Your Memberships & Subscriptions
Download the free Kindle app and start reading Kindle books instantly on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. Learn more
Read instantly on your browser with Kindle Cloud Reader.
Using your mobile phone camera - scan the code below and download the Kindle app.
Enter your mobile phone or email address
By pressing "Send link," you agree to Amazon's Conditions of Use.
You consent to receive an automated text message from or on behalf of Amazon about the Kindle App at your mobile number above. Consent is not a condition of any purchase. Message & data rates may apply.
Follow the Author
Noble Man (Jake Noble Series Book 1) Kindle Edition
About the Author
- ASIN : B0153GXJB2
- Publisher : Literary Rebel, LLC; 1st edition (September 7, 2015)
- Publication date : September 7, 2015
- Language : English
- File size : 762 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 360 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #17,041 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
About the author
Reviews with images
Top reviews from the United States
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
He takes a civilian without any experience with him on his tour through several countries, just because she is a friend of the woman he is supposed to rescue, and then he has to spend part of his time rescuing her. Probably the writer wanted to add a love story and needed to get a woman together with our hero, no matter how stupid the story. As well our hero is blabbering about top secret CIA things to her, so I guess the CIA can be happy that he is Ex-CIA.
The woman is spending half of her time praying, even in the middle of gun fights.
The other woman (the one they are supposed to rescue) has got jaws like a pit bull. Right in the beginning she bites off (completely) a man's finger, and that man later on dies of blood loss. Sound like this biter from the Bond movies (the one with the metal teeth).
The whole story is not much, I had the feeling that the writer wanted to show off how much he knew about Asia and needed a story to fit.
The modes of transportation are absolutely unrealistic, as well it would never be possible to avoid border patrols and law enforcement behaving like our hero does.
Very annoying is as well how Asian people are described as criminal, stupid, similar looking ( only " subtle differences " between people of different Asian countries). You really notice that the writer's knowledge about Asia is very superficial, he probable has been travelling some times but never lived in one of the countries he describes. For instance to say that the women in the rescue shelter in Manila would not be able to have a shower because the water heater was broken shows that the writer most probably spent his time in Asia in airconditioned hotel rooms, otherwise he would know that Manila is in the tropics, very hot and humid, and a cold shower is what you are looking for. Not to talk about the fact that hot water is very expensive to generate and most locals do not use it to save money on the electricity bill.
While the idea to write about people trafficking might have been a good one, it made me angry that these tragedies were used to write this stupid, simple action story. Drugs are bad unless our hero needs to silence a girl by shooting her up with heroin??? Then it is okay, because our hero cannot do wrong?
And by the way: Nanjing is not in the north of China. The writer should at least have had a look on the map before writing this.
If you decide to write a book about other countries, you should get more information than a typical tourist gets in a holiday.
Luckily it was a cheap buy, so at least I did not waste much money.
Jake Noble is an ex-CIA agent, a Company man, disavowed when a mission goes sideways and the higher-ups need a fall guy. Scraping by as a marine photographer, a couple of years later, he’s approached by the Company with another mission, one they’re willing to pay a lot of cash to see completed. Noble wants to say no. Yet, just like he’s an EX-agent… he’s also a son with a dying mother. He needs the money. Before he knows it, he’s right in the middle of the sex-trafficking trade in the Philippines going against the Triads, kidnappers, other special-ops trained killers and his heart. It’s awfully hard to fall in love while bullets are whizzing by your head as everyone seems to be trying to kill you…but, somehow, Noble manages.
This is a truly a well written, fast-paced, page turning book; I loved it!
Mr. Miller is a great story-teller. His work is so well devised I could see the action taking place in my imagination. It was like watching a movie on the back of my skull. Gun battles, fight scenes, car chases—these are all very difficult happenings to write for the unskilled author. Mr. Miller does not have that problem. He is incredibly talented and his prose is seamless.
I fell in love with Jake Noble. He is handsome and intelligent, quick-witted and compassionate…brave… and just as hard, cruel and capable of doing whatever it takes to get the job done. I never once questioned his motivations, his decisions or his reasoning.
Jake Noble could very easily be the next Jack Reacher.
Here is my highest praise yet for this book: William Miller managed to bring a very small portion of faith and religion into this story—as a great part of the female lead’s motivation, in fact—without the issue ever becoming a campaign on the character’s part or the author’s. It is mentioned, it is used as a vehicle to get from point A to point B—WITH SKILL AND APLOMB—without beating the reader over the head with it. THIS also takes a great deal of skill. Mr. Miller has it.
Don’t get me wrong. I am a Christian. In fact, I am a Christian author of devotional books. However, even I don’t want to get slammed with religion, or the message, when I’m reading an action thriller. That is not a cause for worry here. My Christian faith, and I’m assuming Mr. Miller’s, is handled adroitly and with dexterity AND with small measure.
Very well done, William Miller.
I usually try to balance both criticism and praise with at least some measure of balance. In other words, I’m not afraid to throw in an honest reproach wherever I find it necessary when reviewing books. However, I can honestly say that I have no real criticism to offer in this case.
Noble Man is a great story and it’s written incredibly well. I liked every minute of it and I would recommend it to anyone.
Top reviews from other countries
Jake Noble, Special Forces veteran and ex-CIA operative, is living on his boat, trying to scrape together enough money for his mother’s cancer treatments,scraping by as a marine photographer, a couple of years later, he’s approached by the Company with another mission, When the Agency offers him 150k dollars to track down a missing girl, Noble has no choice but to delve back into the seedy underbelly of Manila’s sex trade, before he knows it, he’s right in the middle of the sex-trafficking trade in the Philippines going against the Triads, kidnappers, other special-ops trained killers and his heart.
With the clock ticking on the girl’s life, Noble will need all of his old skills to survive. Every move he makes unravels another deadly secret and what he finds goes deeper than a random kidnapping…
Noble Man is a fast-paced, all-action page-turner. Combine that with Miller’s good storytelling and smooth character and you have a surefire winner. The action the fast pace the fights, car crashes, and shootouts are not easy scenes to write effectively but Miller pulls them off with ease, and aplomb. If you’re a fan of Jack Reacher, Jason Bourne, Victor The Assassin, The Gray Man, Orphan X and many other action authors and characters you’ll love Jake Noble.
Also a great female lead. Four stars
Thank you. Look forward to the next book.