Ring of Fire by Brad Taylor
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
So I was able to get through this second of two Pike Logan thrillers in pretty near record time, and while I liked it pretty well, it wasn't as good as its immediate predecessor for me. Mostly, this stems from the book going back to the jihadist well all over again, like Taylor went and channeled the ghost of Vince Flynn. But Taylor also takes care to highlight how jihadists aren't representative of the average Muslim, that they tend to be ultraconservative types twisting their religion to suit their own ends, and that it's not like Christians and Jews don't have such groups within their own ranks either. Truly, everyone has a way of committing atrocities on each other if left unchecked, and the antagonists of this book are no exception.
It looks, though, as if Taylor's going to slow down the pace on his writing, not releasing another Pike Logan book till early next year. You never know, though. He may get back to his usual two-books-a-year thing and we just don't know yet. I only hope, though, that the twelfth book is an improvement.
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