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White Jade is a fast-paced thriller that spins a web of deceit and murder across the globe, featuring characters caught up in a deadly international power game.

Former Recon Marine Nick Carter works for the Project, a covert counter-terrorism unit reporting to the President. He's taciturn and tough, with a dark history of emotional and physical scars. Selena Connor is a beautiful, strong, and skilled linguist. When her wealthy uncle is murdered by someone looking for an ancient book about the elixir of immortality, she's thrown into Nick's dangerous world.

Nick is assigned to protect Selena and help her recover the missing text. The search escalates into a life and death adventure reaching from the gold country of California to the high country of Tibet, from Washington to Beijing. Along the way Nick and Selena begin a relationship forged by danger, combat, and betrayal. Someone is out to take over China and attack America--and Nick and Selena are right in the line of fire.

International intrigue, terrorist acts, romance, patriotism, and the threat of nuclear war form the core of the book, the first volume in a series featuring Nick, Selena, the Project and the ongoing, complex relationship between the main protagonists.

©2011 Alexander Lukeman (P)2013 Alexander Lukeman

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  • Wayne
  • 31-01-2016

Undelivered potential!

White Jade is an excellent espionage thriller, but it had the potential to earn 5 stars and the author failed to deliver. Specifically, he gave the plot away leaving little suspense for the last half of the book.There is almost continuous action, well developed and likable protagonists, really evil antagonists, and a somewhat credible story line.

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  • Leon Miller
  • 25-02-2015

Great fun.

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I read the fifth book in this series first and thoroughly enjoyed the over-the-top spy thriller. This is the first book in the series. The author is clearly establishing the characters and settings for the series, and so is perhaps slower then future books in the series. Still, it was great fun and I'm looking forward to reading the next book in the series.

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  • Terri
  • 01-07-2014

A wild ride from begining to end!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

OMG Yes! This is one awesome story! Action packed suspense thriller mixing past present & future along with mystery & terrorism!

What other book might you compare White Jade to and why?

I don't like to compare books normally as people judge the book you compared it to unfairly, but this is like Indiana Jones meets Mission Impossible! Super exciting, never a dull moment. Pay attention or you will miss something!

What about Jack de Golia’s performance did you like?

I loved Jack's ability to do so many different voices! He was on spot all the way thru this book making the book very believable! I could close my eyes while I listened & picture this happening in a movie.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It had me on the edge of my seat! I was afraid of what was happening. I was afraid the end of the world was coming. I was afraid a war would start!

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WOW, this whole book was incredible! Never a dull moment in the book. It was dangerous, exciting, scary, adventurous, mysterious & suspenseful along with disaster, espionage, thrills stacks upon more thrills! Incredible!!!

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  • Traci
  • 13-02-2014

Hooks & Keeps You on the Line

What did you love best about White Jade?

Jack DeGolia does a fantastic job interpreting White Jade, capturing the essence of the characters. Alex Lukeman's story keeps listeners on the edge, waiting to hear what's next in store.

What was one of the most memorable moments of White Jade?

When they were in Tibet -- that whole segment of the book

Which scene was your favorite?

Hard to chose a favorite, but I loved it when Selena saves the day. She is a strong female character who doesn't need a knight on a white horse -- she can hold her own.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

yes!

Any additional comments?

downloading book 2 in the series right now

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  • Jason Begly
  • 04-02-2021

White Jade

This was an enjoyable book. I was not really sure what to expect and it grew on me the more I read. I am looking forward to reading more of the series and seeing where it goes.

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  • Pippin123
  • 29-09-2020

Outstanding from start to finish!!!

Definitely one of the best stories I've ever read. This entire series should be great!

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  • Neal T.
  • 17-06-2020

Anti-Climactic

From the start, I could tell that there was something missing. Don't get me wrong, it's fairly well written and entertaining. It kept my interest all the way through the end. But there was always a little something that made it fall short. Predominantly, the characters didn't struggle enough. That had it too easy. The bad guys didn't put up enough of a fight. And in the end, the story was anti-climactic. There were several places where the story could have been improved, but wasn't. This novel showed that the author has talent, but he needs to improve his storytelling. In the end, as one of the main characters says, "Nothing we did made a damn bit of difference." That pretty much sums it up right there.

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  • Ellen Oceanside
  • 21-05-2020

Adventure Action

Nick thinking he has left the nightmares behind when he left the service. He joins an elite op group, in this an assignment of a book that was part of a wealthy business man, the Chinese want it. He is to provide protection for Selina, and the globe trotting begins and their life are in peril .The author’s books are great, full of adventure, and action. Given audio for my voluntary review and my honest opinion

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  • L. King
  • 28-02-2020

First of many

I'm hooked. I love the characters, plot moves at a good pace, plenty of world destruction and bad guys, just the right amount of sex (which means just enough to get the idea across and move on). I'm def a new fan!

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  • Edgar Hernandez
  • 07-02-2020

Great read

The book was great, interesting and enjoyable to listen to thanks to the Narrator!
I highly recommend it, and look forward to continuing to listen to the series.

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  • MommaBear
  • 11-08-2020

Fast Paced, Characters very real, Come be drawn in

I had not heard of Alex Lukeman nor had come across his books even though he has been writing for years until March this year when I came across the first few books on a free site with no request you write a review. So as they sounded interesting, reminded me of Clive Cussler and similar authors........ I am so glad I did.

I was drawn into the story almost at once and my interest was kept until the end when I felt stranded and started book two as had to have more of the Projects adventures.

All the characters are well rounded, so real, totally 3D and I loved the adventures they become involved in.

I finished book two so bought book three, then four ......and now I about to buy book eleven - now finished and just as enjoyable and will be buying book twelve next.

Overall the story has moved on with just one blooper when the author forgot that one character had told another character about something in one book but a few books along its brought up and neither character remember they have already spoken about this and it's all treated as new news but hey when you are churning out as many books as the author it's easy to miss a more minor storyline ( although I wonder is this going to become a big one later in series) - if his proofreaders have not read the previous book then they would not pick it up. Otherwise, everything moves forward with the characters as in real life and I certainly would not be put off by this ( I do like to do an honest review hence me mentioning it and as both books were written years ago not worth contacting the author about correcting it as many, many more books added to the series since).

Jack de Golia the narrator is perfect - his voices no matter whether male, female, other or dialect is wonderful he really is a superb voice actor and I will be looking closely at other books he has narrated to see if they would appeal to me.


If you love fast-paced adventure books where the main objective is fighting evil ( as in people who want to take over the world, not the devil) the give White Jade a try and you might like me, find yourself buying more and more and more.

Right books 1- 10 read and loved - as Audible only publish the first review of a book series I will update this one as I read more books in the series.

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  • Picture watcher
  • 12-03-2021

Thoroughly enjoyed it from start to finish.

Excellent story with plenty of tension and action. Thoroughly enjoyed it from start to finish. Highly recommended.

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  • Serenity
  • 22-03-2020

Welcome to the Project

Former marine Nick Carter, now works for a secret organisation called The Project. He and his team must stop a Chinese plot for violence in the US and a coup in China. Nice first book in the series.

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