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 1,096 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!


  • 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
  • Primary Target

    By ChiantiJB2
    Well written page turning action story! Looking forward to reading more in the Luke Stone series.
  • Primary target

    By rescue hound
    Great story great characters always moving forward loved it couldn’t stop reading it
  • Primary Target

    By Ralphnun1
    Wow talk about tense!!!
  • Decent Read

    By xPirate10x
    I was able to read this book fairly quickly, which is a good thing coming from me. It was very entertaining and had some thriller vibes with it as well. I will say that, even though I’m no expert, there were a couple parts that seemed far fetched. However, this book deserves a read and I would suggest it to anyone who enjoys this genre.
  • The most amazing book I’ve ever read

    By Blob in'
    This book was one of my favorite books and it reminded me of Olympus has Fallen except that this book was more extreme. Luke was my favorite character too because he was intense, brutal, and funny, but he also faced many hardships that felt real. The book had many intense moments that felt like a real gruesome and bloody battlefield. I also liked how descriptive it was when the most gruesome moments happen because you could picture these moments in your mind that would make your skin crawl. Overall, the book was great and I would recommend this book to everyone.
  • Primary Tatget

    By zeusboo
    A page turner thriller with non stop action
  • Primary Target

    By Pins4
    Enjoyed the book and all the action in it. Poor guys never got any rest. Good read with a happy ending for some.