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 2,330 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!


  • 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.
  • Reads like watching a movie!

    By Sweet Life Skincare
    Very well written and engaging the whole way through!
  • By any means necessary!!

    By dunnk8134
    Excellent Read!
  • Familiar themes

    By nolongerteaching
    The books starts out with the same Islamic terrorist threat to America but quickly diverts to domestic terrorism and a coup toppling the American government. Sound familiar? It is the same super hero, silent macho, secretive government agents, accountable to no one who save the day. These types of protagonists, who are found throughout many contemporary novels are getting a little threadbare and boring.