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3.00081037277148 out of 53.00081037277148 out of 53.00081037277148 out of 53.00081037277148 out of 53.00081037277148 out of 5 3.00 (1,234 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Brad Taylor Narrator: J. D. Jackson, Neil Kaplan Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Pike Logan Series Release Date: January 2013 ISBN: 9781449866525
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They call it the Taskforce. Their existence is as essential as it is illegal. Commissioned at the highest level of the US government. Protected from the prying eyes of Congress and the media. Built around the top operators from across the clandestine, intelligence, and special forces landscape. Designed to operate outside the bounds of US law. Trained to exist on the ragged edge of human capability.

Pike Logan was the most successful operator on the Taskforce, his instincts and talents unrivaled—until personal tragedy permanently altered his outlook on the world. Pike knows what the rest of the country might not want to admit: The real threat isn’t from any nation, any government, any terrorist group. The real threat is one or two men, controlled by ideology, operating independently, in possession of a powerful weapon.

Buried in a stack of intercepted chatter is evidence of two such men. The transcripts are scheduled for analysis in three months. The attack is mere days away. But they’re about to cross paths with Pike Logan—and Pike Logan has nothing left to lose.

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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

Listener Opinions

  • 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 Molicki | 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 Hancock | 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 Yang | 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 Cho | 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 Light | 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 Bishop | 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 Chan | 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 Tuck | 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 Garcia | 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 "

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About the Author
Author Brad Taylor

Brad Taylor is the author of All Necessary Force and One Rough Man. Before becoming a writer, Taylor served more than twenty-one years in the United States Army, retiring as a Special Forces lieutenant colonel. He has conducted operations in support of United States national interests in Iraq, Afghanistan, and other classified locations. Taylor is a graduate of the University of Texas and holds a MS in defense analysis from the Naval Postgraduate School. When not writing, he serves as a security consultant on asymmetric threats for various agencies. He lives in Charleston, South Carolina, with his wife and two daughters.

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. The recipient of several audiobook awards for narration and an Odyssey Honor for G. Neri’s Ghetto Cowboy, he was also named one of AudioFile magazine’s Best Voices of the Year for 2012 and 2013. Jackson has won the AudioFile Earphones Award eleven times.

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.