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The Forgotten Soldier

(Pike Logan #9)

4.26  ·  Rating details ·  3,285 ratings  ·  170 reviews
The ninth thriller in the New York Times bestselling Pike Logan series by Brad Taylor, a retired Delta Force commander who has lived for more than twenty years in the world about which he writes.
For years, the extralegal counterterrorist unit known as the Taskforce has worked in the shadows, anticipating and preventing attacks around the globe. Created to deal with a t
Hardcover, 420 pages
Published December 29th 2015 by Dutton
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Troy Tarchione If Afghanistan is truly your objective, Clear By Fire will get you there. Outstanding introductory novel by Joshua Hood. However, being an introductor…moreIf Afghanistan is truly your objective, Clear By Fire will get you there. Outstanding introductory novel by Joshua Hood. However, being an introductory novel, expect some extra time from the author to establish the characters and their backgrounds.
The Forgotten Soldier is the 9th book in Brad Taylor's series. An excellent book, but it's not set in Afghanistan, only references a small piece of terroristic killing there. I personally like to start series' at the first book, but if you've read the others, you'll be bound to enjoy this one. New complexities really make the reader think about covert operations overall. (less)

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Jun 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A member of the Task Force goes rogue after his brother is killed. Pike and Co. have to talk him down. However, due to the nature of these things, the guy blunders into a terrorist scheme of vast proportions, and the Task Force has to stop him and bring the rogue in.

Pretty exciting stuff without all of the relationship nonsense that plagues a lot of the books in this series. Really shows a lot of espionage type stuff available to regular people in these high tech times. Still, it seems like the
The Real Book Spy
Jun 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
***Read this review, and more, at ***

When an ex-member of the Taskforce, a secret counterterrorist unit headed up by Pike Logan, goes dark – seeking revenge for the death of his brother – Pike is called upon to find his former teammate and stop him.

That’s the basic plot for Brad Taylor’s latest military thriller The Forgotten Soldier, an action-packed adventure that will have you turning pages like a madman as Pike and his crew work tirelessly to save the day once again.

Pierre Tassé
Jan 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
An interesting twist and lots of "let's pay attention" to details. I enjoyed this read but you would need to read the other 8 books to fully enjoy this novel.
May 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I've already admitted to binge reading this series having discovered it and compared to similar. For instance, I'd put Brad Taylor ahead of Vince Flynn and Brad Thor, and at a similar level to Tim Tigner. He scores for characterisation of both the 'good' and the 'bad' and has believable motives rather than simplistic 'terrorist nutter'. This book does explore a little the blatantly illegal and dangerous nature of his taskforce. Obviously its a bit of a straw man and the operative who loses it an ...more
Wow. Just wow!

This newest adventure of Pike Logan and the Taskforce gets into the hard reality and residual affects of the worst part of combat, losing one of your own. The struggle in the mind of an Operator between the mission his government has given him and their own sense of right and wrong is explored in great depth here and it leaves you with an even greater respect for the Taskforce members.

While going through the box of personal effects from his brother, recently killed in Afghanistan,
Jun 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Forgotten Soldier

I continue to enjoy the series about the Taskforce. These books are always interesting and intense. The characters are quite memorable. I always look forward to more in the series.
Fredrick Danysh
Feb 14, 2019 rated it liked it
Following the combat death of his brother, an anti-terrorist operator goes off reservation to track the people responsible. Pike Logan is tasked to head up a team to stop him and bring him back home. Along the way he uncovers treasonable acts by a member of the president's cabinet. A fast paced thriller.
Tabatha The Librarian Pope

As always, Brad Taylor never ceases to blow my mind with his outstanding writing. The Pike Logan Series is a must read for anyone who like action thrillers and suspense. On to the next one.....
Nov 29, 2015 rated it it was ok
The premise of this story gets lost in a weak, whiney son of a prince and idiotic sec of state. The title is misleading as its hard to identify which the forgotten soldier is. 5 of 10 stars
Jan 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
Solid entry in Pike Logan Taskforce series. I felt it peaked about three fourths in, but some great action and worth your time if a fan.
Apr 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another fun Pike Logan book. This series continues to stay great!
Mojo Shivers
Nov 11, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The thing about The Taskforce novels is that the writing can be clunky and Pike isn’t the most PC of heroes. At times chauvinistic and more tolerant than actually accepting of alternative lifestyles, he’s made me cringe at some of the attitudes he harbors while proclaiming his enlightened status.

But, man, are these books some of the most gung-ho special forces thrillers out there. They manage to combine ripped from the headlines and work them through the filter of an author who knows how a small
Mar 05, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I didn't like the last book, but this one is back on track. A good read!
Jul 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: action-adventure
This is the first book that I have read in the series. Great characters, ready to save the world, and plenty of action. I am definitely going to go back and read the previous books in the series!
Apr 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016
My first thought after finishing this book was that Brad Taylor has done it again. Just like his previous eight novels, Brad Taylor has written a great thriller in The Forgotten Soldier. It really is true when they say that you know what you are going to get from a Brad Taylor novel, because all his books are as good as last. Taylor has continued that trend because The Forgotten Soldier is another action-packed read with an interesting plot. While the general plot itself is nothing new, Taylor i ...more
Roger Peterson
As with all Brad Taylor books, action action action is the theme and this book is overflowing with action. Can't wait to read the next book in the series.
Jeff P
Dec 08, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own
I liked it, a story about taking out the bad guys without becoming a bad guy yourself. I will read more in this series.
Joe Broadmeadow
Feb 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
Brad Taylor’s The Forgotten Soldier, ninth in the Pike Logan series of military thrillers, is a well-written, intricately plotted, character driven masterpiece of a novel.
Logan is a member of an “off-the-books” special operations unit tasked with taking on the most difficult of the asymmetrical terrorist forces targeting the US. Taylor weaves a believable, if complex, series of events into a compelling story.
Logan’s character is a complex one. In this story, he faces the difficult decision of t
Mike Worley
Jun 05, 2018 rated it liked it
3.5 stars, good effort by Taylor
Steven Hildreth Jr.
Retired Delta Force operator Brad Taylor's Pike Logan series is, hands down, one of the hottest and most enjoyable thriller series on the market today. With the action, authenticity, and real-deal character building from a man who has lived that life.

THE FORGOTTEN SOLDIER is the most gripping and darkest entry to date.

A family member of a Taskforce operator has died in combat operations. The killers have connections to a prominent Middle Eastern government. With the Oversight Council opting to i
Dee Haddrill
I've always loved the Pike Logan books, but this one really struck a nerve with me. It seemed a lot more introspective and emotional than previous books, really immersing itself into the theory of vengeance and retribution. As Mr Spock once famously said "the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few", but how many of us could live with that tenet when someone they love is ripped away.

Guy George is a Taskforce operator who is confronted with that question when his brother is killed on a m
Tom Tischler
Dec 28, 2015 rated it liked it
A Special Forces soldier is killed on an operation in Afghanistan and involved in the
attack is a government official of an allied nation. While the U.S. administration wants
to forget the casualty one Taskforce member will not. He sets out to avenge his brothers
death and his actions threaten to not only expose the Taskforce's activities but also to
destroy a web of alliances against a greater evil. Pike Logan understands not only the
desire but the danger. Brought in to eliminate the risk he now
May 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
This story occurred in the middle east where a United States government agent of a covert task force group headed by Pike Logan went rogue. This rogue agent named Guy was on to some devious plot that he believed was meant to harm the United States and he was tracking down the alleged culprits. The task force was sent to stop the rogue agent because they had no idea what he was up to. The story unfolded slowly and it developed that the United States Secretary of State was planning to attend an im ...more
Nov 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
Great action and good story. Characters are filled with life.
George Miller
Apr 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another exciting adventure

I always enjoy Taskforce missions. As I expected, this was another good one. Pike and his Taskforce Team are tasked with tracking down an agent who has gone rogue and is far off the reservation. Naturally, it's much more complicated than that. Even if you've never read any books about Pike Logan and the Taskforce, you'll enjoy this book. Lots of intrigue and the usual cast of terrorist characters. I'm already looking forward to the next book in this series.
The latest Taskforce novel finds them hunting down a member of their own who has gone rogue and is attempting to track down the men responsible for his brother’s death in Afghanistan. When Pike and his team track him down he appears to have stumbled onto a current plot that despite the efforts of Washington to pull them back they may want to follow thru on. Not quite as good as the previous novels.
Michael Bell
May 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is one of the best thrillers that I have ever read. A rogue soldier who believes that the murderers of his Brother are also plotting another major attack, goes off on his own mission of revenge. The Task Force is supposed to bring him back in but they fail in that task. Guy suffers a terrible fate but he was onto something. The military terms and attention to detail are par excellence. I need another Brad Taylor book.
Matthew Cousens
May 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: x_pike-logan
Another great installment in the Pike Logan series. I got it from my local library shortly after publication.

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Jan 06, 2016 rated it liked it
As with the previous books in this series, the action scenes, spy/tradecraft, geopolitical and location descriptions excel, but I find much of the inter-personal scenes and dialogue stilted and awkward, particularly those with Pike's heatless romance with Jennifer (she scales tall buildings in a single bound). But overall, a very entertaining read.
dennis barron
Apr 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Forgotten Soldier. Brad Taylor

A Task force member dies, in the line of duty. His brother, also a Task force member discovers what transpired, who the killers are. He wants revenge. The Task force politically is shut down. He goes rogue. This is an emotional rollercoaster for Pike and his team. Non stop action. A sensational read. My highest recommendation.
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Brad Taylor served for more than twenty-one years in the U.S. Army, retiring in 2010 as a Special Forces Lieutenant colonel. During that time he held numerous infantry and special operations positions, including eight years in 1st Special Forces Operations Detachment—Delta, popularly known as the Delta Force, where he commanded multiple troops and a squadron.

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