Exclusive: See The Cover For Ted Bell’s 10th Alex Hawke Novel, ‘Overkill’

Get ready, thriller fans, because Alex Hawke returns to action on May 1, 2018, in Overkill, the highly-anticipated tenth novel in Ted Bell’s New York Times bestselling series. 

Hawke, who was last seen in the 2015 bestseller Patriot, is once again taking on Russian President Vladimir Putin in Bell’s upcoming novel. Back in September, Bell told us his goal with Overkill was to make his new book “leaner and meaner” than anything he’s written before, and judging by what we know about the plot so far, it sounds like he’s done exactly that.

Scroll down to see the cover for Overkill below, then keep scrolling to read the explosive plot details. 

Ted Bell 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 mountain bursts into flame, separating the two. Before he can reach Alexei, the boy is snatched from the burning cable car by unknown assailants in a helicopter.

Meanwhile, high above the skies of France, Vladimir Putin is aboard his presidential jet after escaping a bloodless coup in the Kremlin. When two flight attendants collapse and slip into unconsciousness, the Russian leader realizes the danger isn’t over. Killing the pilots, he grabs a parachute, steps out of the plane . . . and disappears.

Hawke has led his share of dangerous assignments, but none with stakes this high. To save his son, he summons his trusted colleagues, Chief Inspector of Scotland Yard Ambrose Congreve, former U.S. Navy SEAL Stokley Jones, Jr., and recruits a crack Hostage Rescue Team—a group of elite soldiers of fortune known as “Thunder & Lighting.” Before they can devise a rescue plan, Hawke must figure out who took his boy—and why. An operative who has fought antagonists around the globe, Hawke has made many enemies; one in particular may hold the key to finding Alexei before it’s too late.

But an unexpected threat complicates their mission. Making his way to “Falcon’s Lair,” the former Nazi complex created for Hitler, Putin is amassing an impressive armory that he intends to use for his triumphant return to Moscow.

Only one man can smash the Russian president’s plan for domination—a master counterspy who will cross every line to save his son . . . and maybe save the world itself in the bargain.”

Bell, the former writer-in-residence at Cambridge University, is quite possibly the most talented writer in the genre today. His hero, Lord Alexander Hawke, one of the richest men in England and MI6’s most lethal operator, is the rightful heir to James Bond’s throne. For those who haven’t read his books. . . think Ian Flemming meets Vince Flynn, and you’ve got Ted Bell.

Published by William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins, Overkill it set to hit bookstores on May 1, 2018. If you haven’t already, click here to pre-order your copy today! 


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