HUNTER KILLER by Brad Taylor

HUNTER KILLER

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Out for vengeance, an off-the-books task force of American special operators sets their crosshairs on a Russian clandestine hit squad.

With his experience in Special Forces, retired Lt. Col. Taylor (Daughter of War, 2019, etc.) brings an unquestionable level of authenticity to his Pike Logan series of military thrillers. Relaxing alongside Jennifer Cahill, his romantic and business partner, Pike is at home in Charleston, South Carolina, when a dear mentor and brother in arms is killed in a car-bomb explosion that Pike is sure was meant for him. Then, Pike’s sense of hypervigilance is piqued further when a Thai mercenary and old friend reaches out from the shadows to warn him that the threat is far from over. The web of intrigue becomes increasingly layered when Pike’s elite unit, the Taskforce, which is already working in the tri-border region between Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay to quell Hezbollah activity, finds itself in the midst of a thick Russian plot. When the same ex–Russian Spetsnaz soldiers who were behind the attack at Pike’s home also attempt to gain control of the Brazilian economy and political structure through a series of coordinated assassinations, Pike’s quest for personal retribution and his sense of service to American foreign interests commingle. Throw in some former Israeli Mossad agents and the cast of international elite operators along with the level of bone-crushing violence is almost overflowing.

A surefire hit for those who like contemporary foreign affairs spiced heavily with page-turning action.

Pub Date: Jan. 7th, 2020
ISBN: 978-0-06-288602-6
Page count: 432pp
Publisher: Morrow/HarperCollins
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Nov. 15th, 2019




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