About this Book
Four years after a tragic mission decimated his career and his team, Cole “Tox” Russell is persona non grata to the United States. And that’s fine–he just wants to be left alone. But when a dormant, centuries-old disease is unleashed, Tox is lured back into action.
Partnered with FBI agent Kasey Cortes, Tox has to pull together a team to begin a globe-spanning search for answers–and a cure. As their quest leads them from continent to continent, it slowly becomes clear they’re not just fighting a plague–but battling against an ancient secret society whose true goals remain hidden.
With time running out and opposition growing on every side, the key to everything may rest in an antique codex, the Crown of Jerusalem–but will Tox and his team be able to trust each other enough to break this century-spanning conspiracy of silence?
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, won the prestigious Christy Award, finaled in numerous contests and reader awards, including ACFW Carol Awards, RWA’s Faith, Hope, & Love’s Inspirational Readers’ Choice Awards, Christian Retailing’s Readers’ Choice Awards, INSPY Award, The Christian Manifesto Lime Awards, and Family Fiction’s Readers’ Choice Choice Awards. Ronie loves people and helping other writers through speaking, workshops, and/or mentoring. Find Ronie at www.roniekendig.com, on Facebook (www.facebook.com/rapidfirefiction) , Twitter (@roniekendig), and GoodReads. (Source: Goodreads Author Page)
As this story opens, our hero, Tox, is attempting to rescue his kidnapped niece. The odds were against him, but his training and tenacity wins out, especially when he suspected it was a trap. The opening scene grabbed my attention and didn’t let go until the end. Tox and his team travel through many countries and deal with intense situations. As typical for a Kendig novel, it’s intense and action packed from start to finish.
In my opinion, Tox is a dark hero. He has a lot of demons that haunt him, which at times makes it hard to like him. But I found myself liking him more and more as this story progressed. Although he has a lot of rough edges he is beginning to soften in the right ways.
I loved the chemistry between Tox and Agent Cortes. She was a spit fire FBI agent who was trained in lie detection. She added much to the story to help Tox and his team get the answers they needed.
Much like the previous novella that introduced us to Tox, this story deals with a deadly virus. The author has added a secret society to the mix in this story, which I’m still trying to determine if I really like that aspect. I do look forward to what is next for Tox and his team.
You do not have to read the previous novella to understand what is happening here, although it has been free on Amazon. It’s a quick read, so I suggest reading it before reading this one.
I give this book 5 Stars! (Learn more about my rating system)
Disclaimer: I received this book from the publisher, via Netgalley.com, but I was not required to leave a review. The opinions expressed here are strictly my own.