Target One (The Spy Game—Book #1‪)‬

    • 3.9 • 31 Ratings

Publisher Description

“Thriller writing at its best... A gripping story that's hard to put down.”

--Midwest Book Review, Diane Donovan (re Any Means Necessary)



“One of the best thrillers I have read this year. The plot is intelligent and will keep you hooked from the beginning. The author did a superb job creating a set of characters who are fully developed and very much enjoyable. I can hardly wait for the sequel.”

--Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos (re Any Means Necessary)



From #1 bestselling and USA Today bestselling author Jack Mars, author of the critically acclaimed Luke Stone and Agent Zero series (with over 5,000 five-star reviews), comes an explosive new action-packed espionage series that takes readers on a wild ride across Europe, America, and the world.


Jacob Snow—elite soldier-turned-CIA agent, haunted by his tortured past—is one of the CIA’s greatest assets, and is dispatched when the stakes are highest. When an ancient Egyptian relic goes missing under mysterious circumstances, Jacob knows this is no run-of-the-mill robbery: the relic holds a secret—one that could destroy everything.


Jacob seeks out a mysterious and beautiful archeologist, whose brilliance is needed on the case. Together, they must partner to decode the archeological riddles and stop the terrorists before it is too late.


Yet as they race to recover the stolen artifact, they soon find themselves in the midst of a conspiracy bigger than anything they could have imagined—and time is quickly running out. 


An unputdownable action thriller with heart-pounding suspense and unforeseen twists, TARGET ONE is the debut novel in an exhilarating new series by a #1 bestselling author that will make you fall in love with a brand-new action hero—and keep you turning pages late into the night. Perfect for fans of Dan Brown, Daniel Silva and Jack Carr.


Books #2-#6 in the series are now also available.

Mysteries & Thrillers
September 6
Jack Mars
Lukeman Literary Management

Customer Reviews

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Suspenseful Target One

Jack Mars is excellent developing any type of new action Figure Character. He’ll keep you on the edge of your seat with this book.

hatchypapa ,


Jack Mars has delivered some of my favorite characters and series. This book is a sad comparison. Feels like it should be first three chapters in a proper book. To make it worse, it’s quite “putdownable” and produced , I assume, to whet your appetite for installments 2 & 3. Not for me; a seventh-grader could write a better book using the same formula.
-I received a free advance copy asking for an honest review. I say don’t waste your time with this one.

Zoe Aionios ,

Imminent catastrophe!

Target One, the first offering in the new series from Jack Mars, grabs your interest from the first sentence in the prologue and keeps you on the edge of your seat until the final typed word! Jacob Snow, a CIA agent, and his former colleague’s daughter, Dr. Jana Peters, take us on a fast paced journey to thwart a terrorist plot at the Suez Canal. Another winner from Jack Mars! I can’t wait to read the second novel!!

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