Any Means Necessary (a Luke Stone Thriller—Book #1) - Jack Mars

Any Means Necessary (a Luke Stone Thriller—Book #1)

By Jack Mars

  • Release Date: 2015-12-20
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
From 2,393 Ratings


“One of the best thrillers I have read this year. The plot is intelligent and will keep you hooked from the beginning. The author did a superb job creating a set of characters who are fully developed and very much enjoyable. I can hardly wait for the sequel.” --Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos (re Any Means Necessary)

When nuclear waste is stolen by jihadists in the middle of the night from an unguarded New York City hospital, the police, in a frantic race against time, call in the FBI. Luke Stone, head of an elite, secretive, department within the FBI, is the only man they can turn to. Luke realizes right away that the terrorists’ aim is to create a dirty bomb, that they seek a high-value target, and that they will hit it within 48 hours.

A cat and mouse chase follows, pitting the world’s most savvy government agents versus its most sophisticated terrorists. As Agent Stone peels back layer after layer, he soon realizes he is up against a vast conspiracy, and that the target is even more high value than he could have imagined—leading all the way to the President of the United States.

With Luke framed for the crime, his team threatened and his own family in danger, the stakes could not be higher. But as a former special forces commando, Luke has been in tough positions before, and he will not give up until he finds a way to stop them—using any means necessary.

Twist follows twist as one man finds himself up against an army of obstacles and conspiracies, pushing even the limits of what he can handle, and culminating in a shocking climax.

A political thriller with heart-pounding action, dramatic international settings, and non-stop suspense, ANY MEANS NECESSARY marks the debut of an explosive new series that will leave you turning pages late into the night.

Book #2 in the Luke Stone series is also now available!


  • Terrible follow up to The Forging of Luke Stone

    By McHowell
    After listening to this for 15 minutes, I am deleting the series because it made zero sense. They talked about how one of the main characters from the forging, a blue stone, which came before this series was being introduced to somebody that Luke stone had never seen. And it made no sense and has no place in the Luke Stone series.
  • Page turner

    By LDS Sailor
    Even with the multiple typos and occasional poor grammar this was a great read. Jumping from the first two in the series “Forging Luke Stone”, to this one, took a chapter or two to realize I missed something by not finishing the first series. All in all it kept me reading to the end. I will return for the next book(s) after I read the forging series.
  • Action Packed and Fast Paced

    By Lynda.Custer
    Any Means Necessary by Jack Mars is the first book in the Luke Stone series. I read the series quite a few years ago and am rereading the series and realized I never left a review. The plot regarding the planned murder of the president and the overthrow of the government is chilling and frightening especially in light of the sitting president’ tactics after losing the 2020 elections. Luke Stone is a hero, a man who chooses his country’s needs and career over his family, but definitely is troubled.
  • Perfect title

    By Navybrat79
    I couldn’t wait to turn the page to see what was going to happen next. Well written. Would read additional titles by this author. Enjoy books like this.
  • 👍🏻

    By Jared Bays
    I like the book but I don’t like that The Forging of Luke Stone doesn’t correlate with this series. Doesnt make sense.
  • Exciting fast pace

    By mr.smoothie
    Very exciting and fast pace, but so unrealistic. Ending was very abrupt.
  • Eh.

    By Lucyspot
    Couldn’t get past the first few chapters boring as heck
  • Real page-turner

    By Sockdog59
    This is a really good book and a very easy read. You’ll find you won’t want to stop reading it. The author does a good job of making you feel too are a part of the action.
  • dope book

    By Tinnytitan
    dope book
  • Inconsistent and predictable

    By gr_gr_gr
    It’s so unfortunate that the continuity of character interaction is so inconsistent between this and the ‘Forging Luke Stone’ series. It turned me off in the first chapter, and I couldn’t continue. It’s just lazy. Not recommended.