by Ted Bell
Book 3 in the Alexander Hawke series (2005)
Publisher: Pocket Star
In Ted Bell’s scorching follow-up to his “New York Times” bestseller Assassin, intrepid intelligence operative Alex Hawke must thwart a secret, deadly alliance between China and France before they annihilate everything and everyone in their headlong rush toward world domination.
Aboard a ship in the south of France, an American spy faces certain torture and death for the vital, explosive intelligence he possesses.
In Paris, a ruthless and powerful descendant of Napoleon has forged an unholy alliance with China for its growing nuclear arsenal, poised to send America and the world to the brink of a gut-wrenching showdown.
Now, in a maelstrom of razor’s-edge danger, Alex Hawke must enter the nightmare visions of madmen to defuse an axis of evil no historian could have predicted — and no living soul would survive.