Former Delta Force operative Brad Taylor brings his military expertise to bear in the New York Times best-selling Pike Logan series. In Days of Rage, Russia takes aim at the Taskforce by supplying extremists in Nigeria with a weapon of mass destruction. With time running out, Pike races to unravel a Cold War-era mystery and stop a plot aimed at killing millions.
©2014 Brad Taylor (P)2014 Recorded Books
This was good. It took a long time for it to get started. Very!!slow. Almost stopped but glad I kept going almost two hours!
I like Pike and his 'new' Jewish friends. worth a credit
I really enjoyed the historical content, but the authors understanding of our historical background of nuclear development could use a little more research. (E.g. Los Alamos rather than alamos). It's a cool place to visit still!!
I always seem to buy the Pike Logan books on sale hoping for better. I'm not sure if it's the narration or the writing but from time to time it seems like a comic book. Yeah, Pike Logan is a macho guy. I get it already. Once the author establishes how cool and macho the team is the story gets better.
After struggling through the first 4-5 hours, the story seemed to gain traction. Maybe I finally got used to the alternating narrators which made it hard to track who was who. I've had audiobooks with male and female alternating, but younger and older male voices doing male and female same characters every other chapter was not really useful.
Better narrator, plus not using two readers playing the same people was just confusing. Since narration was poor it was hard to follow the story
First I really enjoy the maturity that Brad Taylor brings to his novels when handling gender and sexual orientation. He doesn't sugar coat the issues (men doubting women's abilities for example) but he provides room for his characters to develop and grow. And he doesn't ignore the male preoccupation with women's bodies (use of male to male language describing a women's body) still showing reality. He brings this same approach to sexual orientation allowing for the subject to be brought up with humor diffusing the light yet shining a light. Very well done. There is honesty and yet a push to show a higher standard for men, women and different sexual orientation providing role models. This might be wishful thinking on Taylor's part, that people really could work together based on ability and respect, - It is a worthy goal! Thank you Brad! Now for the 'real' review.... there is the usual nonstop action, globe trotting, & traitor but a new twist as Jennifer and Pike find themselves working without the Task Force Team and with a foreign spy service. A few twists as there always are. I don't think it is the best in the series but certainly well worth the credit. Taylor hasn't disappointed me yet, I am looking forward to many more in this series.
I am not a prude, but the language in this book is gratuitous and I have never heard so many "F Bombs" for no reason. I won't read another of his books.
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