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The Polaris Protocol (Pike Logan) Hardcover – January 14, 2014
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"Taylor continues to tell exciting action stories with the authenticity of someone who knows the world of special ops. He also has the chops to create terrific characters whom readers will root for. This series just gets better and better." - Booklist
"Admirers of the late Tom Clancy will enjoy this and other works in the series." - Kirkus Reviews
“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.”
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The Polaris Protocol begins with the Taskforce chasing a bad guy in Turkmenistan while different bad guys in Mexico are messing with the GPS system. The reader knows that it's only a matter of time before the Taskforce takes on the new threat to national security. As is always true in a Taskforce novel, everything that can go wrong does ... until the end, of course, when Pike Logan and his team clean up the mess. It's a formula, but it works.
Another part of Taylor's successful formula has been: Pike wants to do something to defeat a menace; Pike is ordered not to do it; Pike does it anyway, saving the world (or at least some part of it) in the process. Taylor varies that formula a bit in The Polaris Protocol. This time Pike is giving the orders and Jennifer is disregarding them. As always, Taylor strikes a workable balance between action and character development, while the addition of friction between Pike and Jennifer adds interest to the story.
The friction arises because Jennifer's brother Jack, a journalist investigating a Mexican drug cartel, accidentally discovers a bigger story that leads to his kidnapping.Read more ›
From the malfunctioning of GPS drones and a plane crash, Taskforce Operators are thrown into a plot of a GPS hacker, Operation Gimlet and a man nicknamed "Ghost". More grisly action south of the border with the Sinaloa and Los Zetas drug cartels come into focus. There are several torture scenes which are grisly, to say the least. Jennifer's run near Cuidad Juarez is one that will make you take notice.
The purported connection between Hezbollah and al-Queda in this novel is most interesting. Operation Gimlet was a real surprise to me and I appreciate the fact that "Ghost" does have a conscience!
One more time (as is typical with this author), the reader is taken on a trip of many miles. From Turkmenistan to Mexico and then to Colorado and back to DC, it is indeed a gripping novel. Plot is well developed, characters (both the good and the bad ones) are well defined and just an outstanding read for me.
Most highly recommended.
The book opens with Pike's unit on assignment in Turkmenistan and proceeding to complete the work there when Jennifer receives a call from her brother Jack. He is a newspaper reporter and on assignment investigating two Mexican Drug Cartels. Just after advising his sister that he is in trouble he is kidnapped by one of the Cartels. Jennifer requests and get permission to leave the current assignment and travel to Mexico to help her brother. Not surprising, she is shortly joined by Pike and then the rest of the group that work with them. They are in time to discover a plot to hack into the U.S. GPS system and by doing so completely disrupt most government and private systems creating utter chaos. One of the cartels is preparing to buy the hacking equipment in order to sell it for a huge amount to America's enemies.
Colonel Taylor did a good deal of research to bring places and customs in and around the Mexican capital of Mexico City to life. He is conversant with tourist areas, areas where the rich live as well as the poor and describes them quite well. He also fleshes out the cartels for readers that only hear about them via newspaper or T.V. These groups are completely devoid of any feeling for human life. They have no compunction about killing one or many people, nor do they show mercy to their own if any doubt exists about loyalty.Read more ›
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Fast moving always keeps me turning thoes pages. Can't wait until I turn the page and see how they handled the problem. They do but then some one gets in there way. Now what? Read morePublished 4 days ago by Sandra Connell Reddy
Good book very interesting twists
A credible story from start to finish
I was engaged the whole time, not a dull moment. I cant wait for the next one in the series.Published 18 days ago by Clint been
This I recommend 2 all ages 16& up boys will luv the suspense & action great story l I'll nePublished 22 days ago by nan
Wish I'd skipped it. Plot predictable, often illogical, and unconvincing. Silly dialogue spoken by cardboard , two-dimensional characters. Read morePublished 27 days ago by MaineSteve
Never a dull moment when Pike Logan is involved! I hope we have teams like this.Published 27 days ago by Steve R Duncan