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The Callsign by Brad Taylor. A Pike Logan, Taskforce Short Story.
Review summary: As a stand-alone story this prequel to the "Pike Logan, Taskforce" series of thrillers is exciting but seems unfinished. The intent, however, is more likely to either entice new readers to try the books in the series or to provide existing fans a bit of backstory … in which case, it works just fine. (Click here for text of full review.)
A Pike Logan, Taskforce Short Story
Dutton (November 2012)
Publisher synopsis: Commissioned at the highest level of the U.S. government, and designed to operate outside the bounds of U.S. law, a new counter-terrorist unit known as the Taskforce has just been formed, but not fully tested. Until now. Pike Logan has been given a team of operators drawn from the CIA’s National Clandestine Service and the military’s Special Operations Forces without any say in selecting the men on which he must depend. While executing a full mission profile exercise on U.S. soil, a target of opportunity appears before the Taskforce is deemed mission capable. Forced to execute, Pike and his team are sent to Yemen to track their first real target. The future of the Taskforce depends on their success, but when Pike is challenged by one of his own, their clear-cut mission teeters on the brink of disaster. The price of failure will reverberate much deeper than the loss of the target — straight into the presidency itself.