Pirate: Book summary and reviews of Pirate by Ted Bell

Pirate

by Ted Bell

Pirate
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  • Published in USA  Aug 2005
    528 pages
    Genre: Thrillers

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Aboard the Star of Shanghai in the south of France, an American spy is held captive. He possesses vital, explosive intelligence linking two nations and one horrifying plot. If he is not rescued, he faces certain torture and inevitable death. Nearby, in a seaside hotel, a man still haunted by the loss of his wife two years earlier finds comfort in the arms of a beautiful Chinese actress--but is she to be trusted? So begins Pirate, an electrifying thriller marking the return of international counterterrorist Alex Hawke. In Paris, a ruthless descendant of Napoleon has risen to power, hell-bent on restoring France's former glory. His fiery ambitions are cynically stoked by a coterie of cold-blooded Mandarins, plotting behind the gates of Beijing's Forbidden City. Cloaked in secrecy, this unholy alliance devises a twisted global plan, backed by China's growing nuclear arsenal, that will send America and the world to the brink of a gutwrenching showdown.

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No reviews available for Pirate as yet, but here are a couple of sample reviews from Bell's previous book, Assassin, which features the same central characters as Pirate.
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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.' - PW.
'The obvious comparisons to James Bond are only partly deserved; there is less of a cartoon element here. Fellow Britisher Andy McNabb's Nick Stone series is a better parallel.' - Booklist.

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Pirate is Fiction run amok
While reading this book I discovered that after a few chapters, that the only motivator to complete the book was to identify the many timeline errors and situational errors, of which they are numerous. I would even say that there are a number of chapters that are out of sequence. The editor did not proofread the book, and Ted Bell wrote some utter rubbish.

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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, and Pirate.

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