cover image Days of Rage: A Pike Logan Thriller

Days of Rage: A Pike Logan Thriller

Brad Taylor. Dutton, $26.95 (384p) ISBN 978-0-525-95398-2

When two members of Taskforce, the supersecret U.S. government antiterrorism agency, are killed in Bulgaria while tracking Nigerian terrorist Usman Akinbo, Pike Logan, who heads a Taskforce cover organization, takes over, in bestseller Taylor’s high-powered sixth outing for his resourceful hero (after The Polaris Protocol). A plot by Russian FSB leader Vladimir Malikov to use Akinbo ends up pitting Pike and company against Russians led by spy Yuri Gorshenko, but an Israeli outfit proves to be a wildcard in a chase that skips from Bulgaria, Istanbul, and Berlin to the ultimate target. Taylor is adept at combining past tragedies, like the terrorist attack on the 1972 Munich Olympics, with more recent developments, like the Snowden disclosures, and tracking the geopolitical changes in between. Throw in modern technology, gunfights, hand-to-hand combat, and a daring race to prevent a disaster that would make the Munich Olympics attack pale by comparison, and you have a thriller that really thrills. [em]Agent: John Talbot, Talbot Fortune Agency. (July) [/em]