Book Review: White Jade (The PROJECT) by Alex Lukemancategories: Book, Espionage, Covert, Ancient Mystery, China, Thriller, President, Nuclear, Romance, Himalayas, Minoan, Intrigue, Action Adventure
Alex Lukemanabout this book: White Jade is an action/adventure thriller, plain and simple. It's Book One in a series about The Project, a semi-covert counter-terrorism group reporting only to the President. This first book introduces the primary protagonists the team at the Project. Director Elizabeth Harker is one tough, competent woman. Nick Carter is a former Recon Marine who suffers from PTSD and dreams of Afghanistan and his dead fiancée. Selena Connor is thrown into the mix by the death of her Uncle. It takes the reader around the globe as the plot unfolds. China, California, Washington, Beijing, as the threat of nuclear war looms on the horizon.
I have always loved to write. I've been lucky enough to have traveled a lot of the world, including the Himalayas and the Far East. China and ancient history fascinates me. I wrote it because I thought it would be fun. My primary readers are a wide bunch, usually over 30, as many women as men, possibly more. That surprised me! I thought of the book as plot driven, but readers feel it is character driven. Go figure...
I love the cover. It's the first of new ones for all the books (There are currently 4) and was done by Neil Jackson. I asked for action, adventure, excitement and danger; he gave me all of them.
Since this was the first book in the series, the hardest part was the revision and editing, to get it to a professional level. By the twentieth time through, I never wanted to see it again.
Everything in all my books is carefully researched. If I don't have personal experience of something, I spend a lot of time on research. Modern weapons, locations, all of it. To the best of my knowledge it rings true. I do most of that on the internet, sometimes through books or film documentaries.
What I learned from writing it was that I love writing, still., and that I really enjoy making up a dangerous, believable world to entertain my readers. It's readers that make the effort worthwhile.
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white jadeI really enjoyed your book. I am a fan of mystery and suspense and felt you had everything in this book. A little romance and a lot of action. I will look for your books again and recommend them to friends. [by Marilyn]
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