All Necessary Force (Pike Logan Series #2)

All Necessary Force (Pike Logan Series #2)

4.4 149
by Brad Taylor
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

Retired Delta Force officer Brad Taylor—whose debut thriller, One Rough Man, was a national bestseller—continues his electrifying Pike Logan series.

A terrorist hit is coming.

The CIA, FBI, and Department of Defense systems have spiked, but traditional intel is going nowhere. It falls to the Taskforce—a top secret team that

See more details below

Overview

Retired Delta Force officer Brad Taylor—whose debut thriller, One Rough Man, was a national bestseller—continues his electrifying Pike Logan series.

A terrorist hit is coming.

The CIA, FBI, and Department of Defense systems have spiked, but traditional intel is going nowhere. It falls to the Taskforce—a top secret team that exists outside the bounds of U.S. law and is charged with finding and destroying asymmetric threats—to stop the unknown conspirators.

A shadowy trailer leads the Taskforce through Asia and into Egypt, where an attack leaves one hardened Taskforce member dead and another barely breathing. Pike Logan and his partner, Jennifer Cahill, are forced to helm the increasingly convoluted and dangerous mission—a mission that tests Jennifer's ability to justify means to an end and Pike's tenuous ability to stay in control. Sifting their way through the opposing plots of two terrorist organizations will turn out to be th least of their problems when a weapon of unthinkable power touches American soil—the only country in which Taskforce members are forbidden to operate, and the only country that Pike Logan may be unable to save.

Told with unparalleled realism informed by Taylor's decades of experience in the Special Forces and Delta Force, All Necessary Force takes readers on a terrifying and relentless journey.

Read More

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
In Taylor’s exciting second Pike Logan thriller (after 2011’s One Rough Man), Pike, who’s been mustered out as the leader of Taskforce, a secret unit authorized by the U.S. president to target terrorists, heads a civilian business designed to assist Taskforce activities worldwide. When U.S. intelligence operations pick up Internet chatter indicating that an attack on American soil is imminent, Pike gets back in the game. He turns for help to Jennifer Cahill, his girlfriend and business partner, who saved his life in the last book and under his tutelage tried out for Taskforce. The supporting cast includes such familiar types as the well-meaning president, the government traitor, the craven high-level government adviser, and an assortment of Middle Eastern terrorists, this time aided by Americans recruited from prisons. While some readers may find the terrorists’ U.S. targets insufficiently important, the high violence level and authentic military action put Taylor, a retired Delta Force officer, solidly in the ranks of such authors as Brad Thor and Vince Flynn. (Jan.)
From the Publisher
"The high violence level and authentic military action put Taylor, a retired Delta Force officer, solidly in the ranks of such authors as Brad Thor and Vince Flynn." -Publishers Weekly

"Terrorists plan to strike America with a vicious blow, and it's Pike Logan's job to stop them. This fast-moving thriller poses the dilemma: Must he obey the law, or must he use all necessary force to thwart the enemy?....Well written, edgy and a damn good yarn." -Kirkus Reviews-

"Fill your lungs before you start-ALL NECESSARY FORCE-because it will leave you breathless.-"
Suspense Magazine

"Gritty…Readers will want to hear more of Logan and Cahill."
Booklist

Library Journal
The terrorists are coming, but nobody knows where they'll hit or when. It's up to TaskForce, which operates outside the law, to track down clues. After an attack in Egypt, Taylor hero Pike Logan ends up in charge with partner Jennifer Cahill, who's worried about the legality of their mission. They'll still triumph. Retired Delta Force officer Taylor had a big hit with his first Pike Logan work, One Rough Man, and has since been speaking up on Fox News, MSNBC, and elsewhere, so expect interest.
Kirkus Reviews
Terrorists plan to strike America with a vicious blow, and it's Pike Logan's job to stop them. This fast-moving thriller poses the dilemma: Must he obey the law, or must he use all necessary force to thwart the enemy? In the second book in Taylor's series (One Rough Man, 2011), Logan is part of the top-secret Taskforce set up to handle asymmetric threats to the United States. Muslim terrorists plan an attack on the Great Satan's power grid, and they set out to kill anyone who is remotely in their way. Logan is no pansy himself as he terminates his share of bad guys. Also he encourages Jennifer Cahill to earn a place on Taskforce, to the chagrin of his chauvinistic colleagues. Cahill proves as tough as any man, and she has a conscience too: you can get her to kill, but you can't make her like it. As the story veers back and forth between the terrorists and the Taskforce, the weight of saving America from disaster falls squarely on Logan and his team--can they stop the impending simultaneous attacks on nuclear power plants? It's a simple post–Cold War scenario: The black ex-convict finds Mohammed in prison and wages jihad against America. Meanwhile, the hero breaks all the rules, because that's what heroes do. Logan angers some of his superiors because of actions that could land him in prison, even though the whole concept of Taskforce is that it's supposed to be extralegal. Whose side will President Warren take in this dispute? What makes the story even more interesting is the moral component Cahill adds, forcing Logan to examine his conscience as they both do what they must to protect the rest of us. Well written, edgy and a damn good yarn.

Read More

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780451415936
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/24/2012
Series:
Pike Logan Series, #2
Pages:
576
Sales rank:
57,422
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 7.30(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher
“Gritty…Readers will want to hear more of Logan and Cahill.”
-Booklist

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >