Compared to such luminaries as #1 New York Times best-selling authors Brad Thor and Vince Flynn, Brad Taylor delivers edgy and adrenaline-drenched military thrillers. The Widow's Strike pits Taskforce operator Pike Logan and his partner Jennifer Cahill against a Chechen suicide bomber intent on releasing a deadly, genetically mutated virus. Traversing the globe to stop this catastrophe, the two soon discover there is a more dangerous enemy lurking in the shadows.
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I love espionage, legal, and detective thrillers but listen to most genres. Very frequent reviews. No plot spoilers! Please excuse my typos!
During recent years the Pike Logan-Jennifer Cahill series by Brad Taylor has become one of my favorites. The genre is espionage/action thriller. Brad Taylor is a very prolific author releasing novels at the rate of 2 annually. The Widow's Strike is a solid 5 star thriller. To get more info on the book read the publisher's summary. Book 10 in the series, Ghosts of War., will be released in 6 days. I really like the narration style on these novels. Rich Orlow narrates the first person Pike Logan parts and Henry Stozier narrates the third person parts. Both narrators are outstanding.
Fans of the Grey Man, maybe. The characters are flat as cardboard. No background or personalization whatsoever. I previously complained that Patricia Highsmith spent too much time in developing a character and what they were thinking. This is the other extreme: no character at all.
Not at all. I didn't care a bit for the characters, therefore the plot was of no interest. If anything kept me on the edge of my seat it was wondering when I might learn something about the characters.
Unlike others, the use of two different narrators, one for first-person and one for third-person, didn't bother me at all. They were adequate but didn't have anything interesting to work with.
I have worked my way through most books that I didn't care for, but a few, including this one, I just couldn't finish. I really didn't care what happened, so the slog wasn't work the effort. I quit and returned the book.
I am a fan of BT's books, but the narration is just awful. The use of military vernacular is excellent and makes me both laugh and reflect on my own 20 + yrs in the military. its a shame we can't have a do-over on narrators.
Not my favorite Pike Logan book, but still a good deal of action and a high-stakes plot. The performers reading the story do a fantastic job!
I'm really getting into this series. the writing gets better in every book. I don't think any character will ever replace Mitch Rapp as my favorite series but pike is definitely my number 2 now. can't wait to get through the rest of the series. thanks for the great stories with just enough side drama to make the stories keep going and feel so realistic.
A tight plot with abundant action and healthy doses of reality.
Any number of narrators. Lou Diamond comes to mind. I'm also not sure having two really adds anything in audiobooks in general -- particularly if they are both male. Even a bit distracting. In any event, one highly prepared one beats two less-than- prepared ones. This seemed the issue as opposed to their talents per se.
I would read this author again.
Considering that I have a reading disorder, the Audible compamy has quenched a great day of time with Audible as my greatest personal fre
This is another home run from Thor and the Narration was amazing
Must Buy it. No Fence to sit on just get it,
I really don't have much time to read, so I listen to audio books on the way back and forth between the 2 colleges that I teach at.
The danger of a bio-weapon attack by militant enemies of the US
Probably have, but I am not sure if I like having two narrators.
The book really made me more aware of the nature of Islamic extremists.
I enjoy the Pike Logan series,although the concept of a secret council is a little hard to accept.
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