A former Delta Force commander, Brad Taylor proves with this breathtaking debut thriller that Vince Flynn and Brad Thor have company. A collection of top operatives, the Taskforce was commissioned by the highest levels of government, kept secret from the media and even Congress. The best of the Taskforce bunch, Pike Logan knows the greatest threat to American security is one or two idealogues. Unfortunately for them, they’ve just crossed Pike’s path.
Spoiler Alert: Even if the premise was believable, there were too many points where supposedly smart people jumped to illogical conclusions or couldn’t deduce what was right in front of them. Too many contrived certain death scenarios with last minute rescues. The author has the background to write a more real world story without the protagonist coming off as such a jerk and none of the special forces guys I’ve met have ever talked like the narrator.
Louis L'Amour's world is built on those dramatic moments when men and women cast their fears, doubts, and pasts behind them and plunge into the unknown. Nowhere is that more evident than in this latest collection of stories set on the American frontier. These selections include "The Nester and the Piute"; "Big Man"; "Waltz Him Around Again"; "Shadow"; "Barney Takes a Hand"; "When a Texan Takes Over"; and "No Trouble for the Cactus Kid".
Louis L'Amour writes excellent stories and no one tells them better than Jason Culp! Thoroughly enjoy his narration of these frontier tales.
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