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Oath of Office Audiobook

Oath of Office: A Luke Stone Thriller, Book 2

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A biological agent is stolen from a biocontainment lab. Weaponized, it could kill millions, and a desperate national hunt ensues to catch the terrorists before it is too late. Luke Stone, head of an elite FBI department, with his own family still in jeopardy, has vowed to walk away - but when the new president, barely sworn in, calls him, he can't turn his back on her.

Shocking devastation follows, winding its way all the way to the president, who finds her own family in jeopardy. Her strength tested as she steps into her new role, she surprises even her closest advisors. Rival presidential staff want Luke out of the picture, and with his team in danger, and left to his own resources, it becomes personal. But Luke Stone never gives up until he, or the terrorists, are dead.

Luke realizes quickly that the terrorist's final target is even more high value - and more terrifying - than even he could imagine. Yet with only a few days before doomsday, it's unlikely that even he can stop what's already in motion.

Oath of Office is a political thriller with non-stop action, dramatic international settings, unexpected twists, and heart-pounding suspense.

©2016 Jack Mars (P)2016 Jack Mars

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    Iain King 11/12/2016
    Iain King 11/12/2016 Member Since 2017
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    "A powerful read!
    unputdownable! "

    Highly entertaining & wonderfully narrated
    Sorry to reach the end! Highly recommended!
    Can't wait for the film.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • Phil
    28/07/16
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    "Very Good Book"

    I began this series because of other review comparing it to the Mitch Rapp series. While I don't feel it reaches that level of writing, I understand the comparisons. Based on the current books available in this category, Luke Stone definitely nears the top. Looking forward to the next one!

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Wayne
    Matthews, NC
    04/09/16
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    "Solid espionage thriller!"

    The Luke Stone series has great potential. Luke Stone is not Mitch Rapp, Jack Mars is not Vince Flynn, and KC Kelly is not George Guidall, but they are almost as good. Oath of Office is a 5 star espionage thriller except for a flaw of having Luke Stone perform one literally impossible physical feat. My issue with Any Means Necessary, Book 1 of the Luke Stone series, is exactly the same. In that case he jumped five feet off a helicopter going 100 miles an hour onto the top of an SUV going 70 MPH and managed to hold on. In this book he does something even more impossible. Except for one scene in each book I would have rated both novels 5 stars.

    Audible, when will you be releasing Situation Room, the next book in the Luke Stone series? It has been available in Kindle ebook format since late June of this year.

    7 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Melanie V. Simon
    02/04/17
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    "Tests rather than captures the imagination"

    In a world of inept leaders who fail to see trouble that is plainly apparent to readers, only Luke Stone is able to deal with every threat. Yet he spends most of his time agonizing about his own common issues. Writing and narration are okay, but unlikeable and underdeveloped characters make the book kind of boring.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Sheri
    Basalt,CO
    11/09/16
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    "Ok but not well developed"

    I got this book based on my suggestions for reading from audible. The story was OK but pretty thin in detail and character development. Even the story development was pretty weak. Not bad enough to return it and get my money back but I'd wait till it was on the discount rack.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Kathryn
    Portage Lake, Maine, United States
    22/08/16
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    "Over The Top"

    We expect to suspend elements of reality when we read fiction but when nothing is solid or based in reality, it becomes too difficult to connect with the characters, story or plot. Instead the reader or listener will find themselves noting inconsistencies and flaws. It really is a shame because the story has potential it just isn't told very well. The overall recipe for this story is the same as book 1. Luke is trying to leave the group, he gets pulled in, his family suffers for it and he has to choose between them and saving the world. He is the only one the president trusts, yet he gets fired and then rehired ... Meanwhile Luke is racing around doing the impossible with his wounded friend.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Kindle Customer
    30/09/17
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    "Don't Miss This Series!"

    Jack Mars had done an exceptional job on this Luke Stone series. It rocks with adventure and intrigue at every turn and you won't want to miss a moment of it. Every page is riveting.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Scott Z
    ORLANDO, FL, US
    06/07/17
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    "Good Book. Great Narrator. "

    Ok let's start with this. So many are trying to compare everyone's books to Mitch Rapp series by Vince Flynn. There will never be a replacement so comparing apples to apples is not fair to this author. I started at book 2 because it showed up as a suggested read. I enjoyed the book, I thought it was a little short but still it was good. The storyline was believable given all the other things we read and hear in this world. I think the narrator was great. Actually I think this narrator gave the best performance of any of the books I've listened to yet. So do yourself a favor. Understand that no two people write the same. I think you'll enjoy this book if you open your mind.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Richard
    18/05/17
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    "A great read. "

    I loved this book and will read it again and again.
    The narrator did a great job.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tally D Lykins
    North Vernon, IN United States
    18/04/17
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    "Better than first book"
    What did you love best about Oath of Office?

    A little more believable than the first book.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    It wasn't bad, but the plot was a little predictable.


    What about K.C. Kelly’s performance did you like?

    It is good.


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

    No.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • D Critique
    Boston, Massachusetts USA
    16/02/17
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    "Very stereotypical"

    This book has same footprint as first Luke Stone book - just different bad guys. If you are looking for a stereotypical political thriller where politicians just don't get it, women are dumb and a person can live through anything...this is right book for you. This is more like a movie strip as compared to a novel with sophisticated character development. Some points are pretty annoying because they are so far fetched. I really didn't like Any Means Necessary but I wanted to give the author the benefit of the doubt because a couple tweaks could make for a cool series. This is a turn for the worst. As just one example, after saving the US gov from a major crisis another equally size crisis comes rolling in 3 days later. Even Batman has a break between saving the world.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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