DAYS OF RAGE by Brad Taylor
Kirkus Star

DAYS OF RAGE

KIRKUS REVIEW

A Pike Logan thriller filled with heart-thumping action and insane heroics.

In Munich in 1972, terrorists murder the entire Israeli team at the Summer Olympics. Echoes reverberate to the present day when a MOSSAD agent sniffs out intelligence in Bulgaria and Turkey. A nefarious Nigerian is up to no good. Two of Logan’s Taskforce members die. The Russians have a mole in President Peyton Warren’s administration. All this sets up the story of a terrorist plot to strike again in the spirit of the Munich attacks but far, far worse. The Taskforce is a top-secret unit approved by Warren to perform unconstitutional deeds for the greater good—that is, protecting the Constitution. Pike’s given name is the biblical Nephilim, giving the beautiful and fearless lesbian Israeli agent Shoshana confidence that he can save the day. As if there could be any doubt. No one is more macho than Pike, who, when told he has no weapon, states: “Really? Look again. I am the weapon.” A man like that needs constraints on his rage lest he leave a trail of corpses in his wake. Earlier in his career “I’d killed to release the pain,” he says. Luckily, he works with team member Jennifer, who's tough and smart and comes with a conscience she shares with Pike. One of her talents is scaling walls, and wouldn’t you know that when the need arises, she happens to have a grappling hook. But she instills a level of humanity in all the Logan tales that keeps them from being run-of-the-mill derring-do. The climactic event is action at its best. Pike just might have to fall for Shoshana to avert disaster. And then, when the story seems over, the last chapter quietly deals with a final piece of business.

A fun, satisfying adventure.

Pub Date: July 15th, 2014
ISBN: 978-0-525-95398-2
Page count: 384pp
Publisher: Dutton
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: June 15th, 2014




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