Book Review – “Ghosts of War” eBook was published in 2016 and was written by Brad Taylor (http://bradtaylorbooks.com). Mr. Taylor has 17 publications, with this being the tenth in his “Pike Logan Thrillers”.
I received a galley of this novel for review through https://www.netgalley.com. I categorize this novel as ‘R’ because it contains scenes of Violence. The story is set mostly in Europe. The main character, Pike Logan, is a operative of The Taskforce.
This is a privately funded organization that works outside of the government, but is under control of a handful at the top of the US intelligence establishment. Pike, along with his wife Jennifer Cahill, have taken on what they think will be an easy, low key job while The Taskforce is on stand-down.
This turns into their being on the front lines trying to stop World War III. They uncover a plot to draw Russia, NATO and the US into a shooting war. It becomes a question if they can quickly find the key players who have instigated things, before the military buildup on both sides spirals out of control.
I thoroughly enjoyed the 10 hours I spent reading this 412 page Thriller. While I had not read any of the nine prior books in the series, this book read well by itself. There was constant action and the plot held many surprises. The cover art is OK, but not outstanding. I give this novel a 4.5 (rounded up to a 5) out of 5.
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