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When nuclear waste is stolen by jihadists in the middle of the night from an unguarded New York City hospital, the police, in a frantic race against time, call in the FBI. Luke Stone, head of an elite, secretive, department within the FBI, is the only man they can turn to. Luke realizes right away that the terrorists’ aim is to create a dirty bomb, that they seek a high-va When nuclear waste is stolen by jihadists in the middle of the night from an unguarded New York City hospital, the police, in a frantic race against time, call in the FBI. Luke Stone, head of an elite, secretive, department within the FBI, is the only man they can turn to. Luke realizes right away that the terrorists’ aim is to create a dirty bomb, that they seek a high-value target, and that they will hit it within 48 hours. A cat and mouse chase follows, pitting the world’s most savvy government agents versus its most sophisticated terrorists. As Agent Stone peels back layer after layer, he soon realizes he is up against a vast conspiracy, and that the target is even more high value than he could have imagined—leading all the way to the President of the United States. With Luke framed for the crime, his team threatened and his own family in danger, the stakes could not be higher. But as a former special forces commando, Luke has been in tough positions before, and he will not give up until he finds a way to stop them—using any means necessary. Twist follows twist as one man finds himself up against an army of obstacles and conspiracies, pushing even the limits of what he can handle, and culminating in a shocking climax. A political thriller with heart-pounding action, dramatic international settings, and non-stop suspense, Any Means Necessary marks the debut of an explosive new series that will leave you turning pages late into the night.


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When nuclear waste is stolen by jihadists in the middle of the night from an unguarded New York City hospital, the police, in a frantic race against time, call in the FBI. Luke Stone, head of an elite, secretive, department within the FBI, is the only man they can turn to. Luke realizes right away that the terrorists’ aim is to create a dirty bomb, that they seek a high-va When nuclear waste is stolen by jihadists in the middle of the night from an unguarded New York City hospital, the police, in a frantic race against time, call in the FBI. Luke Stone, head of an elite, secretive, department within the FBI, is the only man they can turn to. Luke realizes right away that the terrorists’ aim is to create a dirty bomb, that they seek a high-value target, and that they will hit it within 48 hours. A cat and mouse chase follows, pitting the world’s most savvy government agents versus its most sophisticated terrorists. As Agent Stone peels back layer after layer, he soon realizes he is up against a vast conspiracy, and that the target is even more high value than he could have imagined—leading all the way to the President of the United States. With Luke framed for the crime, his team threatened and his own family in danger, the stakes could not be higher. But as a former special forces commando, Luke has been in tough positions before, and he will not give up until he finds a way to stop them—using any means necessary. Twist follows twist as one man finds himself up against an army of obstacles and conspiracies, pushing even the limits of what he can handle, and culminating in a shocking climax. A political thriller with heart-pounding action, dramatic international settings, and non-stop suspense, Any Means Necessary marks the debut of an explosive new series that will leave you turning pages late into the night.

30 review for Any Means Necessary

  1. 4 out of 5

    Veronica

    This was a pretty much paint-by-the-numbers plot with an unnecessary cliffhanger-ish ending. It felt like the author just decided to stop writing.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Jim A

    Really two different story lines here. Both follow the formula of the day. First is a top FBI agent called from quasi retirement to chase down some stolen radioactive medical waste. That then morphs into a political thriller. While the book is very predictable, Mars does it in such a way as to keep my interest. The book does end in a cliff hanger which I really hate. It would not have changed his ideas for the second of the series if he had taken this book to its conclusion and then moved along t Really two different story lines here. Both follow the formula of the day. First is a top FBI agent called from quasi retirement to chase down some stolen radioactive medical waste. That then morphs into a political thriller. While the book is very predictable, Mars does it in such a way as to keep my interest. The book does end in a cliff hanger which I really hate. It would not have changed his ideas for the second of the series if he had taken this book to its conclusion and then moved along to the next story. The time frame of the story is only a couple of days so you know it's going to be fast paced. Sit back and enjoy the ride.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Dave Wickenden

    Luke Stone a semi-former FBI specialist is called in when Jihadists steal nuclear waste from a New York Hospital with the intent of building a dirty bomb on U. S. soil. This is a mad rush against the clock with more twists and turns any roller coaster. But what is the final target and who is funding this attack? This one of the fastest thrillers I have read in a while and I will be looking at all the others in this exciting series. Yeah! A new author to follow!

  4. 5 out of 5

    Fahad Naeem

    I started disliking it from the very beginning as it contained lots of biasedness but still kept reading. Lots of material were like movie-material. The action was unreal and packed with stunts which have nothing to do with reality. I liked the plot but the writing style was amateur, transitions were quite unprofessional and chapters were short and lack the relevant material. I liked the suspense and it kept me glued when I learnt about the conspiracy going on and read it till the end. The ending I started disliking it from the very beginning as it contained lots of biasedness but still kept reading. Lots of material were like movie-material. The action was unreal and packed with stunts which have nothing to do with reality. I liked the plot but the writing style was amateur, transitions were quite unprofessional and chapters were short and lack the relevant material. I liked the suspense and it kept me glued when I learnt about the conspiracy going on and read it till the end. The ending was also quite dilettante and readers didn't know what's going to happen until the second-last chapter and them BOOM- The end. I don't know about should I be recommending it or not but this book exposes the echelons of power.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Suzanne

    White on White! This novel gets into the story fast and the action is non-stop afterwards. I was floored to see that it was this author's first book since it is a polished work with few typographical errors and it is evident that he wanted to present a novel that was organized and edited. I certainly appreciate an author more when they offer me a novel that is not full of grammatical errors. The story hooked me and I read the book in one sitting. I have a good picture of the main characters since White on White! This novel gets into the story fast and the action is non-stop afterwards. I was floored to see that it was this author's first book since it is a polished work with few typographical errors and it is evident that he wanted to present a novel that was organized and edited. I certainly appreciate an author more when they offer me a novel that is not full of grammatical errors. The story hooked me and I read the book in one sitting. I have a good picture of the main characters since the author took the time to develop their backgrounds, personality,& families but didn't waste time by giving us details on characters who were only on the periphery .I have noticed a trend in some free ebooks where providing unnecessary information is utilized and since it doesn't move the story forwards, it is obviously a space filler. I am not going to give details on the actual events that occur in this novel, as I don't appreciate when a review gives out plot information that ruins any surprises that the author sets out in his novel. I enjoy reading the twists & turns as they occur in the novel without knowing what lies ahead. Suffice to say that is a good political thriller that involves the usual players. The only reason that I haven't given the novel 4 stars is that I don't like cliffhanger endings! Cliffhangers force the reader to purchase the next book in the series if they wish a resolution to the storyline of the first novel. That is unfair. In this case, I believe that the first chapter of the second novel should have been this book's last chapter and I was disappointed to see that the author fell into the 'cliffhanger' trap. I did purchase the second book because I enjoyed the storyline but I feel that this type of cliffhanger was unnecessary since the characters had already created enough interest to warrant purchasing the second book. I almost feel like I'm being blackmailed by authors when they use this technique. Cliffhangers have their place by giving you a peek of what these characters will do in the upcoming novel. But please finish the first novel's storyline in its entirety first leaving the option of whether to purchase the next novel to the reader. Mr. May didn't need to use this type of ending, the strength of his storyline and character development alone, would have piqued most reader's interest about his second novel. Despite the cliffhanger, I enjoyed the novel and would recommend it to a friend.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Glen

    This is the second time I write this review. I received the book for free from Google Books. This book, a political thriller and its non-stop action reminded me a lot about the TV series '24'. Luke fixes one thing and must rush to another intervention. He too late for some things and he has a credibility problem with those he is trying to keep safe. And yes, his family is kidnapped as leverage. I know when the book opens and the retirement of the main character (Luke) is interrupted, and book has This is the second time I write this review. I received the book for free from Google Books. This book, a political thriller and its non-stop action reminded me a lot about the TV series '24'. Luke fixes one thing and must rush to another intervention. He too late for some things and he has a credibility problem with those he is trying to keep safe. And yes, his family is kidnapped as leverage. I know when the book opens and the retirement of the main character (Luke) is interrupted, and book has a (Luke Cage #1) that is a sign that the retirement on hold and not in the cards. Okay, I liked the book. I liked the characters. It will never be an ' The R Document', but it was entertaining as hell.

  7. 4 out of 5

    BonusMom

    Disappointing ending Aside from the political conspiracy theories that others have commented on, this story was pretty far fetched and read more like a couple of bad episodes of '24'. And I agree with those who will not buy the next book in a series simply because the author doesn't care enough about his readers to finish his books. Disappointing ending Aside from the political conspiracy theories that others have commented on, this story was pretty far fetched and read more like a couple of bad episodes of '24'. And I agree with those who will not buy the next book in a series simply because the author doesn't care enough about his readers to finish his books.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Stewart Sternberg

    This is perfect escapism. Believable? No. But it is a fun page turner, an action pulp.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Rohit Enghakat

    This is a superb action thriller. It is fast paced, taut and edge of the seat type book keeping one on tenterhooks all the time. There are twists and turns every 20 pages or so. It is about a conspiracy to topple the US govt.with a view to wage a war on Iran, a supposedly terrorist state. A fast, light read for military thriller aficionados and conspiracy theorists. The only scene which I couldn't digest was how easy it was for the protagonist to enter White House on a fake identity, just walk i This is a superb action thriller. It is fast paced, taut and edge of the seat type book keeping one on tenterhooks all the time. There are twists and turns every 20 pages or so. It is about a conspiracy to topple the US govt.with a view to wage a war on Iran, a supposedly terrorist state. A fast, light read for military thriller aficionados and conspiracy theorists. The only scene which I couldn't digest was how easy it was for the protagonist to enter White House on a fake identity, just walk in through the door and meet the President and Vice President (just like that ! ). I mean give me a break ! White House is supposed to be the most heavily guarded building on Earth, right ? You can overlook such bloopers if you want the president to be saved, duh !

  10. 4 out of 5

    Tulay

    Very good start for the Luke Stone thrillers. Excellent page turner, non stop action. Author wrote this book to entertain us, not because he might be conservative or liberal. But this laughable presidential year, it was a good read. You have to buy the next book to find out about the ending, and I already did. Third book in the series will be coming out in June, but if the second book leaves me hanging, I will be upset.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Lucy

    i actually really really like this the characters were good and the story had realistic like sexism and racism but still had diverse men and women and not just white ppl. few books i want to read the next one bc i like the book mostly its bc ive read one so i have to finish it but i like this so i hope the others are just as good tysm.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Catarina | cat literary world

    I downloaded this book free on kobo app back in the first lockdown but only now I picked it up. I tend to download things just because they are free, and it's not usually the best idea, as I end up reading books that don't really speak to me, this was one of those cases. The beginning felt too rushed, we get into the story without any information or suspense, which I was expecting from the synopsis. There are a lot of characters, which ended up being confusing for like the first half. I felt I was I downloaded this book free on kobo app back in the first lockdown but only now I picked it up. I tend to download things just because they are free, and it's not usually the best idea, as I end up reading books that don't really speak to me, this was one of those cases. The beginning felt too rushed, we get into the story without any information or suspense, which I was expecting from the synopsis. There are a lot of characters, which ended up being confusing for like the first half. I felt I was reading the description of an action movie. This is me problem with books, I lack a lot of imagination so I prefere psychologic thrillers rather than these kind of books. It felt like reading the description of Angel Has Fallen, which I loved, but really, I don't get the same emotion in paper, I just feel bored reading about cars going in crazy speeds or explosions as I can't really picture it in my head.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Matt

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I put this book down and finally picked it back up a few days ago. It’s a fast action, shoot ‘em up story. The rugged hero, Luke Stone, wins against all odds - and saves the United States in the end. Opps I spoiled It. The writing is crisp and well done. The hero gets in all kinds of predicaments and has to fight his way through. It’s the first book in a series thus all the loose ends don’t get tied up... I guess that’s what book two is for. All in all this was a fine first novel by the author. W I put this book down and finally picked it back up a few days ago. It’s a fast action, shoot ‘em up story. The rugged hero, Luke Stone, wins against all odds - and saves the United States in the end. Opps I spoiled It. The writing is crisp and well done. The hero gets in all kinds of predicaments and has to fight his way through. It’s the first book in a series thus all the loose ends don’t get tied up... I guess that’s what book two is for. All in all this was a fine first novel by the author. Well written and plotted. The only downside is the ending. It wraps up pretty quickly almost like the author was trying to meet a deadline.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Sabrina

    Good story - lots of action..... kinda of a cliffhanger - bought #2 to see what happens! Could've had a better narrator - but K.C. Kelly did an okay job. Good story - lots of action..... kinda of a cliffhanger - bought #2 to see what happens! Could've had a better narrator - but K.C. Kelly did an okay job.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Donald T Taylor

    Designated Survivor and 24 ... ... all rolled into one. Non-stop political thriller you will have difficulty putting down. Looking forward to getting started on Book #2, Oath of Office, as soon as I tap the "submit" button. Designated Survivor and 24 ... ... all rolled into one. Non-stop political thriller you will have difficulty putting down. Looking forward to getting started on Book #2, Oath of Office, as soon as I tap the "submit" button.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Jackie

    I read a few of the 1 star reviews to see why they rated this book so low. And yes, maybe there's a bit of merit there. Or maybe not so much. Maybe it was my mood. Maybe I've read so many sub-par books lately that this was just the thing to hold my attention and help me remember why I love reading so much. So, I liked this one well enough to recommend it to my husband. There is a bit of language in it that I don't care for, but thankfully the author kept it minimal. I still don't like it and find I read a few of the 1 star reviews to see why they rated this book so low. And yes, maybe there's a bit of merit there. Or maybe not so much. Maybe it was my mood. Maybe I've read so many sub-par books lately that this was just the thing to hold my attention and help me remember why I love reading so much. So, I liked this one well enough to recommend it to my husband. There is a bit of language in it that I don't care for, but thankfully the author kept it minimal. I still don't like it and find it jarring when I read it, but it wasn't so overwhelming that I was tempted to discard the book because of that. A situation I have encountered a lot the last few years. I liked the characters and the plot, the action and especially the chevy suburban toward the end. I want a car like that! I've requested the second book of the series from the library. It's nice to have a good read to look forward to.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Robert W. Gruen

    A lot of action designed to keep the reader spell bound. However, the plot obviously comes from a wild imagination. Palace intrigue resulting in the White House being blown up by explosives smuggled in by dissident government agencies and causing the government to be decapitated and the world going into chaos! Radioactive hospital waste killing thousands, etc. Then that whole mess being resolved by two or three mavericks in almost no time at all. Pretty wild. A lot of action to keep the reader sp A lot of action designed to keep the reader spell bound. However, the plot obviously comes from a wild imagination. Palace intrigue resulting in the White House being blown up by explosives smuggled in by dissident government agencies and causing the government to be decapitated and the world going into chaos! Radioactive hospital waste killing thousands, etc. Then that whole mess being resolved by two or three mavericks in almost no time at all. Pretty wild. A lot of action to keep the reader spellbound, but an improbable plot. Radioactive hospital waste killing thousands. The White House being blown up by explosives smuggled in by rogue government agencies. The world on the brink of nuclear war and back in almost no time at all. Come on!

  18. 4 out of 5

    Barbara

    This book started out slowly, and it took me a while to get to know the characters. Once I got into the book, it moved fast. A great thriller. Correlates closely to what is happening in our world today. Scary to think that the USA has the vulnerabilities pointed out in the book. Starting the second book

  19. 4 out of 5

    Melanie

    There was something that was bugging me about the story all the way through...Something almost familiar. Then it hit me...it's basically 24 (the TV series) fan-fic with the characters replaced! Once I got past that, I found it to be not too bad, just a bit predictable. Not sure if I will go for the next book or not. There was something that was bugging me about the story all the way through...Something almost familiar. Then it hit me...it's basically 24 (the TV series) fan-fic with the characters replaced! Once I got past that, I found it to be not too bad, just a bit predictable. Not sure if I will go for the next book or not.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Heather Ashley

    This book was a reasonably quick read for me. It kept my interest the whole way through. The characters are interesting. The plot was outrageous, but it was an interesting political thriller. The character development for the first book in a series is well done and it's a well written novel. Bonus - it was a free ebook from Amazon.ca. I will be looking for the next book in the series. This book was a reasonably quick read for me. It kept my interest the whole way through. The characters are interesting. The plot was outrageous, but it was an interesting political thriller. The character development for the first book in a series is well done and it's a well written novel. Bonus - it was a free ebook from Amazon.ca. I will be looking for the next book in the series.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Chris

    Definitely a thriller! Would have preferred less political opinion.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Jess

    First, going into this, you have to know the plot is a bit much. I suppose such palace intrigue could happen, even in the United States, but thankfully it's nothing we've really seen before (unless you think the JFK assassination was an inside job... but even that didn't reach the level of things that occur in this book). With that said, the plot moves, the characters are interesting enough for you to feel some connection, and it's a page-turner of a book. I recently finished two serious non-fict First, going into this, you have to know the plot is a bit much. I suppose such palace intrigue could happen, even in the United States, but thankfully it's nothing we've really seen before (unless you think the JFK assassination was an inside job... but even that didn't reach the level of things that occur in this book). With that said, the plot moves, the characters are interesting enough for you to feel some connection, and it's a page-turner of a book. I recently finished two serious non-fiction works, and this book is the type that I think of as "brain candy." It's meant to break up reading that requires thought & focus with something that's just good guy-bad guy entertainment. And that's what this was. If I could give it 3.5 stars, I would. I think 3 is a little low. On the other hand, I don't think it rises to the level of other books I've rated as 4-star. But it's a quick read and perfectly good brain candy.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Brent Torres

    There are many conflicts in Any Means Necessary by Jack Mars. The book has a character vs. character because Luke Stone, part of the FBI, needs to take down a group of terrorists who stole nuclear waste. Luke and his team are constantly chasing the Jihadists, the terrorist group, to end the chaos. But when the Jihadists got away when he was close and became framed for the incident, the FBI threatens his team and his family. The other conflict is character vs. society because Luke and his team ar There are many conflicts in Any Means Necessary by Jack Mars. The book has a character vs. character because Luke Stone, part of the FBI, needs to take down a group of terrorists who stole nuclear waste. Luke and his team are constantly chasing the Jihadists, the terrorist group, to end the chaos. But when the Jihadists got away when he was close and became framed for the incident, the FBI threatens his team and his family. The other conflict is character vs. society because Luke and his team are trying to track down a group of people who causes chaos in places around the world. Since him and his team were framed they have to prove that they were framed. After loads of investigation, he realized that everything lead back to the president of the United States. The fight became harder just from figuring that out. I read about 80 pages this week.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Yannes

    (3.5) I'm surprised by how much I enjoyed this! A male lead who shows emotions and shed tears? Yes. Genuine strong female characters? Yes. This book is by no means perfect but I'm still genuinely surprised. The ending is very abrupt but I can't wait to read the next one! This is probably the first book I finished in this genre. I'm interested in the stories about spies / secret agents but I didn't have much luck with many main characters I've read. Going into this my bar is so low that I cheered (3.5) I'm surprised by how much I enjoyed this! A male lead who shows emotions and shed tears? Yes. Genuine strong female characters? Yes. This book is by no means perfect but I'm still genuinely surprised. The ending is very abrupt but I can't wait to read the next one! This is probably the first book I finished in this genre. I'm interested in the stories about spies / secret agents but I didn't have much luck with many main characters I've read. Going into this my bar is so low that I cheered when the mc didn't cheat on his wife. I know. There's also a revelation on a character being gay (that character is very irrelevant btw so not spoilers). Even though it isn't any actual representation, I appreciate how no one is homophobic about it and still love him as he is (again, I know the bar is so low). On another note, I think the cover can use a redesign...

  25. 4 out of 5

    Bill Warden

    Ok, this was a good book to start .... THEN it got GREAT! I'll just say be prepared to not put the book down after about 50% of the way in. Don't get me wrong, the first 50% was not bad ... but after I got past the half-way point, the book just kept getting better and better. Before I knew it, the book was over, and the way it ended, I NEED to read the next one quickly. The only problem is that I have some other books already in queue, so I need to get those done before I can get back to this ser Ok, this was a good book to start .... THEN it got GREAT! I'll just say be prepared to not put the book down after about 50% of the way in. Don't get me wrong, the first 50% was not bad ... but after I got past the half-way point, the book just kept getting better and better. Before I knew it, the book was over, and the way it ended, I NEED to read the next one quickly. The only problem is that I have some other books already in queue, so I need to get those done before I can get back to this series. I will be reading it again soon, though.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Gebina Zon

    A very good book. You get sucked in and want to keep reading to figure out who is behind it all. The end has me a bit confussed though, I had a feeling that I was missing pages as the plot ends so uprubtly. He is in jail and suddenly it is all over. And I don’t know how. Hopefully it will become clear in the next book.

  27. 4 out of 5

    truenorth

    This book was in a virtual bargain bin, so I got it and read. It was surprisingly interesting. Fairly unrealistic at times, but spellbinding none the less. Fairly clean, though heavy violence at times.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Deborah

    Any Means Necessary Initially, I didn't think I'd like this book. I'm glad to discover this author and series. It is action packed with a thought-provoking plot. I have no problems recommending this book. Any Means Necessary Initially, I didn't think I'd like this book. I'm glad to discover this author and series. It is action packed with a thought-provoking plot. I have no problems recommending this book.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Jane Withers

    Very predictable set format but it was enjoyable even though you knew who was the baddie and that the main guy of course would be victorious . Good guy fairly likeable and his sidekick is what you’d expect . Not bad .

  30. 4 out of 5

    Alejandro

    Great book. Highly recommend it to everyone.

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