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Conspiracy of Silence (The Tox Files Book #1)

Conspiracy of Silence (The Tox Files Book #1)

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by Ronie Kendig

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Kendig Ratchets Up the Action in Her New Suspense Series!

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.

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Kendig Ratchets Up the Action in Her New Suspense Series!

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?

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Baker Publishing Group
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Tox Files , #1
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Ronie Kendig is an award-winning, bestselling author who grew up an Army brat. She's penned over a dozen novels, including The Quiet Professionals series and the A Breed Apart series. She and her hunky hero hubby have a fun, crazy life with their children and a retired military working dog in Northern Virginia.

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Conspiracy of Silence 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 35 reviews.
MFurumasu 30 days ago
Oh My Goodness! This book was so full of action and suspense I didn't want to put it down! When Ronie Kendig writes a hero in a book she really puts them through the ringer. Special Forces Operator Tox and FBI agent Kasey, survived so much! Wow, I'm glad I'm not one of her characters. Sizzling arrows, car crashes, gun shots, explosions, cave-ins, and the Black Plague; these were just a bit of what Kendig's characters had to deal with. As well as fighting against time and the many agencies hot on their tails, they also had to guard the secrets of Biblical and cultural history. Fortunately for Tox and Kasey, they had the help of Tox's old team and a few other colorful characters. If you want to read a book packed full of intrigue, suspense, action, drama, military struggles, and just a bit of romance, then this is the book for you! You won't be able to breathe deeply until the end, but it will be worth it. I highly recommend reading the book. Pick it up and start on the adventure of your life
Homesteading 9 months ago
Addictive!!! Once I started reading this book, I could not stop! Everything about it is fascinating. From Jewish history and archaeology to subterfuge and a life threatening virus, it's one long adrenaline ride and I loved it! Kendig just gets better and better. She is a master at delving deep into story and creating characters that you will love and hate. I highly recommend this book to fans of contemporary military suspense. I was gifted a copy of the book with no expectation of a review. All thoughts are freely given and my honest opinion.
LVandercook 10 months ago
I felt like this book jumped in on these people's lives in the middle. There was so much going on in their past, that it was difficult to understand why they interacted the way they did. I looked it up and discovered that while this book is the first in the series, there is actually a prequel. Perhaps if I had read that I would have been able to get into the book easier. Having been already familiar with the characters might have also helped me keep everyone straight since there were a lot of characters. If you want to try to read this book, you should start with the prequel. I was turned off by it though and don't think I'll continue reading the series.
GrandaddyA 11 months ago
Ronie Kendig has done an amazing job of telling a story with multiple threads and keeping it all straight. As I progressed through the book, I would wonder how certain things could possibly tie into the rest of the story. But like watching a building being built, the threads start coming together as the author adds layer upon layer. Of course, Ronie is a master of suspense, so much of the action suddenly comes at you seemingly out of nowhere. It is on you before you know it and then you look back and realize how things were building up to that moment. And the reader cannot help but wonder if events like this are taking place in the real world. When dealing with politicians, the military, various government agencies, foreign powers, and the enemies of freedom, we may never know all that is happening which we know nothing about. The title is quite appropriate as the various characters seem bent on keeping secrets through their silence. Throughout the book, the descriptions of the action, the setting, and the characters makes the reader feel like you are right there in the thick of it all. Whew! What a relief that it was all happening in a book rather than all around me. One other thing that enhanced the book was the interaction of the key characters about matters of faith. Some were devoted Christians and others were unbelievers. They were able to relate to each other without either making the other feel less of a person because of their beliefs, but they did not hold back in expressing them. In spite of the silence in other matters, they held no secrets about their beliefs. What a lesson that many in modern society need to learn.
debhgrty 11 months ago
Deb’s Dozen: A Conspiracy of Silence Could Mean the End of the Known Civilization Ronie Kendig’s Conspiracy of Silence presents an interesting thesis: what would happen if an ancient curse were unleashed on the modern world? The first book in The Tox Files, Conspiracy of Silence brings back our hero from the prequel, Tox Russell. His actions have estranged him from his team, his family, and his country. He has been in exile and left alone. But now his country needs him back. A strange plague has broken out in the Mideast and the President (Tox’s brother) wants him back in action to find and eliminate the threat. When a team is sent to retrieve Tox, he eludes them and then shows up in his brother’s office–easily eluding the security systems in place to protect the President. Tox is able to reunite his team and they are off to the Middleast along with an FBI deception expert, Kasey Cortes, and an archeologist, Tzivia Khalon, the sister of one of the members of the team. They travel the globe searching for answers but are blocked near the location of the outbreak. Why? What has caused the plague? Why do these people want to keep the source a secret? Tox Russell is a complex character but very believable. Kendig has the knack of creating heroes who are flawed but endearing. The romantic interests are believable but restrained. The secondary characters are fleshed out and each are unique personalities. In the Tox Files, Ronie has created a modern-day speculative series of intrigue and mystery. Ronie Kendig is a prolific author with several awards to her credit. As an army brat, Kendig has drawn most of her series from her experiences with various branches of the military. You will enjoy any of her books you read, especially my favorite, her series about service dogs, A Breed Apart. Bethany House gave me a copy of Conspiracy of Silence, but I was in no way obligated to write a favorable review.
ShareeS More than 1 year ago
Conspiracy of Silence is the first book in The Tox Files and it’s not for the weak! There’s nonstop action and suspense. It’s my first of Ronie Kendig’s books and I’m hooked for sure. Her writing is unique in that her books easily appeal to both men and woman. And its fodder for action junkies. I fell in love with Cole “Tox” Russell. He’s tough as nails, fights like a madman, and has incredible family, sacrificial conviction. Tox is the hero that too often is also the government’s scapegoat. His commitment has cost him friendship, trust and a normal life. Yet, when given the option, he jumps right back into it. He’s fabulous. Chiji is my favorite character. He knows exactly how to talk to Tox, to get him to reason, and to kick him in the shorts when necessary. Totally reminds me of The Blacklist’s Raymond Reddington and Dembe Zuma. FBI deception expert, Kasey Cortes, is brilliant. She’s trained to watch for clues that most folks would miss. I loved reading her analysis of the characters’ behavior. The book not only kept my attention, it kept me up at night because I couldn’t stop reading. Ronie Kendig offers a never-ending thrill ride. It’s fast paced and intense. Her descriptions of combat are so graphic you can taste it! Conspiracy of Silence has it all. Romance. Intrigue. Biowarfare. History. Military. Characters. Plots. It’s fabulous. I received the book from Bethany House Publishers. https://wordynerdyblog.wordpress.com/2017-book-reviews/conspiracy-of-silence/
CaraPutman More than 1 year ago
Oh my gosh, guys! I loved this military thriller with hints of romance. Ronie Kendig has made her place in fiction with novels that have high octane military action, and Conspiracy of Silence is a FANTASTIC addition. This novel has political overtones, Biblical archaeology threads, and the military, globe-jumping pacing. There is a fantastic, reluctant team that comes together to try to stop a global plague from spreading. This plague may have ties to the Old Testament, but it's spreading and they have to find a way to stop it before it makes the Black Plague look like a small killer. I love the action in Conspiracy of Silence. As someone who grew up reading Tom Clancy, it all strikes me as realistic, hard-hitting, and can't-put-me-down intense. The whispers of romance were light enough to give a moment to breathe without feeling forced. And the team dynamic of the group was pitch perfect. They didn't all get along all the time, but what team does? Conspiracy of Silence can also feel like you're part of a globe trotting escapade as you race around the world with Tox's team. I appreciated that this story stood alone, but also cannot wait for the next installment. This book is perfect for those who love page-turning thrillers with heart.
lsnlj More than 1 year ago
This is book one in The Tox Files, however you must read the prequel, The Warrior's Seal, to completely understand and not be lost from the get go. This is not an easy read, you will need to focus on what is going on and will probably still get a bit lost, but it will all start making more sense eventually. I fell in love with all the main characters in this novel and look forward to reading more from this series. It is full of action, suspense, mystery, history and some romance. Kendig always does a great job at grabbing your interest from the beginning and keeping it till the end, while still keeping you hanging in their for the next one in the series. This is not my favorite of Kendig but it is still a good read, and I look forward to reading the next novel in this series. Cole 'Tox' Russell is a complex man. He has a past that he must deal with and an uncertain future. Tox has much to deal with in this novel, with family, associates, a plague, and assassins. Each man on his team has a personality all their own and I look forward to getting to know them all better.
bookbloggerKB More than 1 year ago
Conspiracy of Silence by Ronie Kendig Tox, a special ops soldier, is dead and buried by his country, or so everyone he loves thinks. However, his country needs him now, and he is manipulated back into action by a deadly plague, which has attacked his niece, the president’s daughter. To quell the plague, he travels across several continents tracking the organization that has orchestrated the world disaster. The order of the Arrow and Flame proves to have strongholds and eyes wherever Tox and his team turn. They are poised to release the deadly virus and only Tox and his team can stop them . . . or can they? This author was new to me. Her fast-paced writing and complex characters and plot kept me reading. I was fascinated by Kasey, the expert on deception. I’m not sure if such a skill really exists, but it would make sense if it did and would certainly be necessary in situations like this. Tox’s “conscience,” Chiji, was a very interesting character. I would have loved to know more about his story. Ram and his sister also merited a second look, too. Although this book is the first in the series, I almost felt I was entering the story mid-stream, which I think indicates strong, well-drawn characters. The plot moved quickly and sometimes I struggled to keep up. I dared not put the book down for too long or I would forget where the characters were and what they were doing. This book was not overtly “Christian,” but I would recommend it due to the lack of vulgar language and improprieties. I like to recommend books with a great storyline and characters that live out their faith but that aren’t preachy. This book fills the bill with plenty of action, detailed characters, a secret organization and lots of plot twists. I recommend it for those who like suspense and thrillers. Good job, Ronie Kendig. I received this book in exchange for my honest review.
LN_A More than 1 year ago
I think this might be my favorite Ronie Kending book ever! I loved how she added an archaeological element to the military action stories for which she is known. The pace is fast, so sometimes I do have to make myself slow down to be sure I'm not missing any important details I need to know for later. I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher in exchange for my honest review.
Jaquelyn More than 1 year ago
Conspiracy of Silence is the first full length book in the Tox Files series. When I decided to read this book, I wondered if I should read the prequel novella The Warriors Seal as I was just dying to start this book. I am glad I decided to read the novella because it helped me learn more about Tox and his team. And who would want to miss out on anything Ronie Kendig wrote? Kendig filled this book with interesting history, and was amazing at making the fictional parts seem plausible. There was so much mystery, and I had fun trying to figure everything out right along with the team. When you pick up a Kendig book, you know it is going to be filled with jaw dropping action. This book was all that and more. I found it nearly impossible to put down, and when I finally did, I couldn't get it off my mind. I loved seeing the dynamic between Tox and those around him. I found myself questioning people's motives right along with the team. Tox is dead to the world, and most of the time, that's fine by him. But when a deadly virus with out a cure is unleashed, the country needs our best men on it. Tox doesn't know who to trust, but is glad to be back in action. Can he and his team figure out who and what is causing this virus to spread? The questions take them all over the world, and often cause more confusion. Will looking to the past give them the answers they seek? Or will it be too late to save those they love? Ronie Kendig made me fall in love with a fictional character. I would like to say this is the first times she's done this, but it's not. What is more hunky than a special ops hero? And Tox is the best of the best. This book is full of fight scenes that caused me to sit on the edge of my seat rooting for the good guys. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys military books with a little bit of romance thrown in. This story made me even more in awe of those who serve our country, knowing that often the ones who do the most dangerous and heroic acts are often those who don't get recognized. God bless our military and their families. I was given a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion. All opinions expressed are my own.
VJoyPalmer More than 1 year ago
Hold on guys! I have to duck and cover. *glances over shoulder* Okay, I'm good. ;) This is one of the. best. suspense novels that I have read in a very long time! Oh, my gosh. I loved, loved, loved Conspiracy of Silence by Ronie Kendig! The action. The plot. The secrets. The romance. The faith. And I know I mentioned this already, but seriously, the action! I've gotten kind of picky about suspense/thriller novels with threads of romance. Maybe that's what happens when you binge read Dee Henderson and Ted Dekker books. Usually the romance feels forced and underdeveloped, and there's usually not enough action for me. I am happy to report that Tox more than lived up to my expectations! If you were to look up "soldier" in the dictionary, you would see a picture of Tox. No joke. He is the embodiment of patriotism, honor, regret, and loyalty starting at you with blue eyes. I loved Kasey, and the romance between Tox and Kasey is a long time coming so sweet. Tzivia was a spitfire; I can't wait to see what happens with her! I loved how the author mixed in more secret societies than National Treasure and an ancient, Biblical plague. The action grabs you by the throat from the first page and doesn't die until the last page. Scratch that. We know there's more action to come since this is the first book in The Tox Files. AHH! I can't wait. I received a copy of Conspiracy of Silence by Ronie Kendig from Bethany House Publishers, a division of Baker Publishing Group. All opinions expressed are my own.
More_Than_A_Review More than 1 year ago
Conspiracy of Silence by Ronie Kendig. Ronnie is one of the authors that I will read any book she writes without reading the book description. Within the first three chapters, I felt like there was tidbits of information revealed that just kept building my interest. I love the entire team and can't wait for Ram and Cell to get their own stories. Ronie does an amazing job of creating a captivating cast of characters that are easy to follow. Each of them is so unique in their talents and mysteries. The Flame and Arrow organization was a very well created villain. A story of good versus evil through the centuries. The president’s adviser is one of those people that you absolutely hate, sometimes even more so than the Flame and Arrow organization. Ronie has also taken the path less traveled with some of her main characters which leaves you on the edge of your seat not sure who will live or die or come back with all their limbs(you know who I am talking about). I was absolutely fascinated by Haven's job. My only criticism was that I wanted to see Haven and more of her work. It was enthralling to see her dissect a conversation for deceptions. I would be thrilled if she had her own spinoff series. The book is mesmerizing on so many levels; the personal side of the story with Tox and Haven, Tox and his brother, watching Haven work, and the suspense/action of the poison and people trying to kill them. I am sure there will be even more revealed in future books. I received this book from NetGalley. I was not required to write a positive review. You can see my full review at More Than a Review dot com where I rate the level of sex, violence, language and drug/alcohol use in books.
DelightfullyReadable More than 1 year ago
I have not read any of Kendig’s previous books, and I was pleasantly surprised by this book. I LOVED IT. It’s a read that will appeal to both guys and girls. This book is filled with mystery, intrigue, black ops, some supernatural, and a little Biblical history. It reminded me a little of Indiana Jones or Sahara minus some humor and a little Jason Bourne thrown in. There is a prequel novella that is supposed to help with some of the back story; but, you get enough of a recap to not feel left behind. I am definitely looking forward to following these characters in the next part of the Tox Files; can’t wait. Christian authors tend to take out some of that tension and action; but, Kendig proves that you can have a good action book without all the cussing and sex. This book was fast-paced. There was one section in the middle that was a little slow; but, no real complaints there. I liked the balance between relationships and action. Some might want a bit more on the relationship side; but, I think if you put too much of that with the action it becomes cheesy. I mean who stops in the middle of bullets raining down to have a make out session? Thankfully, Kendig doesn’t do this. As a side note, I love that this is a woman successfully writing this military action, suspense novel! Sometimes in Christian books, the author can try too hard to mix in the Biblical lessons. It can come off silly and unrealistic. However, Hendig weaves it in fairly seamlessly without it taking over the story. The theme of the book helps with introducing these themes to us without throwing it in our face. I was provided a copy of this book by Bethany House in exchange for my honest opinion. All opinions in this review are my own. (This one will be staying on my shelf, loved it!) You can check out the full review at http://www.delightfullyreadable.com/
LanguageTCH More than 1 year ago
Conspiracy of Silence, book one of The Tox Files, by Ronie Kendig is another excellent novel, continuing her winning combination of intriguing plot and riveting action. From the first page the reader’s attention is captivated and hurled through to the last scene. An outstanding author who weaves fascinating fiction with history research to provide as much authenticity as possible. The plot is fast-paced and entertaining, and the cast of characters are appealing and complex. The lead character, Cole “Tox” Russell, is essentially nonexistent and “dead” to the United States government due to a failed and tragic mission under his leadership. His death and funeral were faked in exchange for the freedom of his elite team. That was the stipulation that Tox demanded. Now four years later the government needs his special skills and is attempting to lure him back into harm’s way. His weakness is his niece, Evie, the daughter of his brother, President Galen Russell, and Galen’s deceased wife—the woman that Cole once loved. Everyone—including his brother, Galen—has thought him to be dead; now he is being resurrected to fight against an ancient secret society and a plague that threatens the world. Tox and his Special Forces team reunite to assist FBI deception expert, Kasey Cortes—sister-in-law to the President—and Tzivia Khalon—an intelligent and driven archaeologist who is seeking answers and a cure for the deadly plague. These two fascinating women, plus the diverse Special Forces team, add depth and interest to this intense and dramatic tale. I look forward to the next installment of The Tox Files. I highly recommend this book which I received through Bethany House in exchange for an honest review.
MeezCarrie More than 1 year ago
Y’all. Buckle up for this read because a) you’ll be touching down in seven different countries before all is said and done and b) there’s a whole lot of edge-of-your-seat action and suspense – with a bit of Indiana Jones tossed in just to keep things interesting. You won’t want to put down Conspiracy of Silence once you start it so make sure you’ve done as much as possible to achieve an interruption-free reading experience. Kendig is the queen of fast-paced, nail-biting, authentic-feeling military/tactical action novels with fight scenes that leave you breathless and checking your own body for injuries after the dust settles. She also does a truly fantastic job of writing military characters – with realistic camaraderie, banter, stress, and reactions – while also keeping the language appropriate for a Christian-fiction-going audience. Her ability to convey team dynamics is quite simply superb. The romance is always deliciously lovely and full of great tension but it never strays into sappy. In Conspiracy of Silence, Tox and his team of unique and intriguing characters race against a plague of Biblical proportions and fight against an organization that seems like something Harrison Ford and Sean Connery would have faced in The Last Crusade. Without giving anything away, one character in particular absolutely fascinates me and I am waiting eagerly to see what the rest of the series reveals about him. Not to mention all the questions surrounding this plague … Is it the same plague that wiped out several thousand Hebrews as recorded in the Bible? Is it just a reaction of modern air quality to ancient chemicals? And what about this possible fragment of the Aleppo Codex found with the artifacts? For his own part, Tox is equally fascinating but for different reasons. A victim of tragic circumstances beyond his control, he takes a deal and disappears for several years. The reasons behind his return are compelling and layered and they add even more dimension to his character. His relationship with his team is complicated … his history with Kasey perhaps even more so … and his future is decidedly uncertain. Bottom Line: If you’re a fan of Jason Bourne, Indiana Jones, or anything featuring a special forces unit, Conspiracy of Silence by Ronie Kendig belongs on your must-read list. The characters are vivid, each with their own story to tell, and the action scenes are riveting. The history, the theories, the mysterious Orders … all of these elements combine with everything I’ve already mentioned to make this a truly captivating novel. (I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.)
Heidi_Reads More than 1 year ago
Oh my! Conspiracy of Silence is full of intense, thrilling action with a suspenseful plot. The team members are loyal and have each other's backs, even with a harsh history of being caught in the middle of politics and lies. Mistrust and misinformation brings a tension to the scenes as Tox must work with agency contacts and intel that is being fed to him piecemeal and objectives are changed mid-mission. Tox is a strong and determined character with highly skilled training, but he also has his share of flaws and emotional vulnerabilities- which made him more easy to relate to. I loved Kasey's role as the deception expert, and her history of having an unrequited crush on Tox. She sees him differently than most, and has an innate sense for his real self under all the defenses (except when it comes to how he feels about her). Another great character in Tox's life is Chiji, a member Tox added to his team after spending time with his family while exiled in Nigeria. His calming influence was needed several times throughout the story as Tox's rage escalates. It's interesting how he can keep his cool in all sorts of crazy dangerous scenarios but when his loved ones are harmed, he comes a bit unglued. The Biblical history of the artifacts, Codex, and secret societies are fascinating, especially as they tie in to the present-day war for power. I definitely recommend reading the free e-book of the prequel novella, The Warrior's Seal, since it introduces the characters and gives details of the mission that is referred to several times in Conspiracy of Silence. I'm looking forward to reading the next installment in The Tox Files and learning more about the team members! Highly recommend to fans of H.B. Moore's Omar Zagouri series and Julie Coulter Bellon's Griffin Force series! (I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher; all opinions in this review are my own)
EA_Hendryx More than 1 year ago
Explosive and non-stop - Ronie Kendig has done it again with Conspiracy of Silence! Following on the heels of her FREE novella Warrior’s Seal, we jump straight in to a high-octane adventure following the determined and slightly mysterious Cole “Tox” Russell. Woven together with archeological clues, threads of romance, and rocketing suspense at every corner, you won’t be able to put this book down until the end. I really enjoyed Tox’s character development in this story. There is still a lot that is mysterious about him, yet we were able to get a window into his past. I also love the team dynamic – no one does it better than Ronie when it comes to hunky team members with a ton of character. I love how separate they all are and yet how well they fit together. Then, of course, there was the romance. Not as much as in her previous books sadly, but still zinging where it was brought out. I would love to see more in the next book, but I’m a sucker for romance in general! I think the balance was good in this first book though. It felt realistic when there is a big mission to be focusing on, you’re not going to always be thinking of “the girl” but more “the mission”. So I do appreciate the real-ness. I also loved how fast-paced Conspiracy was. There was never a dull moment and that led to many pages (and chapters) read long after I should have been sleeping. If you are a fan of suspense, military fiction, or anything Ronie’s written in the past – this book will not disappoint! Think of it like a mix between David Baldacci, James Rollins, and Ronie’s classic rapid-fire fiction. Her writing is clear, succinct, compelling, and just right for the action-packed thrill ride I expect to take for a story of this magnitude. Originally posted on my blog: http://eahendryx.blogspot.com/2016/12/conspiracy-of-silence-by-ronie-kendig.html _____________ I received this book for free but was under no obligation to post a review. I do so under my own motivation and the opinions I have expressed in this review are honest and entirely my own.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Deadly plague, secret societies, Jewish history, just the right amount of romance...you'll find this and so much more in the newest installment of the Tox files by Ronie Kendig. Cole "Tox" Russell and his team has been tasked with stopping a deadly plague from spreading. This task takes them around the world as they search for clues and race against the clock. You will be hooked from the very beginning. In addition to the action that I have come to appreciate in Ms. Kendig's novels, she was able to incorporate a good bit of Jewish history in the midst of the story. As a wife of a retired Marine, I have always loved and appreciated military novels by Ronie Kendig. Her characters are always believable and well-developed. She definitely knows how to capture the spirit of our true heroes. Although this book could be read as a stand alone, I would definitely recommend reading The Warrior's Seal first. This novella gives you the backstory and will help you understand the storyline and characters in Conspiracy of Silence. I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher. All opinions in this review are my own.
Lattebooks More than 1 year ago
Goodness gracious, another action-movie quality tale from this author!! This story sucked me into its emotional depths and kept me captive until the very last word. So much suspense (who is really after them?) and fast action (car chases) that I seriously want to see this as a movie. Tox is the perfect leader who has a crazy history to deal with when thrown back into life. His team is a crazy mess of personalities and histories that make them the best group to work together even if they don’t like it. Each one of them makes this story all that much more intriguing and fulfilling. This author knows how to mix the conspiracy and danger of hidden agendas and government coverups. Seriously on-the-edge-of-your-seat white-knuckled action that chases the team and other members all trying to stop a deadly outbreak and find the artifacts that were stolen! You never know what will come running around the corner or who will be the danger next – is one of them not who they say? Will they lose one of their team? I always liken this author’s books to a Bourne movie. So fantastic and fabulous that I want to read it over again now. Full of danger, action, conspiracy and of course heart tugging romance to throw into the delightful mix. Bookshelf keeper!!!!
gatorade635 More than 1 year ago
I swear Ronie just keeps getting better and better! I have been an avid fan of hers since I read Dead Reckoning back in 2010 and I've loved every book she has written since. If I would have had my way I would have sat down with this book the second it arrived and not gotten up till it was done, but unfortunately with the craziness of my life right now it took me what seemed like forever to finally be able to finish it. And Tox had to travel with me several places including work, a tire place, and to have my oil changed. I always hated having to put it down because I was on the edge of my seat from page one. I loved the premise behind this new series from the fact that almost everyone believed the hero had been dead for years to the whole plague aspect, and the unique biblical spin on it all. I got to meet Tox and his team in the prequel novella and they all intrigued me greatly. Tox has a very tough exterior but he cares deeply about those close to him and will do anything and everything it takes to protect them and for that I greatly admired him. He kinda got the short end of the stick and I really couldn't blame him for his gruffness at all. His team was a very diverse group and I would love to get more of all of their stories, especially Ram. Tzivia and Kasey were both great characters but I like Kasey a little more and I really hope she and Tox end up together. This story was brilliantly and beautifully crafted from start to finish in typical Kendig style and I recommend it for anyone who loves an adventure, male and female alike! Though make sure to read the prequel novella first since they are extremely connected! I received this book free from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.
MaureenST More than 1 year ago
For a person that people think is dead Tox is a very active from beginning to the end of this book, but there are those that were close to him that have trouble with all that happened before. The story begins at an archeology dig and the finding of what could be the end of society, and crossing the globe to retrieve and try to end what could happen. If you are a person who enjoys action, this book will keep you on the end of you seat, and linger for a long time, all the while making you think that this seems so very real. The author has done a wonderful job of bringing this story from Biblical times to the present, and I can just imagine how awesome it must have been at that dig, at least in the beginning. We all know that Evil lurks, and you will feel like you at an Indiana Jones movie, with that big stone coming at you. I received this book through the Publisher Bethany House and their Blogger Program, and was not required to give a positive review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing book! Action, romance, history, faith, awesomeness! I couldn't put it down.
KelliJo More than 1 year ago
WOW WOW WOW!!! This book truly takes you all over the world! The first in the new Tox Files series - you will not be able to put it down! It combines Bible history with modern warfare. And plagues! A new plague is released when a archeological dig finds censers from the Bible. Tox must come back from the "dead" to fight the enemy and find a way to end the New Black Plague. His team has to learn to trust him again. And Kasey must fight her feelings for him AND prove he is worthy of forgiveness - both personally - and with the courts, to get him a pardon. "God knows" is the theme that runs through this Christian fiction.
DancingViolet More than 1 year ago
Wow! This book was amazing and well-written. I never had any idea where this story was going, which I liked. It was hard to put down, though sometimes there was so much going on that I would have to put it down to try to absorb everything that was happening. Conspiracy of Silence and The Warrior’s Seal were my introduction to this author, and I am looking forward to more from this series. I’ve never read anything like this. It ties the military, archaeological discoveries, and events from the Bible. It was fascinating! *I received a free copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review.*