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White Jade (The PROJECT) [Kindle Edition]

Alex Lukeman
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (259 customer reviews)

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Book Description

WHITE JADE spins a web of deceit and murder across the globe, against the backdrop of a deadly international power game.

Former Recon Marine Nick Carter is a man with a dark history of emotional and physical scars. He works for the PROJECT, a covert counter-terrorism unit reporting to the President. 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. It's the beginning of a life and death adventure reaching from San Francisco to Beijing, from Washington to the hidden chambers of Tibet. Someone is determined to take over China and attack America--and Nick and Selena are right in the line of fire.

International intrigue, terrorist acts and the threat of nuclear war form the core of this fast-paced thriller, the first volume in a series featuring Nick, Selena and the PROJECT.

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Product Details

  • File Size: 443 KB
  • Print Length: 286 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1463783175
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Alex Lukeman; 3 edition (February 28, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007FIR01M
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,999 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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33 of 35 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars good read April 19, 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This book was free from Amazon through Bookbub. The mechanics of good writing were fine. No doubt this author is talented, and I can see this book made into a really good action movie. I could not get a mental picture of any character. The author wrote a formula book, and I think he knows that. Iinside him, he has a better book to write. I will want to read that book. Trying to move the main characters from their separate abodes in California and the D.C. area looped me. Their sexual exploits were unnecessary and detracted from the book. I did like the author`s handling of emotions resulting from killing other human beings.

Thank you, Mr. Lukeman, for an entertaining read.
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37 of 41 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars White Jade is white hot action October 29, 2011
At the heart of Alex Lukeman's debut thriller, White Jade, is a two-thousand year old book once belonging to the first Chinese emperor, supposedly containing the elixir of immortality. Fanning out from this central piece of intriguing archeology is a web of deceit and murder, stretching across the United States, to China, to Tibet, tangling counter-terrorism operative Nick Carter in its coils. He is assigned to assist and protect Selena Connor, a beautiful, strong and skilled linguist who is interpreting the book's ancient language. Without divulging some of the twists and unexpected plot elements, the ingredients to elixir have a very tangible use in modern warfare; if they make it into the wrong hands--such as the evil rogue General Yang of China--the balance of power in China can shift and the effects in the United States can be catastrophic.

Against this backdrop of international intrigue, terrorist acts and the threat of nuclear war is the powerful and engaging relationship of the main characters. Nick Carter is taciturn and tough with a dark history; his scars from his tours in Afghanistan--both emotional and physical--give him a complexity not often found in thrillers. The scenes between Selena and him are powerful, if expected. The best of them may be when Nick instructs Selena in the proper use of some serious firepower; Lukeman eschews the flirtation and brimming sexuality that seems to invariably arise in books like this whenever a man and woman talk quietly over a gun. Instead, the author opts to imbue this scene with real emotion that catapults White Jade to a much higher level of the genre.

The jacket cover says this is the first book in the PROJECT series.
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34 of 38 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Powerful- INDIANA JONES MEETS 007 !! November 3, 2011
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
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 see this was going to take me to places I loved. Murder, foreign intrigue, FBI, CIA, plots and plenty of action.

Elizabeth Harker is in charge of a group called Project. She works within the levels of the FBI and CIA and Homeland Security, with technology at her hands to analyze threats to our country. She is a woman who has a voice to the President.

William Connor was a very rich man who was tortured and killed, his home ransacked, and there was a transfer of 4 million dollars from his accounts to accounts in China. He was a personal friend of the President. Project was asked to look into this.

Elizabeth Harker has contacted Nicholas Carter to come to her office. He is recently back from Afghanistan, dealing with emotional issues from his last mission, and the loss of his fiancé, which has changed his view on life. Upon hearing of the way Connors was killed, `it became personal, and Nick needed personal cause God and country wasn't working for him anymore'

Enter Dr. Selena Connor, attractive, in her thirties, PhD in oriental and ancient language, niece to the deceased. Harker tells her that they feel her Uncle was killed for a book he had acquired in Bhutan. Selena reveals it is a copy of an ancient text about immortality.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Adventure and action packed... March 12, 2012
It is an action packed fun and easy read. In between the fast moving plot there are a lot of interesting details both historical, political and some of them playing along with legends or myths.It is very reminiscent of an Indiana Jones or Romancing the Stone type adventure, but with a little less debonaire characters. It was a little light and fluffy for me. Everything fell into place too easily and Selena was remarkably flighty for such a studious female. It was a chock a block full of adventure and excitement, but for me it lacked a bit of grit, then again that isn't what the author was aiming for. I received a free copy of this book for my review.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Weak writing and inaccurate details October 5, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
Several places in this book I had to reread sentences because they were so poorly written and confusing to the eye and brain. The last straw was the characters trompimg around with fully loaded packs and gear at 16,500 feet. The author is obviously a flat lander. Great premise and there is a hint of an interesting story, but the details are so far off that I can't finish the book. To author: please get the basics of military ops and simple physics figured out before you write a story like this. A little research and knowledge would make this series MUCH better and a treat to read.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Action
This is a well written action adventure that will keep you up too late, but who cares. Good plot, lots of action, and just hard to put down.
Published 1 day ago by Dan Roberts
5.0 out of 5 stars Great start to a series
I read The Lance first and had to go back to read the start of Nick and Selena' s adventures.Hope that Lukeman keeps writing for a long long time.
Published 3 days ago by Annlouise Fallon
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice characters that make you want to read more
If you read lots of this genre of books, this plot line will seem typical. What I did like, however, was that there was more political "thriller" to this book and less... Read more
Published 3 days ago by Coffeelover
5.0 out of 5 stars Thrilling from Beginning to the End!!
The characters are amazing with great detail and good camaraderie. The suspense of the storyline; and the incite about how we, as a nation, feel when we are threatened, shows how... Read more
Published 5 days ago by Kindle Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent start for the series
From the beginning this book captured my attention and I can't wait to complete all the books in the series.
Published 10 days ago by Madhu Alasyam
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good read!
Nicely written, well paced and plotted and keeps you reading. I very much enjoyed this book and will be reading more of Alex Lukeman's work. Thank you Alex!
Published 15 days ago by Melody
4.0 out of 5 stars Good read
Plot was good and grabbed my attention right away. Will be looking to read more of this series. Engaging story line.
Published 23 days ago by Daiva
5.0 out of 5 stars Really good read
I very much enjoyed Alex Lukeman's "White Jade". Great characters and strong plot. Men and women both will love this book.
Published 24 days ago by P. F. Roby
3.0 out of 5 stars An up-and-coming author
A well-paced first book - an enjoyable read. Could have developed the main characters a little more fully. Looking forward to his next book.
Published 26 days ago by Dana George
5.0 out of 5 stars Great fast action book!
Awesome book- great intrigue and fast paced. Loved the characters and their interaction. Can't wait to read the next book!
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Alex Lukeman writes action/adventure thrillers featuring a covert intelligence unit called the PROJECT and is the author of the award-winning Amazon best seller, The Tesla Secret. Alex is a former Marine and psychotherapist and uses his experience of the military and human nature to inform his work. He likes riding old, fast motorcycles and playing guitar, usually not at the same time. You can email him at He loves hearing from readers and promises he will get back to you.

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