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The Forgotten Soldier by Brad Taylor

The Forgotten Soldier

by Brad Taylor

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The Forgotten Soldier is the 9th book in the Pike Logan thriller series. This is the 3rd one in a row I’ve read and and I liked this one more than the other two, even though the start made me wonder if I’d like it at all! Great setup and finish. I was a little leary about this one with one of the ‘good guys’ going rogue and becoming his own Judge, Jury and Executioner. But they brought the story back to a Taskforce ending and while it was sad it was still a very good one. For those who like international thrillers this is still a good series to lose yourself in. Pike a bit of a dick, but he gets the job done.

A task force man, Guy George, had a brother in Afghanistan as part of a special forces op and the whole team was ambushed and killed. His belongings are shipped back and by special request, were not ‘scrubbed’. IE cleaned and filtered to spare the family extra hardship. It happened to have the packaged his brother had for the mission he was on. It had the pictures of 4 faces, his brothers last mission, and likely the ones who caused his demise.

At first Guy was taking it fairly stoically, and agreed to sit out his next mission helping research other targets. Then he identified someone he believed to be one of his brothers targets. Who happened to be the son of a powerful and influential man from Qatar. Once Guy learned that there wouldn’t even be authorization to look into the man and his friends, he decides to take the law into his own hands. He goes extralegal, from an already extra legal organization.

Once the Taskforce discovers this, Pike is sent after him to prevent him from causing an international incident. Only Guy has disappeared and no one knows where he is or where his targets are going to be. So they need to find him, before they can stop him. And it takes them on a race around Greece. ( )
  readafew | Feb 3, 2016 |
OK - just OK. Not much character development and a lot of references to things that happened in earlier novels in this series. I guess the author assumes anyone reading his books would have read them all. Other, better, authors that write novels with re-occurring characters (Berry, Preston & Child, Silva, and Child) take the time to at least re-aquatint their readers with the characters and their backstories. I might have liked this much more if Taylor had used that approach. ( )
  labdaddy4 | Jan 14, 2016 |
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The ninth thriller in the New York Times bestselling Pike Logan series by Brad Taylor, a retired Delta Force commander who has lived for more than twenty years in the world about which he writes.

     For years, the extralegal counterterrorist unit known as the Taskforce has worked in the shadows, anticipating and preventing attacks around the globe. Created to deal with a terrorist threat that shuns the civilized rule of law, it abandoned the same, operating outside of the US Constitution. Wildly successful, preventing disaster time and time again, it was rooted in a fear that the cure could be worse than the disease. And now that fear has come home. A Special Forces soldier is killed on an operation in Afghanistan. Complicit in the attack is a government official of an allied nation. While the US administration wants to forget the casualty, one Taskforce member will not. When he sets out to avenge his brother's death, his actions threaten to not only expose the Taskforce's activities, but also destroy a web of alliances against a greater evil. Pike Logan understands the desire, but also the danger. Brought in to eliminate the risk, he's now forced to choose between his friend and the administration he's sworn to protect, confronted with the greatest threat he's ever faced: a Taskforce Operator gone rogue. Unbeknownst to either of them, the SF soldier's death is only the beginning. . . .

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