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"Jason Bourne. Jack Ryan. Jack Bauer. Now Jack Noble. For fans of political intrigue, military mystery and conspiracy Jack Noble is a perfect fit. Enough action, intrigue, and plot twists to keep you interested and turning pages. Looking forward to the next one.""Jack Noble is Jack Reacher with a harder edge!"
"I absolutely loved this book! I might even love Jack Noble more than I love Jack Reacher (Lee Child). Yep - I'm a cop/ex-military/black ops/espionage thriller whore."
"...has the pace that us Mitch Rapp fans came to love..."
"Keep them coming, please! I'm a huge Jack Reacher and Mitch Rapp (RIP VF) fan, and I see this measuring up."
"Love Mitch Rapp you'll love Jack Noble."
"Move over Jack Reacher and Mitch Rapp- Jack Noble is in town! "
"Jack Noble, is a cross between Jack Reacher and Mitch Rapp"
"Mitch Rapp (Vince Flynn) and Jack Reacher (Lee Child) now have a competitor."
"Fans of Jack Reacher, Mitch Rapp, and Jason Bourne should enjoy Jack Noble. I'm looking forward to reading the next book in the series and will begin immediately after posting this review. Great job L.T. Ryan!"
"I know how difficult it is to create a memorable character and then to create a story line suitable for that character. The last three memorable characters I discovered was Vince Flynn's, Mitch Rapp, Mark Greaney's, The Gray Man and R.W. Peale's Titus Pullus and now I'm pleased to say I can include Jack Noble in that group."
"May vie for my attention of Jack Reacher and Mitch Rapp."
From the Author
Living in central Virginia with his wife, the youngest of his three daughters, and their three dogs, L.T. enjoys staring out his window at the trees and mountains while he should be writing, as well as reading, hiking, running, and playing with gadgets. See what he's up to at ltryan.com.
BOOKS IN THE JACK NOBLE SERIES
The Recruit (prequel short story)
The First Deception (prequel)
A Deadly Distance
When Dead in Greece
Never Go Home
Never Cry Mercy
BOOKS IN THE BEAR LOGAN SERIES
Deep State (coming January, 2020)
BOOKS IN THE CLARISSA ABBOT SERIES
BOOKS IN THE MITCH TANNER SERIES
The Depths of Darkness
Into the Darkness
Deliver Us From Darkness (coming soon)
Social Media Links
Facebook (L.T. Ryan): facebook.com/LTRyanAuthor
Facebook (Jack Noble Page): facebook.com/JackNobleBooks/
Contact L.T. Ryan at email@example.com
- ASIN : B009K8RHNQ
- Publisher : Liquid Mind Media (December 21, 2013)
- Publication date : December 21, 2013
- Language : English
- File size : 4844 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 230 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : B08TSHKBZ7
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,743 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
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After reading some reviews on this book and hearing that the protagonist is a Marine, I had to download it and start reading.
Like a crayon-loving Gyrene, I accidentally downloaded Noble #2 instead of the #1.
"Self", says I, "in for a penny, in for a pound."
Thus, I downloaded #1 and #2, sight unread, just this morning.
My "modus operandi" for reading books is the same as for my meals or Netflix...I binge.
Why waltz when you can rock & roll?!
So, it would surprise no one close to me for me to have read 2 or 3 books in this series by Day 1.
I am stuck on Chapter 9 on Book #1 and I am not making much headway.
It's like swimming against a 2 knot current with a 1 knot Rocket fin at "Combatant Dive Course". Cranky old guys just call it Scuba School. Which was a cake walk compared with pre-Scuba.
In other words: it sucks.
But, while finning makes my ankles hurt, reading this just gives me a big A-1 headache.
So many inaccuracies and implausibilities.
No recruit is considered a Marine until graduating MCRD, unnless, one is of the rare "Frozen Chosin".
There is no "clip", unless you have a M1A to load from the top or a SKS, Mosin, etc...
Spec ops Gyrenes usually use either MeuSoc 1911's or Glocks, with a few other brands. Last thing they use is M9's.
"Medics" are Army, "Corpsman" is the Marine term.
The clandestine meetings are soup sandwiches.
You don't hear the shot before the impact.
Lord, I really want to like this, but if this was a paperback copy, I would have thrown it down in disgust several times.
Now, I just open up on a useless game on my Ipad.
I apologize to the author. I think you have a great idea. It just doesn't work for me.
I had to write this so that others can get the...rest of the story...
I’m really not sure how these books are rated so high. Based on the previous reviews I went ahead and ordered the first two. I read the second only because I had already paid for it and I thought that things might get better. It didn’t turn out that way.
I understand a bit of poetic license and some suspension of realism in order to keep the story going, but these books just crossed the line. I’m not certain whether the author realizes that the U.S. did not go into Iraq at the same time we went into Afghanistan. He may also actually believe that someone could crash a car through a garage door in the middle of the night and not alert a couple of assassins just around the corner.
I’m sorry, but these are not good books.
As the story line played out the character became less and less believable to me. And the ending while obviously a tease for the next book in the series, left me cold. Jack Noble has been compared to Jason Bourne. in my opinion, not even close.
This book firmly establishes who what Jack Noble is all about. It makes it clear early on, that Jack is the fearless protagonist.The book is well-written, and enjoyable from beginning to end. I only discovered this series some months ago, and was surprised when I found that Lee Ryan had been writing Jack Noble books for several years. A bit of the technology was already dated by then, but once the time-frame was established, it made that perfectly acceptable.
The end of this book made me want more of Jack Noble. The last few pages made it clear which they were, and where to find them.
Regarding the character himself, Jack Noble, it is evident early on that he has several James Bond-ish traits. Unafraid for the most part, and with a sense of humor, he charges ahead in the plot with a zeal for doing "what is right".
I'm hooked, and will read all the rest of the series.
I always enjoy reading a novel by author, Ryan. His characters are bigger than any life I know of. I see Tom Cruise all over this one.
Well done, Mr. Ryan.
Top reviews from other countries
I suppose you do get what you (don't) pay for. Self publishing has uncovered some really great writers, unfortunately this isn't one of them.