cover image No Fortunate Son: A Pike Logan Thriller

No Fortunate Son: A Pike Logan Thriller

Brad Taylor. Dutton, $26.95 (368p) ISBN 978-0-525-95399-9

In Taylor’s edge-of-your-seat seventh Pike Logan thriller (after Days of Rage), the head of the top-secret counterterrorism unit known as the Taskforce, Col. Kurt Hale, orders Pike and fellow operative Jennifer Cahill to locate his niece, Kylie, a University of Virginia student on exchange to Cambridge University. Terrorists have kidnapped Kylie along with several other family members of key U.S. government officials and are holding them for ransom somewhere in Europe. Essentially fired from Taskforce for disobeying orders in Days of Rage, Logan must find Kylie with no support other than Cahill’s and very little to go on. The stakes rise when they discover that one of the kidnap victims is the American vice president’s son—who was working at a NATO intelligence center in England—and that the terrorists may be planning something much more nefarious than a simple hostage exchange. The nonstop action, intricate story line, and jaw-dropping plot twists all but make up for the lack of character development. Agent: John Talbot, Talbot Fortune Agency. (Dec.)