Overkill (Alexander Hawke #10) by Ted Bell

Overkill (Alexander Hawke #10)

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 mountain bursts into flame, separating the two. Before he can reach Alexei, the b...

Details Overkill (Alexander Hawke #10)

TitleOverkill (Alexander Hawke #10)
Release DateMay 1st, 2018
PublisherWilliam Morrow
GenreMystery, Suspense, Fiction, Thriller

Reviews Overkill (Alexander Hawke #10)

  • Tim
    Overkill is aptly named after my least favorite Hawke novel to date. This story rubs the wrong way with its high kill count, victimization and a thoroughly unsatisfying end. 2 of 10 stars
  • Tim
    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
  • Chris
    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 dialogue. The nonsensical story. The holes that existed throughout this nonsensical story. The returning characters were used horribly and the newest character? Just r...
  • Ted Bell
    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% of the world’s supply).Hawke’s arch rival is that madman. This book is as taut as a tightrope and just as dangerous! All the usual suspects are back, including Insp...
  • Phil Teves
    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 for my taste. It was so bad that I questioned if it was actually written by Ted Bell. Writing style seems to change from one chapter to the next. Seems like a horribly...
  • Ryan Hillis
    Alex Hawke saves the world again!!! A great thriller about Russia!!!
  • R Ricalde
    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 the dialogue seemed to be nothing more than filler. Too many inconsistencies regards Hawke's backstory. When did Hawke meet Sigrid? Many of the character names are ...
  • Brian Murray
    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 would be provided in the same paragraph.
  • Larry
    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 myself laughing out loud at Hawke’s cavalier attitude and dramatic dialogue. I thought of it as a parody of the action novel and the reserved English … OK, it’s ...
  • Marianne
    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 repeats
  • SK Peterson
    Dragged Usual like this series but this book dragged and the editing was inconsistent. Not so sure I’ll bother with the next installment.
  • Kathleen Gray
    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 of this is so outrageous (well, most of it) that you're going to love it or hate it. In my case, I found it a page turner which made me laugh out loud several times...
  • Liz
    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 story itself was a bit over the top. However, it was an engrossing read that kept me interested ... and, of course, the ending leads right into the next book in this...
  • Ed
    #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 interfering in his quest to triumphantly return to Moscow, a la Napoleon's return to Paris two centuries earlier. Over the top adventure with a cliffhanger ending, en...
  • Doug
    The flowery language made this book difficult to readThe 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 his enemies admire him.I kept stumbling upon the language though. So many characters used language one would never hear in society today. It was a throwback perhaps to...
  • Don Gorman
    (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 part). All of these books have been so over the top and ridiculously unbelievable it gets tired. Unless this formula changes I am done here. Sorry Ted.
  • Spectre
    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 S___ will be back! You got to love this series!
  • Susan
    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. What happened to this book?
  • Norah
    In the book "Overkill" by Ted Bell the very first chapter introduces us to the fact that Russia and Putin as we know them today are about to fall. Putin has had many assassination attempts on his life and is about to fake his own death. While in the Swiss Alps Lord Alexander Hawke and his son Alexei are about to spend a wonderful Christmas Day together when the unthinkable happens. The car they are riding in to the top of the mountain is cable sn...
  • William Bentrim
    Overkill by Ted BellThis is a very current book. It has references right out of the headlines. It is loaded with action and includes a smattering of sex. Lots of high tech stuff, submarines, tanks, trains, fancy cars and weapons galore. I really expected to like this book after having read previous Ted Bell books. Sadly I was very lukewarm about this book. It was a lot of flash and glam but very little substance. The characters were so bold as to...
  • Wayne
    Using language Ted Bell might use, Overkill is a 'kick-ass' novel, full of carefree adventure, intrigue, humor, and colorful language!The 10th Alexander Hawke novel brings back many characters from his past adventures: Chief Inspector Ambrose Congreve, Stokely Jones, Joe Stalingrad, Beau Beauregard, and President Vladimir Putin. This time, Putin has been driven out of Russia by the oligarchs and plans a grand return. A small part of this grand re...
  • Rohit Nair
    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 Putin! As if the head of one of the most powerful countries, with a global spy network at disposal, will be defeated by a playboy alcoholic spy-billionaire from the...
  • Margaret Yelton
    This was my first book by this author. I received it in a Good reads giveaway. Would I have bought this book, probably not. Maybe if I had read other books in the series, I would have had better insight into the characters in the story. Not to say there were moments overall that I enjoyed the book, just that for me I never really made the connection I would we books I read when I have followed alone with the series. I do appreciate the opportunit...
  • leigh ann wallize
    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 story or anything. The characters nor the storyline lived up to all the previous books in the series. Quite disappointed.
  • Ben Scott
    I don't know what it was but it just didn't feel right to me. Not my favorite but i can't wait to read the next one. Just didn't seem like the same Hawke to me. Bring back Uncle Joe and the others not sure we need that. Still very good, but just not what i was hoping for.
  • Ben Goldstein
    Very disapointingRead every book Ted Bell has written. Loved all but this one. Dumb and stupid names and comments. Not good
  • Jan
    I agree with some of the reviews that this was not Ted Bell's best work. Having said that, it was still an enjoyable listen.
  • Stuart Grogg
    Not the best Ted Bell book! Terrible ending! Hope next book is better.
  • john greathouse
    Can’t finish this joke of a book
  • Valerie
    It was good to meet up with Alexander Hawke again! Great adventure and action as always!!