Publication Order of Alex Hawke Books
|Hawke||(2003)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Assassin||(2004)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Pirate||(2005)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Spy||(2006)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Tsar||(2008)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Warlord||(2010)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Phantom||(2012)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|What Comes Around||(2014)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Warriors||(2014)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
Publication Order of Nick McIver Books
About Ted Bell:
Ted Bell, now a complex full time writer, has an amazing background, unique as a matter of fact among contemporary colleagues. He became a solid name within advertising area starting from copywriting in early seventies, ending up in executive positions at large advertising corporations in the nineties.
At the moment he enjoys lovely views, feeding his inspiration with sights of sailboats along the little bay of Sausalito, northern California doing what he says he wished since it was a small child, meaning to write, long and short stories no matter if sitting on the backseat of an old wagon or in a comfortable room of his own warm home.
“We can’t be all scholars but we can all be gentlemen”
It is Bell’s university informal motto, something that he keeps remembering years after graduation. However, Ted Bell’s incredible taste for creativity and permanent learning propelled him to a constant development of his career.
After spending most of his childhood in Florida he graduated at Randolph – Macon College in Virginia, majoring in English. Right after finishing university he worked exactly one year in a bank, a place which was clearly not molding on Ted Bell’s ideas. He eventually quit his job and at the age of 25 he was already putting signature on his first screen play sold to Hollywood directors Joel B. Michaels and Garth Drabinsky.
A truly artist is always a nomad, traveling around world in search of inspiration
Right after quitting his job at the bank, Ted Bell started a European adventure, moving all the way to another continent in seek of his envisioned job of being a accomplished writer, as well as to follow the dream of his idol, F. Scott Fitzgerald.
During his stay in Europe, he wandered around France and Italy where he even got his first acting job as a cowboy in an Italian western. Sadly the movie never got the chance to see the spotlights and Bell was running out of ideas and worse, out of money. That’s when luckily, he got a job as a copywriter at a New York ad company which was the start of a remarkable career.
A Successful Path onto Glorious Peaks of Advertising
The eighties were pure prosperity for Ted Bell. In 1986, he was hired by Leo Burnett Co., as creative director and four years later he was named President and Chief Creative Officer hosting respected campaigns which finally brought him numerous awards and winnings.
In 1991, he was hired Vice Chairman and World Wide Creative Director at Young & Rubicam London. After Chicago, he moved to London where he reached his career climax after ten years of collaboration with Y&R; he retired in 2001 to be a full time writer.
Reflections of a Fierce CV
All the work Ted Bell has engaged through the years it’s reflected in his titles and rewards within academic industry. He received an honor degree as Doctor in Fine Arts at Kendall College in Michigan. He makes part of the board of Florida Southern College in Lakeland as Adjunct Professor of English Literature.
Besides academic involvements, Ted Bell is implicated in several U.S. military projects as a member of DOCA a program implemented by the Department of Defense. The most famous title he won was the Grand Prix at solemn Cannes Film Festival.
Ted Bell as New York Times Bestseller Writer
His current job as a writer is blooming since he started in 2003 with his first series. Now, Ted Bell can add another title to his curriculum vitae as New York Times bestseller writer. His suspense based novels are true stories that are transferred on paper using personal techniques denoting confidence and experience in his work.
His official debut as a writer began in 2003 when he launched the first successful set of adventures involving Alexander Hwake Series.
The pirate novel for adults was designed for courageous readers loving dangerous and unpredictable situations. Book is centered on the evolution of its main character, Alexander Hwake, a boy left orphan by violent pirates who murdered his parents, right under his eyes. The horrible act haunts boy Alexander till his adulthood shaping his personality according to a troubled childhood.
After growing up, Alexander improves his skills in sea combating until he manages to get hired by American government for a secret mission to save the nation. Alexander is demanded to find a submarine that carries nuclear bombs, and it is believed to be in hands of a dangerous international government. After struggling fights, the hero manages to defeat the enemy throughout antagonist battles which in the end will help him solve personal old businesses regarding murder of his parents.
The adventures of Alexander are described in a realistic way allowing readers to enter deep in character’s mind and actions. The theme of revenge is a very popular technique used to shape a hero’s personality by strengthening his powers and skills along the narrative line. An absorbing plot sprinkled with mysterious details, Cuban spectrums and unexpected situations is coming perfect next to a hero compared by critics with James Bond.
The second book featuring the same series is Assassin, a story framing the glorious return of every terrorist’s nightmare. Alexander Hwake is now more mature and ready to solve new mysteries.
The novel starts presenting a horror story of a marriage that ended up in hell. This delicate event sketches the rising action of the whole plot marking the return of Ted Bell’s hero. He is once again hired by U.S. government to identify a killer who is believed to be a reckless terrorist killing diplomatic families around the world. The entire action is supposed to highlight Alexander’s improved skills and a more mature personality in solving secret missions. The maniac adventure carries him to several assassins around the globe including London, Florida Keys and an Indonesian island.
Critics called Ted Bell’s novel the perfect summer time suspense thriller, a roller coaster story keeping you permanently attached to the book. Characters are created with well-defined personalities making clearly distinctions between typologies. Therefore, we have the heroes on one side and the band of killers on the other side which brought together compose an authentic literary symphony, the perfect recipe for a best seller.
These are only the first two novels out of seven already released books of the series and they were a huge success considering that in 2014 Ted Bell will launch another novel, part of Alexander Hawke Series.