The Widow's Strike

The Widow's Strike

A Pike Logan Thriller

Book - 2013
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In the fourth thriller in Brad Taylor's New York Times bestselling Pike Logan series, the Taskforce must stop a suicide bomber intent on triggering a global epidemic.

Invented by nature but genetically manipulated by man, a mutation of a deadly virus has fallen into the wrong hands. Angered by sanctions placed against its nuclear program, a rogue state is determined to release it. Their chosen method: one of the Black Widows--female suicide terrorists of Chechen descent with a deadly reputation for slaughter that rivals any other group.
The only thing standing in the Black Widow's way is the Taskforce, an extra-legal counterterrorism unit. Racing against time to prevent a global pandemic, Taskforce operator Pike Logan and his partner Jennifer Cahill follow the trail across Southeast Asia to the United States, only to learn that the enemy they face may not be the enemy they should fear.
The Widow's Strike ties together government-sanctioned terrorist activities, nefarious multinational conglomerates, and frighteningly plausible science. Infused with authenticity from Brad Taylor's decades of service as a Delta Force commander, it's an explosive ride alongside America's counterterrorism operators that will leave readers breathless.

Publisher: New York : Dutton, c2013.
ISBN: 9780525953111
Branch Call Number: FICTION TAY
Characteristics: 388 p. ; 24 cm.


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Dec 09, 2020

Good , but not great. At 500 pages it is too long, too drawn out. Its full of excruciating fine detail about tracking and following of suspects, surveillance techniques etc. until you find yourself skipping over pages at lot. it would have been a lot better at 100 pages or so less.
2 +1/2 stars at best. Now in 2020 , the narrative on pandemic diseases and their spread is timely, very timely. So too, the trading of vaccines to control them.

formrfarmr2011 Jul 14, 2014

A very tragic thriller from the Black Widow's perspective. The book was good as far as suspence goes; this is the first book by this author I have read. In my opinion not in the league with Daniel Silva but still an interesting read. I would read a book by this author again.

Aug 30, 2013

He just keeps 'em coming! This one ranks right up there with #3.


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Dec 19, 2013

We are the men of action. Lies do not become us.

Dec 19, 2013

sometimes you needed to be a little bad to ensure the good.

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