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Most Helpful Favorable Review

7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

This Book = Awesomeness!

I have never really been a reader of suspense fiction, it just wasn't that interesting to me until I discovered author, Ronie Kendig. I first read her second release, Nightshade a few weeks ago and I LOVED it! She kindly offered to send me a copy of her debut novel Dead...
I have never really been a reader of suspense fiction, it just wasn't that interesting to me until I discovered author, Ronie Kendig. I first read her second release, Nightshade a few weeks ago and I LOVED it! She kindly offered to send me a copy of her debut novel Dead Reckoning and I finished it on one day, staying up till the wee hours of the morning.

From the first page I was hooked! Being a lover of history I've always had a respect and interest in archaeology so it was easy for me to like underwater archaeologist, Shiloh Blake and her best friend Khalid Khan. There is also a hunky ex-Navy SEAL turned spy, Reece aka Brutus, who will give you heart palpitations! Did I mention that from the very first chapter there is enough "edge of your seat" action to give a body a heart attack? Seriously. It is so good!

A lot of the suspense that I've read has had one or two scenes that made my pulse race but Dead Reckoning does not let up, it's nonstop action from start to finish. Assassinations, kidnappings, nuclear weapons, spies, and terrorists all in the exotic setting of Mumbia, throw in not one but two romances involving our main character, Shiloh and you have a suspenseful and thrilling read that will knock your socks off! I highly recommend this book to anyone (guys that means you too) who loves a great story!

posted by steelergirl83 on July 8, 2010

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Most Helpful Critical Review

2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

Too long, could be a lot shorter!

Although this book provides a lot of action this book is too long. The author uses a lot of descriptives words and paragraphs to set the scene but the story dragged. Around page 100 I was wondering when the book will end. I skipped most of the descriptive sections and r...
Although this book provides a lot of action this book is too long. The author uses a lot of descriptives words and paragraphs to set the scene but the story dragged. Around page 100 I was wondering when the book will end. I skipped most of the descriptive sections and read the dialogue between the characters. I don't plan to read other books by this author.

posted by 7990616 on January 30, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2012

    Great action

    Enough suspense to keep you guessing and lots of action.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2012

    A good read.

    A good read but got rather choppy at times. There were a few typos also. It makes you wonder what really is going on around the world and how close terrorist activity actually is.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2012

    Highly recommend

    A very fast paced mystery that immediately reels you into the story. Intrigue woven with romance keeps you from wanting to put the book down.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 27, 2012

    Great story

    I enjoyed this book immensly. I read it twice and it is my faves...i'll read it again in a few months.

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  • Posted October 28, 2011

    I am in love with this book!

    Ronie Kendig is the queen of description. I felt like I was THERE with Reece (whom I'm also in love with) and Shiloh. I was looking over my OWN shoulder as I read. It grabbed me from page one and would not let go. I can't get enough of Ronie's books. Can't recommend them highly enough.

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  • Posted October 21, 2011

    Absolutely Brilliant!!

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  • Posted March 12, 2010

    Ready for Another!

    I heard Kendig speak where she said she's even more excited about her next novel, because she thinks it's better. If that's the case, it must be outstanding.

    I admit, I get bored easily when reading novels. Not the case with Dead Reckoning. Kendig writes tight, keeps the tension high, and will keep you riveted till the end.

    Next please.

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  • Posted March 11, 2010

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    A truly cinematic read!

    Reading Dead Reckoning was like watching an action-adventure film. A spy-thriller, it grabs you by the imagination from page one and doesn't let go until the end. I don't like to give anything away on a novel, so suffice it to say the characters are well developed and complex. The plot is completely believable, and Kendig keeps the tension high throughout. I read it on a flight from Atlanta to Seattle, and she made a 5 ½ hour flight seem like a 90-minute one. I definitely recommend Dead Reckoning to anyone who loves spy thrillers. You won't be disappointed!

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  • Posted January 7, 2010

    A Fast and Furious Ride!

    Once I started reading Dead Reckoning, I became entrenched. This novel reads like an action-adventure movie, with suspense and conflict on every page. It moves really fast, sweeping you along for the ride.

    What I really liked about this novel is that Ronie Kendig pays such painstaking attention to the technical details of her characters, plot and setting. The reader is thrust into every scene from the start, and emerges breathless, but panting for more. The dialogue is witty and intelligent without depending on trends.

    If you are a reader of action-adventure, suspense, thrillers, and even romance, do not miss reading Ronie Kendig's debut novel, Dead Reckoning.

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