When it comes to hard-hitting action and plots that feel ripped from tomorrow’s headlines, nobody is better than Brad Taylor at captivating readers as he delivers one chilling thriller after another.
While it’s only been roughly three months since the release of his last bestselling novel, Ring of Fire, Taylor has already announced his next book, Operator Down, along with the cover art (which looks amazing), and explosive plot details.
The twelfth book in his Pike Logan series, Operator Down brings back fan-favorites characters Aaron and Shoshana–the Israeli operators who first appeared in Days of Rage (2014)–along with Pike, Jennifer and, we’re assuming, other Taskforce members along the way.
See Taylor’s Facebook post announcing Operator Down down below, then keep scrolling to read the official plot details.
From the publisher:
Former Delta Force Officer and New York Times bestselling author Brad Taylor delivers a heart-pounding thriller where Pike Logan’s search for a Mossad agent and ally puts him on a collision course with a ruthless military coup in Africa—and tests his loyalties to the Taskforce.
It was to be a simple mission. Nothing more than assessing whether a merchant in the fabled Israeli Diamond Exchange was involved in a scheme that could potentially embarrass the state of Israel. But nothing is ever simple in the world of intelligence, as Aaron Bergman—a former leader of an elite direct action team under the Mossad—should have known. Executing the operation as a contractor, a cutout that gave the State of Israel plausible deniability, he disappears without a trace.
Pike Logan and his team know none of this, but he’s tracking an American arms dealer in Tel Aviv who may—or may not—be attempting to sell sensitive nuclear weapons components to the highest bidder. When Pike’s team breaks up an attempt at killing Shoshana, Aaron’s partner, they stumble upon much more than they expected—a concerted conspiracy to topple a democratic African country.
Beginning to untangle a web that extends through both the American and Israeli intelligence community, Pike is forced to choose between his Israeli friends and his Taskforce mission, even as the execution of the coup begins to form. At the heart of it is Aaron, and his disappearance is the one mistake the plotters made. Because Shoshana is the greatest killing machine the Mossad has ever produced, and she will stop at nothing to help Aaron, even if it means killing Pike Logan.
Scheduled to come out on January 9, 2018, Operator Down is officially the first novel on our 2018 must-read list, and you can bet we’ll be tracking this one from now until it’s sitting on store shelves.
If those plot details got you all fired up–and let’s be honest, how could they not–fans can pre-order Brad Taylor’s forthcoming novel here. In the meantime, if you haven’t already, make sure to pick up a copy of Ring of Fire which, considering some of the recent events that have dominated headlines, might just be Tylor’s most timely thriller to date!