Happy Veterans Day! While words seem so inadequate, thank you to those who faithfully served and are serving our country. You are heroes! So what better book review to post than the wonderful Ronie Kendig’s latest in The Quiet Professionals Series, Hawk!
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.
If you’ve read Ronie’s books before, then you know what awaits – fast-paced and non-stop action and the latest delivers just that. We head back to where the first left off with our team once again trying to track down a terrorist who seems to be a ghost. Following Hawk and Fekiria (cousin to our friend in the first novel!), the story keeps you guessing and rooting not only for our main characters, but all those involved (from the Americans to the women and children they are fighting to protect).
One of the strongest parts of Kendig’s writing is creating strong and capable women. Not that they have it all together, but also aren’t waiting around to start life; women who you root for, who continue to grow and are people you want to be friends with. Plus I always enjoy the look into military life (which Ronie has plenty of experience with!), combat and even the life that awaits back home (there’s side stories sprinkled throughout as well). The story will also continue next Spring with Falcon’s release!
(Thank you to the author for a copy of the book!)
And just because, here’s two of my favorite veterans 🙂 (my Dad and my late Grandpa)