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Product Details

  • Series: Pike Logan
  • Hardcover: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Dutton Adult; 1St Edition edition (July 16, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0525953116
  • ISBN-13: 978-0525953111
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.5 x 1.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (242 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #70,504 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From Booklist

The fourth novel in the Pike Logan series starts with an intense mission, and the relentless pace does not let up until the end. A few members of Logan’s task force are working in Thailand on an information extraction, and one of the team is captured and thrown into prison. The U.S. president is reluctant to use diplomatic means to retrieve their asset, so Logan and his associate Jennifer head to Thailand to break their colleague out of prison. The operation leads to someone who has access to a deadly virus, and the person designated to carry the disease is on the loose. Taylor, whose background in Special Forces gives his work undeniable authenticity, delivers another exciting thriller that the covert-ops crowd will relish. Get this one into the hands of Vince Flynn fans. --Jeff Ayers

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Praise for Enemy of Mine

“[T]hose who prize authentic military action will be rewarded.”
Publishers Weekly

“Satisfies from start to finish.”
Kirkus Reviews

“Readers of novels set in the world of Special Forces have many choices, but Taylor is one of the best. His obvious insider knowledge, combined with a well-constructed narrative, make all his work—and this novel, in particular—a delight for fans of the subgenre.”
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Praise for THE WIDOW'S STRIKE

"Clever plotting and solid prose set this above many similar military action novels.” - Publishers Weekly

"The fourth novel in the Pike Logan series starts with an intense mission, and the relentless pace does not let up until the end...Get this one into the hands of Vince Flynn fans." - Booklist

"Taylor writes a tight, exciting script...plenty of solid military and scientific tech and a ton of action here." - Library Journal 

"Taylor's The Widow's Strike is the perfect book for summer reading. It's fast-paced, authentic, and thrilling." - Townhall.com


Praise for All Necessary Force:

"Fresh plot, great action, and Taylor clearly knows what he is writing about...When it comes to tactics and hardware he is spot-on."
-Vince Flynn on All Necessary Force

“The high violence level and authentic military action put Taylor, a retired Delta Force officer, solidly in the ranks of such authors as Brad Thor and Vince Flynn.” — Publishers Weekly on All Necessary Force
 
“Well written, edgy, and a damn good yarn.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Brad Taylor has been at the absolute tip of the American military spear and has lived to write about it. All Necessary Force is one of the best international thrillers I have read.” —BlackFive magazine

“Fill your lungs before you start All Necessary Force because it will leave you breathless.” —Suspense Magazine

More About the Author

Brad was born on Okinawa, Japan, but grew up on 40-acres in rural Texas. Graduating from the University of Texas, he was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army Infantry. Brad served for more than 21 years, retiring as a Special Forces Lieutenant Colonel. During that time he held numerous Infantry and Special Forces positions, including eight years in 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment - Delta where he commanded multiple troops and a squadron. He has conducted operations in support of US national interests in Iraq, Afghanistan, and other classified locations.

His final assignment was as the Assistant Professor of Military Science at The Citadel in Charleston, SC. He holds a Master's of Science in Defense Analysis from the Naval Postgraduate School, with a concentration in Irregular Warfare. When not writing, he serves as a security consultant on asymmetric threats for various agencies. He lives in Charleston, SC with his wife and two daughters.

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By TChris TOP 100 REVIEWER on July 16, 2013
Format: Hardcover
When writers churn out novels with the speed that Brad Taylor has been adding to the Pike Logan series, there's usually a noticeable decline in quality from book to book. Surprisingly, Taylor's books are getting better. The Widow's Strike might be the best of them. It's exciting, intelligent, action-filled, and fast-moving. The story is plausible. The characters continue to evolve. They're forced to make tough decisions, the sort of decisions that have emotional consequences, and Taylor never makes the mistake of posturing his characters as robotic superhumans who are unaffected by their work. They aren't infallible, they second-guess their decisions, they have regrets. Taylor's ability to humanize his action heroes sets him apart from many other authors working in the same genre.

On loan to a Taskforce team that isn't his own, Knuckles has managed to get himself jailed in Thailand, a situation that Pike soon remedies. Since Pike and his team are already in Thailand, they're given a mission in Bangkok. The Taskforce target this time is General Malik Musavi of Iran's Qud Force. Although the Taskforce isn't certain what he's up to, the reader knows he's trying to obtain a mutated version of bird flu (the infamous H5N1 virus) to use as a biological weapon. That's been done before, but Taylor twists the story enough to make a familiar plot seem reasonably fresh.

A connecting plot thread concerns a Chechen suicide bomber. Pike and his team chase down clues that are spread across Thailand, Hong Kong, and Singapore before returning to the United States. Back home, a civilian member of the Taskforce's oversight council needs some oversight of his own.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Bradford M. Smith on October 2, 2013
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Non stop, edge of your seat suspense. Awesome.
I would recommend to any lover of action/suspense thrillers.
Can't wait to read his next.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Corvette lover on October 2, 2013
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All over the world chasing bad guys. Different plot and very well done. I like all the characters, good guys anyway, and somewhat sympathetic to the widow. Would recommend the author and the book
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By smokeyw on September 29, 2013
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It was hard to put the book down. There were enough angles to keep it interesting and exciting. Looking forword to another pike story.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on September 1, 2013
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I have quite a few authors in this genre that I avidly follow and Brad Taylor is in my top 5 favorite authors. The richness in which he writes the characters, it almost makes you feel like you know them as real people. The characters all have depth and are relateable on some level, even the ones that are transient. I love the action and the ops but I also love the ribbing that goes on between the team members because that is what happens in real life. If this is a new author for you, start with "One Rough Man" and go from there. I was hooked then and after "The Widow's Strike" Brad Taylor is now one of my top 5 favorite authors.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Torch on July 15, 2014
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Thank goodness for the written word. Books are one of the best bang for your entertainment bucks. This is the fourth or fifth Pike Logan book I have read & have thoroughly enjoyed each one. I like the characters as well as the story line. Only wish our politicians had the nerve to do what these people do. With that said Mr. Taylor writes some interesting books, well worth your money.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Drew on March 1, 2014
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Another riveting adventure by Brad Taylor. Each novel is better than the previous one, fast paced, full of details , plenty of action.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Bareader on September 5, 2013
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This book is one of those you just can't put down. Characters are believable, events all over world and twists you don't see coming. Will read more Brad Taylor books!
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