White Jade

White Jade Book One in the PROJECT Series WHITE JADE is a fast paced thriller that spins a web of deceit and murder across the globe featuring characters caught up in a deadly international power game Former Re

  • Title: White Jade
  • Author: Alex Lukeman
  • ISBN: 9781463783174
  • Page: 268
  • Format: Paperback
  • Book One in the PROJECT Series WHITE JADE is a fast paced thriller that spins a web of deceit and murder across the globe, featuring characters caught up in a deadly international power game Former Recon Marine Nick Carter works for the Project, a covert black ops unit reporting to the President He s taciturn and tough, with a dark history of emotional and physical scarBook One in the PROJECT Series WHITE JADE is a fast paced thriller that spins a web of deceit and murder across the globe, featuring characters caught up in a deadly international power game Former Recon Marine Nick Carter works for the Project, a covert black ops unit reporting to the President He s taciturn and tough, with a dark history of emotional and physical scars Selena Connor is a beautiful, strong and skilled linguist When her wealthy uncle is murdered by someone looking for an ancient book about the elixir of immortality, she s thrown into Nick s dangerous world Nick is assigned to protect Selena and help her recover the missing text The search escalates into a life and death adventure reaching from the gold country of California to the high country of Tibet, from Washington to Beijing Along the way Nick and Selena begin a relationship forged by danger, combat and betrayal Someone is out to take over China and attack America and Nick and Selena are right in the line of fire International intrigue, terrorist acts, romance, patriotism and the threat of nuclear war form the core of the book, the first volume in a series featuring Nick, Selena, the Project and the ongoing, complex relationship between the main protagonists.

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    1. "Other than bad memories of Afghanistan, former Recon Marine Nicholas Carter thought he'd left combat behind when he joined an elite counter-terrorism unit called the Project. After all, Washington isn't much like Kabul. But when a two thousand year old book about the First Chinese Emperor and the secret of immortality goes missing, he's right back in the thick of it."When one loves thrillers, as I do, exciting prose is expected and welcome. An added d rarefit is when a thriller not only excites [...]

    2. I had heard about Alex Lukeman’s book White Jade prior to having his submission request come to the PRG Review Team. I was also delighted to be challenged to do the story as a Dual Review. To make it even more appealing, the next Dual Review was slated to have a Guest Dueler, for a change of pace for your reading enjoyment. So here I am writing this review, and so is Andrew Valentine, writer of Bitter Things, as my Siskel to his Ebert or the other way around.When I began White Jade, I could se [...]

    3. I really got fooled by all the great reviews on this publication. Imagine to my surprise when already from page 1, the language of writing was completely childlike and too fast so the story appears too disjointed. The plot was also extremely cliché - take one typical baddy enemy of America, China, one American Bruce Willis alike hero rescuing a pretty tough, of course American, chick from the baddy Chinese (who of course intends to take over the world because that's what it's all about these da [...]

    4. This was a blast ! Covert ops, Chinese bad guys and loads of action and fun. Very engaging characters with a great storyline. Well worth the read.

    5. Take every hackneyed cliche from every thriller-type book, movie, video game, throw them all together with short, choppy, simple sentences and middle-school vocabulary, and you have White Jade. We have a rugged super agent, a beautiful, smart PhD, a Navajo side-kick, a bunch of evil Chinese baddies who want to take over the world, lots of car chases, gun battles, an ancient secret chamber with perfectly functioning boobie traps (even though they are 4000 years old), terrorist attacks, and an imp [...]

    6. First in this series. A secret Chinese society called the White Jade are plotting to overthrow the government of the People's Republic of China from within, and are also arranging a terrorist attack on the San Francisco Bay area as a diversion, while simultaneously trying to track down a mysterious elixir of immortality, hidden in the mountains of Tibet. They kill Selena Cross's uncle in the process, which pulls her into the search for the ancient book that can help solve this quest for the elix [...]

    7. As you can tell from my reading habits, I have a pretty high tolerance for bad writing in certain genres. But this one -- this is just unforgivable. It's horribly written, the plot is just devastatingly stupid, and by the end I kind of wanted ALL the characters to die in a fire. And dying in a fire would be easy, as they were all paper-thin.Save yourself. Read the back of a cereal box. The instructions on a pack of shoelaces. The logo on a pencil, over and over. Anything is better than this.

    8. I really enjoyed this book. Alex Lukeman developed these characters so well, I feel like I knew them, or at least I would cross the street to avoid them. I really enjoyed this book and am looking forward to "Book 2"I won this book in a giveaway.

    9. First book in a 14 book series. The story line was ok but as it was the first book I felt it was setting up the pace for the next ones and introducing the characters. I will continue on with the series as I enjoyed it .

    10. Great book!!!Lots of action and excitement. I love the main characters, and look forward to reading more adventures in the future. Get the book you love it.

    11. I enjoyed this book. It was very fast paced and the action scenes were written really well. I liked both the main characters and their interactions for the most part. Having said that, I wish the author would have just kept them in the friend zone. I thought the romantic element was a little forced. I would definitely be interested in reading more from this series.

    12. White Jade took me into the midst of government agencies, corrupt Chinese officials, not to mention the Triads - and I nearly watched a war break out! Yes, I was sweating towards the end of the book, wondering what was to become of the characters I had gotten to know throughout the story.In the midst of all the chaos, I watched a romance develop between two unsuspecting individuals. Granted, there were more "bedroom" scenes in the book than I am comfortable with but, given the history of each ch [...]

    13. I'm going to go ahead and say it. Once I read the summary on the back of the book, I knew I wasn't going to like it. Here is the reason why - the main characters name is Nick Carter. As we all know (or maybe not), Nick Carter is a member of the Backstreet Boys. This may not be a problem for some, but every time his name was said it was hard to imagine him as a hard core former marine that now worked on a secret government assignment called the PROJECT. That being said, I read the book. I changed [...]

    14. White Jade is the 1st in the Project series. Espionage, political deceit and manipulation at its best.Nick is ex military who works for the Project, an organization that reports only to the U.S. President. Selena is an exert in ancient languages who teaches at the college level. Selena is drawn into the political drama after her Uncle is killed. He had given her "directions" to an ancient book in case of his death. Immediately, she and Nick are thrown into battle with a decisive faction within t [...]

    15. Very entertaining read. Fast pace with lots of tension with interesting characters and plotline. With the action/adventure books with a lot of ancient history/archaeology backgrounding many authors seem to find it difficult to find a good balance between the military action and the archaeology. This book manages it quite admirably and also has a deft touch with the political involvement, another place where a reader can get overwhelmed.I will have this series on my 'to read' list.

    16. Alex Lukeman, $2.99 on Kindle **** A trio of compelling protagonists in a fast-paced (except for a sudden pause for weapons training and romance late in the book and a curiously plodding "after-party" in the final two chapters) page turner with lots of elements - international intrigue, terror threats, Chinese politics, and a fascinating historical angle. Really enjoyed it.

    17. Multimillionaire banker William Connor is tortured and dies in the process of a heart attack. Before his untimely death, he revealed bank numbers making it possible to transfer two hundred million dollars. The numbers aren’t the only thing wanted by the attackers. They also wanted to acquire an ancient book Connor had found years before. The book, known as The Golden Garuda, and is written in an arcuate language and elegant calligraphy, describing a recipe for an elixir of immortality. Suspect [...]

    18. When Nick Carter, a former Marine Recon expert now working for the PROJECT, a special agency that reports directly to the President, is assigned to provide security to Selena Connor, niece of a wealthy man who was slain for his money and an unsuccessful attempt to acquire an ancient text supposedly containing the secret to immortality, he didn’t know what he was getting into.When attempts are made by armed Chinese to abduct Selena, the stakes suddenly get higher, and Nick finds himself at the [...]

    19. I'm a fan of fast reads, but this didn't click. Right from page one. It is a collection of disjointed action and 'cliched' language (if there is anything like that in the first place). Ask me and I would say it is a weak book, with weak characters and poor setting. Perhaps it gets better past chapter nine (where I stopped), and the only reason it ended up on my shelves it's because I accidentally hit the Kindle 'Buy with One Click' and it was downloaded causing my heart to palpitate only to real [...]

    20. One writer complained about the speed of the book. I was thrilled by the speed. Some writers either insecure about setting up their scenes or think their audience stupid; take forever to lay out a scene or plot and the story reads like abc and is too slow. This writer wrote crisp prose because he was comfortable about what he was writing about and so the plot moved along at a great pace. It certainly kept my interest. I enjoyed the combination of history,being taken away to new places and blend [...]

    21. This is a deeply adequate book. The plot clips along, the characters are reasonably engaging, the author does not get sidetracked in extensive explanations or tech stuff. So there is some mythical/historical thing that an evil Chinese general wants, and our heroes work for a supersecret but still noble agency within the federal government and are trying to uncover the secret of this thing. Luckily, they have just the skill set needed -- ability to read Minoan, ability to use a parachute, advance [...]

    22. A very easy read - fast paced without getting bogged down in all of the details of the main characters lives. For those who enjoy highly technical stories filled with large annoying words that only take away from the story, this series isn't for you. For those of us who love "Indiana Jones", "The Dresden Files", "Jack Reacher", and "Payne and Jones", this series holds the same element of what I call "elegant simplicity". Fun to read, entertaining, and easy to follow. I'm looking forward to readi [...]

    23. 1st Time ReaderI thoroughly enjoyed White Jade. First book I've read by Alex but the plan is to get them all. Engrossing & realistic twists, turns, plots with just enough guy & gal involvement to be interesting without becoming the story itself. Such a common happening in fiction it seems. Great balance of interesting characters I'm looking forward to following them through the series. Thanks Alex, don't let the old motorcycle keep you from penning more great reads!

    24. A fast pace story, with a bit of romance. Lots of action and well done in all. This was the Project 5th book. I read the number one. Don't have to read in sequence really. Looking for more Alex Lukeman

    25. Interesting challenge for a professor and a special forces expert. I like the Carter character - he's not perfect but has both a tough and a soft side. Liked a Chinese focused enemy - change of pace. Will look for the next in the series.

    26. A GOOD SOLID THRILLER IT ISHello, I really liked this story. It was very well written and entertaining. I'm a sucker for good endings and ,what do you know, everyone didn't die. Good stuff. Thanks.

    27. Easy readThis is a decent action book. It reads rather like a movie script. I always feel the romantic interest is a bit gratuitous. The story doesn`t need it.

    28. Like a slightly worse Clive Cussler novel. Not great, not bad. Just grist for the mill. Stock characters who do stupid stuff when plot demands it of them. (Same review for books 1 & 2).

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