Special Forces Veteran Brad Taylor is back with his best Pike Logan thriller to date, Hunter Killer. Brad Taylor has served our great nation for more than 21 years, retiring as a Special Forces Lieutenant Colonel from the United States Army. During his tenure in the Army, he has held many positions, been many places, to know true details of his operational history probably requires a Top-Secret Government clearance. As eight of those years were spent in 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment, sometimes referred to as Delta. This ladies and gentlemen is the author, a true life mini-bio, his protagonist Pike Logan is even more of a bad-ass. With Hunter Killer, Taylor has 14 novels on his resume, plus nine novellas, all part of the same universe he has built. What has become one of the must-read annual thrillers, along with Mitch Rapp, Scott Harvath, and the Gray Man.
In what can only be described as Brad Taylor’s best novel to date, Hunter Killer has upped the stakes more than anything I’ve recently read. Starting off with a death that longtime fans of this series will relate to Decoy when he met his ultimate demise in Days of Rage. From there, Pike is driven by his fueled rage to deliver some much-deserved pay back. But who is hunting them? A terrorist organization or is something more serious at play. This group is well trained, well-funded, working in secret to hunt their prey. Sounds familiar to me, has another hostile entity formed their own version of the Taskforce?
Fan favorite Knuckles and Brett are in Brazil acting as advance party, laying the ground work or their next Taskforce sanctioned mission. While there, they managed to get involved in a legitimate terrorist sponsored hostage situation. At home, Pike and Jennifer are prepping for a party, with Pike losing his mind at the grocery store with a list she put together. Something I myself have done many times when my wife is wanting me to help her out. Coming home, greeting his guest and enjoying a cold one. Nothing dangerous or threating on his radar, then out of nowhere, completely taken by surprise, shit hits the fan.
The Oversight Council, the unique body of authority over project Prometheus aka The Taskforce, got skittish with fears of being discovered and has shut down all operations. Abandoning his family is NOT in Pike’s vocabulary so he ignores these orders and heads down range to put an end to this assault. With non-stop action, a driven plot, politics, and death, Brad Taylor has delivered a must-read Pike Logan novel that will be one of the best thrillers of 2020. Available January 7th. Don’t miss this one. Earning a Blast Radius of a Nuclear Bomb, a 10 out of 10 rating. Hunter Killer is that good!
Author: Brad Taylor
Series: Pike Logan # 14
Pages: 413 Hardcover
Publisher: William Morrow
Release Date: January 7, 2020
Follow Brad on Twitter: @BradTaylorBooks
Lima Charlie Rating: A BLAST RADIUS OF: A NUCLEAR BOMB (10/10) – The potential here is death on a global scale, nothing is scarier than a nuke. This is the best rating a book can get.
About the Author
Brad Taylor was born on Okinawa, Japan, but grew up on 40-acres in rural Texas. Graduating from the University of Texas, he was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army Infantry. Brad served for more than 21 years, retiring as a Special Forces Lieutenant Colonel. During that time, he held numerous Infantry and Special Forces positions, including eight years in 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment – Delta where he commanded multiple troops and a squadron. He has conducted operations in support of US national interests in Iraq, Afghanistan, and other classified locations.
His final assignment was as the Assistant Professor of Military Science at The Citadel in Charleston, SC. He holds a Master’s of Science in Defense Analysis from the Naval Postgraduate School, with a concentration in Irregular Warfare. In 2011, Brad published his debut novel, One Rough Man, which was an immediate success and launched the Pike Logan series. Now with more than 13 installments and more than 2 million copies sold, the series has consistently hit the New York Times bestseller list. When not writing, he serves as a security consultant on asymmetric threats for various agencies. He lives in Charleston, SC with his wife and two daughters.