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S a debut novel that will knock your socks off The pacing is spot on the characters believable and endearing the action jumping off the page Stephen Jared has just staked his claim as a pre eminent voice in the growing legion of writers producing retro style adventures Jack and the Jungle Lion is a topnotch entertainment – Errol Flynn biographer Thomas McNultyJack and the Jungle Lion may be an affectionate tribute to adventure serials and screwball comedies of the 1930s but it stands on its own as a great fun read The story is as entertaining as it is refreshingly free of cynicism I loved Stephen Jared's first novel and sincerely hope it's not his last – Indiana Jones and Star Wars author Ryder Windham. We ve met Jack Hunter before in Stephen Jared s hilariously entertaining Jack and the Jungle Lion Jack s a movie star Or at least he was in Jungle Lion In The Elephants of Shanghai he s an ex movie star hanging out in Chicago wanting to do something to help his country s war effort As intrepid sincere and bumbling as ever even without a Hollywood script Jack manages to get involved in an underworld plot connected with a crooked senator s efforts to make money off the imminent combatMV5BMT0NDk3OTY5Nl5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwMDgwMDY5MwV1SX93SY140The action takes him to Shanghai where in the search for some valuable jewels he ends up in the middle of a battle between some Japanese Imperial predators and some Chinese good guys and the chase is on Just like in the old time movies that Jared reveres and understands so well our heroes and their enemies traveling by land air and sea cover impossible distances with meager resources fire impossible numbers of bullets at one another place their trust in perfidious people even though we the audience see clearly how evil they are and are yelling no no heshe s out to get you The flip flops of the action are dizzying And through it all Jack s derring do and brings everyone through in the most improbably wayJared has another winner in Shanghai and I hope he s able to take enough time out from his acting gigs to give us a third Jack Hunter soon

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The Elephants of Shanghai

It’s 1942 With war raging and millions of lives hanging in the balance the world faces an urgent need for chin up heroics Having barely escaped South American headhunters in his last adventure Jack Hunter seizes the chance to prove his courage He uses “skills” picked up as a former actor so he can pretend to be a Chicago gangster and pursue spies collaborating with the mob A bold plan however is not always a clever plan and when Jack goes missing hope falls on Maxine Daniels the great love of his life to pick up a trail that leads all the way to Shanghai China Once there she finds Jack in a race against time involving priceless jewels secret weapons a mysterious Chinese singer and a fiendish warlord. The Elephants of Shanghai by Stephen Jared is a 2013 publication and published by Solstice Publishing I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest reviewThis wonderful trade size paperback novel is two stories in one bookThe first story is our introduction to Jack Hunter entitled Jack and the Jungle Lion Set in the late 1930 s Jack Hunter is an actor famous for his roles as the hero in romantic action adventure moviesHe is married to an actress in the traditional Hollywood business arrangement sort of way His wife s career is on a down slide and so when Jack takes off to shoot another movie she stays home hoping to revive her careerHowever Jack never makes it to his movie set Instead of an imaginary adventure Jack finds himself on a real life adventure when his plane crashes in the Also surviving the crash was the lovely Maxine Daniels and her niece and nephew as well as the co pilot While managing to survive the natives and various other threats Jack and Max fall in loveWill they make it home Will Jack and Max have a chance at love In the second half of the book The Elephants of Shanghai Jack and Max have moved on from the Hollywood lifestyle and settled in Texas Max s niece and nephew are old enough now to start living their own lives With a war raging Jack feels restless and needs to be involved to do some goodWhen Max realizes Jack is in China and in some real trouble she heads that way herself with their trusty co pilot from their previous adventure ClancyUpon arrival Max learns Jack has uncovered an underworld connection that implicated a United States Senator Max is furious with Jack and his need to have in his life than marriage to her and raising the children When she gets into a little trouble herself Jack tries to convince Max to join up with him to make other s lives better But first they have to escape from a few harry situationsThese books are wonderful Action Romance and Adventure set in the 30 s and 40 s If you ever watched some of the older movies similar to those our Jack Hunter starred in you will find yourself feeling like you have tripped back in time The stories left me with a feeling of nostalgia Both these books were absolutely a blastI loved the banter between Max and Jack Jack had a really laid back personality but still liked to be the center of attention and although Max out did him a few times he was still a man s man The harrowing escapes the two lived through in the had Max feeling rather content in her life with Jack and she couldn t understand his need for adventure But these two really love each other even when they really like each other that much at the time They stick together through thick and thin After you finish reading the book I promise you will feel as though you lived through the adventure right along side these two wonderful peopleThe author s style of writing worked perfectly for this type of book Adventure novels don t need a lot of unnecessary dialogue The action carries the story along and too many words will slow that down So an author writing action scenes needs to be able to put the reader inside the pages so they envision the scenes in their minds There were several sweaty palm and heart thumping moments so I think in the second bookI thought this was wonderful tribute to a style of books and movies that we don t see any The characters were funny charming and realI had a great time reading this book The language violence and adult situations were written in such a way as to make this a book everyone could enjoy If it were a movie it would get a PG rating I recommend this book to anyone that likes adventure and romance but this book could appeal to just about anyone that likes to readOver all a resounding A

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It’s been five years since they survived the This time Jack and Max set out to save than each other – and end up facing a greater danger than they ever could have imagined Also included a book bonus – Jack and the Jungle Lion Jack Hunter’s first adventureRave Reviews for Jack and the Jungle LionI was delighted with it from page one to the end It's amusing rollicking tale will make you nostalgic for the old days of glitzy Hollywood when fantasy and reality were often too close to tell apart – Ron Fortier Pulp Fiction Reviews has the crackle and snap of a thirties comedy There's also plenty of the cliff hanging action of a Saturday morning serial – Kendahl Cruver A Classic Movie Blog dot ComHere'. 50 out of 5 stars What a Totally Fun and Exciting Book to Read October 6 2013 In the edition I received I first got to read Jack and the Jungle Lion by Stephen Jared Although I was confused at first I got over that when I was introduced to the meet any dare Jack Hunter who was gorgeous which never ever hurts his woman Max the ultimately kick ass female and Clancy who could fix or fly anythingI downright shivered with delight when I got into the Jungle Lion It was a mixture of adventure love eminent death and destruction When you hear the term never a dull moment think Jack Hunter Ladies when you are visualizing Harrison Ford in his adventure movies that s Jack Guys will love the charisma and self confidence he exudes like a James Bond in the jungleOne of the most well defined characters was Max who was comfortable with any weapon and didn t mind directing them towards Jack when he needed a little attitude adjustment Her job was to get him out of trouble or whack him for getting into itThen instead of having to go to bed after dealing with all the excitement and breathtaking messes Jack got into I slid right into the The Elephants of Shanghai which was just as much fun to read In this book seeking to get back to the Jack he used to know Hunter gets involved with not only the mob the Chinese and Japanese during the war while seeking supply routes to help the USThis was adventure overload with a beautiful bad lady that Max wasn t really happy about when slithered around Jack an ultimate bad guy determined to put an end to Jack and some local villagers who had lost everythingI read this marvelous book in one night If you have been yearning to find a book that isn t just about blood gore not too much and forensic science but like the adventure movies we saw and loved as children pick up this book You ll love it


8 thoughts on “The Elephants of Shanghai

  1. says:

    The Elephants of Shanghai by Stephen Jared is a 2013 publication and published by Solstice Publishing I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest reviewThis wonderful trade size paperb

  2. says:

    Reading this book was like watching an old movie like Casablanca From the beginning on I noticed the ability of our author Stephen Jared to picture a whole scene without using too many words or long descriptions He seems to

  3. says:

    Fun No make that GREAT fun That’s exactly what this book is “The Elephants of Shanghai” contains both Jack Hunter adventures “Jack and the Jungle Lion” and “The Elephants of Shanghai” Stephen Jared perfectly captures the Hollywoo

  4. says:

    50 out of 5 stars What a Totally Fun and Exciting Book to Read October 6 2013 In the edition I received I first got to read Jack and the Jungle Lion by Stephen Jared Although I was confused at first I got over th

  5. says:

    We've met Jack Hunter before in Stephen Jared's hilariously entertaining Jack and the Jungle Lion Jack's a movie star Or at least he was in Jungle Lion In The Elephants of Shanghai he's an ex movie star hanging out in Chicago wanting to do something to help his country's war effort As intrepid sincere and bumbling as ever even without a Hollywood script Jack manages to get involved in an underworld plot connected with a crooked

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    On paper this really should have worked for me A pulp adventure featuring intrigue in wartime Shanghai with an Indiana Jones style to it is right up my street I thoroughly enjoyed Jared's previous Jack Hunter entry This felt a bit of a misstep and left me disappointed It seemed clunkier slower less fluid The main character suddenly driven by a thirst for recognition and to do his part came across as shallow of

  7. says:

    The Elephants of Shanghai reads like a story from the golden age of pulp fiction but with fresh contemporary writing genuinely unexpected plot twists and wonderfully cliché and stereotype defying characters Stephen Jared has clearly done his homework on the 1930s and the little details he adds to the story that

  8. says:

    Another adventure from Action Jack the actor know for his action films This time Jack after surviving his fateful adventu

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