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Vendor: Shiloh Run Press
Publication Date: 2013
Series: A Breed Apart
Aspen Courtland is out to find her missing brother. Only his combat tracking dog, Talon, knows where to look. Problem is, after a brutal attack that separated dog and handler, Talons afraid of his own shadow. The search is on, but when one mistake means disaster, can Talon muster the courage for one last mission?
A Breed Apart Series:
Book 1 - Trinity
Book 2 - Talon
Book 3 - Beowulf - Available January 2014
Ronie Kendig is an award-winning, bestselling author who grew up an Army brat. After twenty-plus years of marriage, she and her hunky hero husband have a full life with their four children, a Maltese Menace, and a retired military working dog in Northern Virginia. Author and speaker, Ronie loves engaging readers through her Rapid-Fire Fiction. Ronie can be found at www.roniekendig.com, on Facebook (www.facebook.com/rapidfirefiction), Twitter (@roniekendig), and Goodreads (www.goodreads.com/RonieK).
KatyTennesseeGender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Exciting and full of tensionJune 14, 2015KatyTennesseeGender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Talon: Combat Tracking Team is a really exciting book, the second one in A Breed Apart trilogy. I am glad the books are connected and the main cast of characters are in all the books. I think this feature adds depth and layers to the series and draws the reader more deeply into each subsequent book.
The plot is intriguing and pulls the story along at a very fast pace. The characters generally fit their parts and I especially like the hero and heroine, Dane and Aspen. I enjoyed the slight romantic thread. I think it adds great tension to the story and is very realistic. The backstory woven into the novel takes it to a much higher plane than the average suspense novel, and gives Talon strength and complexity.
I had a slight bit of difficulty following the action and dialogue in a couple of places, but overall it is a top-notch read. If you like military, spy novels or novels that include dogs as main characters, I think you will enjoy this book.
petuniaHanover, PaAge: 55-65Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Good dogMarch 26, 2015petuniaHanover, PaAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0My husband read the book and found it very interesting; he couldn't put it down. Of course he is a dog lover.
half pintNebraskaAge: Over 65Gender: female1 Stars Out Of 5Didn't finish this one.October 3, 2014half pintNebraskaAge: Over 65Gender: femaleQuality: 3Value: 2Meets Expectations: 1I don't often give up on a book, but I just couldn't get into this one. Not sure if the first one in the series would have helped any; I didn't get that one, but I gave up on this one.
debhgrtyPlymouth MAAge: Over 65Gender: Female5 Stars Out Of 5The U.S. Marine Corps Says HeÃ¢â¬â¢s DeadÃ¢â¬Â¦March 5, 2014debhgrtyPlymouth MAAge: Over 65Gender: FemaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5"Her brother is missing, and her only chance of finding him lies with a combat dog that has lost his edge."
TalonAspen is sure her twin still lives - she would have known if he was dead. But her brother's tracking dog, Talon, suffers from P.T.S.D. and quivers at the slightest noise. She's about to go to her brother's last known location by herself, with Talon along hopefully to help and not to tuck tail under and hide. As she's readying for the trip, help appears from an unexpected quarter.
Dane Markoski, a puzzling and enigmatic military intelligence agent, also wants to find Austin - he's never lost an operative. He appears by "chance" to help Aspen, but he really only wants Talon - he'd never work with a woman. Should she trust the shadowy Dane? Is he friend - or foe? With them both putting misgivings aside, they finally join forces, but can be successful only if Talon can rise to his old state of competence.
Full of twists and turns, this tale of a tail will have you troubled one moment and touched the next. Talon, the second of three novels in Ronie Kendig's series on Military War Dogs, is as much a winner s the first, Trinity, was. Her third, Beowulf, will release soon. If you like action, adventure, romance, and most of all, dogs, you'll want to buy the series. Ronie is one of my fave authors and will become one of yours, too, I'm certain.
PumpkinNorth CarolinaAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Another Example of Heroes & DogsOctober 20, 2013PumpkinNorth CarolinaAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This is the second book in the series of War Dogs, and again, she has done a great job of showing how to write a clean story that people will be able to share with their teenagers. Great writing, great interest.