Episode 292 | Brad Taylor Interview

Today I am joined by Brad Taylor, author of the new book Operator Down: A Pike Logan ThrillerIn this episode we talk about Brad’s journey from Special Forces Officer to military thriller author, research for his books, coming up with scenarios from current events, his writing process, and much more.



OPERATOR DOWN opens with Israeli operators, and series fan favorites, Shoshana and Aaron, who have been tasked with tracking a merchant in the fabled Israeli Diamond Exchange. Formerly a leader of an elite team under Mossad, Aaron is now working as a contractor, so when he disappears without a trace while tailing his asset, there is no one but Shoshana to help.

Meanwhile, Pike and his team are following an American arms dealer in Tel Aviv who may be attempting to sell sensitive nuclear weapons components to the highest bidder. When The Taskforce breaks up an attempt to kill Shoshana, they stumble into more than they expected—a conspiracy to topple a democratic African country. Pike is forced to choose between his Israeli friends and his Taskforce mission, even as the execution of the coup begins to form.


BRAD TAYLOR is the author of the New York Times bestselling Pike Logan series. He served for more than twenty years in the U.S. Army, including eight years in 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment–Delta, commonly known as Delta Force. He retired as a Special Forces lieutenant colonel and now lives in Charleston, South Carolina.

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