“Few authors write about espionage, terrorism, and clandestine hit squads as well as Taylor does.”—Houston Press
Pike Logan is on the desperate hunt for a man who is about to betray his country—and ignite a horrific new world war—in this pulse-pounding thriller from New York Times bestselling author and former special forces officer Brad Taylor
Pike Logan and Jennifer Cahill are enjoying a sunny vacation down under when they get disturbing news: their friend and colleague Clifford Delmonty is in serious trouble. While working as a contractor at an Australian F-35 facility, the former Taskforce member—callsign Dunkin—saw something he shouldn’t have, and now he’s on the run from Chinese agents.
Pike and Jennifer soon discover that Dunkin’s attackers are a dangerous link to a much larger scheme that could launch a full-on conflict between China and Taiwan. In its quest for dominance, China is determined to reclaim Taiwan—a pivotal ally the United States has sworn to protect. Pike learns that the Chinese have a devious plan to bait the island nation into all-out war by destabilizing the government and manipulating an artificial intelligence defense system.
As the threat reaches a boiling point, Pike alone realizes that what they’re seeing isn’t actually real. A soldier who has always been trained to fight and win, Pike must now track down and neutralize the missing man who holds the key. With the help of Jennifer, the Taskforce team, and a brave Taiwanese intelligence agent, he races to prevent a catastrophic conflict from consuming a whole region of the world.
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Terrorists on his tail, a friend in mortal danger, and a war that only he can prevent: It’s just another day on the job for Pike Logan. The covert American operative’s much-deserved Australian vacation is cut short when he learns that a colleague is on the run after blowing the whistle on a coworker who was secretly aiding a Chinese terror plot. That revelation sets off a chain of threatening events that could plunge the world into violent conflict. American Traitor is full of the canny plot twists and strikingly true-to-life details we love about Brad Taylor’s long-running adventure series. As a Special Forces vet himself, Taylor makes the action-packed, globe-trotting story eerily plausible. By the time Pike embarks on a deadly military-base raid, it’s clear that his strength and ingenuity are being put to the ultimate test.
Bestseller Taylor's taut 15th Pike Logan novel (after 2020's Hunter Killer) takes Pike, the head of the Taskforce counterterrorism unit, and his Taskforce member girlfriend, Jennifer Cahill, to Australia for some vacation. They intend to stay with former Taskforce colleague Dunkin Delmonty, but on arrival they find Dunkin on the run from Chinese assassins. Dunkin recently exposed the schemes of his coworker, a Chinese-American artificial-intelligence specialist, who sabotaged the software of the new F-35 fighter jet and stole the code for the early-warning system protecting Taiwan from Chinese invasion. The attack on Dunkin prompts Pike to call in his Taskforce unit and team with a former Taiwan intelligence agent to stop a war between the beleaguered island nation and the despotic Chinese government. A memorable cast, powerful action scenes, and authentic tradecraft compensate for blandly generic settings, with neither Australia nor Taiwan brought much to life. Series fans will appreciate the continuing evolution of the characters and the customary attention to tactical detail. Taylor reinforces his place as a major player in the military action genre.
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Love all brads books. He keeps you interested the entire book and it seems so real. I just can’t put them down.
Another awesome military adventure thriller with amazing details from all over the world. Characters are amazing. Have read everything he writes and am not disappointed.
Best pike Logan novel yet!
The US-China antagonistic situation was very well expressed and seemed as up-to-date as today’s news. The action scenes were outstanding and were the best I’ve seen in a long time! As well, the plotting and suspense were top of the line!