Fine condition.Atria Books,2003.First US edition-first printing(10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1).Black hardback(gilt lettering to the spine) with Dj(two small nicks and crease on the edges of the Dj cover),both in fine condition.Illustrated with a b/w map.The book is new with a couple of small nicks on the outer and edges of the pages,light shelf wear on the Dj cover(small ink marks inside the edges of the Dj cover).420pp.Price un-clipped.A collectable first edition-first printing. This is another paragraph Review: A James Bond for the 21st century, Alex Hawke is suave, sexy, smart, wealthy, and deadly. And he's got the bloodlines to prove it--the direct descendant of a famous English pirate, the British secret agent is back in the Caribbean where his ancestor once amassed a legendary fortune and where, decades ago, his own parents were brutally tortured and murdered for a secret Alex, to this day, doesn't know he has in his possession. What brings Alex back to the scene of a crime he only vaguely remembers witnessing as a child is a mission to find and recover a stealth submarine that's gone missing less than a hundred miles from the American mainland, complete with 40 nuclear warheads and a rogue terrorist's finger on the countdown button. It's a hoary premise, but Bell makes it work with skillful plotting, quick characterizations, and a lively hero who deserves a sequel, not to mention the big screen treatment.