Best-selling author Brad Taylor draws upon his own experiences as a Delta Force commander for his exciting series starring elite Taskforce operative Pike Logan. In All Necessary Force, Logan and his partner Jennifer Cahill are trailing two terrorist organizations from Asia to Egypt when a deadly threat arrives in the U.S.
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“An intense and intriguing character, Logan is definitely an action hero to watch.” (Booklist)
I love espionage, legal, and detective thrillers but listen to most genres. Very frequent reviews. No plot spoilers! Please excuse my typos!
All Necessary force is Book 2 of ex Delta Force commander Brad Taylor's Pike Logan series. The series is now 7 novels and 5 novellas. This novel is a great espionage thriller dealing with fighting terrorists in Asia, the Middle East and the US. One Rough Man, Book 1, showed real promise, novella 1.5 fixed narration issues and added Jennifer Cahill as a lead character, and All Necessary Force delivers on the promise of Brad Taylor being a great espionage thriller author.
Beginning with All Necessary Force the novels in the series use an unusual but very effective narration arrangement. The novel is written partially in third person with Henry Strozier narrating and partially in Pike Logan first person with Rich Orlow doing the narration. The narration is flawless.
For those who like great espionage novels this novel and the Pike Logan series provide just that, and the series does so consistently. Very highly recommended.
Techno-Thrillers, Jack Reacher, Mitch Rapp fan!
I liked the story and the characters but the editing made it hard to fully enjoy. I prefer audiobooks in which the chapters have a long pause at the end, as this book has. But, this was the first book I have ever listened to that made it very clear where the reader stopped for a break or the day and resumed and where re-takes were made and edited in. Both the volume and tone of the reader would change abruptly and annoyingly for either, OFTEN.
I wanted to strangle Jennifer. Some of her reactions, given the situation and line of work, is completely off the mark. She trains for a year as an operative, and gets upset when too much violence is used on a terrorist? Seriously . . . While there are rules and ways to do things, she is just too emotional.
Ted Bell and Alex Hawk
No - The original duo was much better.
This series has all the hope of being the closest thing to a fix for Mitch Rapp junkies. I have listened to all of the Jack Reacher, Dewey Andreas, and Scot Harvath books, and this has the best hope for being a great new series that is updated regularly. The early recordings are pieced together and there are plot holes, but they get cleaned up as the series progresses. This is definitely worth your time, and know that they get cleaner by the time you hit book 3-4.
I picked up this book based on the reviews, and was not dissapointed. I am so glad this Brad can write, because i read one of Brad Thors books, amd it was pure crap. Pike is the real thing.
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