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  1. Raptor 6, Quiet Professionals Series #1
    Raptor 6, Quiet Professionals Series #1
    Ronie Kendig
    Barbour Publishing / 2014 / Trade Paperback
    $9.99 Retail: $12.99 Save 23% ($3.00)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 43 Reviews
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  1. Age: Over 65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    A roller coaster read!
    May 31, 2014
    Linda
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Ronie Kendig is one of my favorite authors. I love reading her books because of the military theme to them, as my husband and I have both served in the U.S. Army. But, wow, she has hit the ball out of the park with this new release, Raptor 6, the first book in The Quiet Professionals series. You can read the blurb for the story plot. Let me just say that I absolutely loved this book - can you guess? The characters are well developed and believable; the action starts on the first page and is relentless until the last page. Be warned, it is heart wrenching to read some of the book, but it is about a war, after all. I must say the ending surprised me, but I can live with it. I highly recommend this book.
  2. Oak Harbor, WA
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Great military suspense
    May 30, 2014
    bookwomanjoan
    Oak Harbor, WA
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 4
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 4
    Captain Dean Watters heads Raptor Six, a Special Forces team in Afghanistan. Rescuing kidnapped journalists, avoiding Taliban ambushes, it's all in a day's work for them. But when one of their secure military computers shows up in a remote village, Watters knows the level of danger threatening his team has been taken to a new level.

    Ten military super-secure computers are missing. If the information on them is retrieved, America's enemies would have a blueprint of America's military intelligence. Watters knows the hackers must be stopped.

    Compounding the problem is American born Zahrah Zarrick, working for a Christian nonprofit literacy organization, teaching Afghan children in her mother's native village. Watters' team extracted her after an explosion at her school. Knowing she is in danger, he wants to keep tabs on her. Something is stirred inside him when he talks to her. Something he has tried to keep locked inside for too long.

    Zahrah is also an expert on quantum cryptology. The hackers want her and Watters knows his team must protect her. But when they are assigned to another operation, she disappears. Now Watters has double duty - rescue her and stop the hackers from unleashing terror across the globe.

    I think this is probably the best of Kendig's novels I have read. The action is great and the character development superb. The romantic development is well done. The suspense at the end is breath taking.

    The banter between the team members troubled me. I guess I want special forces to be more professional than these men seem to be. Perhaps it is the way they deal with the pressure of their work. Still, I have less respect for the team than I would if they did not behave so childish at times.

    Be prepared, sensitive readers. The mean guys are really mean and will stop at no amount of torture to get their way. Some of it is heart wrenching.

    One aspect of Kondig's writing still bothers me. I don't like: "Thud!" "Crack!" "Clang! Thud!" "Whoosh!" "Thwat" and, I mean, really, "BooooOOOOOOOooooom!" (204) I haven't seen something like that since the Batman comics.

    I received a complimentary egalley of this book through Litfuse for the purpose of an independent and honest review.
  3. near Columbia, SC
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Thrilling Action and Romance!
    May 30, 2014
    AngieArndt
    near Columbia, SC
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Dean Watters and his Special Forces team do missions that no other team could do, but when one is called home, it leaves the team shorthanded just as they find evidence of a sinister threat that could endanger soldiers all over the world. And then there's the other interference of Zahrah Zarrick, the village children's teacher. Not only has she interrupted his mission, now she IS his mission. And he can't take his eyes off her.

    Ronie Kendig is one of the best thriller authors out there. I have a confession: sometimes when I read a book I mentally check off the elements of a novel, i.e., foreshadowing, character development, the dark moment, etc. But Raptor 6 sucked me into the story and held me there until the very end, so schedule your time accordingly.

    Our military heroes go through so much more than I can imagine. (And by heroes, I mean everyone who serves.) I'm so grateful that they would willingly put themselves situations that could become as terrifying as those that the author describes in Raptor 6. This work, although fiction, gives us civilians a tiny idea of what our military is willing to go through to preserve our freedom.

    And even though Kendig is known for thriller/action/adventure, the romance between Dean and Zahrah is out-of-this-world. These two connected on all levels: intellectual, emotional, spiritual and yes, even physical. I cried more than once during their highly-charged romance.

    You'd don't have to love military novels to love this book. Thriller and adventure fans will enjoy the fast-paced exploits of all the members of the Raptor 6 team.

    I'd like to thank LitFuse Publicity for my copy of Raptor 6 in exchange for my fair and impartial review.
  4. PA
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    May 30, 2014
    TammyKindig
    PA
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Ronie Kendig is a skillful writer in using her military upbringing to show us that the lives of these great men and women are just like ours. They face the same feelings we do. I loved the way she weaves what most see as coincidences of meetings and chance happenings into a story that shows God's divine purpose in our lives. Her main characters, the dashing Captain Dean Watters and missionary school teacher Zahrah Zarrick are brought together in the war zone of Afghanistan of all places. Unaware that their lives are now intertwined as well as their hearts. While trying to keep Zahrah safe and out of harms way she is suddenly taken hostage. Dean and his team must then rescue her and stop computer hackers from finding and releasing military information before it is too late. From the first chapter till the end I was hooked. This is the first Military fiction that I have read and I plan on reading many more of her books. Great story...a must read...{I feel it helped me make a better connection to my son-in-law who served in Afghanistan, reading the names of places he too had been.}
  5. Phoenix, AZ
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Outstanding New Rapid-Fire Fiction!
    May 28, 2014
    Jeanie
    Phoenix, AZ
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Raptor 6 is Ronie Kendig's latest Rapid-Fire Fiction novel that is - from the first page to the last - fiction that roars out like an Indy race car, taking the curves and twists with the excellence of a seasoned driver, then going full speed ahead without hesitation. It is the first book in her new series, The Quiet Professionals.

    Raptor Six is also the name for Captain Dean Watters of a Special Forces team in Afghanistan. He is all that one would expect a Special Forces member to be: focused, highly-intelligent, and able to do the job assigned. He and his team discovered the location of top-secret military hardware at a nearby school, interweaving the lives of schoolteachers and young children inextricably with their mission. The team is called on to find who stole the computers before the terrorists who have them can open them - without destroying them - and hack into military software that could take down the United States.

    Zahrah Zarrick is an American citizen, daughter of retired General Peter Zarrick and his late wife, Izzah Zarrick, formerly from Afghanistan. Zahrah is a brilliant young woman who has chosen to follow God's call to teach at a missionary a missionary school in Afghanistan. She stayed with her mother's brother and his family, none of whom were Christian, but who respected her Christianity. Unbeknownst to her, Zahrah is a target of those who have stolen the military computers.

    It is up to Captain Watters and his team to not only find the hackers but also to protect Zahrah. This became critical after the school where she taught was attacked, leaving behind death and destruction and is only the beginning of what Zahrah would endure as she acted on her calling. Zahrah's faith in God was all she had to hold onto as terrifying events threatened all she held dear. This author demonstrates beautifully that when all one has to rely on is God, God is more than enough.

    Those who have read Ms. Kendig's "A Breed Apart" series will recognize some of the Special Forces team members. While her writing is so riveting that the continuity is not necessary, it is satisfying to revisit the team. The honor given to the US military forces by the author gives us but a glimpse of the debt of gratitude we owe to the fighting men and women around the world. It was certainly an apt reminder as I read it only days before Memorial Day 2014.

    I loved this book - Ronie Kendig has another runaway hit with Raptor 6! This reader is looking forward to the next one, as the author only improves with each novel!

    I won this book through Goodreads - thank you so much to Goodreads, Ronie Kendig, and the publisher for this amazing book! No monetary compensation was received for this review; all opinions are mine alone.
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