Wolfsbane [NOOK Book]

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A 2012 Christy Award Winner.  Embark upon a danger-laden mission within the pages of Ronie Kendig’s riveting Wolfsbane. Demolitions expert Danielle Roark thought escaping from a brutal Venezuelan general was a challenge. Now she’s charged with espionage and returned to the jungle where a new nightmare begins. Will Dani survive or become just another political pawn destined to be lost forever? Former Green Beret Canyon Metcalfe is disgusted with the suits on Capitol Hill. Still wrestling with the memories of ...

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Overview

A 2012 Christy Award Winner.  Embark upon a danger-laden mission within the pages of Ronie Kendig’s riveting Wolfsbane. Demolitions expert Danielle Roark thought escaping from a brutal Venezuelan general was a challenge. Now she’s charged with espionage and returned to the jungle where a new nightmare begins. Will Dani survive or become just another political pawn destined to be lost forever? Former Green Beret Canyon Metcalfe is disgusted with the suits on Capitol Hill. Still wrestling with the memories of a mission gone bad, he and Nightshade launch a mission to find Dani. Can Canyon rescue Dani, armed with nothing but raw courage?

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Editorial Reviews

Read Great Fiction
This is the most amazing book I have read in a long time. It has a high intensity, quick moving plot that doesn’t sacrifice depth of character. Descriptive settings cause the reader to feel like they are living the adventure alongside the characters. The characters, though unique, feel true to life and experience struggles and sins that aren’t solved in the blink of an eye.

Just when you think she’s packed everything into the plot, Ronie Kendig adds another layer. This book is worthy of 5+ stars. It has just the right balance of adventure, suspense, and romance.

If you only read one book this year, this is the one I recommend.

— Kristen Lowery

Bookworm Hollow
If I could describe Ronie Kendig’s Nightshade series in one word: Explosive.

I can’t get enough of the Nightshade team and each novel proves more exciting than the last! Ronnie is fast becoming a master at delivering heart pounding fiction.

Wolfsbane caused another late night for me, but it was worth it.

— Norma Hutchinson

Black 'n Gold Girl's Book Spot
Every second of this book took me on a journey. From the rain-soaked jungles to the courtroom to crazy dangerous secret missions to almost as dangerous family get togethers, each step of Dani and Canyon's is a challenge that you get to experience with them. The best thing about Wolfsbane are these "real" characters who make real-life mistakes. Sure, most of us aren't a part of a covert ops team but we are exposed to some of the same difficult choices and crossroads on our faith walks that Dani and Canyon faced.

Wolfsbane is by far my favorite of the series. I stand in awe of these incredible books and the uber-talented Ronie Kendig. If there are only a few books that you add to your "to-read" list this year make sure one of them is Wolfsbane! You won't regret it. Trust me.

— Renee Chaw

The Christian Manifesto
In a book loaded with action, great characters, and high emotion, there are some beautiful reminders of God. From His plans for an individual’s life to His amazing forgiveness, there are several gentle reminders of God’s presence in the midst of the storm.

This series has excelled in reminding the reader of many fundamental spiritual truths while providing hours of fast-paced entertainment. Most of all it has highlighted the soldiers who have left the battlefield, but are still haunted by the war. For those that can handle emotion, passion, and raw intensity, this is a fantastic series and one I highly recommend.
Melissa Willis

Book Reviews by Lady Katy
There are some books where, when you read the last page, you just have to sit back and take a deep breath to all the awesome stuff that happened in the story sink in…before picking the book back up and rereading the most amazing parts. ;-) That’s how it was with Wolfsbane. Wow! It’s been a few days since I finished this book, but I’m still wrapped up in the story—reliving everything that Canyon and Dani go through...

Two words could sum up what I think of Wolfsbanetotally awesome! As soon as I read the first few pages, I was jerked off on an edge-of-your-seat adventure that didn’t slow until it came to a very sudden—but satisfying—ending. Wow!! And after getting a glimpse at the other characters in the Nightshade group, I want to get the first two books in this series, Nightshade and Digitalis, to catch up on the stories of Canyon’s teammates, Max and Colton. If you haven’t been able to guess yet, Wolfsbane has earned a permanent place on my favorite’s bookshelf. :-)

— Katy McCurdy

RT Book Reviews
The author's military background shines through in vivid detail, but the rugged first names (Canyon, Stone, Range) are distracting at first. Then Kendig pulls out all the stops with page-turning action, adventure and danger. Book three in the Discarded Heroes series can pretty much stand alone.
Chandra Mcneil
Fiction Addict
Ronie Kendig is brilliant in the third installment of her Discarded Heroes series, Wolfsbane. Heart-pounding suspense and adrenaline-pumping action keeps the reader pinned to the edge of the chair.

— Elizabeth Olmedo

Radiant Lit
The first two books in the Discarded Heroes series, Nightshade and Digitalis, are excellent. Wolfsbane is no different.

This is Ronie Kendig at her best with action, intrigue, romance and excitement on every page. I simply could not put the book down.

— Lara Van Hulzen

RT Book Reviewss
The author's military background shines through in vivid detail, but the rugged first names (Canyon, Stone, Range) are distracting at first. Then Kendig pulls out all the stops with page-turning action, adventure and danger. Book three in the Discarded Heroes series can pretty much stand alone.
Chandra Mcneil
Bookworm Hollow - Norma Hutchinson

If I could describe Ronie Kendig’s Nightshade series in one word: Explosive.

I can’t get enough of the Nightshade team and each novel proves more exciting than the last! Ronnie is fast becoming a master at delivering heart pounding fiction.

Wolfsbane caused another late night for me, but it was worth it.

Read Great Fiction - Kristen Lowery

This is the most amazing book I have read in a long time. It has a high intensity, quick moving plot that doesn’t sacrifice depth of character. Descriptive settings cause the reader to feel like they are living the adventure alongside the characters. The characters, though unique, feel true to life and experience struggles and sins that aren’t solved in the blink of an eye.

Just when you think she’s packed everything into the plot, Ronie Kendig adds another layer. This book is worthy of 5+ stars. It has just the right balance of adventure, suspense, and romance.

If you only read one book this year, this is the one I recommend.

Black 'n Gold Girl's Book Spot - Renee Chaw

Every second of this book took me on a journey. From the rain-soaked jungles to the courtroom to crazy dangerous secret missions to almost as dangerous family get togethers, each step of Dani and Canyon's is a challenge that you get to experience with them. The best thing about Wolfsbane are these "real" characters who make real-life mistakes. Sure, most of us aren't a part of a covert ops team but we are exposed to some of the same difficult choices and crossroads on our faith walks that Dani and Canyon faced.

Wolfsbane is by far my favorite of the series. I stand in awe of these incredible books and the uber-talented Ronie Kendig. If there are only a few books that you add to your "to-read" list this year make sure one of them is Wolfsbane! You won't regret it. Trust me.

The Christian Manifesto - Melissa Willis

In a book loaded with action, great characters, and high emotion, there are some beautiful reminders of God. From His plans for an individual’s life to His amazing forgiveness, there are several gentle reminders of God’s presence in the midst of the storm.

This series has excelled in reminding the reader of many fundamental spiritual truths while providing hours of fast-paced entertainment. Most of all it has highlighted the soldiers who have left the battlefield, but are still haunted by the war. For those that can handle emotion, passion, and raw intensity, this is a fantastic series and one I highly recommend.

Book Reviews by Lady Katy - Katy McCurdy

There are some books where, when you read the last page, you just have to sit back and take a deep breath to all the awesome stuff that happened in the story sink in…before picking the book back up and rereading the most amazing parts. ;-) That’s how it was with Wolfsbane. Wow! It’s been a few days since I finished this book, but I’m still wrapped up in the story—reliving everything that Canyon and Dani go through...

Two words could sum up what I think of Wolfsbanetotally awesome! As soon as I read the first few pages, I was jerked off on an edge-of-your-seat adventure that didn’t slow until it came to a very sudden—but satisfying—ending. Wow!! And after getting a glimpse at the other characters in the Nightshade group, I want to get the first two books in this series, Nightshade and Digitalis, to catch up on the stories of Canyon’s teammates, Max and Colton. If you haven’t been able to guess yet, Wolfsbane has earned a permanent place on my favorite’s bookshelf. :-)

RT Book Reviews - Chandra McNeil

The author's military background shines through in vivid detail, but the rugged first names (Canyon, Stone, Range) are distracting at first. Then Kendig pulls out all the stops with page-turning action, adventure and danger. Book three in the Discarded Heroes series can pretty much stand alone.
Fiction Addict - Elizabeth Olmedo

Ronie Kendig is brilliant in the third installment of her Discarded Heroes series, Wolfsbane. Heart-pounding suspense and adrenaline-pumping action keeps the reader pinned to the edge of the chair.
Radiant Lit - Lara Van Hulzen

The first two books in the Discarded Heroes series, Nightshade and Digitalis, are excellent. Wolfsbane is no different.

This is Ronie Kendig at her best with action, intrigue, romance and excitement on every page. I simply could not put the book down.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781607425427
  • Publisher: Barbour Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/1/2011
  • Series: Discarded Heroes , #3
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 174,093
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Ronie Kendig is an award-winning, bestselling author who grew up an Army brat. After twenty-plus years of marriage, she and her hunky hero husband have a full life with their four children, a Maltese Menace, and a retired military working dog in Northern Virginia. Author and speaker, Ronie loves engaging readers through her Rapid-Fire Fiction. Ronie can be found at www.roniekendig.com, on Facebook (www.facebook.com/rapidfirefiction), Twitter (@roniekendig), and Goodreads (www.goodreads.com/RonieK).

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 19, 2011

    Best of the series (so far)

    COULD NOT STOP reading this one. I have really enjoyed all the Discarded Heroes books but this one was "wicked good". Seriously wounded main characters who overcome so much to come into their faith and find peace.

    Ms. Kendig stretches herself and her writing. Not a "typical" Christian fiction read. Easily fits in with mainstream romantic suspense in my opionin.

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  • Posted July 1, 2014

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    I literally could not put Wolfsbane down!  That is until my husb

    I literally could not put Wolfsbane down!  That is until my husband forced me to go to bed, and then I couldn’t fall asleep because I kept thinking about it and dying to know what was going to happen next.  The characters are so real I feel like I know them.  If you haven’t read any of the Quiet Professionals Series you’ll want to get them all!  In Wolfsbane we learn a lot more about Canyon aka Midas.  This book is so full of twists, turns, and action.  God’s love and forgiveness show through out the story, and the characters aren’t perfect, which is refreshing.  A complete must read!  

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 24, 2013

    Diana

    Wow. And I consider myself athletic. (Though compared to the goons in my school, I can run at light speed) Wonderful, as always! Please continue! Part… I don't know what part it is is out at pol! Read it!
    (Did you give up on your TD fanfics?)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 24, 2013

    GRIMM chapter 10 part 2

    ...Do not associate yourself with anyone from the wizarding army, they are the enemy. Association is punishable by death." <br> I stared at her stricken: Death? <br> Registering my horrified look, she laughed. It was high and sweet like tinkling bells, though it didn't match her personality. "I'm only joking, death is never a punishment, we only kill if our lives hang in the balance. Speaking of lives," she turned back to the chest, "you need to learn how to defend yours." <br> Without further ado, she beckoned Rapunzel and the cat over to her side. The contents of the chest were revealed as she passed a sword to the cat and a deadly looking knife to the young girl. Brandisging a bow and a quiver of arrows for herself she turned to me and spoke a single word. "Watch". <br> She then drew an arrow and shot it into the sky. It curved gracefully in a perfect arc and impaled a frostbitten flower clearly though the center. Without hesitation, she let loose another projectile, which found its mark in the shaft of the other. Her eyes sparkling, she performed feat after feat, each more impressive then the last. She could hit any target, regardless of the distance. <br> When she finally ceased her shooting, Rapunzel took the floor. Thougg seemingly innocent, the young girl was deadly with her weapon. She too could hit any targed that dared get in her way. A whirlwind of ferocity, she performed a dance of throwing and stabbing unil I was amazed beyond belief. <br> As her time came to an end, the cat began. <br> Even with my missing memory, I can honestly say that I had never seen anything like it before. <br> He brandished the sword like an addition to his arm. So fluent and smooth were his motions that I almost believed it was an extra limb. His swordwork was flawless, each thrust and swing perfect. I was breathless with awe when he stopped. <br> "You expect me," I glanced at the weapons, "to be able to do that?" I trained my gaze on Robin, "you're kidding me right?" <br> "Not immediatly," she said, "no one can learn something like that in a few days," she pulled an arrow from the ground, "it took me three weeks to be able to do this." <br> My mouth hung open; I couldn't do that if I had three years. <br> She produced another bow from the chest and handed it to me, "let's get started." <p> End of chapter 10. As you all know (or not) I prewrite the story beford I type it on here. That's why no characters apps have appeared. However, I have been able to work two into the storyline later on and am trying to incorporate more. However, no promises. Merry Christmas! -Frozen_Over

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2013

    S

    Silverstreak pads in.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 29, 2012

    Jake

    Im ere....

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 28, 2012

    Sasha

    How bout lez

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 23, 2012

    Better than the first two

    Ronie keeps getting better and better with each story. If they decide to make a movie out of the series this is the book they will use. Best one so far.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 28, 2012

    Highly recommended!

    Action packed suspense and romance all rolled into one. This is a wonderful series. Don't miss a one! Ronie is a wonderful writer.

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  • Posted September 22, 2012

    I loved this book. Maybe some situations were a bit beyond beli

    I loved this book. Maybe some situations were a bit beyond believable, but it's fiction. I wanted to keep reading to find out exactly how things were going to work out.

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  • Posted August 10, 2012

    This book. This book! Sweet mercy! This book!

    So, I've known since book #1 in the Discarded Heroes series that I had a soft spot for Canyon. There were a couple of scenes in Nightshade where I just really connected with him, so I've been looking forward to Wolfsbane most. And, dude! I thought I loved Ronie's other books. I mean, I DID! But I need a new vocabulary for how much I love this one!!! Wolfsbane just might make it onto my "most favorite books ever" list. It's the best book of the series by far, which is crazy since they're ALL so incredible.

    I totally wanted to flip back and start from the beginning immediately after finishing it. This is the degree to which it rocked my face off. In writing courses, they always say the secret of a good suspense/thriller is asking yourself what the worst possible scenario is and then trying to make THAT worse. Well, Ronie Kendig is the QUEEN of making it worse--I have never read a novel that did a better job of that than Wolfsbane. I was literally screaming "you have got to be kidding me!" Once I was even reading in the waiting room while getting my car fixed, and people were staring at me because I could not stop gasping and cringing.

    Ridiculous! In all the good ways! Stop reading this review and buy this book immediately!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 29, 2012

    Recommend the entire series.

    Have read the entire series and loved it.

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  • Posted March 30, 2012

    That one word describes the whole book: AWESOME. Phew, what a gr

    That one word describes the whole book: AWESOME.
    Phew, what a great read! What an action, suspense, adrenaline filled read!
    Everytime I read another book by Ronie Kendig I'm convinced it was her best yet.

    Canyon Metcalfe is a guy I could easily love. Maybe because he's a bit like my husband. :) None of his problems are related to my husband, but the way he handles things is alike, so that tells a lot about Ronie's excellent imagination!

    Danielle Roark was captured, tormented and raped in Venezuela. She escaped with shocking proof that the cruel general that kept her for six months has nuclear weapons, but at home the American government doesn't believe her. She has to go back to that awful place to come up with more proof.

    Canyon's brother rescued Danielle out of the ocean when she escaped Venezuela. He falls in love with Dani, but she's not interested in men... until she meets Canyon. Canyon likes her too, but because of a promise he made to his brother he can't pursue her. Things get complicated when Nightshade is the team that escort Danielle back to Venezuela. Can Canyon live up to that promise?
    Is Nightshade capable to find the proof and keep Danielle save?

    This book is so fast paced that you hardly have time to take a calming breath before the next action.
    Action, adventure, military, suspense and romance lovers - this book is for you!

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  • Posted January 26, 2012

    Keeps you reading!

    I was pleasantly surprised by this whole Discarded Heroes series. Each book is action-packed, suspenseful, exciting. I didn't want to put them down! My only criticism would be that while the action story line was great, the romances were a little too syrupy for me. I'm all for romance mixed with suspense, but at times the love story part was too repetitive. The Christian perspective of the characters was refreshing. Oh that it were so in the real world!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 13, 2011

    Important

    This was set as "next in series" in the discover section of book 1. This is actually book 3. Could someone change this?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 20, 2011

    Horrifide Expectanxcy

    Great read. Spectacularly exciting. Waiting on the edge of my seat for the third book. Slightly disappointed in the hero & heroine, since they were not examples to follow. Noone is perfect, but they did not act like christians. God was just an afterthought. Notable diversion in hero behavior exhibited in the first two books that made me pause and question my life. Ms. Kendig still has a masterful talent, but I hope it does not get lost in the shuffle of just trying to sell books.

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  • Posted September 20, 2011

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    A Book to be Experienced!

    I was thankful for the review copy of this realistic, thought-provoking, fast-paced novel. It had me look at war in a way I hadn't before.

    It's a gift to be able to write such a compelling, death-defying drama that stirs a reader's emotions deep to the depth of their soul. Ronnie Kendig has this gift and talent. This author had me laugh, cry and glued to the page anticipating the enemies next move. I was instantly wrapped up into her characters and there horrific situation. If this book were a movie I would have covered my eyes in several parts because I was afraid of what would happen next and what I might see. Yes, I'm a chicken! Grin! But since I've read several of Ronnie's books already I knew things wouldn't get too graphic. That was reassuring.

    Ronie Kendig pens an honest portrayal of how disturbing it is to be a female POW. Women face unique challenges to survive. A person never knows what they'll be willing to do to escape. Fear. Hatred. Guilt. Hope. Finally--Peace are all felt. Ronnie takes the reader through a wide range of emotions with her larger than life characters. The rhythm and flow of this suspenseful story-line took the reader from extreme riveting highs, to heart-wrenching moments you'll never forget. This is a book you'll want to experience.

    This author has written a powerful and moving book that transported me to the front lines of war like I've never experienced before. I could feel the intense humidity, hear the explosion of gunfire, see through their night goggles, and hear the intense quiet sounds of the enemy slivering near; it's nothing like you've ever seen or heard before. There is a depth and intensity in the characters that touched me. This is a page-turning action story, with vivid imagery, engaging characters, and a lot of heart. I highly recommend Wolfsbane, It's brilliantly written and an emotionally compelling a book you shouldn't miss!

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  • Posted September 12, 2011

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    God's grace and a roller coaster ride!

    Ah, yes. All is right with the world because Ronie Kendig has another book in her Discarded Heroes Series out! Her style of writing with strong characters, tight plots filled with suspense and danger and lots of drama from the past all rolled into one is so intense that I can hardly put her books down. Wolfsbane doesn't disappoint and all I could think the whole time I am reading it is - how much longer until the next one comes out!!! If you haven't read Ronie Kendig yet then you must dive in now, but start with the first book so you can enjoy the development of her characters as you go!


    I'm going to add a comment regarding some of the controversy around one of the plot lines in this book. Christians aren't perfect. Most of us would like to think we are, but sadly we aren't and we wouldn't need God's grace if we were. This is shown clearly in this particular book and I loved that Ronie stuck her neck out and showed this so well. God's grace will cover a multitude of sins, consequences must still be dealt with but God forgives. I believe this particular storyline will allow some Christians dealing with condemnation to believe this and receive forgiveness for themselves. Kudos to Ronie for her bravery in that area as a writer!

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  • Posted September 10, 2011

    A Must READ!!

    This book is amazing!!!!! I would recommend this book and all of her other books to anyone!

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  • Posted August 19, 2011

    Intense, edgy Christian Fiction from a woman qualified to write a book about soldiers. Intense, edgy Christian Fiction from a woman qualified to write a book about soldiers. Intense, edgy Christian Fiction from a woman qualified to write a book ab

    Danielle Roark, a Lieutenant and demolitions expert is in Venezuela with her team when they are ambushed. The men are held for ransom, but as the only woman Dani is taken to their General where she is tortured and raped (a lot) for 6 months. Eventually she manages to escape with a flash drive.
    Problem is the information on it is too perfect. The Senate committee doesn't believe her because information on her computer suggests she and the General are in league together, so maybe she's a traitor.

    Enter Canyon Metcalfe, black ops soldier with a tainted past and brother of the man who pulled Dani from the ocean after her escape. The guy who (along with his team) has to take her back to the very place she was held.

    Tension between the brothers complicated what would otherwise be a straightforward boy meets girl.
    But nothing about this book is straightforward! The reader is forced to throw out everything they think they know and by the end you're fighting for the surface along with the characters.

    Everything about this book was a surprise to me, from the level of evil, the abject betrayals, the manipulation, the secrets, and the fact both main characters (one present, one past) had in their lives attempted to commit suicide. Coincidence? No, I think God pairs us with the one person who is capable of understanding us all the way to the core.

    Bad language: None. "He cursed" is how it's dealt with. Maybe that's not realistic for soldiers, maybe a lot of them cuss every other word but that's okay with me. I can handle it being inferred instead off blatant.

    Nudity: Obviously the rapes, not explicitly described, but when the character thinks/talks about it I think it's supposed to make you uncomfortable. It's an uncomfortable topic, but all too real. The two main characters, in a fit of passion while on the mission, do get intimate with each other but it's done off camera. We end one scene with him sliding up the hem of her clothing, and next we find them in bed naked post-making love.

    Yes, Christian characters (or at least those who profess to be) don't usually act this way in Inspirational fiction, but it is a realistic part of life. It disappointed me a little that their reactions were like, 'oops'. There didn't seem to be real conviction until later. But I did respect the fact that it was part of their journey, the dealing with it, the moving on and learning, that was real to me.

    The narrative when the soldiers are doing their soldering thing felt a little explain-y but hey, I'm not a special ops soldier so I need the why's explained to me.

    All in all, a thrill ride of a book that kept me tied up all the way until I'd finished the last page.

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