Alright, it's time to say it: Hooah! Or perhaps "Oorah!"
Either way, I think it means we support Ronie's stories.
Raptor 6 is the first Ronie Kendig book I've really read, and the first one I've owned a print copy of. I found myself really focused on the plot, digging deeper into the story, and flipping pages back to savor dialogue and re-enter an intense scene.
Imagine if someone was accessing the U.S military's secure computer system, about to compromise every operation, every code, every base.
(Hint: we get to hear the hacker's very thoughts, first person!)
Remember Captain Dean Watters? He was called "Watterboy" in Ronie's MWD series. He's back. And he's right on the edge of discovering this computer hacking situation and breaking it wide open. Dean is known for one thing: loyalty to his people. If you're his, he's got your back and he won't let you get lost.
He's also about to discover Zahrah... the daughter of a General, half-American, half Afghan. She's a passionate Christian and a teacher, and her path keeps on crossing his.
So he's a man with angel wings and a dagger tattooed on his back, she's a woman with a will of steel, and both of them are in a war zone.
So... prepare yourself for adrenaline charged Special Ops missions, a look into the heart of a dedicated woman who accepted her calling to Afghanistan and never looked back, and a tender subplot unfolding back Stateside.
I don't know where Ronie got that second storyline, but it's a good one.
Great on several levels... as adventure, as suspense, as international intrigue.
Wow it's been a while since I last read a book where I could feel the adrenaline and where I couldn't put the book down! Raptor 6 is filled with tension, suspense, and even some romance. I loved it! The author writes believable characters with struggles that I can identify with. I can't wait for the following book!
Raptor 6 is the first book in The Quiet Professional Series by Ronie Kendig. Captain Dean Watters is the lead of a special forces team. He is laser-like and completely closed off to relationships. He is stationed in Afghanistan and focused on his teams mission.
Zahrah Zarrick is a missionary teacher in Afghanistan who is an American with a mother who was from Afghanistan. The problem is she is a target not only because she is an American women, but because her degree is in quantum cryptology.
This book is a riveting, fast based military suspense novel written by Ronie a former Army brat. The book had me reading and finishing it in two nights. It was fabulous! The writing is well done and you can tell that she did her research. It is gripping and leaves you wondering what will happen next. However, I did expect it to all clean up nicely and for the next book in the series to be just another book about a different character who is a quiet professional. But no, this books leaves you with a big ole cliffhanger. You know like the kind at the end of a TV drama season. I can't wait for the next book in the series. This is a must read.
I received a free copy of this product from Litfuse in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. All opinions I have expressed are my own or those of my family. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC Regulations.
Prepare for a little shock and awe - Raptor 6 was a thrill to read! From cover to cover Ronie Kendig's "Rapid-Fire Fiction" will keep you turning pages. This was my first experience with the Christian Suspense genre and Ronie Kendig knocked my socks off. Kendig knows a thing or two about military operations and culture and she has clearly done her research for Raptor 6. She delivers a well constructed novel with nail-biting suspense, pulse-pounding action, and heart wrenching drama.
Raptor 6 is a highly trained Army Special Forces team. I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know each member of the team over the course of the book. Each man had an assigned specialty and a unique personality that contributed to the cohesiveness of the unit. The banter between them was "clean" and the occasional use of expletives were done using made up phrases. I laughed out loud at the humorous ribbing that they gave one another. Their playful joking worked nicely to break up the tension in the more suspenseful moments.
Captain Dean Watters is a born leader who inspires esprit de corps among his men. I grew to admire him as a man of strong character who is committed to his country and his team. He is a precision instrument of war - intelligent, focused and controlled. His desire to control circumstance and provide for the safety of others stems from a past that the author does an excellent job of revealing over time.
Raptor 6 is more than military might and maneuvering, there is a romance that evolves between Zahrah Zarrick and Capt. Watters. Missionary Zahrah Zarrick won me over with her BOLD faith. She is a woman who is on fire for Christ and has completely surrendered herself to His service. Her resolve to trust God for her protection despite the turmoil around her baffles Capt. Watters. He lets himself believe that he is merely covering his six, looking out for retired General Peter Zarrick's daughter, but there is something about Zahrah that he can't escape.
Keep in mind that this novel takes place in present day Afghanistan during a US military war on terrorism. These characters fight monumental spiritual battles as well as a physical dangers. The book has violence to include violence against women that may be difficult for some to read. Kendig does a tactful job of incorporating these egregious acts into a redeeming storyline.
Ronie Kendig honors those who serve(d) in our military and has won a new fan. I strongly recommend Raptor 6 to men and women for it's intricate plot and powerful message. I anxiously await the next book in The Quiet Professionals Series and give this Christian military suspense novel 5 stars! Buy it!
I've read practically all of the novels that Ronie Kendig has written, so I will say that I'm never disappointed once I crack open that cover. Today, I'll finally put pen to paper and spent a couple of minutes and tell you what makes her writing so great.
As expected, Ronie Kendig delivers a book that is easy to read, easy to follow but very hard to put down. She writes dialogue that is humorous, honest and banter-filled. Her characters have depth and leave you rooting for them to succeed against all of the bad that she throws at them. The description of the surroundings makes you feel like you are right there with them and seeing things through their eyes. All in all, this book is everything you could ask for in a great adventure novel.
Is this a "guy's book"? This book is a true "guy's book". Between the military might and muscle, the continuous show of force, explosions, gun-fire, WHEW!!! There's enough action and adventure in this book for any guy to enjoy.
I received this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion.