Brad Taylor was born in 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. Taylor 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 U.S. 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, S.C.
Taylor holds a Master of Science in defense analysis from the Naval Postgraduate School, with a concentration in irregular warfare. In 2011, Taylor published his debut novel, "One Rough Man," which was an immediate success and launched the Pike Logan series. Now with 15 installments and more than 3 million copies sold, the series has consistently hit The New York Times best-seller list. When not writing, he serves as a security consultant on asymmetric threats for various agencies. He lives in Charleston, S.C. with his wife and two daughters.