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 26 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.

“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!


  • Primary Target

    By photobyjb
    Luke Stone - Reluctant Hero. Torn between love for his pregnant wife and doing his duty he goes out to lead a team of black operators and technical and intelligence experts to execute needed operations. Going out on a short simple operation is neither short nor simple. If you like the Luke Stone series this is the book for you. If you have not read that series this book is a great introduction to him, his team, and his family.
  • Primary Target

    By Ashlee Suzanne
    Read this book and thank God for our real life heroes.
  • Primary Target

    By Bavarian Hillbilly
    Great action, vivid fight scenes, interesting read. Have enjoyed all Mr. Mars books. Too bad ; not all his books are available via Electronic books.
  • Primary Target-the Forging of Luke Stone-Book #1

    By DeeP NJ
    This book was a real page turner. I’ve read all of Jack Mars books and Luke Stone just gets better and better. Found it hard to put down just wanting to read what happens next. It’s great to find out Luke Stone’s background. Already preordered #2. Love all the characters and how they interact. Look forward to reading each and every one Mr. Mars. Spend many happy hours emerged in reading your stories and look forward to many more. Dee P NJ
  • Luke rocks

    By dave32014
    Great action! Worth reading. Many of the same characters as in the series