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The Forgotten Soldier (A Pike Logan Thriller) Hardcover – December 29, 2015
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Praise for The Forgotten Soldier
“Taylor has become one of the very best writers of thrillers with a military and special-ops background. His consistency and his ability to mirror headline news with relevant, engrossing narratives are uncanny, and this exploration of the human side of war should quickly be recognized as one of Taylor’s best efforts. Comparisons to Vince Flynn and Brad Thor are expected and not inaccurate, but Taylor is now in a class by himself.”—Booklist (starred review)
“Slick, exciting action and credible complexity are the hallmarks of Taylor’s high-caliber thrillers, and this latest installment does not disappoint.”—Library Journal
“Brad Taylor...takes his considerable talents to a new level with The Forgotten Soldier....It’s one thing to write great action scenes, quite another to bring us into the actual mindset of the special ops world he knows so well.”—Providence Journal
“Taylor delivers the latest addition to his growing body of convincing plots...he spins a tale that could easily have been lifted from our current sociopolitical reality....A realistic page-turner that fills a need for thrills while questioning the complicated process of statecraft.”—Kirkus Reviews
“Terrific stuff, twistier than usual and just as action packed.”—Sullivan County Democrat
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
“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
“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
“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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Guy George is a Taskforce operator who is confronted with that question when his brother is killed on a mission in Afghanistan. It's a question Pike has had to answer in earlier books after the deaths of his family, and he is called on to try and talk Guy down from his mission and bring him in. The book takes a deeper look into the charter of the Taskforce and what they do, the legalities (and illegalities) of their missions, and the costs to their souls. Still interspersed with the trademark humour and banter we have come to expect from Brad Taylor, this is a great story and should not be missed.
In addition to his brother's clothing, he finds an armband, which he removes. It contains four pictures with Arabic names. These men were the last targets his brother had chased. These were the men who had killed his brother.
Going through his brother's "leftovers" has made him late for a meeting with a firm named Blaisdell consulting, where he is to get an award for his actions on a target in Dubrovnick, Croatia. Blaisdell Consulting is anything but a consulting firm, and Guy is a member of "The Task Force", which is commanded by Col. Kurt Hale.
What the meeting is really about is a mission to eliminate a national threat. That mission is to eliminate the men who killed Guy's brother.
It is called a "James Bond" mission, and is headed by Pike Logan and his team, Jennifer and "Knuckles". And the also perform other missions for "The Task Force".
Were it not for detrimental factors, such as extended descriptions of mundane events and activities, and the persistent use of first and last names and titles, this novel would have been an excellent read. Since the detrimental factors do not disrupt the reading greatly, it is still very good.
put the book down. The action scenes are breathtaking, the character development is natural and totally believable, and the several threads
in the overall story always come together in the end. One great way to spend the 6 months until the next novel comes out is to re-read all
the novels and short stories. They are all that great! You enjoy the second reading just as much as the first. Read. Them. All. (as Brad Taylor
Brad Taylor is one of my favorite authors in this genre because his attention to detail in the locations and the actions make you feel like you are right there next to Pike, Jennifer and Knuckles.
Pick this one up and you will have a tough time putting it down. In my opinion another Brad Taylor gem. Looking forward to seeing what trouble Pike, Jennifer and the rest of the Taskforce get into next.