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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sample reviews from Bell's previous book, Assassin, which features the
same central characters as Pirate.
'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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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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