Thursday, June 5, 2014

Raptor 6 Book Review

I have a different kind of book to share with you today that I haven't done in the past called Raptor 6 written by Ronie Kendig that is about the war in Afghanistan.

His team. His mission. A mission that comes at the highest cost! 
Captain Dean Watters keeps his mission and his team in the forefront of his laser-like focus. So when Dean’s mission and team are threatened, his Special Forces training kicks into high gear. Failing to stop hackers from stealing national security secrets from the military’s secure computers and networks isn’t an option. 
Zahrah Zarrick is a missionary teacher to Afghan children in Mazar-e Sharif. And a target. When Zahrah is captured because of her expertise in quantum cryptology, compromising the U.S. military, Dean is forced to crack the lockbox around his heart—a move that might come at the highest cost.
I have to admit to you, this was a pretty intense book and one that might not appeal to a lot of people, but I was raised as a military brat since my Dad was in the Army for 22 years, so I like reading about our soldiers from time to time and will watch war movies a good bit because Dad watched them a lot and it just got to be a part of my life.

This war is so very different than the one Dad was in while stationed in Korea and with a whole new ballgame of enemies that don't play by the war book. So, there is some torture scenes that are a little messy and queasy but no worse in description than some serial killer books I have read.

This story is about a good man who just happened to be at the wrong place when he is captured on his first tour in Afghanistan and he feels guilty about being captured and watching a female soldier being tortured and killed. It is those memories that drive him on this next tour that he is serving and it gets in the way a few times because he becomes attached to Zahrah Zarrick.

They both fall in love with each other but both are not willing to admit that to each other or themselves until it becomes a necessity to their survival when they are both in a dangerous situation and they will need all the courage that they can muster for this is a fight to the death if they lose.

I didn't know that this would be an ongoing series of books, so the ending is not over. But, I can't wait to read the next book to see how this all ends. Once you get me hooked on a book, I really need to see it through because it's just my nature.

This is a good solid story with God in the forefront of Zahrah's reason for going to Afghanistan and she is a good women also trying to do the right thing but the enemy does not want her to succeed. But, they also want her really badly for something more deadly and it could be the turning point in the war for the terrorists if they get what they want. Will God be able to help her make the right choices and not give in?

Happy Reading!

Don't miss the first book, Raptor 6, in Ronie Kendig's new Quiet Professionals series. Ronie combines a dangerous romance and explosive action for a thrilling and satisfying ride. "Lock and load for this Spec Op, fighting under God’s 'rules of engagement.'" —Bob Hamer, veteran FBI undercover agent and award-winning author.