An IACSP Q&A With Brad Taylor Retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel

Brad Taylor published his debut novel, One Rough Man, in 2011. he military thriller was successful and launched his Pike Logan series, which has sold more than three million copies. His current novel is called “American Traitor.” Brad Taylor was born on Okinawa, Japan and grew up in rural Texas. He graduated from the University of Texas and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army Infantry. He held numerous Infantry and Special Forces positions, including eight years in the 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment – Delta, where he commanded multiple troops and a squadron. 

He 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 served for more than 21 years. 

Brad Taylor holds a Master of Science in Defense Analysis from the Naval Postgraduate School, with a concentration in Irregular Warfare. In addition to writing thrillers, Brad Taylor also serves as a security consultant on asymmetric threats for various agencies. 

Brad Taylor discussed his novels and national security issues with Paul Davis.  IACSP: How would you describe your novel “American Traitor?”  Taylor: “American Traitor” is a thriller about the insidious and growing “gray war” between China, the United States, and Taiwan. China has been pushing its perceived sovereign territory farther and farther int...