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Code name: Jet

Twenty-eight-year-old Jet was once the Mossad's most lethal operative before faking her own death and burying that identity forever.

But the past doesn't give up on its secrets easily.

When her new life on a tranquil island is shattered by a brutal attack, Jet must return to a clandestine existence of savagery and deception to save herself and those she loves
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Kindle Edition, 229 pages
Published September 2012 by Reprobatio Ltd
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Frederick Brooke
Oct 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing
What a pleasure to discover a thriller author who really delivers. JET tells the story of a former Mossad operative who dropped out and went off the grid, but suddenly finds herself being hunted, and decides to find out who is behind it and why. The action starts on page 1, as it should in any good thriller.

But there’s more to like about this book than its plot or the descriptions of weapons or hand-to-hand combat. The title character is a three-dimensional flesh-and-blood suffering human being.
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Gail  Gentry
Oct 08, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I feel like I've found a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow with this author. Being a newbie to the Russell Blake world of writing, Jet was a tremendous way to start reading not only the beginning of what will be a Jet series but a beginning to reading his entire collection of books.

In Jet, Russell Blake doesn't ease you into the beginning with this book, he starts you off running and you don't stop until the end. I'm not an arms master - couldn't tell you the difference between a Saturday Ni
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Seeley James
Mar 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Fast paced and action packed, this thriller grabs you from the opening seemingly endless chase scene to the surprise twist as you near the end. The writing is tight and focused and just on the verge of literary without going over the edge into boring.

If you like a fast paced, can't guess it ahead of time kind of thriller, read this book.

Peace, Seeley
Kevin Dowson
May 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Wow, what a great read. Not the longest book, but seemed even shorter because it was so fast paced and action-packed it is virtually impossible to put down. I read this in two sittings on holiday and enjoyed every second of it.

There is no preamble or scene setting here, the book launches almost immediately into explosive action, and the back story is filled in as you go. The pace never lets up as "retired" Mossad super-agent Jet dashes around the world to both save her life and to go on the offe
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Sharon Michael
Jan 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
Fast paced and violent, with a female agent, retired black ops, who is drawn back into the International scene after an attempted assassination.

Suspend belief and get ready for a non-stop roller coaster ride that is definitely on the violent side. A very entertaining read and fun ... but I suspect that future books in this series may be going in directions I'm not partial to.

One of the things I see all too often with female main characters is the addition of a child as a device to supposedly '
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S.W.
Oct 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: action
Loved this book. Great story full of action. Can't wait to read the next book.
Russell Blake, you have a new fan.

Note: I don't claim to be a pro-reviewer, I am a reader. My reviews are based on my personal thoughts around the story that the book is trying to tell. I'd rather focus on the story (which is the reason I read) rather than dissect the book and pass comment on writing style, structure or typos.
Lila
This was January MCT read, and it didn't quite work for me...

Story is what blurb says(except Lizbeth Salander comparison). So,read a blurb, and imagine every possible cliche involving girl who was once an operative and you'll get Jet.

JET features a new breed of protagonist that breaks the mold.

I have to point this part of blurb, because "new breed of protagonist" in this case means borrowing from:
1. La Femme Nikita
description
I don't mean just that they are both operatives but (view spoiler)
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Sheila
Mar 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing


First in a series, Russell Blake’s Jet introduces a cool action heroine, chased by criminals, hiding from her past, with a secret history in the Mossad’s invisible forces. An exciting introduction follows this seemingly innocent shopkeeper as she destroys the hit team sent to kill her and swiftly falls off the radar. Nicely detailed, swiftly told, and immediately enthralling—it’s hard to even think about putting the book down until those first fast scenes are done. Then, with perfect timing, the
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Martyn Halm
Dec 25, 2012 rated it liked it
I had expected more from Blake. In comparison to the excellent Assassin books, the Jet series lacks suspense and the whole book felt formulaic. While the beginning had some action, the flashbacks and blocks of narrative exposition placed in a drawn-out dialogue between minor characters dragged down the pace. Compared to Blake's assassin series, Jet seems rushed and amateurish. I was also irked by the 'necessity' of giving the main character an abusive past to serve as a justification for a woman ...more
Gae-Lynn Woods
Jan 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
With every new book, Russell Blake goes from strength to strength. In JET, he combines all the elements I love about his writing: twisted conspiracies, flawed characters who must improvise or die, and lightning paced action that keeps me turning the pages. This is the first Blake book I've read where the main character is a woman, and he did an excellent job of writing in her voice.

The story moves around to help the reader understand who Jet is and how she came to be hunted. Blake weaves seamles
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Suzie Quint
May 03, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: suspense
I enjoyed this book a great deal. It has a kick-ass heroine who, having retired from the Mossad by faking her own death, is sucked back into her old world when a team of assassins try to kill her. How did they know she wasn't dead? Or where to find her? The only person in the world who knew is her ex-lover/controller. If she can't fix this, she'll never have the life she wants.

This book starts out with high energy. The first 3 or 4 chapters are tense and compelling. However, it lost a point beca
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Toni Osborne
Jan 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Book # 1, in the Jet series

This story is Hot Hot, action packed from start to finish mayhem around 50% of the book with a bit of romance thrown into a very captivating drama. What is not to like for a thrill junky as myself. “Jet” provides everything I like in this type of books: expertize in clandestine enterprises, minutia details in action, equipment and scenery, in your face action, a hot assassin and it goes on and on. Of course you need to enjoy a fast-paced story with lots of shooting, st
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Jack
Jul 11, 2016 rated it liked it
Not bad, particularly since I got it for free. I'll be unoriginal and say it reads like a Jason Bourne movie. It also reminded me of a recent Patrick Lee book I read, Runner.
Eric
May 20, 2014 rated it it was ok
Yet another I forgot I had read before. The hazard of picking up free books for the Kindle.

Typical good guys versus bad guys. Shoot 'em up, toss a knife or three. Such books all seem alike. Still. It cleared the brain of some of my recent reads. I won't be going on with the series.
Ed
Apr 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
Fast and furious tale of a Mossad agent forced to fake her own death to survive unknown enemies. Living quietly off the grid in Trinidad, Maya (Jet) is suddenly attacked by a mysterious nine man hit team forcing her on the run - after she eliminates the bad guys of course. This is an action driven book with a dynamic, foxy and quite lethal female Jason Bourne. Very entertaining book one of a series.
Jenifer Mohammed
Feb 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Loved it! Jet is a retired Mossad agent who gets unwillingly pulled back into action as she learns she can’t escape her violent past! Fans of The Long Kiss Goodnight and Geena Davis’s Charlie Baltimore will find another tough heroine to root for. If you want a book that has interesting and developed characters with a thrilling story, this is one you should read.
Tia Bach
Dec 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Rating: 4.5 stars (but worthy of rounding up)

Fans of fast-paced action and strong female characters, think Sydney Bristow in Alias, will love Jet. As described by the author, "Jet is ... an enigma cloaked in a big helping of ass-kicking."

Jet has made plenty of enemies as a Mossad operative. When she decides it's time to get out, she fakes her own death and goes into hiding. Unfortunately, the twin brother of one of her slain targets finds her and is determined to make her pay. After taking out
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Kate's Reads
Oct 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Russell Blake's "Jet" is the first novel in a fast paced trilogy that will have you on the edge of your seat. Jet is an ex-Mossad operative who faked her own death to get out of the business. She's made a new life for herself on the island of Trinidad. Suddenly her life is disrupted by an assassination attempt that could only have been planned by professionals.

Now Jet must figure out how she was betrayed and who wants her dead. Her search will take her across continents and unearth a plot of des
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Paula Howard
Mar 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Jet by Russell Blake is an extraordinary read. I finished the book, which is almost 700 pages in less than 24 hours.

Jet is an "ex-Mossad". I use " " as I don't believe that anyone every quits the Mossad or any other covert intelligent group.

Jet is a member of a dark group that is entirely off the grid. She has had enough and finding out that she is pregnant she decides it is time to start a new life. With the help of David, a fellow member of the group and father of her baby, she fakes her deat
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Sherri Vigil
Feb 20, 2013 rated it really liked it
My first Russell Blake book and will be reading more of his. Very fast paced and definitely a thriller. The level of violence is a bit stronger than I'm used to reading. The subject matter and characters require it. However the author does a courtesy acknowledgement to the reader in advance regarding the violence and reminds "that this is a work of fiction.". I have never seen that before in any book I've read. A nice courtesy. I got hooked from the first page and didn't want to put it down. I s ...more
Glen Robins
Dec 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing
If you like spy novels that pack a punch, you'll love this book. I was hooked in the first chapter and had trouble putting it down. Russell Blake has assembled a line up of characters that are intense, unpredictable, and deep. He puts you right there in the action with the characters as they bounce around the world, fighting for supremacy. It's a great thrill ride!
Dan
Jan 08, 2013 rated it liked it
An action movie in book form. Lots of violence, lots of disjointed plot ideas, but in the end, an easy and reasonably enjoyable read.
Thom Swennes
Mar 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
Who the HELL is Jet, aka Maya, Carla, Veronique? And maybe a more interesting question is who wants her dead at any cost. As an intelligence agent (assassin), working for the Mossad, Jet has seen it all. Any actual or perceived enemy of Israel was fair game and she eliminated them with extreme prejudice if so ordered. She is a killing machine with killer looks. On the verge of an emotional breakdown, burnout, and her recent pregnancy bring her to the one and only solution; she has to get out. Un ...more
John Podlaski
Jan 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This overlooked book sat in my Kindle library for more then two years and was finally chosen after completing another book by Russell Blake. Jet is an edge of your seat international roller coaster ride. The story opens with Jet as a small town store owner on the island of Trinidad. Suddenly, Jet is attacked by a professional hit man who is part of a squad sent to kill her. Readers soon learn that she is not the demure, innocent female that others in the town believed. She, too, is a ruthless ki ...more
Jean
This is book one in the Jet series. The protagonist is a 29 year old female a former Mossad operative. She faked her death and went into hiding. Now people are trying to kill her, and she is asking why and who. While she is evading being killed, she sets off to find out why and who. Blake reveals her story in bits and pieces throughout the book as we are introduced to Jet.

The book is well written and the action starts with the first sentence and never stops. The pace of the story is super fast.
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Delaney Diamond
May 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: thriller
A really great thriller about Maya (aka Jet), a retired assassin who’s forced to come out of hiding after an attempt on her life. I would describe this as Mission Impossible meets Salt. She’s an amazing assassin. In the first chapter she gets rid of about five mercenaries who were sent to kill her. They were no match for Jet and her skills.

I was kind of sad about the depth of the lie her ex had told her. He really betrayed her, and I understood how she was torn between her love for him and her
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Trish R.
Oct 08, 2016 rated it liked it
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Claude Foster
Russell Blake’s Jet is a pretty straight forward action adventure novel. His protagonist is an ex-Mossad assassin who just happens to be female. Blake provides all of the guns, explosions, double-dealing, international locations and evil villains that we’ve come to expect from the genre. He keeps it moving and doesn’t make it difficult to go along for the ride. If you’re in the mood for a modern day shoot-um-up, you’ll find this to be right down your alley.

I read this as an audiobook. The narrat
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Ctgt
Jan 20, 2013 rated it liked it
This was just an "ok" action adventure novel. There were a few little twists, female protagonist, a few dropped hints about a terrible childhood, a pregnancy, but not enough to rate this higher than 3 stars. In fact, if it wasn't for these differences this probably would have rated 2 stars. The action was pretty good and it was a good read and I see that the next few installments get pretty high rating, but I'm not sure I'll be returning to this series.
Mike
Oct 26, 2015 rated it did not like it
I tried this book because I loved the El Rey Assassin series by Russell Blake. Unfortunately, this is just a young adult (pubescent teenage boys, to be exact!) shoot'emup/video game with lashings of sex but no story or character development. Russell must have needed some quick bucks. I stopped reading one quarter in as the story had been endless "action" at that point.
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