One Rough Man

One Rough Man Vince Flynn and Brad Thor move over introducing a pulse pounding new international thriller series by a former Delta Force commander They call it the Taskforce Their existence is as essential as it i

  • Title: One Rough Man
  • Author: Brad Taylor
  • ISBN: 9780525952138
  • Page: 179
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Vince Flynn and Brad Thor, move over introducing a pulse pounding new international thriller series by a former Delta Force commander They call it the Taskforce Their existence is as essential as it is illegal Commissioned at the highest level of the U.S government Protected from the prying eyes of Congress and the media Built around the top operators from across tVince Flynn and Brad Thor, move over introducing a pulse pounding new international thriller series by a former Delta Force commander.They call it the Taskforce Their existence is as essential as it is illegal Commissioned at the highest level of the U.S government Protected from the prying eyes of Congress and the media Built around the top operators from across the clandestine, intelligence, and special forces landscape Designed to operate outside the bounds of U.S law Trained to exist on the ragged edge of human capability.Pike Logan was the most successful operator on the Taskforce, his instincts and talents unrivaled until personal tragedy permanently altered his outlook on the world Pike knows what the rest of the country might not want to admit The real threat isn t from any nation, any government, any terrorist group The real threat is one or two men, controlled by ideology, operating independently, in possession of a powerful weapon Buried in a stack of intercepted chatter is evidence of two such men The transcripts are scheduled for analysis in three months The attack is mere days away It is their bad luck that they re about to cross paths with Pike Logan And Pike Logan has nothing left to lose.

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    1. One Rough Man sounds like a strange title on first glance, but it fits the character of Pike very well. Pike is a tough guy who went through a very horrible personal tragedy that made him even more rough around the edges. He's kind of like John McClane, with added military training. He's the guy who's there at the right time (although not exactly your first choice), and the one who has to save the day.Initially, this was a slow start. The author gave us a lot of intel into running surveillance o [...]

    2. While I am on a run with my favourite type of books, action packed thrillers!Again reading one of the many authors who specialise in these great books.Brad Taylor, is the right man to write this type of books, why you ask?He was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army Infantry. Brad served for more than 21 years, retiring as a Special Forces Lieutenant Colonel. During that time he held numerous Infantry and Special Forces positions, including eight years in 1st Special Forces Operat [...]

    3. A new warrior has just ridden into town. If you like John D. McDonald's Travis McGee (I know, I'm dating myself), Lee Child's Jack Reacher, Vince Flynn's Mitch Rapp, Gregg Hurwitz's Tim Rackley, Brad Thor's Scot Horvath, Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan (Sr. or Jr.), or anything at all by Nelson B. DeMille - AND I DO! - then I think you're going to like Brad Taylor's debut novel "One Rough Man" featuring Pike Logan. In Pike we have the ultimate hero - a highly trained combat veteran with a big heart and a [...]

    4. This book had been on my radar for some time before I finally got around to it. I'd seen the glowing reviews the comparisons to other well know action writers so I kept "meaning to get to it".At first my take on it was, "just another angst ridden super soldier". Some the opening scenes (and this isn't a spoiler) will be familiar to a lot of action, thriller and techno-thriller readers. Without giving details we have a "retired" special ops guy who was "the best in the business" now whiskey soake [...]

    5. This book had been on my radar for some time before I finally got around to it. I'd seen the glowing reviews the comparisons to other well know action writers so I kept "meaning to get to it".At first my take on it was, "just another angst ridden super soldier". Some the opening scenes (and this isn't a spoiler) will be familiar to a lot of action, thriller and techno-thriller readers. Without giving details we have a "retired" special ops guy who was "the best in the business" now whiskey soake [...]

    6. I've long been a fan of Vince Flynn and Brad Thor, 2 of the best thriller writers in recent years, and was optimistic that Brad Taylor could deliver along the same lines. Taylor has a background in the military and should have brought a unique insider perspective to the fight against terror. I couldn't have been more disappointed with his first effort, "One Rough Man". The primary character, Pike Logan, is on the Taskforce, a secret organization working outside the boundaries of the US governmen [...]

    7. As a devotee of thriller writers such as Vince Flynn and Brad Thor, the arrival of a new talent is cause fOR celebration. Brad Taylor and his Pike Logan character has now joined the ranks of Mitch Rapp and Scott Horvath, no small feat! One Rough Man: A Pike Logan Thriller serves up all the drama, thrills and finely drawn characters discerning thriller readers crave, but so often do not get. Mr. Taylor certainly knows about what he is writing about, and it is this authenticity, along with the ski [...]

    8. An excellent and thoroughly enjoyable novel. A definite must read for all those fans of Brad Thor, Vince Flynn and other military/spy/thriller writers. One of the most impressive things about this story was the beginning. I loved the lead in to our hero in this novel. Plus, it was refreshing to see the hero, not on the verge of a meltdown, but well into it.

    9. Written by former Delta Force operator Brad Taylor who spent 21 years hunting bad men down for the US military, the Pike Logan thrillers have won numerous accolades from cynical book critics and fans alike. “One Rough Man” is the first book in the series. At the start, we’re introduced to “Pike” Logan, one of the lead agents of a government “Taskforce”. Like the Orion Team from the Mitch Rapp saga, only larger and with superior resources, the “Taskforce” is used to eliminate Is [...]

    10. Brad Taylor’s One Rough Man follows the well-trodden trail blazed by such thriller luminaries as Vince Flynn and Brad Thor. Taylor has impressive bona fides serving his country for twenty-one years with distinction as both a soldier and as a commander of Special Forces and Delta. His debut novel shows an intimate knowledge of fighting and weapons.After the violent death of his wife and young child, Pike Logan leaves the ultra secret Taskforce, a special black ops military force organized by th [...]

    11. Good effort for a debut offering. Reading his bio leads me to hope that it will improve. ANd we know there will be another one coming because the baddie got away and the goodie still has to realise he has a big score to settle with himAs it is now, the author does not stand out from the huge crowd in this genre. His writing inexperience may be the problem here, and hopefully his personal experiences in the armed forces/services will start showing more than his writing inexperience??I enjoyed the [...]

    12. This is a debut novel from a man who has an impressive biography; I am enclosing it with the post. Is this novel the real deal like Brad Taylor American hero is? I am going to be nice and say it makes it some hay in a very crowded genre; read on and decide if you want to grab this thriller. Here is what is between the covers and his bio:“They call it the Taskforce. Their existence is as essential as it is illegal. Commissioned at the highest level of the U.S. government. Protected from the pry [...]

    13. DNF. Read as an audiobook. Which probably skewed my opinion of this book because the main narrator (there were two) made our female protagonist a whiner who questioned everything, despite the fact that a total stranger was busy saving her ass.To say I detested this book would be a fairly accurate review.Character-wise I liked 'Pike' Logan. I could have done with out Jennifer. Then the plot went down hill for any kind of plausibility - and I say this KNOWING I read scifi and fantasy. The book los [...]

    14. Another fine book from GoodReads FirstReads.Few books, for me, are so good I can hardly put them down. This was definitely one of them Mr. Taylor has written a fast-paced, action-filled page turner. And, it's thoroughly believable.Pike ends up going from hard working family man to down-and-out drifter and back to a semblance of his previous self. He is helped along the way by Jennifer who turns out to be the perfect companion for him on his adventure. From Charleston to Guatemala to Norway to Bo [...]

    15. A Great Fast Paced readBrad Taylor's One Rough Man not only has excitement and suspense, but it also has believable characters who have depth and are engaging. I like explosive action but it has to have more than that. This novel has people I have come to care about and want to read more about them.

    16. The very latest (2018) Brad Taylor thriller was recently recommended to me by a guy who knows a thing or two about this genre, Ryan of The Real Book Spy. As always, I didn’t question him, just purchased the book. Seeing the authors brief description on the back of the book I decided to look him up. I quickly realized this book was number 12 of a series. Without hesitation, I put this book on the shelf and picked up the first book. One Rough Man starts off strong and fast and does not let up fo [...]

    17. Vydarené čítanie, ktoré malo pre mňa dobre vyvážené akčné pasáže s dejovou zložkou. Obvyklý hrdina s traumou sa zaobišiel bez laickej psychoanalýzy :-), takže hviezdička plus a dvojica protagonistov, pričom ženská časť nebola Sue Ellen, takže za mňa chuťovka, na ktorej pokračovania sa teším.

    18. REVIEW OF AUDIOBOOK; MARCH 4, 2016Narrator: J. D. Jackson, Neil Kaplan There are a couple of things about this book that I didn't care for, but they weren't so bad as to stop me from finishing it. On the contrary, I enjoyed this Rapp-Harvath-et-al-type thriller very much and have started on the second book. I am, actually thrilled to have another action-terrorist thriller to listen to. Not available at my local library so I had to buy the entire series from Audible. Not too bad with the extra Au [...]

    19. Brad Taylor's first novel is definitely competitive with the likes of Vince Flynn or Brad Thor, imo.Introduces Pike Logan as the main character, a leader in the Taskforce (tasked to deal with terrorist threats). Nice juxtaposition of the "one rough man" who is the protagonist and the teamwork in which he is most professionally successful. I liked that it wasn't just a "lone ranger" tale. I did think it was a little ironic that the title is "One Rough Man," but the actual unfolding of this plot d [...]

    20. I am a fan of the military thriller genre, especially one that focuses on tactical fights and the “man on the ground”, so this book really worked for me. To be clear this will never win any awards for being high art but it does succeed at being fun and captivating.The main character is fairly run of the mill for this type of book. On the edge, a little bit angry, bucking the system and highly capable, pretty much what you always get in a military thriller. The addition of Jennifer however ma [...]

    21. Enjoyed some the others moreybe a bit to similar to the genreed it a few weeks ago and it is just not memorableThey call it the Taskforce. Their existence is as essential as it is illegal. Commissioned at the highest level of the U.S. government. Protected from the prying eyes of Congress and the media. Built around the top operators from across the clandestine, intelligence, and special forces landscape. Designed to operate outside the bounds of U.S. law. Trained to exist on the ragged edge of [...]

    22. A 17 (yes yes, SEVENTEEN) book series with Pike Logan and Jennifer Cahill as the protagonists. I'll be blunt: I don't give 5-star reviews, generally. But this series pulled me through; I wanted the next story, to hear what happens, and how things develop; to understand the dynamics, to listen to the thoughts, the plans, the intrigue, the values. FASCINATINGLY diverting. Start with book 1, and let the series sweep you away.(Caveat Emptor: if you are an audio book listener, book 1's narrators were [...]

    23. I judge a book and its author on 3 basic criteria: 1) Entertainment value 2) storytelling ability 3)if it is well written.1) The book starts slow. So slowly in fact that I almost stopped reading it after a few chapters. But I'm glad I didn't. It picks up and is overall plenty entertaining.2) Brad Taylor is a great storyteller. He has a better understanding of military techniques than most any other author I've read. The action is non-stop, but not unrealistically (like David Baldacci). The chara [...]

    24. The series was characterized as up there with Flynn and Thor. That's a pretty high bar to reach. I didn't think it came close that league.Book started out okay but then seemed to fall apart with an improbable plot and dry, stereotypical characters. While Pike was multi-dimensional in that he had his share of personal problems, I never felt I got to know him. I didn't like all the nicknames. Just seemed really artificial, and another way of being removed from the character itself. The writing and [...]

    25. I found this book to be excellent. Especially for the genre. I've been reading enough of these super human military types to find a similar thread of just about everything.What makes this book better than the rest is that not only does all not go as planned, but it goes way off. The ending of the book would be mighty difficult to completely predict. The gear change is also more subtle than staged as a surprise twist. You can read along expecting one direction and find the book has taken another. [...]

    26. This book is the first of a series with Pike Logan as the lead character. The author is Brad Taylor. The subject of the book is about an under cover group reporting directly to the president. This group is composed of special forces men. The book is fictional, however the author is very knowledgeable on the subject. Brad Taylor, Lieutenant Colonel (ret.), is a twenty-one-year veteran of the U.S. Army Infantry and Special Forces, including eight years in 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment [...]

    27. I'd say this is a 3.5 for me, but since "halves" aren't permitted, I'll tip to a 4 because it fulfilled it's promise of being a breakneck thriller.Solid for a first outing, but definitely not ready to be the heir apparent of Vince Flynn.The writing was solid, though not inspired, through the bulk of the novel. The periodic awkward phrasing, and questionable character motivation, was a distraction at times.It should be sufficient to say that it was a page turner and anything that can keep you int [...]

    28. An okay thriller which is slightly generic.After a tragic personal loss, “Pike” Logan leaves the special black ops unit he is in and starts to wallow in self-pity. A chance encounter forces himself to get involved once again, and he ends up chasing terrorists around the globe while avoiding a kill squad that has been put on his tail.Nothing original here and it does read like a first book and normally I would probably not bother with the rest of the series, but having been told that it gets [...]

    29. Loved this book! Very much in line with Vince Flynn and a bit of Lee Child. I so appreciate a soldier's perspective on the sacrifices they make in order to protect our country. I want to understand, as much as that's really possible, what these men face in getting the job done. I like that Brad Taylor chose to partner a soldier with a civilian so that they could exchange ideas and perspectives. Also, the story had plenty of action, with each locale change upping the tension and finished with a b [...]

    30. The protagonist, Pike Logan, is intriguing although quite reminiscent of Vince Flynn's Mitch Rapp. Logan is another in an expanding cast of "flawed heroes" found in several best selling authors' crime thriller/counter terrorism novels. Personally, I found the plot line a bit stretched and the violence, particularly at the hands of Pike Logan, somewhat gratuitous. For a first novel in this genre, the page count at 533 is rather long. I will, most likely, read a second installment in hopes of find [...]

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