All Necessary Force (Pike Logan #2) – Brad Taylor


A terrorist hit is coming. CIA, FBI, and Department of Defense systems have spiked, but traditional intel is going nowhere. It falls to the Taskforce–a top secret team that exists outside the bounds of U.S. law and is charged with finding and destroying asymmetric threats–to stop the unknown conspirators…

A shadowy trail leads the Taskforce to Egypt–where an attack leaves one Taskforce member dead and another barely alive. Veteran warrior Pike Logan and his young partner, Jennifer Cahill, are forced to helm the increasingly convoluted and dangerous mission: a mission that tests both Jennifer’s ability to justify her actions, and Pike’s tenuous ability to stay in control.
Sifting their way through the opposing plots of two terrorist organizations will turn out to be the least of their problems when a weapon of unthinkable power touches American soil–the only country in which Taskforce members are forbidden to operate, and the only country that Pike Logan may be unable to save…

Review – All Necessary Force Book

“The high violence level and authentic military action put Taylor, a retired Delta Force officer, solidly in the ranks of such authors as Brad Thor and Vince Flynn.” Publishers Weekly

“Terrorists plan to strike America with a vicious blow, and it’s Pike Logan’s job to stop them. This fast-moving thriller poses the dilemma: Must he obey the law, or must he use all necessary force to thwart the enemy?….Well written, edgy and a damn good yarn.” Kirkus Reviews 

“Fill your lungs before you start ALL NECESSARY FORCE because it will leave you breathless. ” Suspense Magazine

“Gritty…Readers will want to hear more of Logan and Cahill.” Booklist

Review From Booklist

Taylor’s follow up to One Rough Man (2011) continues the adventures of Pike Logan in another gritty look at a Special Forces team. Logan, the leader of a counter-terrorist organization that routinely skirts the law, takes college student Jennifer Cahill under his wing, and she begins the grueling training to become an operative. It’s not pretty, and she struggles to maintain her sanity while battling sexism in her unit. Then what seems like a minor mission to get Cahill’s feet wet turns out to be more sinister. During the Vietnam War, a soldier took incriminating photos of a spy working with the Soviets. That spy is now a U.S. congressman. When the missing camera shows up, the spy will do anything to keep his participation a secret. Fans of military thrillers will enjoy the look into how men in uniform fight for our freedom. Readers will want to hear more of Logan and Cahill. –Jeff Ayers