May 27, 2022

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New Book American Traitor: A Pike Logan Novel by Brad Taylor

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Pike Logan and Jennifer Cahill are enjoying a sunny vacation down under when they get disturbing news: their friend and colleague Clifford Delmonty is in serious trouble. While working as a contractor at an Australian F-35 facility, the former Taskforce member—callsign Dunkin—saw something he shouldn’t have, and now he’s on the run from Chinese agents.

Pike and Jennifer soon discover that Dunkin’s attackers are a dangerous link to a much larger scheme that could launch a full-on conflict between China and Taiwan. In its quest for dominance, China is determined to reclaim Taiwan—a pivotal ally the United States has sworn to protect. Pike learns that the Chinese have a devious plan to bait the island nation into all-out war by destabilizing the government and manipulating an artificial intelligence defense system.

As the threat reaches a boiling point, Pike alone realizes that what they’re seeing isn’t actually real. A soldier who has always been trained to fight and win, Pike must now track down and neutralize the missing man who holds the key. With the help of Jennifer, the Taskforce team, and a brave Taiwanese intelligence agent, he races to prevent a catastrophic conflict from consuming a whole region of the world.

About the Author

Brad Taylor, Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.), is a 21-year veteran of the U.S. Army Infantry and Special Forces, including eight years with the 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment – Delta, popularly known as Delta Force. Taylor 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.

Brad has written thirteen New York Times bestsellers. 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.

–This text refers to the audioCD edition.

Review

“Brad Taylor knows his stuff. His new Pike Logan novel, Hunter Killer, has the gun metal ring of authenticity and the crisp writing of a military communique… It makes you pause and think while you’re being thoroughly and rapidly entertained. It’s an excellent read, and I greatly enjoyed it.” (Nelson DeMille)

“Brad Taylor continues to dominate the military thriller genre, and it’s not close.” (The Real Book Spy)

“Taylor continues to tell flawless stories with his stellar cast of characters… It’s amazing that after so many novels Taylor can still maintain the high-level quality and breathless action readers expect, while also getting better with each tale.” (Booklist (starred review))

“Taylor brings an unquestionable level of authenticity to his Pike Logan series… Throw in some former Israeli Mossad agents and the cast of elite operators along with the level of bone-crushing violence is almost overflowing. A surefire hit for those who like contemporary foreign affairs spiced heavily with page-turning action.” (Kirkus Reviews)

“A blistering, explosive read… Hunter Killer is one of the best in the series to date… An intriguing tale, full of twists, turns, explosions and fisticuffs. By the book’s conclusion, you will be wondering why all thrillers can’t be this good.” (Bookreporter.com)

“ A car bomb meant for Pike [sets] the enraged Pike off on an unauthorized mission of vengeance… Aaron and Shoshana Bergman… raise the excitement level as they wreak havoc. A big surprise on the last page will please series fans.” (Publishers Weekly)

“In what can only be described as Brad Taylor’s best novel to date, Hunter Killer has upped the stakes…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.”  (Lima Charlie)

“Brad Taylor has once again topped himself with this latest book. The action scenes are incredible… If you’re a fan of the action, thriller genre jump right in with this one.” (Red Carpet Crash)

Praise for Brad Taylor and the Pike Logan Series: “[A] page-turning thriller…Taylor is one of today’s premiere authors writing about the world of special ops.”
(Associated Press)

“Taylor has already established himself as a master of special-ops thrillers, and this one will only add to his stellar reputation…Taylor adds human depth to his usually plot-driven novels, and the result is one of his best books to date.” (Booklist (starred review) on Daughter of War) –This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

Biography

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 14 installments and nearly 3 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.

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