Synopses & Reviews
In the latest military thriller from the retired Delta Force Operator and New York Times bestselling author, a hostage situation places Americas most powerful political elite at the mercy of its worst enemies.
When veteran operator Pike Logan and partner Jennifer Cahill receive a letter from Blaisdell Consultingthe umbrella cover company for their real employer, a top secret counterterrorist unit called the Taskforcethey expect orders for their next mission-impossible tasking. Instead, they learn that their latest actions have gotten them fired, despite having saved thousands of innocent lives.
Pikes shock and fury is redirected when their commander, Colonel Kurt Hale, asks him and Jennifer for help with a personal matter: His niece Kylie, an exchange student in England, has gone missing. Neither Pike nor Jennifer understands how critical her disappearance will become.
Meanwhile, all Taskforce teams have been redirected to a developing situation. A terrorist organization has targeted military relatives of key members of the US government, including the vice presidents son. Their seizure of hostages was far-reaching and meticulously coordinated, and the full extent of the threatand potential demandshas thrown the government into turmoil. They face a terrible choice: Cease counter-terrorist operations, or watch hostages die one by one. How much is a single life worth? Unless the Taskforce can decipher the web of lies devised by their enemies, the United States is about to find out.
and#8220;Don't miss this one.and#8221;and#8212;The Minneapolis Star-Tribune
and#8220;A tense thriller that relies equally on bravery, wit, and 21st-century American firepower.and#8221;and#8212;Kirkus Reviews
and#8220;Taut prose, plausible action, and plenty of plot surprises.and#8221;and#8212;Publishers Weekly
“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
“Bestseller Taylors fifth Pike Logan thriller takes all the energy of the previous installments and multiplies it by a force factor of 10… A great premise, nonstop action, and one of the baddest villains in the genre... make this a winner.”
— Publishers Weekly (starred review) on The Polaris Protocol
"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 on The Polaris Protocol
"Admirers of the late Tom Clancy will enjoy this and other works in the series."
— Kirkus Reviews on The Polaris Protocol
“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.”
“Readers of novels set in the world of Special Forces have many choices, but Taylor is one of the best.”
—Booklist on Enemy of Mine
“Satisfies from start to finish.”
—Kirkus Reviews on Enemy of Mine
Praise for No Fortunate Son
“[E]dge-of-your-set thriller...nonstop action, intricate story line, and jaw-dropping plot twists.” -- Publishers Weekly
Praise for No Fortunate Son
“[E]dge-of-your-seat thriller...nonstop action, intricate story line, and jaw-dropping plot twists.”
-- Publishers Weekly
"Smoothly switching between third-person narration and Pike's first-person point of view, Taylor skillfully unfolds the story until it feels like you're on a frenzied ride. A surefire page-turner that is nearly impossible to put down."
“Taylor has become the heir apparent to the late Vince Flynn, and his latest thriller featuring Pike Logan and his colleague and girlfriend Jennifer Cahill explodes with action from the first page… The surprises never stop, and the pace never relents. Logan and Cahill are a dream team, and military-thriller fans who seek realistic scenarios should consider Taylor mandatory reading.”
“While there are countless authors who have tackled telling the stories of heroic men and women, only a few combine the ingredients of suspense, action, larger-than-life characters and some very appropriate dark humor in such satisfying measures. Whether he is picturing a country vista in some remote village or describing the antics of a spoiled military scion, Taylor writes with the accuracy of one who has been there.”
“A chilling novel for our time, with a frighteningly realistic plot.”
- Huffington Post
“Brad Taylors Pike Logan books would still be great even if Taylor hadnt lived the kind of life about which he now writes. But he hits a new peak with the blisteringly effective “No Fortunate Son” ratcheting up both the professional and personal stakes for Logans stalwart Taskforce team… With his latest, Taylor firmly entrenches himself on the level of James Rollins, Vince Flynn and Brad Thor as the modern master of the military thriller.”
When four young volunteers in Kenya decide to take a break from working at a Somali refugee camp, they pile into a Land Cruiser for an adventure. But they get more than they bargained for when they are kidnapped. They wake up in a hut, hooded, bound, no food or water. Hostages.
John Wells is asked to try to find them, but he does so reluctantly. East Africa isnand#8217;t his usual playing field. And when he arrives, he finds that the truth behind the kidnappings is far more complex than he imagined.
The clock is ticking and the White House is edging closer to an invasion of Somalia. Wells has a unique ability to go undercover and stir things up, but if he canand#8217;t find the hostages soon, theyand#8217;ll be deadand#151;and the U.S. may be in a war it never should have begun.
About the Author
As a reporter for The New York Times, Alex Berenson covered topics ranging from the occupation of Iraq to the flooding of New Orleans to the financial crimes of Bernie Madoff. His previous novels include The Faithful Spy, winner of a 2007 Edgarand#174; Award, The Ghost War, The Silent Man, The Midnight House, The Secret Soldier, and The Shadow Patrol.