The U.S. Green Beret team known as Raptor reels as an elusive foe begins to attack them at every turn. Targeting the team with an insatiable vengeance, whomever is out to get them is out for blood. With the release of HAWK, Ronie Kendig delivers a second installment of heart racing excitement in The Quiet Professionals series.
Having read Raptor 6 and Operation Zulu Redemption over the course of the summer I have come to expect thrilling military action aka Rapid-Fire Fiction from Ronie Kendig. While reading HAWK, I came to the realization that I liked this book in a completely different way. While the action, intensity, suspense and imminent threat of danger were present, there were two elements in this story that resonated with me. Foremost, Ronie made a heart connection for me with her characterization of Sgt. Brian “Hawk” Bledsoe. This guy wants to be a hero, to make his grandfather proud, and to be someone who others looked up to and respect. However, he often finds himself in trouble due to his poor choices and his temper. Furthermore, Sgt. Bledsoe’s story reads like a testimony. He became confident in his own strength and walked away from God only to find himself desperately needing God’s strength and guidance. I was equally impressed with the author’s strong and rebellious female character Fekiria. (Those who have read Raptor 6 will recognize her as the cousin of Zahara Zarrick.) Fekiria, a Muslim, sees the two most powerful examples of love through her cousin and her friend Mitra, both Christians. This reminds us that we reflect Christ more often with our actions than we do with our words.
Ronie Kendig does such an amazing job at building suspense that at one point in the story I wanted to scream, “Can’t they catch a break!?!” This was all part of the plot with the enemy always being one step ahead of Raptor, but it took me to the edge. Thankfully, I didn’t fatigue before the tides began to turn. Hooah!
Do you have the fortitude for intense military suspense?! HAWK releases in November from Shiloh Run Press.
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About the Author:
Ronie Kendig is an award-winning, bestselling author who grew up an Army brat. She married her own hunky hero, who’s an Army veteran. After twenty-plus years of marriage, she and her husband have a full life with four children and two dogs. Ronie’s degree in psychology has helped her pen novels of raw, broken characters. Since launching onto the publishing scene, Ronie’s Rapid-Fire Fiction has hit the CBA Bestseller List and won the prestigious Christy Award. Connect with Ronie on her blog, twitter, and Facebook.