I just finished Primary Target: The Forging of Luke Stone - Book 1 by Jack Mars. First, let’s talk about how I found the book. Recently, I’ve had time to read and last week one of the ads that popped up on the cover of my kindle before turning it on was a teaser about free books on the Kindle store. I haven’t looked at those in years so I thought, “what the heck” and clicked on the ad. I downloaded 4-5 books. I don’t necessarily expect any of them to be good. Based on my history of free Kindle books, you get what you pay for. It’s also not a great sign when this is book one in 78 book series.
The book jumped right into the action and I nearly jumped to delete the book. I felt like I was experiencing the love child of Michael Bay, a bloodthirsty GI Joe and a sociopath. And I don’t mean that in a good way. Yes, I love Armageddon and have seen it 30-50 times but I don’t need to read that style of story ramped up even further.
Luckily the book calmed down. The story found a steady pattern of action, spycraft and political intrigue and I was pulled through the book quickly. It’s cookie cutter, kill the bad guy, save the girl, uncover the traitor, save the world stuff. And you know what, I’m ok with that.
Thumbs up. Guilty Pleasure. Except for the mass death to start the story.