Brad Taylor retired from the U.S. Army Special Forces as a lieutenant colonel, a rank attained through merit demonstrated under fire. Each of us sleeps comfortably in our beds each and every night thanks to men like him. That said, service to our country and its people at the highest level is not necessarily indicative of an ability to write or to tell a story. And I will admit that the first 30 pages of Taylor's debut novel, ONE ROUGH MAN, seemed just a tad unsteady, with too many changes of scenery and personnel in too short a period.
So it is that I went through three stages of transition while re