My thoughts: I give it ❤️❤️. I liked the first book in this series “Hawke” because it introduced us to Hawke and his merry band of helping hands but this book starts out with him getting married to his love interest from book 1 and she is assassinated on the steps of the church as they walk out as husband and wife. That was bad enough, but (forget everything in between) he is having a torrid affair with an old love at the end of the book which I think is only a few weeks after his wife’s murder. That just doesn’t do it for me.
Clive Cussler called Ted bell’s action thriller Hawke “rich, spellbinding, and absorbing.” Now, a desperate race to avert an assault on America has Bell’s brilliant intelligence agent battling terrorists on a breathtaking worldwide scale.
Alexander Hawke, a direct descendant of the legendary pirate Blackhawke, is an expert on espionage and terror. A shadowy terrorist kingpin has orchestrated the systematic slaying of American diplomats, and as the death toll mounts, Hawke is called upon to avert a cataclysmic attack — while avenging a sensless crime that has left him devastated. From London to Indonesia, from Washington to the Florida Keys, Assasin is a “fast and furious” (Publishers Weekly) adventure with a hero who has redefined today’s action thriller.