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.