Book Reviews – “Ring of Fire” eBook was published in 2017 and was written by Brad Taylor (http://bradtaylorbooks.com). Mr. Taylor has published 17 novels thus far with this being the 11th in his “Brad Pike” series.
I received an ARC of this novel through https://www.netgalley.com in return for a fair and honest review. I categorize this novel as ‘R’ because it contains scenes of Violence. The story is set in contemporary times. The primary character is former Special Operations operative Pike Logan.
Years earlier a failing business man makes bribe to win a lucrative aerospace contract. Now this is about to come back to destroy him and his business when he hears that inside information is about to be leaked that might disclose his illegal activities. His fear is heightened as he finds that his company is tied to terrorist activities because of the bribe.
Logan and his partner Jennifer Cahill are dispatched by the Taskforce to investigate this pending leak. The Taskforce fears that they may be outed by the revelations. Terrorists begin a series of attacks on the US, their “ring of fire” intending to hit ports around the US in an effort to impact US shipping. These terrorists are those tied to the business man through the bribe.
This begins a mad dash by Logan and Cahill to discover the terrorist’s plans and stop them any way they can.
I enjoyed the 11 hours I spent reading this 443 page Thriller. I have read other “Pike Logan” novels and liked them as well. The thriller is full of action and daring do by the heroes, Logan and Cahill. The plot was interesting, but did not contain any real surprises. The cover art is OK, but doesn’t really relate to anything in particular. I give this novel a 4 out of 5.
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