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In his first novel, Taylor, a retired Delta Force commander, introduces Pike Logan, a member of a supersecret, off-the-grid unit of commandos authorized to work outside the law. Logan was the star of the team, called the Taskforce, until a personal tragedy left him unable to work and nearly destitute. A chance encounter with a woman puts him back in the game, however, and he discovers how much he missed the action. Working without the help of his former team, he attempts to track two rogue terrorists in possession of a powerful weapon. Unfortunately, the enemy’s agenda is vast, and their resources give them easy access to Logan and his former team. Taylor’s debut flows like the best of Vince Flynn and Brad Thor. An intense and intriguing character, Logan is definitely an action hero to watch. --Jeff Ayers --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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Praise for One Rough Man

“An auspicious, adrenaline-soaked rocket ship of a debut novel.”—John Lescroart, New York Times bestselling author

“A coiling plot, crisp writing, and constant braids of suspense make One Rough Man one exciting read.”—Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author
 
“A fast and furious tale with a boots-on-the-ground realism…Pike Logan is a tough, appealing hero.”—Joseph Finder, New York Times bestselling author

“Taylor’s debut flows like the best of Vince Flynn and Brad Thor.”—Booklist

“The deadly duel between Pike and the terrorists is both cerebral and graphically violent...[Taylor] brings such incredible realism and authenticity that readers feel like they are looking over the shoulders of a real antiterrorist operation.”—Library Journal
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Ghosts of War: A Pike Logan Thriller by Brad Taylor
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Product Details

  • Series: A Pike Logan Thriller (Book 1)
  • Paperback: 576 pages
  • Publisher: Dutton; Reprint edition (January 3, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0451413199
  • ISBN-13: 978-0451413192
  • Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 1.2 x 7.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (643 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #29,447 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Hardcover
I am always intimidated to write book reviews simply because others before me sound like they are writing their thesis but One Rough Man deserves my time and energy on a review. I am more of an Emily Giffin kind of girl so this is my first fiction thriller novel. I heard Brad Taylor on a radio interview in Chicago and found him not only incredibly intelligent and knowledgeable about his content but I could also tell that he has a keen sense of humor. He was light hearted in a professional sort of way. That being said, I saw his book at the airport, bought it and then couldn't put it down. It's just really a good read. I don't have a thesaurus on hand to embellish my thoughts so just go with the fact that it's a darn good story that moves fast and keeps you entrenched with a lot of good details. Brad really has a knack with the details, especially when describing the bad guys which, as Americans, we all want a better idea about. Since he knows a thing or two about real bad guys, this makes the book all the more enjoyable. As I read it I pictured the author experiencing similar situations with similar people because, well, he actually has. Oh, and I also found little pieces of his humor in the book as well (something tells me that Brad once threw eggs at the principal's house too). I would really enjoy attending a lecture hosted by Mr. Taylor. I bet he is really, really captivating in person. This girlie girl is now a full fledged thriller fan. Thanks for the read Brad! When does book II come out? I am DYING for Pike and Jennifer to hook up!
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Format: Hardcover
Anyone who reads my reviews knows I don't give 5 stars willingly. In fact, I've been criticized for being too critical. So....you know when I do give 5 stars, I'm not fooling. There are way too many "me too" 5 star reviews, just a bunch of follower-types going along with the crowd.

Here's why this book got 5 stars. This is one of the best first novels I have ever read. The author has good plot development, great character development, a mix of action and also the family life/problems that operators face (kind of reminds me of the Unit but without the drama) and solid action sequences. I like it! Now, there are some rough spots, and if this was not a first novel, I'd have had to knock it down a notch to 4 stars. For a first novel though, this is about as good as it gets, and seems very realistic.

Brad Taylor has huge writing talent. I hope he's got another good one in the works, and keeps up the good work.
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I thought this book was pretty good for a debut. Brad Taylor's first effort is a good one and puts him in a category of authors whose work I will continue to explore as he develops his craft. His main character Pike Logan, a down-on-his luck (to say the least) former Delta Commander and team leader of a super-secret elite group of operators is certainly one that is intriguing. He suffers a very traumatic loss and then goes through a breakdown. An interesting set of occurrences come together forcing him into an international race to stop the detonation of a WMD.

The book suffers though from a lot of outlandish coincidences that end up, of course, either leading to success or the perfect set of circumstances for revenge. It also has some dialogue that is--for lack of a better word--cheesy and left me saying, "Really? He just said that?" At times, I felt like I was reading a script for one of those late night, "movies for men who like movies" about some lone rebel dude out for blood, etc., etc. Even so, Taylor tempers the budding romance in the book and presents it realistically considering the trauma that Pike Logan has endured.

The best part about this book is the action, which is described in a stellar fashion that really gets your adrenaline pumping. He does a good job of presenting operational intricacies without getting too technical. Mr. Taylor definitely knows his stuff having lived through many situations similar to Pike Logan's. I hope his second effort (which this book at least ensures I will purchase) will be better than this pretty good first effort.
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Format: Hardcover
This book is the kind of book that Flynn and Thor's fan will eat up. The one thing that immediately jumped out about Pike was his in-your-face arrogance. It was almost bordering on fingers scraping the chalkboard annoying, but Pike has earned the right to be just that.

Pike and his covert operation are so deep cover that they're illegal. Now I don't mean like "certain members of Congress don't know" illegal, I mean like "George Washington just rolled over and kicked Benjamin Franklin's coffin" illegal. But they're trying to deal with the very real and deadly threat of terrorism, and they can't get the job done with the sissified cowards in D.C. running around lighting candles, holding hands, and singing Sarah Mclachlan. They need hard men to take care of a hard problem. Enter: Taskforce. Reading about a few of their operations, I see why they have to operate waaaaaaaaaay under the radar. They use techniques and extermination methods that made me cringe and would arouse a snotty Yale lawyer.

Their motto is simple: get the job done. Period. Show no quarter to the haters of infidels who want to kill innocents in the name of some false prophet. If they step on your toes, then you mushroom bullet their skull. An EYE for an EYE only sounds good in 4th grade Sunday school. A problem (to put it mildly) arises when the basement hiding cowards bring the fight to U.S. soil, and are aided with the help of traitors within the fraternity of our government. Pike is in the wrong place at the wrong time and just happens upon something that will lead him yet another insane and brutal plot by "those guys". What causes him to be at that place and at that time will sadden you.

Thus begins the Pike adventure assisted by an unlikely woman named Jennifer.
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