By Ted Bell
Alex Hawke is monitoring one of many world's strongest villains excessive within the Swiss Alps
A strong Swiss banker is located lifeless, frozen on the base of a hovering Alp. while a moment guy, the top of a rival banking empire, is located useless deep inside of a mountain cave, MI6 suspects a extraordinary conspiracy. mammoth sums could have been plundered from the Queen of England's money owed. The British royal family's centuries-old Swiss financial institution holdings are in danger, shaking the principles of Her Majesty's govt and the monarchy itself.
Sir David Trulove, leader of British Intelligence (MI6), initiatives his so much ambitious weapon, Alex Hawke, with investigating the bad murders. In Switzerland, Hawke and Ambrose Congreve of Scotland backyard are pulled right into a tangled internet of overseas intrigue, deceit, and homicide. China and Russia are the leading suspects, and those robust forces will cease at not anything to guard their secrets.
A mysterious determine often called "the Sorcerer" has lengthy been rumored to stay inside an impenetrable fort inside of a mountain advanced within the Swiss Alps often called "White Death." Hawke needs to scale perilous heights and breach the fortifications on the most sensible of the world…and locate the Sorcerer—or die trying.
Includes a sneak preview from Patriot, the exhilarating new Alex Hawke adventure.
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Christian knelt down on one knee and studied his locate extra rigorously. He clawed a few crusty ice away, attempting to loose the pinnacle from the ice underneath the jaw. however it had frozen. The lifeless man’s head was once cemented in position. He may perhaps see it was once a male; the positive factors have been nonetheless discernible. Caucasian. The nostril misshapen from a fall. darkish blond hair raveled with darkish black blood. now not an previous man, probably early forties. The mouth, too, was once frozen, opened in an enduring rictus of scream. enamel have been all shattered or lacking. The blue eyes had additionally locked up within the open place. the main extraordinary factor of all? there has been a complete absence of tracks within the snow round the head. No indicators of foul play, nor any footprints wherever close to the region. A freak snowstorm? but now there has been this human head, sitting at the snow. and 2 eyeglasses. very unlikely. yet that was once precisely what he observed. the next is the lacking folks record Lieutenant Hartz filed with Swiss military army Police at Zurich HQ instantly upon his go back from his failed rescue try within the southern Alps: Male, Caucasian, nearly 40 years of age, close-cropped blond hair, mild blue eyes, two-inch scar at the left cheek. tooth damaged or lacking. huge contusion contained in the hairline on the correct temple. Left ear lacking. No extra proof or descriptions attainable at present. (Signed) Lieutenant Christian Hartz tenth Mountain Div. , Swiss military bankruptcy 4 London “God how I hate those bloody things,” leader Inspector Ambrose Congreve acknowledged. He was once suffering to maintain either his putter and his spindly golfing umbrella less than keep watch over in an unforeseen snowstorm. approximately white-out stipulations weren't excellent for his golfing rating. Lord Alexander Hawke, who a lot most popular the identify Alex, smiled at his outdated golfing associate or even older good friend, a presently snow-coated former Scotland backyard leader inspector. “Would you brain placing, Constable? I suggest, whereas we’re nonetheless younger? ” “I can’t bloody see the bloody gap, am i able to? ” Congreve shouted with a hint of frustration. “So what? You can’t get it in even if you will discover the bloody gap. So, putt! ” It used to be December, a Saturday. an afternoon on which no sane guy in England could enterprise out onto a golfing direction. yet Ambrose Congreve and Alex Hawke made no claims concerning their sanity. in basic terms their ardour for the grand previous video game of golfing dictated their activities. A coating of sunshine snow and frost had painted the bushes and the fairways a fairy-tale white. The unexpected sight of nasty climate had made one in every of them inexplicably cheery. And the opposite really now not. the 2 sportsmen have been at the treacherous 5th eco-friendly at Hawke’s liked Sunningdale golfing membership simply north of London—a tough par 4, and the bane of Inspector Congreve’s lifestyles, such a lot specially in this really insalubrious Saturday morning. Congreve, who carried his weight round his circumference, was once trying to squat down and line up his putt, slightly within the demeanour of Tiger Woods. the recent Tiger, now not the outdated Tiger. Suffice it to claim, it used to be no longer an exquisite sight.