Thursday, January 31, 2013

Callsign by Brad Taylor - Book Review

Callsign by Brad Taylor is an ebook short story that is a part of his Taskforce series.  The Taskforce is an off-the-books government counter-terrorism squad.  It is led by Pike Logan.  Callsign is functions as a prequel to the soon-to-be four book series.  It introduces the main characters, giving a brief glimpse of their training and then a quick look at their first mission.  Logan is forced to deal with a subordinate who isn't a team player.  It also explains how one of the squad members acquires his callsign, hence the title. I found it to be a nice chance to see whether I would like the series or not.  Too often, today's thrillers are focused on a nearly indestructible protagonist.  For me, this doesn't click, because none of the tension seems like it will affect the hero, and their troubles don't resonate. Pike Logan is in this same vein, but looks like he may have his flaws (which would definitely make him a more interesting character).  I may be giving the novels a chance thanks to Callsign.  I believe that Taylor's books will fit in nicely with those of Brad Thor and Vince Flynn.  Recommended to readers and fans of those, and similar, authors. The story also contains a preview of the third book in the series, Enemy of Mine.

I received a copy of this story from Netgalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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