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Publisher's Summary

The Taskforce has stopped countless terrorist threats across the globe, operating outside of US law to prevent the deaths of innocents. But now, along the fault lines of the old Iron Curtain, the danger is far greater than a single attack.

With Russia expanding its influence from Syria to the Baltic States, the Taskforce is placed on stand-down because of the actions of one rogue operator. Meanwhile Pike Logan and Jennifer Cahill travel to Poland, hired to verify artifacts hidden for decades in a fabled Nazi gold train, only to find themselves caught amid growing tensions between East and West. A Russian incursion into Belarus under the facade of self-defense is trumped by a horrific attack against the United States, driving NATO to mobilize even as it tries to determine who is behind the strike.

On the brink of war, Pike and Jennifer discover that there is a separate agenda in play, one determined to force a showdown between NATO and Russia. With time running out and America demanding vengeance, Pike and Jennifer race to unravel the mystery before a point of no return is reached. Unbeknownst to them, there is another attack on the way - one that will guarantee World War III.

©2016 Brad Taylor (P)2016 Recorded Books

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  • Wayne
  • Matthews, NC
  • 06-29-16

Brad Taylor never disappoints!

This the third recent release where some Audible listeners posted negative ratings before having the time to listen to the espionage novel even at 3X listening speed. The other two were Foreign Agent by Brad Thor and First Strike by Ben Coes. I usually listen to books at 2X recording speed because that is most comfortable for me. Ghosts of War, the 10th novel in the Pike Logan series, is a solid 5 star espionage thriller which I recommend, but it still is not as good as First Strike by Ben Coes. First Strike ties Back Blast by Mark Greaney for the best espionage novels released so far this year. I use the same criteria another Audible listener has stated for awarding 5 star ratings: I believe it must be an outstanding book which I look forward to listen to again. Ghosts of War easily meets those criteria.

This novel is a continuation of The Forgotten Soldier, the prior novel in the Pike Logan series, but I like this story more. It picks up exactly where The Forgotten Soldier finished.

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  • Joe Bloggs
  • WASHINGTON, IL, United States
  • 10-07-17

Pumpkin King?

1. Starts off slow building the plot line, typical for this genre but annoying and somewhat boring.
2. No task force drama!
3. Pike's story is told in the 1st person, makes the book entertaining, good point
4. Shoshana aka Pumpkin King - this plot line just comes off wrong, I don't like it and the whole thing seems to distract from a decent plot and Pike Logan action
Overall a good book, and maybe I'm getting too picky these days but if I never hear about Shoshana and the Pumpkin King again, that would be just fine

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Great book, decent narration.

Narrator: the switch between the two narrators was a bit jarring, especially when different narrators voiced the same person in different chapters, but I got used to it after a while. Still, there's no reason one person couldn't do all of it.

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Taylor hits it out of the park... again!

This is no doubt Brad Taylor's best work yet. The characters great and the story is compelling. This is a must-read for every fan of the genre.

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  • David
  • Indiana United States
  • 02-03-17

Awesome

Loved the book start to finish. Great narration. Humor. Action. Such a great series.

I would recommend this book to anyone.

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awesome book. great story

if you are doing the series then you will love it. I love where the series is going.

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  • YMHIK
  • California
  • 09-21-16

Character Development and Plot Both Done Well

If you could sum up Ghosts of War in three words, what would they be?

Friends Doing Good

What about Henry Strozier and Rich Orlow ’s performance did you like?

Transparent. Their characters in the story shine through.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

yes

Any additional comments?

What Good Writers do well is Character Development and Plot. After several books in this Series, we are all getting to know well Pike, Jennifer, Aron, and Soshanna. Their character development continues in this book and the characters get more human, more likable, and deeper. The Plots are always fantastic, from disposing of backpack atomic weapons, to saving the Pope, to keeping the new President from going to all out war with the Russia Federation over a BUK missile take-down of Air Force One over Donetsk Oblast in Ukraine.

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Too tired, I have to go to bed now...

I lost many nights sleep listing to the book, a page turner, or better said, a battery burner...Great story and great storytelling ...

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Taylor's Best Pike Logan Yet

A fantastic story that feels like it could really happen. Taylor proves that he is on top of today's headlines and twists perfectly between fact and fiction to again take Pike and the task force into the middle of a world crisis. Strozier and Orlow again team up to bring the story to life with their excellent narration.

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Love Pike Logan

Pike reminds me of a couple of meat heads from my service days. I love these books.