New & Notable: Brad Taylor’s ‘The Polaris Protocol’

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The Polaris Protocol

by Brad Taylor

Dutton, $26.95

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Brad Taylor, a retired Delta Force commander with more than 20 years’ experience in the U.S. Army, knows all the ins and outs of the world of special ops.

So, he again uses his authentic and authoritative touch to bring back the top-secret Taskforce (an “antiterrorist unit that operates outside U.S. law”) with our hero, Pike Logan, and Jennifer Cahill for The Polaris Protocol, the fifth thriller in the bestselling series. It follows 2013’s The Widow’s Strike.

In this one, readers get a double dose of daunting bad guys (including the return of the Ghost, the Arab terrorist first introduced in Enemy of Mine, the third in the series) and nonstop action from Turkmenistan to El Paso.

Jennifer’s brother, Jack, has run afoul of rival Mexican drug cartels and the evil Sicario. But there’s much more afoot than drug trafficking. A hacker has created a computer code that can disrupt the world’s GPS software system and “manipulate everything from traffic signals and banking wire transfers to cruise missiles,” leaving the United States vulnerable.

It’s up to Pike, Jennifer and the Taskforce to figure out a way to stop the impending threat and do what they do best: save the world.

— Celeste Williams

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