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Terrorists seek to cause mass devastation using a virus as a bio-weapon in bestseller Taylor's entertaining fourth Pike Logan thriller (after Enemy of Mine). The job of thwarting the terrorists falls to Grolier Recovery Services, a company Logan has set up to be independent of Taskforce, a technically "illegal" counterterrorist unit of the U.S. government. Logan's group traces an Iranian general, Malik Musavi, who's trying to acquire the virus, to Thailand, where one of their own, an agent known as Knuckles, has been imprisoned after an operation to tap into a police database. Musavi hopes to use a Chechen's fury at the West to persuade her to infect herself with the disease and then pass the plague on to others. While genre fans will find much that's familiar (Logan continues to struggle with his feelings toward attractive series regular Jennifer Cahill), clever plotting and solid prose set this above many similar military action novels. Agent: John Talbot, Talbot Fortune Agency. (July) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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The fourth novel in the Pike Logan series starts with an intense mission, and the relentless pace does not let up until the end. A few members of Logan's task force are working in Thailand on an information extraction, and one of the team is captured and thrown into prison. The U.S. president is reluctant to use diplomatic means to retrieve their asset, so Logan and his associate Jennifer head to Thailand to break their colleague out of prison. The operation leads to someone who has access to a deadly virus, and the person designated to carry the disease is on the loose. Taylor, whose background in Special Forces gives his work undeniable authenticity, delivers another exciting thriller that the covert-ops crowd will relish. Get this one into the hands of Vince Flynn fans.--Ayers, Jeff Copyright 2010 Booklist