Overkill

Overkill

Putting it all on the line to rescue his kidnapped son pits counterspy Alex Hawke against Russian President Vladimir Putin in this action-packed thriller from New York Times bestselling author Ted Bell. On a ski vacation in the Swiss Alps high above St. Moritz, Alex Hawke and his young son, Alexei, are thrust into danger when the tram carrying them to the top of the mount Putting it all on the line to rescue his kidnapped son pits counterspy Alex Hawke against Russian President Vladimir Pu...

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Title:Overkill
Author:Ted Bell
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Genres:Thriller
ISBN:Overkill
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Number of Pages:496 pages pages

Overkill Reviews

  • Don Gorman
    May 22, 2018
    (2). And to think, I used to really look forward to this series. Alexander Hawke is a good character, but he (and the stories around him) has not developed particularly at all. It is just same old, same old. Crisis, revenge, crazy violence and the world is still in danger (for the most...
  • Larry
    May 16, 2018
    This is the 10th Lord Alexander Hawke book I?ve read ? and the last. I can?t even believe I finished this one. I went into this book with my eyes wide open. I knew Bell?s series is over-the-top, both in his characters and style, with a lite comic book tone. Yet I often found...
  • Ted Bell
    Dec 06, 2017
    TED?S BEST YET!!! Start with the cover. A brilliant throwback to the tales of Ludlum, Jack Higgins, Alastair McClean! Then there?s the plot. If you think GOLDFINGER is the greatest gold heist ever, think again. Only a madman would think he could rob Switzerland of its gold (70% ...
  • Marianne
    May 14, 2018
    What a disappointment! Definitely not up to the usual standard at all IMO. Cliche ridden. And the sappy romance with a felon was just too, too unbelievable. Some of the scenes between the two made me gag. Yikes! Good thing this wasn?t my first read from this series. AND, annoying r...
  • Shirley Schwartz
    Jun 25, 2018
    I usually love this series and love the characters - especially Hawke and his cronies, but I didn't care for this book. Hawke himself didn't even seem like the Hawke I remembered. His character in this book was wooden, and didn't appear to be real. The book was over=the-top in so many ...
  • Tom Tischler
    Jun 08, 2018
    On a ski vacation in the Swiss Alps high above St Moritz Alex Hawke and his young son Alexei are thrust into danger when the tram carrying them to the top of the mountain bursts into flames separating the two. Before he can reach Alexei the boy is snatched from the cable car by u...
  • Matt
    Aug 12, 2018
    I?ll give it 3.75 for the time being. There is something about Ted Bell?s work that has me returning each time a new piece has been published. He touches on electrifying aspects of espionage mixed with humour that I find highly captivating, but there remains a constant irritatio...
  • Doug
    May 11, 2018
    The flowery language made this book difficult to read The plot for this book was interesting, but not more so than any other formulaic adventure novel. There was a damsel, there was a villain (actually two, in this case), and of course we have the hero who is loved by everyone. Even...
  • Ryan Hillis
    May 04, 2018
    Alex Hawke saves the world again!!! A great thriller about Russia!!! ...
  • Susan
    May 20, 2018
    Oh my God, this was bad. I love this series but this was just bad. I gave up 350 pages in. It read like a farce, everyone was a caricature, and there was no action. The editing was bad, we were told twice, about 100 pages apart, that Alex Hawke swims six miles a day in the open ocean. ...
  • Ed
    May 20, 2018
    #10 in the Alex Hawke series. Larger than life, James Bondian secret agent, Lord Alexander Hawke (the sixth richest man in Great Britain), returns in what at times seems a send-up of Fleming. Putin is on the run from Russian oligarchs but has Hawke's son kidnapped to keep Hawke from in...
  • Mark Mitchell
    Jul 22, 2018
    The early Ted Bell books were drama. The last few have descended into caricature. But this latest one is farce! Never has a book?s title been so inadvertently appropriate; this series should be terminated with extreme prejudice. Alex Hawke is no longer James Bond; he has become D...
  • Kathleen Gray
    Apr 13, 2018
    This might be the perfect airplane read- it's got action (lots of actions!), technology, Vladimir Putin, international conspiracies, and a guy trying to save his kid. Alex Hawke is a superhero figure who pulls together an all star team to go after his son, who has been kidnapped. Some ...
  • Tim
    May 09, 2018
    Overkill is aptly named after my least favorite Hawke novel by far to date. This story rubs the wrong way with its high kill count, victimization and a completely unsatisfying end. 2 of 10 stars ...
  • Tim
    May 15, 2018
    Unsure how my review got removed, but this story is awful! "Overkill" is aptly titled and my least favorite Hawke novel. 0 of 10 stars ...
  • Jeanne
    Jul 22, 2018
    It's been 3 years since Alexander Hawke's last adventure, Patriot. Perhaps Mr Bell tried to make up for lost time with a bunch of fluff and meaningless "filler". Stokely Jones, Jr is one of my favorite supporting characters, and there could have definitely been more of him and less flu...
  • Rohit Nair
    May 21, 2018
    Extremely disappointed with this book. I am not sure if Ted Bell actually wrote this book, because the first eight installments were a pleasure to read and this one is clearly not. I thought the ninth installment was a bit over the top as well with Alex Hawke making a joke of Vladimir ...
  • Chris
    May 11, 2018
    Are we sure that Ted bell actually wrote this book? I absolutely loved the first nine installments of the series. It has been one of my favorites in the genre. However this book is a flaming bag of dog crap. Literally the worst book I?ve read in years. The ridiculous over the top dia...
  • Alan Medcalf
    Jun 02, 2018
    Tough to believe this was written by the same author as the previous nine in the series. ...
  • Brian Murray
    May 15, 2018
    While normally a fan of this series, I couldn?t even finish this one. The dialogue was ridiculous, the characters themselves couldn?t even stick to the plot points and the editing was so bad that character names were misused and multiple, conflicting descriptions of a single event ...
  • Roni Thornton
    May 24, 2018
    Not his best by far Unsure of why his writing style has changed over the years, but it appears to have gone from decent to just plain awful. I wish that I could say that I?ve enjoyed the storyline, but Putin?s character was pretty much laughable. Rebuilding an army and attemptin...
  • Phil Teves
    May 17, 2018
    Worst book of the Hawke series. Poorly written. Poorly edited. Tons of mistakes when describing weaponry, an H&K MP5 ?pistol? turns into a revolver. Characters change from one person to another within the story. Horrible, improbable story line, with too much vulgarity and slang...
  • Spectre
    May 20, 2018
    Alex Hawke survived. So did V. Putin & J. Stalingrad. Ambrose Congrieve, Harry Brock, and Stokley Jones, Jr. not only survived but won the day with help from Thunder & Lightning. And the girlfriend's back. Ted Bell did jump the Sharkey Gonzales-Gonzales- ( meant dumped) and the...
  • Liz
    Mar 31, 2018
    If you're looking for a fast paced thriller that spans the world, this is the book for you. It is filled with lots and lots of action, some wild and crazy characters and a wild range of amazing hardware. I did enjoy the references to people and events in the current news but felt the s...
  • Ruth
    May 25, 2018
    Good intense contemporary plot with some credible villains in current politics. Ideal plot intrigue with a "what if" concept but tempered by the Bondish character of Hawke. In some ways if you have not read a previous book with the character he seems too good to be true. Liked the acti...
  • SK Peterson
    May 06, 2018
    Dragged Usual like this series but this book dragged and the editing was inconsistent. Not so sure I?ll bother with the next installment. ...
  • Rbojanek
    May 28, 2018
    This book was awful. Poor story line; poor character development. ...
  • R Ricalde
    May 08, 2018
    I have read the entire series. This is the 10th book. By far this is the worst of the series and one of the most ridiculous books I have ever read. Can't really believe that Ted Bell wrote this mess and that it was not a ghost writer. The editor must share responsibility as so much of ...
  • Ben Goldstein
    May 21, 2018
    Very disapointing Read every book Ted Bell has written. Loved all but this one. Dumb and stupid names and comments. Not good ...
  • leigh ann wallize
    May 23, 2018
    Did Ted Bell write this book???? This book did not feel as though it was written by Ted Bell. The storyline seemed to wander. And seriously a character named Shit Smith??? And no character development for this Sigrid Kssel, just throw her in there as Hawkes love interest, no back st...