Raptor 6: Book 1Ronie Kendig
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... Read More
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 US military, Dean is forced to crack the lockbox around his heart a move that might come at the highest cost.
- Product type: Book
- Format: Book
- Release Date: May 1, 2014
- UPC: 9781616260408
- Height: 1.00
- Width: 5.60
- Length: 8.40
- Volumes/Discs: 1
- Pages: 351
- Publish Date: May 1, 2014
- Language: English
- Audience Age Maximum: 0
- Audience Age Minimum: 0
- BISAC: "FIC042060"
- ISBN: 1616260408
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- Action of story feels very real by Vera on 6/10/2014
This is an interesting story that is centered around a Green Beret Special Forces team. The team is working in Afghanistan. The author did a great job in making the action of the story feel very real. She even helped describe what life is like there and the tensions between Afghan people and American soldiers.
The plot centers around the theft of a super computer that contains information that can be used to bring down the American military and wreak havoc on the nation. A half American half Afghan woman who is the daughter of a retired American General is kidnapped. She has the expertise to hack into the stolen computer, and her captors will stop at nothing to get her to give them access to the computer. There is a love story between the leader of the Special Forces team and this woman.
A sub-plot to the story involves one of the members of the team going back to the states to spend the last days of his newlywed wife suffering from cancer.
Scattered throughout the novel are elements where different people reveal their personal walks with God. Plenty is found in this story to show people’s dependence on God.
The language is very clean considering the dialogue of soldiers. This would be a great book for teenagers interested in fictional stories centered around military operations. It is a good read and a quick read. At first, I had trouble keeping up with the many characters introduced almost all at once. Often, the author uses military acronyms, but she includes a glossary at the front of the book to understand them all. The book ends openly revealing there are more books to follow within the series. (guest reviewer, B.Lyles, teacher and band instructor)
DISCLOSURE: A complimentary copy was provided by Litfuse Publicity Group on behalf of the author and publisher in exchange for a review. Opinions expressed are solely those of the reviewer. No compensation was received for this review.
- Outstanding New Rapid-Fire Fiction! by Jeanie on 5/28/2014
Raptor 6 is Ronie Kendig’s latest Rapid-Fire Fiction novel that is – from the first page to the last – fiction that roars out like an Indy race car, taking the curves and twists with the excellence of a seasoned driver, then going full speed ahead without hesitation. It is the first book in her new series, The Quiet Professionals.
Raptor Six is also the name for Captain Dean Watters of a Special Forces team in Afghanistan. He is all that one would expect a Special Forces member to be: focused, highly-intelligent, and able to do the job assigned. He and his team discovered the location of top-secret military hardware at a nearby school, interweaving the lives of schoolteachers and young children inextricably with their mission. The team is called on to find who stole the computers before the terrorists who have them can open them – without destroying them – and hack into military software that could take down the United States.
Zahrah Zarrick is an American citizen, daughter of retired General Peter Zarrick and his late wife, Izzah Zarrick, formerly from Afghanistan. Zahrah is a brilliant young woman who has chosen to follow God’s call to teach at a missionary a missionary school in Afghanistan. She stayed with her mother’s brother and his family, none of whom were Christian, but who respected her Christianity. Unbeknownst to her, Zahrah is a target of those who have stolen the military computers.
It is up to Captain Watters and his team to not only find the hackers but also to protect Zahrah. This became critical after the school where she taught was attacked, leaving behind death and destruction and is only the beginning of what Zahrah would endure as she acted on her calling. Zahrah’s faith in God was all she had to hold onto as terrifying events threatened all she held dear. This author demonstrates beautifully that when all one has to rely on is God, God is more than enough.
Those who have read Ms. Kendig’s “A Breed Apart” series will recognize some of the Special Forces team members. While her writing is so riveting that the continuity is not necessary, it is satisfying to revisit the team. The honor given to the US military forces by the author gives us but a glimpse of the debt of gratitude we owe to the fighting men and women around the world. It was certainly an apt reminder as I read it only days before Memorial Day 2014.
I loved this book - Ronie Kendig has another runaway hit with Raptor 6! This reader is looking forward to the next one, as the author only improves with each novel!
I won this book through Goodreads – thank you so much to Goodreads, Ronie Kendig, and the publisher for this amazing book! No monetary compensation was received for this review; all opinions are mine alone.
- Thinking Thoughts Blog RE:View by Emilie on 5/10/2014
If I were allowed to give a book 6 starts, I would be giving it to Raptor 6 by Ronie Kendig.
This book was simply amazing!
The fast pace plot and high action sequences will keep you glued to your seat wondering just how long Kendig can keep it up. In Raptor 6, the first in the Quiet Professionals Series, she pushes her characters to the breaking point from a personal and professional standpoint.
Dean Watters, better known now as Raptor 6, is the strong silent type with a will made of pure steel. His sense of duty is suddenly tested when beautiful Zahrah Zarrick enters the scene. She's got a steel will to match his, though hers is fortified by the Lord and her sense of mission to teach the children of her mothers homeland in Afghanistan.
Enter a threat on Zahrah's life, the potential loss of secured information, and a talented Special Forces team and you've got more action than you'll know what to do with.
Honestly and truly this book was fantastic! Some have said it's her best yet and I'd have to agree. I would recommend this to fans of military action and suspense. Kendig writes like a seasoned veteran and draws you into the action. You'll find yourself laughing at this new Raptor team and their antics, crying with the emotion of it all, and flinching as the bullets fly past you in the night.
Originally posted on my blog: http://eahendryx.blogspot.com/2014/05/raptor-6-by-ronie-kendig-review.html
I received a free copy of this book for review purposes, but was under no obligation to read the book or post a review. I do so under my own motivation and the opinions I have expressed in this review are honest and entirely my own.