“Times like this, knowing a battle was coming, that an enemy masthead would soon peek over the horizon, he forced himself to take time to gather himself. It was said he was good at war. Maybe because he was so inordinantly fond of peace.”
A brilliant American scientist and his young family are abducted and no one knows why or where they were taken…
Lord Alexander Hawke comes on the radar of an old nemesis who’s disciples may be closer to his friends and family than he’d be comfortable with…
There is political upheaval in the United States government ani it seems vulnerable…
“Singularity – A life-altering moment, when machines first match, and then exceed, the finite limits of human intelligence…a rip in the fabric of current civilization. And it’s just around the corner.”
— Ted Bell
A rash of seemingly unconnected catastrophic events rock the United States and other parts of the world. This Phantom menace has world leaders stumped until Alex Hawke returns as Ted Bell’s agent provocateur fighting the unknown and very powerful foe. Phantom has all that you would expect from a Ted Bell novel and Bell even delves into the realm of the science fiction a bit and Alex is faced with additional threats from some unsavory Russians as he protects his “family.”
“S.O.A. [Sword of Allah] was one of the newer Muslim gangs to take power within the American prison system, after only two, maybe three years of existence in hte United States. It was a group that had already proven itself extraordinarily capable of any atrocity. Scary things? Harry told him CIA estimated that total American S.O.A. prison membership already at over five thousand and climbing. That’s five thousand suicidal terrorists sitting around in the slam every day thinking up new ways to kill Americans.”
If you like action/adventure novels Ted Bell is one of my favorite writers. If you have already read Bell’s other adventures of Sir Alex Hawke, you will really love this one. In my opinion Tsar was by far the best of Ted Bell’s novels. It was very difficult to put down…literally.
I was so entranced with the story of Hawke trying to save the world from a resurgent and brutal Russia that I almost skipped July 3 fireworks. Our town actually had their fireworks on Friday night. I was tempted to stay home and finish the book, but I had promised the family that I would go with them. I did finish when I got home that night.