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Brad Taylor



Brad was born on Okinawa, Japan, but grew up on 40-acres in rural Texas.  Graduating from the University of Texas, he was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army Infantry.  Brad served for more than 21 years, retiring as a Special Forces Lieutenant Colonel.  During that time he held numerous Infantry and Special Forces positions, including eight years in 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment Delta where he commanded multiple troops and a squadron.  He has conducted operations in support of US national interests in Iraq, Afghanistan, and other classified locations.

His final assignment was as the Assistant Professor of Military Science at The Citadel in Charleston, SC.  He holds a Masters of Science in Defense Analysis from the Naval Postgraduate School, with a concentration in Irregular Warfare.  When not writing, he serves as a security consultant on asymmetric threats for various agencies.  He lives in Charleston, SC with his wife and two daughters.
 

Genres: Thriller
 
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Into the Gray Zone
(Pike Logan, book 19)
Series
Pike Logan
   1. One Rough Man (2011)
   1.5. The Dig (2014)
   2. All Necessary Force (2012)
   2.5. The Callsign (2012)
   3. Enemy of Mine (2013)
   3.5. Gut Instinct (2013)
   4. The Widow's Strike (2013)
   4.5. Black Flag (2013)
   5. The Polaris Protocol (2014)
   6. Days of Rage (2014)
   7. No Fortunate Son (2014)
   7.5. The Recruit (2015)
   8. The Insider Threat (2015)
   9. The Forgotten Soldier (2015)
   10. Ghosts of War (2016)
   10.5. The Target (2016)
   11. Ring of Fire (2017)
   11.5. The Infiltrator (2017)
   12. Operator Down (2018)
   12.5. The Ruins (2018)
   13. Daughter of War (2019)
   13.5. Exit Fee (2019)
   14. Hunter Killer (2020)
   15. American Traitor (2021)
   16. End of Days (2022)
   17. The Devil's Ransom (2023)
   The Honeymoon Heist (2023)
   18. Dead Man's Hand (2024)
   19. Into the Gray Zone (2025)
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Unknown Rider (2023)
(Battle Born , book 1)
Jack Stewart
"From espionage to dogfights - this is a Mach 5 debut."
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Down Range (2021)
(Garrett Kohl, book 1)
Taylor Moore
"Having lived it, Taylor Moore hits every bit of the cost of counterterrorism in Down Range, but this story is much more. It’s a riveting thriller with a family in crisis at the core. It's my kind of book."
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Reaper: Ghost Target (2018)
(Sniper , book 1)
Nicholas Irving and A J Tata
"You couldn't ask for a better writing team?from the strategic to the tactical?the experiences of both authors bleed through on every page, the authenticity ripped straight from a battlefield after action report. Reaper: Ghost Target starts with a crack, and hits on all cylinders."

Books containing stories by Brad Taylor
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Suspense Magazine July 2013 (2013)
(Suspense Magazine)
edited by
John Raab
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Suspense Magazine January 2013 (2013)
(Suspense Magazine)
edited by
John Raab

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