Primary Target: The Forging of Luke Stone—Book #1 - Jack Mars

Primary Target: The Forging of Luke Stone—Book #1

By Jack Mars

  • Release Date: 2018-10-09
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
From 1,684 Ratings


“One of the best thrillers I have read this year.”
--Books and Movie Reviews (re Any Means Necessary)

In the much-anticipated debut of a new series by #1 bestseller Jack Mars, when elite Delta Force soldier Luke Stone, 29, joins a secretive government agency, he is dispatched on the mission of a lifetime: a whirlwind race across Europe and the Mid-East to save the President’s daughter before she is beheaded by terrorists.

In PRIMARY TARGET (Book #1), we see the forging of one of the world’s toughest—and most lethal—soldiers: Luke Stone. A 29 year old veteran who has seen enough battle to last a lifetime, Luke is tapped by the Special Response Team, a secretive new FBI agency (led by his mentor Don Morris) to tackle the most high-stake terrorism operations in the world.

Luke, still haunted by his wartime past and newly married to an expecting Becca, is dispatched on a mission to Iraq, with his new partner Ed Newsam, to bring in a rogue American contractor. But what begins as a routine mission mushrooms into something much, much bigger.

When the President’s teenage daughter, kidnapped in Europe, is ransomed by terrorists, Luke may be the only one in the world who can save her before it is too late.

PRIMARY TARGET is an un-putdownable military thriller, a wild action ride that will leave you turning pages late into the night. It marks the long-anticipated debut of a riveting new series by #1 bestseller Jack Mars, dubbed “one of the best thriller authors” out there.

Books #2-#6 are also available!

“Thriller writing at its best.”
--Midwest Book Review (re Any Means Necessary)

Also available is Jack Mars’ #1 bestselling LUKE STONE THRILLER series (7 books), which begins with Any Means Necessary (Book #1), a download with over 800 five star reviews!


  • Thrilling read

    By Arrogant Thieves
    My first Jack Mars novel....certainly not my last
  • my review.

    By akwasi painta
    well, it wasn’t disappointing … but i fill the missions were too easy. i mean just two soldiers taking down a number of al qaeda troupes?? i know they had back up but it was all over when they arrived.
  • Outstanding

    By mbsunsun1987
    This book felt like I was watching a movie. Great book thank you.
  • Dope

    By your moment to shine
    Drink water @all spec ops people.
  • Amazing read!

    By Kateliner
    Honestly couldn’t put it down! Engaging and enthralling from start to finish!
  • I LOVED this book! I couldn’t put it down.

    By Paulina50
    I have watched so many military movies growing up with my dad. Coming from a military family it just fit! But this was the first time I read a book about it! And the storyline & characters were so real. What a fantastic plot!! I now have a favorite writer I will read more of as much as I can. Pauline Goodwin North Carolina
  • Another blockbuster! Excellent action and intrigue!

    By actionspeaks
    Mars, with his lean prose, sets up action scenes brilliantly and also in very few words sets the scene which communicates an understanding of what has been going on & what is going on in the Middle East, the world stage and the pressure points that need to be addressed by a special operations team.
  • Suspense!

    By murphyjameson!
    I liked how this book never had boring spots. It was suspense filled! You felt as though you were watching a real behind the scenes scenario...
  • Pretty good

    By pretty goid book i think!?
    I think is a really good book I can’t take my eyes off it
  • A Fast Paced Action Thriller

    By Granny Maggie
    Very interesting! A great read