The Eye of Shiva Book Cover The Eye of Shiva
The Project Book 8
Alex Lukeman
Action Thriller
September 16, 2014

On a mission to the Philippines Nick Carter of the Project finds ancient gold coins in a terrorist stronghold. The terrorists have been using the gold to buy weapons. Where did the coins come from? The discovery sets the Project team on a collision course with a ruthless terrorist who dreams of an Islamic Caliphate in India and a dying spy from India's CIA seeking revenge for the murder of his wife and son. All the while, a secret global conspiracy is manipulating events from behind the scenes. The conspirators want to provoke war between Pakistan and India and launch a nuclear missile at China.

Clues hint that the gold coins are part of a legendary treasure looted from India in the 18th century by a Persian King. Among the stolen artifacts is a mystical jewel known as the Eye of Shiva. One man is obsessed with finding it and fulfilling a prophecy predicting the destruction of India's enemies.

Nick and his lover Selena struggle with their doubts about each other even as they risk their lives against murderous enemies. As the war drums grow louder and tensions rise on the sub-continent, Nick and Selena are caught in a race against time to stop a nuclear war that will devastate China, Pakistan and India.

The Eye of Shiva is a fast moving story of love, revenge and intrigue, guaranteed to keep you turning pages.

Review by Gloria Lakritz

Sr Reviewer and Review Chair for the Paranormal Romance Guild

Once again, the American Team under Elizabeth Harker and President Rice beat all odds and follow the leads to save the world. Alex Lukeman has entered Book #8 into the arena of his Project Series and again it doesn’t disappoint.

Nick, Ronnie, Lamont, and the beautiful Selena tempt fate yet again in a wonderful, exciting and suspenseful story of men in power who have no other objective but to destroy for their own reasons. Some do it for money, some do it for religious beliefs, and others do it for revenge. In the end the havoc created could eventually tip the scales to World War lll. It is up to this team of dedicated people of The Project who are tireless in their ethic to serve to prevent that from happening.

Nick Carter is in a Philippine Rain Forest working with a local Special Forces Group as an ‘observer’. They are looking for a camp they suspect might house Taliban terrorists. The Filipino Captain sends out scouts and he reports sighting of a house up ahead. The Captain leading them is killed. Nick and his MP5 do what they do best. He takes out some of the bad guys and gets into the house they were looking for. Nick searches for anything useful. He notices a cigar box overturned on the table, its contents strewn on the floor. About a dozen gold coins are scattered among the contents. Upon looking further, one of the dead men has a matching coin in a small cloth sack around his neck. Seriously? Maybe there was some truth to the rumor of Taliban. Nick returns to the states and has a meeting with all at the Project headquarters in Virginia discussing his last caper and what he found. As usual, with Selena’s knowledge of artifacts and old languages, we piece by piece find this story line.

If I have said this once I have said it a million times, since Mr. Lukeman has started this series with his first book ,White Jade. These are the finest stories of intrigue, travel from point to point, hopping all over the world following clues that lead us to the final confrontation. This is a page turner, always very fast paced, unparalleled detail to history and religion and the “what if?” Mr. Lukeman, you have done it again for The Eye of Shiva has it all.

So I will wait with baited breath for your next installment to this world of heroes. I know I will never be disappointed. This is a thrilling and timely story.

3rd Place Winner: 

Best Mystery/Thriller Suspense Novel

2014 PRG Reviewer’s Choice Awards