I was extremely impressed with DEAD RECKONING, especially considering this a debut novel. The book was filled with action, suspense and just the right amount of romance. I felt there were a few places that didn't flow with the story or I'd have given it an all out 5 star rating. I'll certainly keep an eye out for future books from this author.
I have never really been a reader of suspense fiction, it just wasn't that interesting to me until I discovered author, Ronie Kendig. I first read her second release, Nightshade a few weeks ago and I LOVED it! She kindly offered to send me a copy of her debut novel Dead Reckoning and I finished it on one day, staying up till the wee hours of the morning. From the first page I was hooked! Being a lover of history I've always had a respect and interest in archaeology so it was easy for me to like underwater archaeologist, Shiloh Blake and her best friend Khalid Khan. There is also a hunky ex-Navy SEAL turned spy, Reece aka Brutus, who will give you heart palpitations! Did I mention that from the very first chapter there is enough "edge of your seat" action to give a body a heart attack? Seriously. It is so good! A lot of the suspense that I've read has had one or two scenes that made my pulse race but Dead Reckoning does not let up, it's nonstop action from start to finish. Assassinations, kidnappings, nuclear weapons, spies, and terrorists all in the exotic setting of Mumbia, throw in not one but two romances involving our main character, Shiloh and you have a suspenseful and thrilling read that will knock your socks off! I highly recommend this book to anyone (guys that means you too) who loves a great story!
I wish I could give more stars to this fabulous book. It had everything and even more than I expected! This is absolutely my favorite suspense novel. I'm pre-ordering Nightshade too and can't wait till it releases.Keep on writing like this Ronie!
From the first page, you're drawn in and can't put the book down! Suspense and intrigue at its best, with surprises around every corner. You'll find yourself cheering on the good guys - but ARE they the good guys? Ronie Kendig creates characters we can all relate to and believe in. What a wonderful romantic love story in the middle of all the secret spy stuff!