Willpower is a core ingredient of many success stories. Staying focused on the end game and pushing away any barriers that stand in your way typically plays out a positive result. However, willpower is taken to a whole new level when under extreme duress, solving difficult problems that impact human lives. New York Times bestselling author and former special operations officer, Brad Taylor, recalls the need to focus beyond the physical aspects of a mission and let willpower take over — you need to want it.

Brad translates this same tenacity into his 16th Pike Logan thriller, End of Days. Fred and Brad discuss the success of his series and share advice for both aspiring writers and corporate security leaders.

Brad Taylor, Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.), is a 21-year veteran of the U.S. Army Infantry and Special Forces, including eight years with the 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment – Delta, popularly known as Delta Force. Taylor retired in 2010 after serving more than two decades and participating in Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom, as well as classified operations around the globe. His final military post was as Assistant Professor of Military Science at The Citadel.

Brad has written sixteen New York Times bestsellers. When he’s 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.

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