- Paperback: 576 pages
- Publisher: Dutton; Reprint edition (December 24, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0451415930
- ISBN-13: 978-0451415936
- Product Dimensions: 4.3 x 1.2 x 7.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 464 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #59,789 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“Well-written, edgy and a damn good yarn.”—Kirkus Reviews
“Fill your lungs before you start All Necessary Force because it will leave you breathless.”—Suspense Magazine
More Praise for Brad Taylor and the Pike Logan series
“Pike ranks right up there with Jason Bourne, Jack Reacher, and Jack Bauer.”—John Lescroart, New York Times bestselling author
“Logan is a tough, appealing hero you’re sure to root for.”—Joseph Finder, New York Times bestselling author
“[Pike Logan is a] feisty, devil-may-care hero.”—Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author
“Taylor has become one of the very best writers of thrillers with a military and special-ops background...Comparisons to Vince Flynn and Brad Thor are expected and not inaccurate, but Taylor is now in a class by himself.”—Booklist
“Slick, exciting action and credible complexity are the hallmarks of Taylor’s high-caliber thrillers.”—Library Journal
“Few authors write about espionage, terrorism, and clandestine hit squads as well as Taylor does.”—Houston Press
“Action packed....Those who prize authentic military action will be rewarded.”—Publishers Weekly
About the Author
BRAD TAYLOR is the author of the New York Times bestselling Pike Logan series. He served for more than twenty years in the U.S. Army, including eight years in 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment–Delta, commonly known as Delta Force. He retired as a Special Forces lieutenant colonel and now lives in Charleston, South Carolina.
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Muslim terrorists are out to eventually create havoc in the USA, and the President calls on citizen Pike to sort things out...and let the roller coaster thrill ride begin! The action is non stop, exciting, and suspenseful, with several twisting (but easy to follow) sub plots. Anxious page turning is the rule in 'All Necessary Force' (aptly named indeed), and it is a one sitting book, if you are so inclined.
A fun read that is totally realistic (no leaps of faith required here), and a wonderful treat versus the norm for this genre. A solid 5 star outing, however be patient through the first few chapters which jump around, as the author builds his story. There is a solid ending that left me completely satisfied, and I was very please that the author did not fill the 380 pages, with the usual fluff and overextended fights or chase scenes.
I apologize to the author for my previous review of his first book "One Rough Man", for leaving the massacre of Pike's family unanswered. The reason is well understood in this second Pike book...a real character builder for our hero. BTW, you do not have to read the books in order to enjoy ANF.
All of Taylor's Pike Logan books so far, and this one as well, meet our expectations for a modern thriller. We have a lot of action in varied and interesting scenarios and exotic locations. We also get plenty of trade craft in tracking down bad guys using modern techniques. Thriller readers like this stuff. We enjoy the illusion of reality that a careful and well informed writer brings to the table. My quibble with Mr. Taylor has been his thin wash on his characters. We like his characters as readers and want to know them more deeply. Well, in All Necessary Force we get our wish. We have a chance to look a lot more deeply into the lives and thoughts of the two major protagonists, Pike Logan-commando and special agent-and his companion Jennifer Cahill-trained archaeologist and budding commando. This is great stuff. The more we get to know them, the closer we understand them, the better we like them.
The story has the good guys trying to find the bad guys and deal with them. I won't say beyond that except that it seems realistic. The details of craft work and tech keep it interesting and the story moves right along.
This edition of the Pike Logan story ranks with the very best of the genre. It just doesn't get much better than this by any writer at any time.
This book is double the price of the first, and each of the succeeding volumes is double this one. They are good but I'm not convinced they're worth the higher price.
Anyhow, like I said, I liked this book more than there first one. The story (which is excellent) is based on a threat that is very realistic and believable, the action is awesome and the heroes are not knights in shining armor (their armor is probably very tarnished and dented ;-). Most of the main characters have major flaws/issues but through the help of their comrades in arms, they overcome them to eliminate threats to the country regardless of what can happen to them personally! Put that all together and you have a pretty awesome book.
All kidding aside, this book is just a story but I really hope that there are people out there like Pike.
If you take a chance on this book (and the first one), I do hope that you enjoyed even half as much as I did!
Edited: I contacted Brad Taylor through his Facebook page and he sent me a replacement book. Good read and good service from the author.