Ted Bell is a highly-decorated former advertising executive who sold his first screenplay at age 25. Among the advertising awards he was won in his career is the Grand Prix, presented at the Cannes Festival. (Ted Bell Web site|Ted Bell on Wikipedia)
Books on the Ted Bell reading list
Back of the book summary: A direct descendant of a legendary English privateer, Lord Alexander Hawke is one of England’s most decorated naval heroes. Now, in the Caribbean on a secret assignment for the American government, Hawke must disarm a ticking time bomb — a highly experimental stealth submarine carrying forty nuclear warheads that has fallen into the hands of an unstable government just ninety miles from the U.S. mainland. But Hawke’s mission is twofold, for he has returned to the waters where modern-day pirates brutally murdered his parents when he was a boy — after a lifetime of nightmares, will vengeance be his at last?
2. Assassin (2004)
3. Pirate (2005)
4. Spy (2006)
5. Tsar (2008)
6. Warlord (2010)