cover image The Insider Threat: A Pike Logan Thriller

The Insider Threat: A Pike Logan Thriller

Brad Taylor. Dutton, $26.95 (384p) ISBN 978-0-525-95490-3

Pike Logan and the members of the secret American antiterrorist unit Taskforce go up against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in Taylor’s solid, though sometimes confusing, eighth installment in this bestselling series (after 2014’s No Fortunate Son). Pike and his love interest, Jennifer Cahill, travel to Kenya with the rest of the team to deal with a wealthy Saudi businessman, Ali Salim al-Naggar, who’s channeling funds to the Islamic State. Later, Pike and the team are ordered to Jordan to prevent an attack on a meeting of a new international anti-terror organization, which puts him on the trail of the Lost Boys, a group of four men directed by ISIS commander Omar al-Khatami. Because several terror groups are running simultaneous operations, some readers may find it difficult to keep all the bad guys and their missions straight. Never mind; Pike has his usual steady hand on the stick, and in the end he’s the one left standing with his enemies strewn about his feet. [em]Agent: John Talbot, Talbot Fortune Agency. (June) [/em]