One Rough Man (Pike Logan Series #1)

One Rough Man (Pike Logan Series #1)

by Brad Taylor
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One Rough Man (Pike Logan Series #1) by Brad Taylor

The first Pike Logan novel from New York Times bestselling author Brad Taylor.

They call it the Taskforce. Commissioned at the highest level of the U.S. government. Protected from the prying eyes of Congress and the media. Designed to operate outside the bounds of U.S. law. Trained to exist on the ragged edge of human capability.

Pike Logan was the most successful operator on the Taskforce, his instincts and talents unrivaled—until personal tragedy permanently altered his outlook on the world. Pike knows what the rest of the country might not want to admit: The real threat isn't from any nation, any government, any terrorist group. The real threat is one or two men, controlled by ideology, operating independently, in possession of a powerful weapon.

Buried in a stack of intercepted chatter is evidence of two such men. The transcripts are scheduled for analysis in three months. The attack is mere days away. It is their bad luck that they're about to cross paths with Pike Logan. Because Pike Logan has nothing left to lose.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101475782
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/17/2011
Series: Pike Logan Series , #1
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 576
Sales rank: 5,576
File size: 665 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About 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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One Rough Man (Pike Logan Series) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 240 reviews.
readzilla More than 1 year ago
This is a great vacation or weekend read. Will keep you turning pages for days or a couple very long marathon reads. I expect great things in the follow up to this debut novel, and can't wait to see what mischief Pike finds himself in next time.
rfirehose More than 1 year ago
when I first started reading this , the first impression that it was a rather amateurish knock-off of a Mitch Rapp plot, however as the story proceeded there were enough twists and turns to make it well worth the read.
alinn More than 1 year ago
Exciting and fast paced. The best book of its kind that I've read in a long time. I'm now a memberr of the Brad Taylor fan club and can't wait to read his next book.
2kool4u More than 1 year ago
Not only is Brad Taylor a Real American Hero as a defender of freedom, he is a total bad a**. He is also going to be a real American Hero Celebrity writer. He is better than Clancy, and this is his first book! Brad when do we get to see read the next adventure of Pike Logan? This was the most fun I have had in a great read in years.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I dont read military thrillers but this book caught my eye. I loved it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow, what a great book. I read this book in two days while on vacation. I just simply couldn't put it down. I read someone say it started off kind of slow and that I would agree with to a small amount. However, once into it just a small ways, I was hooked. My wife woke up at 3am because I was not in bed wondering why I was still up reading. I told her this book was amazing and it was packed full of continuous events that made me unable to put it down for any long period of time or heck, any short period of time too!! My heart would race when reading many of the action packed events. I can only say that I can't wait to read more about Pike and Jennifer when the new book becomes available here in the next week or so. Outstanding job to the author on a very well written book that will leave you wanting to read every book he has to offer in the future!!
McPilot More than 1 year ago
I'm a big fan of the Mitch Rapp series by Vince Flynn. Brad Taylor has come close to creating a formidable Mitch Rapp rival in this series with Pike Logan. The action is fast paced and gets you hooked early in the story. Hmmm... could they ever team up?
cdude524 More than 1 year ago
An excellent read. One Rough Man is an escape from reality to the world of "what if", with just the right amount of realism taken from today's headlines. Brad's first book is quite an achievement in military fiction, based upon his experience and knowledge, while not going overboard. The characters of Pike and Jennifer, and their interaction have me turning the pages, not wanting the story to end. I look forward to what I hope is a long and exciting journey with Pike Logan.
twominwarning More than 1 year ago
Brad Taylor's debut novel One Rough Man is an absolute page-turner. I couldn't put it down. I read the book in a couple of day's while on a recent business trip. I found myself hurrying back to my hotel room at the end of the day to read about how Pike and Jennifer would work their way through the next problem that was presented to them. Pike and Jennifer make a bad-ass team, the author develops their characters and relationship perfectly in a manner that makes the reader root for their success. Lucas and his team of mercenaries, a perfect example of "good men gone bad" which is relevant and current in todays sub-culture of contractors and guns for hire operating today around the globe. Brad writes from a place of absolute knowledge and experience. Problem solving is a thing former LTC Brad Taylor knows about intimately. Developing creative and unique ways to solve the most challenging problems is a core skill that the men from Brad's former units must possess. One Rough Man is a thrill ride of intense action, suspense, and intrigue. From the Windjammer to the White House, One Rough Man left me anxiously wanting more from the first time author.
Daddeo More than 1 year ago
Could not put this book down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Brad Taylor has become my new favorite author, his insights and knowledge has created a new and exciting work of fiction. As cheesy as this sounds I appluad him first for his service to this country and for the amazing capabilities of his writtings.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Brad Taylor has taken his military background and done a great job of applying it to the details of the book. He has the start of good characters and the intrigue of a romance with out all the between the sheets. Hopefully, the U.S. has a few teams out there ready to protect us like in the novel.
nightmoves More than 1 year ago
Completely got caught up in the action of the book and missed a few needed hours of sleep. Did not want this story to end and will be anxiously awaiting the second, third, fourth and fifth books! Brad gets you caught up in the moment with the way he writes and has you cheering Pike on whether he's dealing with his inner demons or the terrorists.
range19reader More than 1 year ago
This book was amazing adventure. I was captivated with the story and was not able to do my real job for two days. Brad Taylor translates a realistic operational mindset unlike any author I have read. Pike Logan is tribute to those "meat eaters" that have served with LTC (Ret) Taylor. Their drive and motivation are only truly understood by those within an elite brotherhood. The subtleties of the novel allow the reader a glimpse into an operational environment few have experienced. Great debut. JACKPOT! Can't wait for the sequel!
JI_Redneck More than 1 year ago
Brad Taylor's first thriller is a page-turning race to the finish. You will root for Pike Logan, the lead character, to do what he does best - kill the bad guys! If you are a bleeding-heart liberal who has sympathy for terrorists, this book is not for you. However, if you like it when the good guys are victorious against evil and enjoy the hard-knuckled fight, you will be enamored with this book. Move over Jason Bourne, Pike Logan should be on the thriller big screen soon! I read this book in two days and could not put it down. It is hard to believe this is Brad's first book; it reads like an experienced, fast-paced, detail-oriented author's series.
Ktrain More than 1 year ago
Good job Brad Taylor ! A new strong character is always welcome and I am looking forward to the future efforts of Pike and his compadres !
KenCady More than 1 year ago
...and another super hero who can get out of any trouble that confronts him while he saves the day. The last part of the novel is quite good, but the whole Guatemala episode can be skipped. There are so many novels like this one out there that to stand out an author has to come up with something different. Perhaps the civilian woman is that, but it didn't work too well for me. Looks like I am in the minority though.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Characters were not likable, and the plot dragged. I hardly ever abandon a book, but life is too short.
MBGH More than 1 year ago
Great book in a great series. Read this in a couple days. Can't wait for the next one
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I coukf not be,lievewhat a disgusting coward the "hero" turned out to be. Complete loser. I was disgusted.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not as , I think, boringly technical as Tom Clancy, and the story moves along nicely so the reader is drowning in politics to get to the point. In that way, I think it would translate well to the big screen or the small screen. Being female myself, I'd almost like to see the romance develop faster than the few kisses that take place over the course of the first three books in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. It made him human and super hero at the same time. I had a hard time putting it down.
gynmom More than 1 year ago
We are introduced to Pike Logan, former clandestine spy for an underground force of the US government. He has lost his wife and daughter to murderous men. Living as a drunkard on a sailboat in the Charleston Harbor, he meets his sidekick for the book at a local bar. Her uncle has been kidnapped while searching for ancient Mayan ruins where men have mysteriously died from an unknown substance. In comes bioterrorism adding jihadists, Mexican warlords and Russians to the mix. The unlikely storyline ensues with Pike et al. Trying to prove a terror threat to the US from a weapon of mass destruction. Thgovernment will not intervene until hard proof is provided or will they. This is my first Pike Logan read and I hope the others are better than this
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book in record time kept me interested to the end.