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Author: Brad Taylor Narrator: J. D. Jackson, Neil Kaplan Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Pike Logan Series Release Date: February 2011 ISBN: 9781449866525
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A former Delta Force commander, Brad Taylor proves with this breathtaking debut thriller that Vince Flynn and Brad Thor have company. A collection of top operatives, the Taskforce was commissioned by the highest levels of government, kept secret from the media and even Congress. The best of the Taskforce bunch, Pike Logan knows the greatest threat to American security is one or two idealogues. Unfortunately for them, they've just crossed Pike's path. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “An auspicious, adrenaline-soaked rocket ship of a debut novel.”

    John Lescroart, New York Times bestselling author

  • “One terrific book...It’s refreshing to read an account, especially a fictional account, that rings true—with the situations, the complications, the reversals, the denouementssuch as those in One Rough Man. Taylor clearly knows of what he writes.”

    Seattle Post-Intelligencer

  • “Readers will be clamoring for a sequel, but for now, do not miss this first installment.”

    Bookreporter.com

  • “[J. D.] Jackson steals the show with the irrepressible Logan.”

    AudioFile

  • “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.”

    Booklist

  • “Taylor, a former Delta Force commander, brings such incredible realism and authenticity that readers feel like they are looking over the shoulders of a real anti-terrorist operation.”

    Library Journal

  • A New York Times bestseller
  • A Publishers Weekly bestseller

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  • 3.666666 out of 53.666666 out of 53.666666 out of 53.666666 out of 53.666666 out of 5 Mary Pat | 10/29/2018

    " One Rough Man was pretty good. Have enjoyed this genre through David Baldacci, Vince Flynn, etc. Brad Taylor good addition. Took a few chapters to really get into it, but kept me up nights after that. Spends lot of time describing weapons. Is that something guys appreciate? Some pretty graphic descriptions of fights and torture. The narrator was not one I would have chosen. I appreciated his respectful dealing with the female character. Did not appreciate his liberal use of "Jesus..." as swear word. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 John | 2/17/2014

    " Interesting. Current "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Saul | 2/15/2014

    " Good enough to want to read the next book. Being his first book I think it would be unfair to rate it against Clancy or Griffin, but it was a great read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lee | 2/9/2014

    " I enjoyed the first effort from Brad Taylor. The main character Pike Logan works in a elite underground unit taking down terrorists. While away on a mission his wife and daughter are brutally murdered and he falls into a deep depression. By coincidence he helps save a young woman who is in the process of being kidnapped and is inadvertently drawn into stopping a major terrorist attack while being hunted by the terrorists and members of his own government. Good action and while some of the plot seems way to coincidental it's a good first effort. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Steve | 2/1/2014

    " Clumsy first person and campy detective approach. Couldn't finish. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eric | 1/24/2014

    " Good start with a slightly different terrorist plot than most. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dave | 1/22/2014

    " Good novel and great character development. Searching for additional Pike Logan novels. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ryan | 1/21/2014

    " this was a great read i couldnt put it down and cant wait to pick up the next one in the pike series "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Les | 1/11/2014

    " Good fun read...the terrorist subplot was pretty weak but I still enjoyed it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lorie | 1/10/2014

    " This was a great book! The author's first book, and as an added bonus, he is from Charleston. It is fun to read about a place you know, as it is easy to visualize. He has a good writing style and the hero is similar to Mitch Rapp on steroids. I will look forward to the next attempt. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Brian | 1/8/2014

    " weak. Below average. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jim | 1/2/2014

    " I just wish there were more books by Taylor. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeff | 12/24/2013

    " A bit formulaic and unrealistic, but a good effort as a first book by a man who has really been in some of the situations depicted, a former Delta Force operative. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Roy | 11/27/2013

    " Good fast paced read. However, I wanted him to be angrier and have more of an edge, a chip on his shoulder. He was a little bit too much of a nice guy for me "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Paul | 10/11/2013

    " I usually love these kinds of books but the writing here could be a lot better. Maybe it's because this is his first book (but doesn't he have an editor? ) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 10/1/2013

    " I feel that the beginning was a little slow, however as the story went along the pace picked up immensely. I read the sequel of this novel prior which surprisingly didn't give away much detail. I look forward to reading his other novels. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Earl | 9/26/2013

    " Hope Brad Taylor continues with this character. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 7/21/2013

    " A solid story. Good action, stress, and tension. A thriller written by someone who should know of what he writes. Not the top rating, but close. I'd read more by this author. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rocky | 6/7/2013

    " Good balance of detailed tactics, equipment, etc. without being draggy. Would make a decent movie. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lawrence | 4/16/2013

    " Have to agree with many of the reviewers so far. I enjoy the action thriller genre, but this fellow jumps all over the place, sometimes within the same chapter. Have to give this one "1 star" "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shawn | 2/22/2013

    " I liked it okay. It was similar to watching The Bourne Supremacy: over and done and I do not really have anything to say about it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Courtney | 1/26/2013

    " Could not put it down! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Skip | 6/2/2012

    " Great first book... Not quite a Jack Bauer but pretty good none the less. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Matt | 12/27/2011

    " Pretty good book, the violence is a little graphic at times. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tom | 8/5/2011

    " A good action book by a former Special Forces officer. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Matthew | 5/27/2011

    " Strange initial premise turned out more conventional and could support a sequel, but one plot point is left untied, and that point seems not enough to spur a series on its own...overall a decent action thriller and good first book, but slightly annoyed at the ending... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Michele | 3/21/2011

    " I found the characters somewhat shallow. The plot was decent. Not enough character development. A lot of action, not enough feelings. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 CT | 3/20/2011

    " Definitely some hiccups as a first time author, but otherwise a fantastic character made for a great book. Easily on par with early Vince Flynn or Brad Thor. Great read, looking forward to the next one. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Pat | 3/20/2011

    " didn't enjoy this book and couldn't finish. i do not enjoy the constant back and forth. each time i was interested in the chapter and characters there was a switch to a different scenario with different characters. i read to relax and enjoy - not to feel schizophrenic. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lorie | 3/15/2011

    " This was a great book! The author's first book, and as an added bonus, he is from Charleston. It is fun to read about a place you know, as it is easy to visualize. He has a good writing style and the hero is similar to Mitch Rapp on steroids. I will look forward to the next attempt. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bobbi | 3/7/2011

    " A must read! What a great book, lots of action and suspense! Looking forward to the next book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Roy | 3/7/2011

    " Excellent for a first time author. Captured my interest almost right away and never let up. A must read for any fan of Brad Thor, Vince Flynn, Eric V. Lustbader, or Stephen Hunter "

About the Author

Brad Taylor is the author of military thrillers in the Taskforce series and the Pike Logan series, including the New York Times bestseller No Fortunate Son. He is a retired lieutenant colonel and a twenty-one-year veteran of the US Army Infantry and Special Forces, including eight years with the 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment–Delta, popularly known as Delta Force. He retired in 2010 after serving more than two decades and participating in Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom, as well as classified operations around the globe. His final military post was as assistant professor of military science at The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina. When not writing, he serves as a security consultant on asymmetric threats for various agencies.

About the Narrators

J. D. Jackson is a theater professor, aspiring stage director, and award-winning audiobook narrator. He is a classically trained actor, and his television and film credits include roles on House, ER, Law & Order, Hack, Sherrybaby, Diary of a City Priest, and Lucky Number Slevin. He is the recipient of more than a dozen Earphones Awards for narration and an Odyssey Honor for G. Neri’s Ghetto Cowboy, and he was also named one of AudioFile magazine’s Best Voices of the Year for 2012 and 2013. An adjunct professor at Los Angeles Southwest College, he has an MFA in theater from Temple University.

Neil Kaplan is a voice actor and comedian. His voice can be heard in several animated television shows and video games. He has also worked extensively in audiobook narration, reading titles for authors like Pittacus Lore and Brad Taylor.