Praise

Most of all ONE ROUGH MAN is a damn exciting book. Leaving aside the deeper glimpses the book provides into the type of man needed by organizations like the mythical Task Force, Brad Taylor has used his experience to provide his thriller with a gritty realism. The violence is to be expected, but the tale also contains moments of humor. The intensely- driven storyline grabs a reader by the throat and drags them into a world made real by an author who knows it intimately. The second Pike Logan Thriller, All Necessary Force is due out January 2012. I am eagerly awaiting it.
—FreshFiction.com  Click to read full review.


“…anyone trying to take this book away from me before I finish shall pull back a bloody stump…This is one wild, fun and unforgettable ride.”
bookreporter.com


“Taylor has created a true heroine in plucky college student Jennifer.  While she’s not in Logan’s league, she knows how to hold her own.”
Mystery Scene Magazine


“I have read many a thriller, posted on plenty of them over the past year, and for a debut it was fun. I would definitely give this author a second read. The characters grew on me as the novel progressed and I enjoyed the look at life he gave us from inside the mind of an operator…Hey G-Man, what about the action? There is plenty of that: the pages just about ooze with blood and explode in your hand as there is plenty of death, explosions, and car chases for even the most hardcore thriller/action fan.”
Giovanni Gelati, Authors.comread full review here


“This is what makes his debut novel, One Rough Man, so fascinating—Brad Taylor has actually navigated the deep currents of the complex and dangerous waters he writes about. He takes the reader beyond Delta Forces and into the realm of the secretive—out of the box and off the grid. His vehicle is called Taskforce and his hero is a guy named Pike Logan. Think Jack Bauer and Mitch Rapp on steroids, or Jason Bourne—only taller, tougher, and totally unlike Matt Damon.”
David Stokes, Townall.comread full review here


“…The deadly duel between Pike and the terrorists is both cerebral and graphically violent… Taylor…brings such incredible realism and authenticity that readers feel like they are looking over the shoulders of a real antiterrorist operation. This will appeal to Brad Thor and Vince Flynn fans. “
Library Journal 


“Taylor’s debut flows like the best of Vince Flynn and Brad Thor.  An intense and intriguing character, Logan is definitely an action hero to watch.”
Booklist


“Anyone who admires America’s fighting forces and appreciates a page-turning read as much as I do is sure to find Lieutenant Colonel (ret.) Brad Taylor’s debut thriller exciting. One Rough Man is authentic and gripping.”
—Newt Gingrich, New York Times bestselling author and former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives


“Brad Taylor’s One Rough Man is an auspicious, adrenaline-soaked rocket ship of a debut novel.  Taylor’s protagonist, Pike Logan, is One Rough Man who is one bad dude — as a super-hero, Pike ranks right up there with Jason Bourne, Jack Reacher, and Jack Bauer.”
—John Lescroart, New York Times bestselling author


“Brad Taylor has created a feisty, devil-may-care hero in Pike Logan, a man forced to race not only time, but his own shadowy instincts.  A coiling plot, crisp writing, and constant braids of suspense make One Rough Man one exciting debut.”
—Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author


“One Rough Man is a fast and furious tale with a boots-on-the-ground realism that could only have been evoked by someone who intimately knows combat. Brad Taylor spent decades fighting America’s enemies in the dark corners where they live, and his experience shows.  Pike Logan is a tough, appealing hero you’re sure to root for.”
—Joseph Finder, New York Times bestselling author