No Fortunate Son : Pike Logan

  • by Brad Taylor
  • Narrated by Henry Strozier, Rich Orlow
  • Series: Pike Logan
  • 13 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In the latest military thriller from the retired Delta Force Operator and New York Times best-selling author, a hostage situation places America's most powerful political elite at the mercy of its worst enemies.
When veteran operator Pike Logan and partner Jennifer Cahill receive a letter from Blaisdell Consulting - the umbrella cover company for their real employer, a top secret counterterrorist unit called the Taskforce - they expect orders for their next mission-impossible tasking. Instead, they learn that their latest actions have gotten them fired, despite having saved thousands of innocent lives. Pike's shock and fury is redirected when their commander Colonel Kurt Hale asks him and Jennifer for help with a personal matter: His niece Kylie, an exchange student in England, has gone missing. Neither Pike nor Jennifer understands how critical her disappearance will become. Meanwhile, all Taskforce teams have been redirected to a developing situation. A terrorist organization has targeted military relatives of key members of the US government, including the vice president's son. Their seizure of hostages was far-reaching and meticulously coordinated, and the full extent of the threat - and potential demands - has thrown the government into turmoil. They face a terrible choice: cease counter-terrorist operations, or watch hostages die one by one. How much is a single life worth? Unless the Taskforce can decipher the web of lies devised by their enemies, the United States is about to find out.

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If this is the best - I don't have to go backwards

To begin this review. I don't mind 2 narrators, but when they cross over to characters played by the other narrator - It's annoying to me. I have Rich Orlow in my head as Pike & somewhere along the way Henry comes in and brutalizes his character. Pike in general was uninteresting to me. A bit of a sissy. He didn't want up wake up early - He didn't want to run - He didn't want to get wet in the rain. Then I'm supposed to think he's some tough guy? Couldn't buy it. The plot had potential - But overall - I was bored. It was hard to stay connected to the story line with continued interest. This really is popcorn material. One of the reasons I don't listened a lot to series of books is because by the time they get to book 12 or 18, the material has little substance. Also - Most reviews are from die hard fans swayed by returning characters. This is my first Brad Taylor book & I am not thrown.

For what it's worth, J.
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- John "List of favorite books: Woodcutter - Reginald Hill, Consent to Kill, First Deadly Sin - Lawrence Sanders, Sniper Elite - Scott McEwen"

Marvelous thriller; wonderful series!! Book #7

Every book in the Brad Taylor's Pike Logan (and now Jennifer Cahill) series has been outstanding. Brad Taylor is at the top of his profession with thriller novels as good as those of Vince Flynn, Dalton Fury, Brad Thor, Mark Greaney, Brett Battles, Mark Dawson, or any other author of the espionage thriller genre. With the 8th novel in the series, The Forgotten Soldier (not yet available for pre-order at Audible), being published in two months I decided to listen to No Fortunate Son again.

Taylor's audiobooks use a unique and effective narration style with Henry Strozier narrating the third person portions of the books and Rich Orlow being the voice of Pike Logan in the first person portions. The two have done the narration beginning with book #2 in the series. Narration simply could not be better.

Pike Logan is an ex-special forces soldier who owns an archaeological digging company in Charleston SC along with his partner and girl friend Jennifer Cahill. The firm is a front for their real business of sub-contracting for the US government for espionage work. There are other members/employees of their team. The books are packed with action and suspense.

I HIGHLY RECOMMEND all novels and novellas in this series. The narration of the first book is weak, but all of the books are outstanding.
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- Wayne "I love espionage, legal, and detective thrillers but listen to most genres. Very frequent reviews. No plot spoilers! Please excuse my typos!"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-30-2014
  • Publisher: Recorded Books