For some reason I cannot resist a novel by Ronie Kendig. Before I even opened “Hawk” I knew I would be in for a fast-paced and emotional ride and for a moment I thought to myself, “I’m just not up to it right now.” But I had received a copy in good faith that I would review it and because my review calendar somehow got way overloaded, I was already running behind on getting a review in. Of course all it took was one chapter (or less) and I was sucked right into the middle of the action.
Once more I found myself surrounded by men and women dedicated to the other members of their team despite the sometimes desperate circumstances they faced. In the second novel of The Quiet Professionals series, Raptor continued to be toyed with by an unknown terrorist who had somehow gained access to confidential intel.
Brian “Hawk” Bledsoe struggles with issues that date back to his childhood – issues that could send him home in disgrace if he doesn’t’ get them under control. Fekiria Haidary has a few secrets that make her actions seem suspicious but Brian cannot get her out of his mind. Fekiria has responded to Brian the same but any relationship between them is impossible. They soon find themselves involved in a fight for their own lives and the lives of others.
“Hawk” is a book that was difficult to put down once I started reading it. Just had to know what would happen next. Of course it ended with a HUGE cliffhanger so now I have to wait until the next installment to get the whole story. It is worth it though. A great book in an excellent series! I recommend it.
This book was provided for review by The Book Club Network.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Raptor’s communications expert, Staff Sergeant Brian “Hawk” Bledsoe is struggling with his inner demons, leaving him on the verge of an “other than honorable” discharge. Plagued with corrupted intel, Raptor team continues to track down the terrorist playing chess with their lives. Afghan pilot Fekiria Haidary is devastated when a systems glitch on her aircraft forces a weapons launch on a safe target. And when the deadly bombing separates Brian from the team, he must make an impossible choice: save his brothers-in-arms, or save the woman and children depending on him to survive a brutal snowstorm.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Ronie Kendig is an award-winning, bestselling author who grew up an Army brat. She married a veteran, and together their lives are never dull with four children and two dogs–a a Maltese Menace and a retired military working dog, Vvolt N629. Ronie’s degree in psychology has helped her pen novels of intense, raw characters.
Since launching onto the publishing scene in 2010, Ronie and her books have hit bestseller lists and garnered awards and critical acclaim, including:
2014 INSPY Award Finalist – Talon: Combat Tracking Team Dog 2013 HOLT Medallion Winner – Trinity: Military War Dog (Best Book by a Virginia Author) 2013 Selah Award Winner – Firethorn (Fiction – Suspense) 2013 Inspirational Reader’s Choice Award Winner – Trinity: Military War Dog (Romantic Suspense) 2012 Christy Award Winner – Wolfsbane (Contemporary Romance)
2012 Lime Award Winner – Firethorn (Suspense)
2012 Carol Award Finalist – Wolfsbane (Romantic Suspense)
Christian Retailing’s 2011 Readers’ Choice Awards Finalist – Nightshade
2011 Inspirational Reader’s Choice Award Finalist – Nightshade (Romantic Suspense)
Named one of the Top 25 Christian Fiction Suspense, Mystery, and Thriller Writers by FamilyFiction (Sept 2011)
2011 FamilyFiction Readers’ Choice Awards – 3rd place as New Favorite Author, 8th place with Nightshade for Novel of the Year.
INSPY Award Shortlist final in Mystery/Thriller (Dead Reckoning)
The Christian Manifesto’s 2010 Lime Award for Excellence in Christian Fiction (Nightshade)
Ronie’s titles include: –>DEAD RECKONING –>The Discarded Heroes series (NIGHTSHADE, DIGITALIS, WOLFSBANE, FIRETHORN) –>A Breed Apart series (TRINITY:MILITARY WAR DOG, TALON:COMBAT TRACKING TEAM, BEOWULF: EXPLOSIVES DETECTION DOG) –>The Quiet Professionals Series (RAPTOR 6, HAWK, FALCON).
Ronie’s has also written several novellas including the 7 Hours direct-to-digital novella collection (WHOLE PIECES), Central Park Rendezvous novella collection (DREAM A LITTLE DREAM), and the Denali Dreams novella collection (DARING HEIGHTS, TAKING FLIGHT).