Enemy of Mine (Pike Logan Series #3)

Enemy of Mine (Pike Logan Series #3)

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by Brad Taylor
     
 

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A tentative peace between Israel and Palestine has been brokered by the United States. But the Taskforce—a clandestine team operating outside of US law to protect the country from terrorism—hears of an assassination attempt on the American envoy sent to solidify the treaty. The Taskforce must devote every resource to saving his life—and preventing

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A tentative peace between Israel and Palestine has been brokered by the United States. But the Taskforce—a clandestine team operating outside of US law to protect the country from terrorism—hears of an assassination attempt on the American envoy sent to solidify the treaty. The Taskforce must devote every resource to saving his life—and preventing another bloody outbreak of violence.

Taskforce operator Pike Logan and his partner, Jennifer Cahill, must hunt down the assassin through the Middle East, following a trail that becomes more perilous at every turn. And they must deal with terrorist organizations, independent killers, and shaky allies to uncover the biggest threat of all: an American citizen hiding a secret that just may destroy everything, including the Taskforce.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“Pike ranks right up there with Jason Bourne, Jack Reacher, and Jack Bauer.”—New York Times Bestselling Author John Lescroart

“[Taylor is] solidly in the ranks of such authors as Brad Thor and Vince Flynn.” —Publishers Weekly

“Fresh plot, great action, and Taylor clearly knows what he is writing about.” —Vince Flynn

“Readers of novels set in the world of Special Forces have many choices, but Taylor is one of the best.”—Booklist

Publishers Weekly
Bestseller Taylor's action-packed third Pike Logan thriller (after 2012's All Necessary Force) takes Pike, love interest Jennifer Cahill (now a seasoned warrior), and other members of Taskforce, "a counterterrorism organization made up of the best operators from the special mission units of the Department of Defense and the national clandestine service of the CIA," to Dubai, where embittered Palestinian Abdul Rahman (aka the Ghost) is concocting a clever plan involving an elevator and explosives to assassinate Jeffrey McMasters, the new U.S. peace envoy to the region. Meanwhile, unbeknownst to Pike, the terrorist known as Infidel also has an interest in McMasters and the peace mission. It's a case of spy vs. spy vs. spy until Pike does what he does best—take the bastards down. Taylor, a retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel, may not bring anything new to this subgenre, but those who prize authentic military action will be rewarded. Agent: John Talbot, Talbot Fortune. (Jan.)
Kirkus Reviews
This is Taylor's third Pike Logan thriller, and it's a good one. The United States government has secretly brokered a peace deal between Israel and Palestine, and terrorist forces plan to subvert it. Logan heads a clandestine Taskforce team that's determined to identify and root out the threat while there is still time. Logan's team must prevent an assassination in Qatar, facing down two adversaries. One is an Arab known as the Ghost, and the other is an American named Lucas Kane, who would murder his own mother for the right price. Logan knows him only too well, while Kane sees both men as killers at heart. Is Kane right, or does Logan have a moral core that sets him apart? He certainly gains the reader's sympathy as he struggles to balance being a rule-bending badass with being a human who has emotions extending beyond rage. In the past, Logan suffered a horrible personal loss that bears directly on his motivation, yet surprisingly, his climactic action hinges more on what happens to a colleague. The story moves along at a rapid clip, using short chapters and at least four points of view to grab and hold the reader's attention. The terrorists are smart, capable enemies, very much an even match for Logan's team. Satisfies from start to finish.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780451419934
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/07/2014
Series:
Pike Logan Series, #3
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
544
Sales rank:
91,103
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 7.40(h) x 1.40(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher
“Pike ranks right up there with Jason Bourne, Jack Reacher, and Jack Bauer.”—New York Times Bestselling Author John Lescroart

“[Taylor is] solidly in the ranks of such authors as Brad Thor and Vince Flynn.” —Publishers Weekly

“Fresh plot, great action, and Taylor clearly knows what he is writing about.” —Vince Flynn

“Readers of novels set in the world of Special Forces have many choices, but Taylor is one of the best.”—Booklist

Meet the Author

BRAD TAYLOR is the author of the New York Times bestselling Pike Logan series. He served for more than twenty years in the U.S. Army, including eight years in 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment–Delta, commonly known as Delta Force. He retired as a Special Forces lieutenant colonel and now lives in Charleston, South Carolina.

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