SEA HAWKE: Ted Bell’s Next Alex Hawke Adventure to Hit Stores this Summer

Lord Alex Hawke, the sixth-richest man in all of England and one of the thriller genre’s premier heroes, is set to return in Sea Hawke, the latest heart-pounding thriller from New York Times bestselling author Ted Bell.

Originally introduced in his hit debut thriller Hawke (2001), Ted Bell’s beloved action hero reads like this generation’s James Bond, with a little Jason Bourne thrown in there for good measure.  Now, following the events of Dragonfire (2020), Lord Hawke could probably use a vacation and time to recover—but that isn’t happening, at least not anytime soon. Instead, Bell’s latest, the 12th in his franchise, will follow Alex as he goes head-to-head with new enemies and old, including the one man who bested him in combat . . .

“Readers of Sea Hawke may want to purchase a bottle of 100 Proof rum and a bottle of Dramamine before embarking on this epic ocean voyage,” said Ted Bell, speaking exclusively to The Real Book Spy.

“Danger is lurking everywhere! Violent storms and blackhearted pirates on the high seas! Danger in murky backwaters everywhere, stretching from deep in the Amazon to the Far East. A psychopathic killer is always just one step behind, determined to find and kill both Hawke and his young son before they can take down an international Chinese crime syndicate hundreds of years old.

“First time Hawke readers may want to don life jackets before cracking this classic epic tale of high octane adventure and breathtaking action! Caveat Emptor, all who enter here!”

Check out the cover art and plot details below!


Alex Hawke, British lord and gentleman spy, faces his gravest challenge yet in this electrifying new adventure from New York Times bestselling novelist Ted Bell.

Alex Hawke rescued the kidnapped grandson of the Queen of England, but the young royal’s captors—the treacherous Tang brothers—escaped. Now they have joined forces with Hawke’s deadliest enemy: the one man who defeated him in hand-to-hand combat.

Hawke will traverse the globe in his quest for vengeance, but will the answers he finds be worth the price he pays?



Ted Bell is the former chairman of the board and creative director of Young & Rubicam, one of the world’s largest advertising agencies. He is the New York Times bestselling author of the Alex Hawke series as well as the YA adventure novels Nick of Time and The Time Pirate. He has recently been writer-in-residence at Cambridge University (UK) and visiting scholar at the Department of Politics and International Relations.

Fans excited to pre-order the next Alex Hawke adventure can now do so here or anywhere else books are sold.


Praised as “One of the hardest working, most thoughtful, and fairest reviewers out there” by #1 New York Times bestselling author Lisa Scottoline, Ryan Steck has “quickly established himself as the authority on mysteries and thrillers” (Author A.J. Tata). Steck also works full-time as a freelance editor and pens a monthly thriller column for CrimeReads. For more information, be sure to follow him on Twitter and Facebook. He currently lives in Southwest Michigan with his wife and their six children.

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