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Speaker Series: Ted Bell

July 28, 2020 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm


Join the us & Buxton Books as we celebrate the launch of Ted Bell’s DRAGONFIRE, featuring Lord Alexander Hawke, the sixth-richest man in England, gentleman spy, and one of the thriller genre’s most well-liked heroes. Previous books in the series have been lauded by other giants in the field such as Clive Cussler, Nelson Demille, and James Patterson, and DRAGONFIRE is no exception. Last seen in 2018’s Overkill, Hawke—whose savvy and suave nature has drawn comparisons to James Bond—is looking for the Queen’s missing grandson, whose disappearance may be the culmination of a plot almost a century in the making and returns Bell to the gripping, sleek storytelling that his readers have come to anticipate. While this digital event is free and open to the public, an RSVP is required. All respondents will receive a link and password to the ZOOM lecture on the day of the event. Click on the RSVP Now button to reserve your space.

Alex Hawke, British lord and gentleman spy, is looking for the Queen’s missing grandson, whose disappearance may be the culmination of a plot almost a century old in this breathtaking new adventure from New York Times bestselling novelist Ted Bell.

December 8, 1941, Washington, D.C.
The new Chinese ambassador to the United States, Tiger Tang, meets with President Roosevelt one day after the attack on Pearl Harbor. For the next four years, China and the U.S. will be wartime allies, but the charming, sophisticated ambassador may be playing his own treacherous game.

Today, The Bahamas
Alex Hawke is recovering from serious injuries incurred during a battle with a malevolent enemy. His recuperation is interrupted by a desperate call from the Queen. Her favorite grandson has disappeared in the Bahamas. Lord Hawke is the only man she trusts with a mission this sensitive. All she knows is that the young prince was last seen at the exclusive Dragonfire nightclub owned by the nefarious Tang brothers, grandsons of Ambassador Tiger Tang.

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 (U.K.) and visiting scholar at the Department of Politics and International Relations.


July 28, 2020
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm