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Title:
Ghosts of war : a Pike Logan thriller
ISBN:
9780525954927
Edition:
First edition.
Publication:
New York, New York : Dutton, [2016]
Physical Description:
401 pages ; 24 cm
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Number in series:
10.
Summary:
"World War is on the horizon in New York Times bestselling author Brad Taylor's tenth heart-pounding Pike Logan thriller. The Taskforce has stopped countless terrorist threats across the globe, operating outside of US law to prevent the death of innocents. But now, along the fault lines of the old Iron Curtain, the danger is far greater than a single attack. With Russia expanding its influence from Syria to the Baltic States, the Taskforce is placed on stand-down because of the actions of one rogue operator. Meanwhile, Pike Logan and Jennifer Cahill travel to Poland, hired to verify artifacts hidden for decades in a fabled Nazi gold train, only to find themselves caught amid growing tensions between East and West. A Russian incursion into Belarus under the facade of self-defense is trumped by a horrific attack against the United States, driving NATO to mobilize even as it tries to determine who is behind the strike. On the brink of war, Pike and Jennifer discover that there is a separate agenda in play, one determined to force a showdown between NATO and Russia. With time running out, and America demanding vengeance, Pike and Jennifer race to unravel the mystery before a point of no return is reached. Unbeknownst to them, there is another attack on the way. One that will guarantee World War III"-- Provided by publisher.
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World War is on the horizon in  New York Times  bestselling author Brad Taylor's tenth heart-pounding Pike Logan thriller.
 
The Taskforce has stopped countless terrorist threats across the globe, operating outside of US law to prevent the death of innocents. But now, along the fault lines of the old Iron Curtain, the danger is far greater than a single attack. With Russia expanding its influence from Syria to the Baltic States, the Taskforce is placed on stand-down because of the actions of one rogue operator.
 
Meanwhile, Pike Logan and Jennifer Cahill travel to Poland, hired to verify artifacts hidden for decades in a fabled Nazi gold train, only to find themselves caught amid growing tensions between East and West. A Russian incursion into Belarus under the facade of self-defense is trumped by a horrific attack against the United States, driving NATO to mobilize even as it tries to determine who is behind the strike. 
 
On the brink of war, Pike and Jennifer discover that there is a separate agenda in play, one determined to force a showdown between NATO and Russia.  With time running out, and America demanding vengeance, Pike and Jennifer race to unravel the mystery before a point of no return is reached. Unbeknownst to them, there is another attack on the way.  
 
One that will guarantee World War III.


Author Notes

Brad Taylor was born on Okinawa, Japan, but grew up in rural Texas. He graduated from the University of Texas then was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army Infantry. Taylor served for more than 21 years, retiring as a Special Forces Lieutenant Colonel. His final assignment was as the Assistant Professor of Military Science at The Citadel in Charleston, SC.

Brad's books include The Polaris Protocol, The Widows Strike, Enemy of Mine, All Necessary Force, One Rough Man, Black Flag, Gut Instinct, The Callsign, No Fortunate Son, The Insider Threat and Operator Down.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

The stakes are high in bestseller Taylor's workmanlike 10th Pike Logan thriller (after 2015's The Forgotten Soldier). Simon Migonuv, the head of a Russian organized crime syndicate, is summoned to Vladimir Putin's Black Sea estate, where he attends a meeting with the Russian president and four executives of Gazprom, the world's largest oil company. On Putin's orders, security men smother the Gazprom executives for their failure to stop the Ukrainians from working on a gas line that would make their country no longer reliant on Russia for energy. Fearing for his life, Migonuv agrees to do what he can to provoke a war in Europe, including shooting down an American aircraft. Standing in the way of that calamity are Pike, a member of a discredited covert U.S. antiterrorist unit known as Taskforce, and his allies, including Shoshana, a stereotypical Israeli assassin who snaps out of a catatonic state after a prompt from Pike to remember the Pumpkin King from Tim Burton's movie The Nightmare Before Christmas. This is a standard action thriller, full of violence but short of surprises and developed characterizations. Five-city author tour. Agent: John Talbot, Talbot Fortune. (June) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.


Booklist Review

Taylor continues to tell compelling stories that showcase the world of Special Forces. His hero, Pike Logan, runs the Taskforce, an off-the-books group that gets called when other options have been exhausted. Thanks to a former group member's transgressions, the Taskforce is currently in hot water with the president; however, work comes anyway when the cover organization that Logan uses to appear legitimate gets hired to verify that material found on an old train is really Nazi loot. It should be a simple mission for Logan and his colleague Jennifer Cahill: a quick trip to Poland, then home. Not quite. The pair lands in the middle of simmering tensions between Russia and its neighbors, and soon it seems as if world war is looming. Not an uncommon premise, to be sure, but Taylor makes it work. He's one of the best in the business writing about the world of covert ops, and he ably mixes action with characters we care about. If you read Brad Thor and Vince Flynn, you should be reading Taylor, too.--Ayers, Jeff Copyright 2017 Booklist