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  • Posted May 15, 2013

    Just as I thought, Talon: Combat Tracking Team, the second book

    Just as I thought, Talon: Combat Tracking Team, the second book in the A Breed Apart series by Ronie Kendig, was just as good as the first; maybe a little better since she delved into a story that was first introduced in Trinity: Military War Dog, so I already was familiar with and liked the characters in this book.

    In Talon, we are reintroduced to Aspen who has been working with Talon, her brother Austin’s dog for two years after he went MIA. Without giving anything away, there are many twists, turns, and surprises amidst a ton of action packed suspense in Ms. Kendig’s books. She has the ability to tell a great story for people who love military action all while weaving a spiritual truth subtly throughout.

    I was captured by the storyline and it definitely kept me turning the pages until all the questions were answered, and the ending was absolutely wonderful, in my opinion. However, once again, Ms. Kendig did a great job setting up the reader for the next book in the series, Beowulf: Explosives Detection Dog, which will be out in January 2014.

    As with the first book, Ms. Kendig highlights a real military hero at the back of the book, along with his dog. I love this part as it shows me what our men and women go through in order to keep our country safe. And for that, I thank Ms. Kendig for exemplifying one person to remind us to give thanks to all military persons, all branches, for the comforts and time with family they willingly sacrifice on a daily basis for the rest of us.

    So many of us are effected by either knowing someone in our family or a friend who is serving in the military. This series, although fiction, is a great opportunity to see firsthand some of the issues that our military face. Thank you, Ms. Kendig for not only entertaining us with a great storyline, but reminding us what we truly have to be thankful for.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 6, 2013

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    TALON: COMBAT TRACKING TEAM by Ronie Kendig is an exciting Roman

    TALON: COMBAT TRACKING TEAM by Ronie Kendig is an exciting Romantic Suspense. #2 in the "A Breed Apart" series, see, "Trinity",but can be read as a stand alone. Another action packed series by this talented author. Filled with tension,traveling through foreign cities, exotic ports,unsung heroes, Military combat canines,faith,forgiveness,passion and the power of love. Talon, must muster his courage to help is handler's sister,Aspen, find her missing twin brother,Austin....Enter the sexy Dane. Together, they must find her brother,when you add in a spy or two, a kidnapping, a blast or two and you have an action packed story! Ms. Kendig is a true Military romance writer who lends her expertise to creating an exciting plot, filled with action and adventure. Her characters are heroes to be sure, they are engaging and realistic. What not to enjoy about a fast paced story. While, "Talon" is a Christian title, please do not let this slow you down or deter you from reading this amazing title. You will not regret the time to read this story. A must read! Received for an honest review from the publisher.

    RATING: 4.5

    HEAT RATING: SWEET

    REVIEWED BY: AprilR, Review courtesy of My Book Addiction and More

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  • Posted July 31, 2013

    Aspen is a young woman on a quest to find her brother, Austin, w

    Aspen is a young woman on a quest to find her brother, Austin, who has been declared legally dead by the military. Dane is a man that no one really knows much about. As we read, we see that he has some real strange flashbacks from his childhood. We also know that he doesn't want to hurt Aspen, but feels that he inevitably will, and is trying to help her locate her brother. In order to determine if Austin is really still alive, the combat tracking dog, Talon, needs to be on the team and as Aspen is his new handler, she is on the team, too.

    I have to admit that for the first quarter of this book, I was lost! I realized that the jumping back and forth between past and present and combat and childhood was the author's plan, but it did confuse me.

    However, I will say that I stuck with the story and I am glad that I did. I finally started piecing things together and figured out a bit of what was going on. The author slowly revealed more and more about Dane and who he was, while also developing the feelings that he and Aspen were beginning to have for each other.

    After I got about halfway through this book, I absolutely loved it. The storyline was complex and the author did a great job of weaving a lot of tension into it. I am now excitedly looking forward to the third book in the series that will be releasing soon. The upcoming book will cover the story of Timbrel and Candyman. That is going to be one good story!

    I received a copy of this book for free from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion, which I have given.

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  • Posted June 6, 2013

    I was skeptical to read this series about combat dogs, but it wa

    I was skeptical to read this series about combat dogs, but it was Ronie, so I had to give it a try. Now I'm sad I waited until book two and cannot wait to get my hands on Trinity--not to mention I'm counting down the days until Beowolf comes out.  

    As usual, Ronie delivers her trademark Rapid-Fire-Fiction with a punch. With great intrigue she kept me guessing on who I could trust, all the while delivering romantic tension between the two leads, both aspects keeping me flipping pages eagerly.

    If you've been waiting to dig into this series, wait no longer! Pick up Talon today!

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