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Angered by sanctions placed against its nuclear program, a rogue state is determined to release it. Their chosen method: one of the Black Widows—female suicide terrorists of Chechen descent who have the highest kill rate of any terrorist organization. By infecting her, then instructing her to detonate in the United States, her body will become the real weapon, spraying the virus into a crowd. Racing against time to prevent a global pandemic, Taskforce operator Pike Logan and his partner Jennifer Cahill follow the trail across Southeast Asia to the United States, only to learn that the enemy they face may not be the enemy they should fear.
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Sort order. Aug 01, L. Starks rated it really liked it. Taylor may have been earlier on the "widow" theme see also Daniel Silva's latest , but it and sex boulevard Sukhumvit Road in Thailand which also shows up in Nexus were interesting "shares" between these three books. The Widow's Strike is another great action-filled thriller from Brad Taylor in his book about how a rogue Iranian could weaponize a virus. Jul 28, LostKnight rated it it was amazing.
Dear Readers, In case you are looking for a page turner, non-stop action, here's the book for you. The character development is superb. I found myself running with these people as they went from adventure to adventure. There are several authors, who write in this genre, and I learn something from every one of these. These characters are Special Forces people, who can read people like books. I learned some things to look out for in people. This one dealt with a terrorist, a suicide bomber. That's al Dear Readers, In case you are looking for a page turner, non-stop action, here's the book for you.
That's all I'm going to say about it. I thank the author kindly for having written and published this book. This one is the first of his novels I have read. He is one of my favorite authors, and I plan to read many more. View 2 comments. Aug 02, Jeffrey rated it really liked it Shelves: read-in , thriller , anti-terrorist , special-forces. The anti-terrorist thriller genre lost a leading light with the untimely passing of Vince Flynn this year. Luckily for fans of this genre, there are still other action thriller authors who can pick up the mantle, but never replace, the great Vince Flynn.
Brad Taylor's fourth Pike Logan thriller is another fast exciting read filled with action, secret missions, guns and violence.
Taylor sets up the action convincingly with a plot involving a bold terrorist general who is intent on unleashing a pla The anti-terrorist thriller genre lost a leading light with the untimely passing of Vince Flynn this year. Taylor sets up the action convincingly with a plot involving a bold terrorist general who is intent on unleashing a plague on the world.
We get a bird's eye view of the presumed motivations of the general and of the recruited Chechen widow, who will be the actual instrument of attack. Taylor knows weapons and tactics and is particularly adept at describing the efforts that the team must go through to thwart a terrorist attack. The least convincing part of this book is Logan's perspective of the Widow's reasons for being a suicide bomber unleashing a plague against innocents that are not involved in the Chechen area, but he does spend a lot of time trying to provide a window into the face of evil.
It's up to the reader to determine if he succeeds.
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The general is operating out of Thailand, when he stumbles onto the fact that a biological factory has developed a murderous strain of the Asian flu. Motivated by his hatred for the West, the general kidnaps a scientist's kid at the mall and then threatens to kill the kid unless the scientist will provide the vials containing the disease.
Pike Logan and his partner Jennifer Cahill are members of the Taskforce, a typical secret government agency tasked with stopping terrorist attacks on America. Knuckles, one of the other members of Logan's team is captured by Thai police while on a mission trailing the general. It's up to Logan and Jennifer to find a way to free Knuckles. Once free, the team tracks the general and during a firefight captures one of the general's team of terrorists, who reveals the general's deadly plot. Can Logan and Jennifer stop the general before he gets the virus or at any point during his deadly plan to unleash the virus on the World.
Will all of America's Taskforce members standup and be counted? This is an exciting page turner as Logan, Jennifer and his team race against time to prevent a deadly plague from being unleashed. It's a wham bang action packed thrill ride. Intense, and action packed. A great read. Aug 20, Mike the Paladin rated it really liked it Shelves: thriller , action.
Pike Logan! There should be theme music you know? Thrilling, stirring music to set the tone. Once again the world hangs in the balance. A weapon of mass destruction is about to bring down the United States and reshuffle everything in the Middle East and the world. What shall we do? Who can save us? Well luckily Pike and his team are still out there and in spite of short sighted politicians, superiors and other teams we can all hold to hope that Pike will succeed! So what is about to happen?
Well wi Pike Logan! Well without spilling the beans or petri dish one of the Black Widows who are pledged to die for the movement I always wonder [and I'm not really making light of this] what do female martyrs get? I mean are there 72 male virgins waiting or what? The book moves along at a good clip and in spite of my somewhat light opening this is actually a fairly possible scenario. Tightly plotted with acceptable characterization I like these.
Oct 11, Jon Kurtz rated it really liked it. In this most recent installment featuring Pike Logan, the action is, once again, non-stop. Interesting backdrops abound as the story of a terror plot involving a deadly virus unfolds throughout Asia, Europe, and the United States.
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The main characters, Pike Logan and Jennifer Cahill, are now familiar. Their professional relationship has become more personal, providing the sexual tensi Brad Taylor has quickly risen to the top of the thriller genre, along with Lee Child, Brad Thor, and Vince Flynn. Their professional relationship has become more personal, providing the sexual tension missing from more one dimensional works in this genre.
While I enjoyed the read, it is my opinion this is the weakest of the Pike Logan novels. Though not Taylor's best work, The Widow's Strike is still a good, recommended read. Jun 11, Nick Brett rated it it was ok. A series I have been enjoying but this was easily the weakest to date. Much of the book felt as if it had been regurgitated from previous ones and had far too many similarities.
Again we have a dastardly plot against the US from extremists, again we have Pike Logan and the Taskforce going off and doing their thing against orders, again we have issues with the oversight committee.
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