Raptor 6 is the first in a brand new series called The Quiet Professionals and I have been anxiously awaiting its release. In this book, we follow Raptor Team, headed up by Captain Dean Watters, code name Raptor 6.
Once again, the author has brought us a story that is so authentic and makes you feel like you are really right there in the action. She has set up such a great start for what promises to be a very exciting series, full of complex team members and intensely dangerous missions.
I have to admit that I did not instantly connect with the main characters in Raptor 6. I think this is due to the situation they were in when they first met and the way Dean feels about romantic relationships. After a little while of watching where the story was taking me and seeing the connecting tendrils coming together, I found myself completely and totally invested in the lives of Captain Dean Watters and Zahrah Zarrick. And then, the author blew me away with the direction the story took! Absolutely powerful!
I love that I can pick up one of Ronie Kendig's books and immerse myself in a totally unique experience, full of danger, heroes, and the military. I can't wait for the next book!
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher, through Litfuse Publicity, in exchange for an honest review, which I have given.
This book was definitely outside the norm of the kinds of stories I usually read, but I'm really glad I decided to give it a try.
From the first page to the very last page of Raptor 6, Ronie Kendig keeps the action going at a very intense level. The details are not all pretty or pleasant, but they are extremely engaging and intriguing. I was appreciative of the list of acronyms at the beginning of the book and referred to them frequently to better understand the workings of the special forces and their operations.
I would think that a wide variety of readers could enjoy this story. From exciting military action, to an enjoyable level of romance, all infused with a healthy dose of faith, there is something for almost everyone. The story was not a quick, easy read but was definitely worth sticking with. Be forewarned that not all the loose ends get tied up at the conclusion of the story, so you will likely be left with a need to continue reading as Ronie adds to the Quiet Professionals series.
Thanks to Litfuse Publicity Group for providing a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
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.