Description

New York Times bestselling author and former Special Forces officer Brad Taylor’s thrilling new short story sets Pike Logan and Jennifer Cahill on Italy’s beautiful Amalfi Coast for their long-delayed honeymoon with their daughter, Amena—where they encounter art thieves with ties to the underworld . . .

Between the delectable meals, the gorgeous Mediterranean seaside, and historical sites, Pike and Jennifer are enjoying their time with Amena in the Italian village of Positano, grateful for the reprieve from their day jobs—protecting U.S. interests from terrorist threats. But their relaxing vacation runs into trouble when Amena and Pike uncover what appears to be a priceless Renaissance painting hidden in a grotto and soon find themselves in the center of a black market art scheme.

A powerful Italian businessman and suspected crime lord had arranged to take possession of the rare, deeply significant Caravaggio artwork in the cave through less-than-legal means, and hadn’t counted on the trio of Americans interrupting his plot. He is determined to leave no witnesses . . . but when he dares to threaten Pike and his family, he learns how dangerous they truly are . . .

About the author(s)

Brad Taylor, Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.), is a twenty-one-year veteran of the U.S. Army Infantry and Special Forces, includ­ing eight years with Delta Force. Taylor retired in 2010 after serving more than two decades and participating in Oper­ation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. He has written seventeen New York Times bestsellers and is a security consultant on asymmetric threats for various agencies. He lives in Charleston, South Carolina, with his wife and two daughters.

Reviews

“Brad Taylor knows his stuff. . ." — Nelson DeMille

“Fresh plot, great action, and Taylor clearly knows what he is writing about. . . When it comes to tactics and hardware, he is spot-on.”
Vince Flynn on All Necessary Force

"Taylor is one of today’s premiere authors writing about the world of special ops.” — Associated Press

"Brad Taylor continues to dominate the military thriller genre, and it’s not close.” — TheRealBookSpy.com

“As usual in the Pike Logan series, the spycraft and related technology are fascinating, the dialogue crackles, and all the players are operating in an international sea of moral ambiguity. Recommend Pike Logan to readers who like their spies tough, smart, and bordering on superhuman.” — Booklist

"Taylor brings an unquestionable level of authenticity to his Pike Logan series. . ." — Kirkus Reviews on Hunter Killer

“It is [Taylor’s] remarkable character work with a robust and memorable cast that is the true strength of the novel. The camaraderie of the battle-hardened operators . . . their staunch loyalty to one another, and their stalwart sense of shared duty ultimately make for a big-hearted novel, even amid its many pulse-pounding moments.” — Charleston Post and Courier on American Traitor

“Anyone who was a fan of the late legendary author Vince Flynn should read Taylor, the heir apparent to the Mitch Rapp series.”
Crimespree Magazine on Ghosts of War