The dialogue is balanced and precise, theatmospheric writing superb." -J. Bryden Lloyd
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The Project...a clandestine agency that networks with the alphabet agencies, but answers directly to the President. A very wealthy financier tortured and murdered, his money electronically transferred to accounts linked to a Chinese General. An ancient book that lays out the secret to immortality. Nick Carter, former Recon Marine and current Project operative, assigned to the niece of the murdered billionaire. His job, to keep her safe while they search for the missing book. A job made more difficult by the men who have been sent to capture and torture her. But why?
I had fun reading this, but it's the kind of book you wouldn't bother to recommend to a friend. These kind of books are a dime a dozen, which means there worthwhile if you in the mood for a fun quick read. This kind of book is forgettable, by the end of the year you will have probably have forgotten about it altogether. I might read another by this author, but with so money books of this kind out there, I think I'll move on, and see if there is something even better.
At the risk of being cynical, "White Jade" as a story was more tongue in cheek for me than it was a serious undertaking of the genre. In other words, as I was reading it, I found the story to be ludicrous, so much so that I could not take it seriously.
To make a point, there is a segment in the story which smacks very closely to a scene from Raiders of the Lost Ark. It is that segment to which I refer as the book being written tongue in cheek by the author (REALLY MR. LUKEMAN?). There are other parts of the story equally far fetched, but since I don't re-tell story lines in my reviews, I won't recount them here.
I do not intend to segue into the book I'm currently reading, but suffice it to say, it is reading more true to life for me than the story line in "Jade". So maybe there's hope for this series after all.
My purpose in a review is to offer a critique of whether I think the book was a worthwhile read or not. All things considered, this book gets a "3". But, if you start "Jade" and find that it is not living up to your expectations either, finish it and then pick up "The Lance". I think you will be satisfied that the latter book is a more worthwhile read, at least so far.
Reviewed by Author Roy Murry
International intrigue with a little bit of mystic Chinese background is one way in describing this thriller. I did find the premise an unlikely event.
However, the writer did keep me interested with his crisp prose. The characters were well defined and would be enjoyable to follow through this series encountering other evil doers.
The main character is a super spy a la Indiana Jones who teams up with his strong arm sidekick and an extremely intelligent, beautiful, karate kicking Chinese women. Their mission is to save the world from WW III.
How they go about it, keeps you thinking that failure is right around the corner up until the final act. The action will have the reader turning the page and not watching the clock.
When attempts are made by armed Chinese to abduct Selena, the stakes suddenly get higher, and Nick finds himself at the epicenter of a plot that could lead to war with China.
White Jade by Alex Lukeman is a riveting thriller of international intrigue and violence that will keep you turning pages until the chilling climax. This story of unbridled lust for power will also keep you awake long after you’ve finished reading it.