About thisÂ Series
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.
Raptor s communications expert, Staff Sergeant Brian â€œHawk Bledsoe is struggling with his inner demons, leaving him on the verge of an â€œother 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
Special Forces operator Salvatore â€œFalconâ€ Russo vowed to never again speak to or trust Lieutenant Cassandra Walker after a tragedy four years ago. But as Raptor closes in on the cyber terrorists responsible for killing two of their own, Sal must put his lifeâ€”and the lives of his teammatesâ€”in her hands. Despite his anger, Cassie is ill-prepared for his resistance and the fallout when she must protect the one asset who can end the attacks. As allies become enemies and hostiles become unlikely partners, Raptor fights for its very existence.
About the Author
An Army brat, Ronie Kendig grew up in the classic military family, with her father often TDY and her mother holding down the proverbial fort. Their family moved often, which left Ronie attending six schools by the time sheâ€™d entered fourth grade. Her only respite and â€œfriendsâ€ during this time were the characters she created. Read More on her website…
I loved each book in the series. The men of Raptor had strong character and were as you would expect men of integrity. I have to say my overall favorite character was Hawk. He is the feature character in the second book, but we see him throughout the series. I loved his spunk and quick wit. As you will see in book two, despite his temper and impulsiveness he is a man of his word no matter the cost.
The books in this series are action packed to say the least. The author paints a picture of what is happening around the characters with such intensity you feel like you are there. In addition, the author displays what life is like for women in that culture. Â She also keeps you guessing on what happens next in many cases and provided some interesting twists along the series.
Each story has a secondary plot that often provides a reprieve from the intensity of the main story. The secondary story in book one with Todd and Amy was gut wrenching to say the least. The author very quickly and effectively pulled you in their lives and their pain.
I would definitely recommend this book to anyone, man or woman, who enjoys military based stories. They are full of action and there is also a romantic piece to each story. She keeps it real in that life is messy.
No disclaimer on this one. I received the first one free on Amazon and purchased the other two.