Plans for a devastating weapon invented by Nikola Tesla fall into the hands of a centuries-old conspiracy bent on world domination. Powerful men will stop at nothing to use the weapon to achieve their goal, even at the risk of nuclear war.
Nick Carter works for the Project, the shadow hand of the US President. Selena Connor is his teammate and lover. Their relationship is tested to the breaking point as they are forced to question their commitment to other and to the violent life they have chosen.
From the streets of Prague to the jungles of Mexico, from the hills of Tuscany to the plains of Eastern Russia, the story moves with relentless pace toward a final, explosive confrontation.©2012 Alex Lukeman (P)2014 Alex Lukeman
“With his gravelly voice, narrator Jack de Golia brings vocal grit to the ongoing battle between the forces of good and a centuries-old conspiracy of wannabe overlords. The battle-hardened professional warriors of The Project find themselves facing an uphill struggle against the power-hungry members of Ion, who plan to develop a death ray to take over the world. De Golia ably supplies the gruff, clipped tones of the men in this testosterone-laden narrative and creates believable female voices as well. Thanks to de Golia's pacing and Lukeman's story, the action keeps hurtling along in this fun production. D.E.M.” (AudioFile)
As an Ellectrical Engineer I have always admired Tesla. He was a genius. This book does no harm to his legendary creativity. It is well worth reading. It is read well. I can't find any significant criticism to offer.
This is obviously one in a series, although it stands very well on its own. It is the first Alex Lukeman I have read. It has plenty of action and a good plot. Imagine a weapon that can eliminate the atomic structure (the glue) that holds an object together, effectively vaporizing that object as if it never were. Now imagine a world-wide, albeit small, group of men, working on such a weapon, very close to completion, who are seeking to control the world. Such is the nature of the nemesis of this tale. While such a weapon has not yet reached fruition, the physics to support it is there. This could be a foretelling of our future. This is a good, solid story. 4 stars.
This ranks among the better audio books I've listened to. It was old-fashioned fun, fast, edge-of-your seat entertainment.
Great fun. For fans of the occasional action-adventure spy thriller (and who isn’t?), “The Tesla Secret” has everything we want, and more: alien crystals, beautiful spies, Bulgarian hitmen, cigarette boats, Cray supercomputers, cruise missiles, deadly assassins, death rays, evil media barons, Italian palazzos, mad scientists, Mayan codices, Portuguese palaces, pyramids (Egyptian), pyramids (Siberian), pyramids (Yucatan), rare books, secret agents, Spetsnaz, and stealth parachutes, all wrapped up in a rollicking good time. I’m very glad I discovered it and I’m looking forward to exploring other books in “The Project” series.
He seemed to be enjoying himself, which only added to the enjoyment of the listener. In particular, I liked how he would give the "bad guys" evil James Bond villain voices, like he was really having fun with it.
Big on coincidence and laid back luck and low on excitement and danger, this team of 'save the world' people are like Indiana Jones...if he were an actuary instead of an adventurer. Nothing deep, no great attachment to any characters but a decent enough listen for a daily commute when you don't feel like focusing too hard on a plot.
I finished this in one day. Scenes are described in vivid detail. Some a bit gruesome for my liking at times, bur its almost like watching a movie in your head. The story is great and seems to highlight some of the real-world nonsense that goes on in society today. There are some great parallels. Overall a good read. I foolishly thought this was non-fiction which is why i selected it. But even though i quickly realized that was not the case, it kept me interested.
Librarian with chronic migraines which cuts into reading a LOT so I listen and it is awesome for me keeps me in the blogging/reviewing game.
It never slows down
You can only compare it to another Alex Lukeman book Action Action Action
It used to be Nick but I am growing fond of Ronnie and now that things have transpired around Selena I can mostly relate to her.
Jack de Golia is a awesome narrator and has done such a awesome job with these books that I am not sure I could see a movie with these characters unless he did a voice over ha ha
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