interweaving of pirate adventures at sea with the threat of German U-boats pre-WWII was accomplished so skillfully that I yearned to join them traveling through time. Ted Bell’s descriptions were so vivid, I could picture every scene in full-color...

Middle school students are going to be so hooked by this book..."  Diane Chen, School Library Journal Review

 

" ‘Nick of Time’ takes young readers on a thrilling historical voyage.

What is it about seafaring stories that thrills the most confirmed landlubber? People who devoured Patrick O’Brian’s Aubrey-Maturin series can rejoice this summer at the possibility of sharing the passion for the British Royal Navy with their offspring. In his first novel for children, “Nick of Time” (St. Martin’s Griffin: 448 pp., $17.95, ages 9-12), Ted Bell, author of the bestselling Alex Hawke books, tells a time-travel story in which Nicholas McIver, an intrepid 12-year-old sailor and son of a lighthouse keeper in the English Channel Islands, helps Hawke rescue his young children from the clutches of an evil pirate. The chase takes them from Nazi-infested waters on the eve of World War II to the sea battles of Lord Nelson’s time, through the magic of a time machine handed down from Leonardo da Vinci.....

In the middle of the book, my son leaned back thoughtfully and said, “I’m beginning to get the idea that the French and the English don’t like each other very much.” What better way to grasp one of the essentials of European history?"

Sonja Bolle, June 29, 2008 Los Angeles Times

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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