Operation Zulu Redemption: Overkill - The Beginning

Operation Zulu Redemption: Overkill - The Beginning

by Ronie Kendig

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Action-Packed 5-part Serial Novel! 

They never should’ve existed.  Now they don’t.  In the aftermath of their first highly successful op, the first all-female special ops team, known as Zulu, discovered that innocent civilians—women and children—died at their hands. Zulu was set up to take the devastating fall.  Fearing for their lives, the Zulu team vanished. With new identities and spread across the globe, they live in relative but isolated peace—yet still haunted by the past. Terrified of being discovered.   Five years after that horrific night, they’ve begun to hope they might be safe and the tragedy forgotten.  Until two of them are murdered.

Start the mission with Operation Zulu Redemption: Overkill--The Beginning.  This FREE episode drops you into the rapid-fire action where the women of Zulu are trying to figure out who is targeting them.   Who really set Zulu up to take the fall years ago?  Are they one in the same? Now the remaining members of Zulu have no choice but to regroup and stop their enemy--before it's too late. And Overkill is just the beginning...     

And don't miss any of these extended 200 page episodes....
Operation Zulu Redemption: Collateral Damage -- Part 1
Operation Zulu Redemption: Out of Nowhere -- Part 2
Operation Zulu Redemption: Hazardous Duty -- Part 3
Operation Zulu Redemption: Act of Treason -- Part 4

Ronie Kendig will leave you needing the next!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781630582838
Publisher: Barbour Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date: 07/04/2014
Series: Operation Zulu Redemption Series , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 80
Sales rank: 24,308
File size: 7 MB

About 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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Operation Zulu Redemption: Overkill - The Beginning 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
GHott More than 1 year ago
My take on the Operation Zulu Redemption serial novels was that they were a set of novellas that compounded on each other. Now that I’m looking at it, I see that it’s more like a set of books (all around 200 pages) that compound upon each other with this novella as the stepping stone. After reading the novella, I began to think that I might skip the others, however, learning that they’re full books has changed that opinion & I’m going to continue. What I liked: I liked the characters. Each member of the Zulu team has been set up so that we love them and want to protect them. We have a great view of the danger that is coming from them and their potential threats. This was a very dramatic and action-packed intro. What I didn’t like: Even with the character list explaining who everyone is I stayed fairly confused with the players and their roles. There were times that I felt completely lost – not enough to stop reading though. More… Author: Ronie Kendig Source: Amazon Free Read June 26, 2014 Grade: B Ages: 16+ Steam: Nada Setting: Around the US Series: Operation Zulu Redemption, Season 1, Part 0.5
thedeena63 More than 1 year ago
Ronie Kendig has a stellar reputation for rapid-fire fiction: in fact, that's her tag line! But she takes no prisoners and no one is safe in her new serial novel, "Operation Zulu: Redemption". Thank God above that this came to us in five parts... ...because your heart can't take it all at once! I'm a true book nerd. I hate cliff-hangers, so I scope out the books I want to read and if I discover the book is a part of a series, I'm known for hanging on until the final book is released before I even crack the cover of the first novel. I'm not as bad as I used to be, but at times my weird habits surface, and that's what happened to me with "Operation Zulu: Redemption". I read "Overkill", then patiently waited for the other four to release. BIG MISTAKE! I ended up reading them as they were originally intended...a week at a time. Simply put, I couldn't stand the pressure, so I had to escape the library! This is the most intense writing I've ever seen, and it's all Ronie! Don't get attached to ANYONE...when Ronie can craft a character, introduce her to you, and five pages later she's gone...and you CRY...and get ANGRY....that's POWERFUL writing! And yup, you'll be holding your breath and praying the entire way through "Operation Zulu: Redemption". For imaginary people in imaginary situations, no less. But that's because Ronie writes with such authenticity. She knows her stuff and she knows how to wield a pen...or rather, a keyboard! I was so stressed out this entire ride...but in its own twisted way, it was a lot of fun. And if you can put down one of Ronie's novels and not have a higher estimation of our military than you did before you opened to page one...then check yourself. These men and women and their families are so brave, and go through so much, to defend us, whether we ask them to or not. I received my first installment of "Operation Zulu: Redemption" from Amazon for free, and purchased the rest of the series from them as well. This serial novel is published by Shiloh Run Publishing, an imprint of Barbour Publishing, and all five are available now, and will be released in one big, thick book. But don't be a ridiculous as I was and wait...Do you Zulu?? HOOAH!!
Heidi_Reads More than 1 year ago
Talk about intense! This is the first serial novel I've read, and it was an interesting format. It felt like a TV drama episode, how it kept switching between points of view to keep the pace fast-moving. The premise of an all-female special forces team definitely caught my attention, and the author made it seem realistic by not making them all best buddies, but individual soldiers with distinctly different strengths and personalities. There is plenty of action and suspense, with some relationship drama thrown in at moments. It was frustrating at first how little the investigating team knew about the case after five years, but each part of the novel quickly adds more information and takes the plot to a whole new level.
More_Than_A_Review More than 1 year ago
Operation Zulu Redemption Overkill – The Beginning  is the first installment in the new series by Ronie Kendig.  It's meant to grab your attention so that you want to read the rest of the series. It more than delivers on this purpose.  It is action-packed and has you holding your breath in just 34 pages.   Each of the women is so unique and different it will be interesting to see how they all work together.  I am already in love with Sam and cannot wait to get more of his story.   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. 
azreaderSR More than 1 year ago
The STORY is great -- exciting, suspenseful, entertaining. But I will NEVER again purchase a serialized novel until all the parts are available to read. This free version and part 1 were instantly available, but there have been problems making the remaining parts available for Nook on the Web. The cost of each part (which I pre-ordered) showed up right away on my credit card, but the installments I paid for are not available to read on Nook for the iPad when promised. Very disappointing
tomorrowFL More than 1 year ago
Fantastic author Fantastic storyline great characters only thing I could wish for is ---more!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Homesteading More than 1 year ago
Oh man! When I first heard that my favorite Christian Military Suspense writer was going to write about an all female special operations  team, I wasn’t sure it was going to be as good as her other books. I mean,  when I think spec –ops, I think males. Big, brave, burly men. But let me tell you, Overkill blew me away. What a phenomenal start to this serialization. I was biting my nails (okay, not literally but figuratively) while reading this story. There are no punches pulled. It’s a hard core, emotionally driven, edge of your seat thrill ride. I’m hanging on for dear life because I have no idea where it will end up but I know it’s going to be like drinking a tall glass of Mint Iced Tea for this southern girl; satisfying to the last drop, er… page. :)
iStudyScripture More than 1 year ago
With the release of Overkill, Ronie catapults her readers into the action. This fast-paced introduction gets you familiar with the team, a few details from their past, and a brief look at the lives they were leading under their assumed identities. Normal lives that have evaporated in an instant. It’s run or be killed and I was hooked from the start!
Mary-Bell-Foster More than 1 year ago
Operation Zulu Redemption Overkill by: Ronie Kendig Six team members; Annie Palermo, Teya Reiker, Jessica Herring, Candace Reyna, Keeley Shay and Nuala King are split up. They’ve been hidden away for five years when they come under attack. Who is their enemy and why are they being targeted? Team commander LTC Trace Weston and his right-hand man CWO2 Boone Ramage are working to find out what is going on while trying to keep the team safe. Fast paced and intense this series will have you wanting more. Ronie Kendig has done it again. She never fails to bring her readers the fast paced, “Rapid Fire” fiction we’ve come to expect. This latest work is in series form, akin to a television mini-series, will have you holding your breath. Reading quickly to find out what happens, you will find yourself hoping the characters are okay. Then before you realize it is coming you are hit with the end of the installment. Don’t panic, there is more to come. Well done Ms. Kendig. Very well done!
bookgirl_2134 More than 1 year ago
I love Ms Kendig's writing style. She doesn't EVER disappoint her readers. The action is fast, characters relatable,  situations real, romance light, and faith strong.  This is the beginning of a new serial whose parts will be published every week this summer.  The ebook was provided to me for review by NetGalley, but my words are mine alone.
rhonda1111RL More than 1 year ago
4 STARS This is another serial book. This one is longer than the first serial from Shiloh Run Studios. It looks to be 6 episodes and longer than their first one. It started on July 4 and every Friday a new episode comes out. In Overkill we meet the main characters of the series and start to care about them. It does have a few questions that hopefully be answered soon. Definitely left me wanting more of them. At times it is a little confusing because each of the women that were part of the Zulu the first all women special forces team are in hiding. They have their birth name, the name they are hiding under and their code number. My answer to that I had two kindles and left one with front of story that had the characters and bio opened for quick glance, And then I read on my other kindle. but you could just book mark it unless you have no memory problems. Someone set the Zulus up five years ago when things went wrong, Innocent women and children were killed. The Zulus were scattered and given different names. Now someone has found them and is picking them off one by one. It is a race to figure out what is happening now and stop them before it is too late for all of the Zulus. This story is not afraid of killing the characters off. It draws you quickly into the story and leaves you wanting more. I know I am going to read the next episode today. I want to see who is sending killers after the Zulus? Who is betraying them now and five years ago? Will Annie and Sam get together? Will Teya become Amish? Where is the missing Zulu? I really want to know the answers and more. The setting for this story takes you all over because each of the women are hidden away from each other. The pace of the book is very fast. Not boring or dragging at all. Ronie Kendig writes novels that deal with military with characters and story lines that I have always liked. I look forward to reading Operation Zulu Redemption serial. I was given this ebook for free and in return agreed to give honest review of it.
TS1 More than 1 year ago
I'm an avid reader of all things Ronie Kendig and she didn't disappoint with Operation Zulu Redemption. What's even better? The fact that it is a series and I will get to find out what happens sooner rather than waiting months on end between series. Give this book a read, you won't be disappointed.
Nutz2read More than 1 year ago
Excited to find out what happens next! This is the first installment in Ronie Kendig’s new serial novelization, Operation Zulu Redemption. I wasn’t sure what to expect, since I’ve never read a serial novel before, but I’m a huge fan of Ronie’s books and was confident that whatever it ended up being, I would enjoy it. I’m very happy to say that I was right and I loved it! “The Beginning” is a fitting title for this “episode,“ as we get a little bit of back story for each of the ladies and find out what happens that pulls them out of their new lives. I was a little surprised at how quickly I became attached to Team Zulu. Despite the fact that this episode is very short, I felt I knew the ladies rather well and was rooting for them from the very first pages. I was also very taken with Sam, David, Boone, and Trace, and am very interested to learn more about them in the coming episodes. Though it confused me a little bit at first, I found I really enjoyed getting to see the story from several different points of view, including the man in charge and someone who seems to be a possible “villain” in the coming episodes. The writing, as always, was wonderful and I was quickly drawn into the story. The descriptions were great and I really appreciated having explanations of who is who and what the military terms and acronyms mean. I referred back to them several times until I got caught up on everything. The one of things about Ronie’s books that I can always count on is that they are addicting. I reached the end of the episode and was trying to figure out what had happened! I felt like someone had handed me a really great, suspenseful book, let me read a couple chapters then took it back! I was upset for a couple minutes, then had to admire how she ended the episode. It was left in such a way that you won’t be able to resist reading the rest of the series, because you’ll be dying to know what happens to the characters. I can’t wait to find out what’s next for Team Zulu! I highly recommend Operation Zulu if you enjoy military suspense! I received a free copy from the publisher for my honest opinion, which I have given. I was not required to write a positive review and have not been compensated for it in any way. All opinions expressed are my own.
BrittanyMc More than 1 year ago
WOW!!! This new serialization starts off with a bang and just doesn’t let up! One of the things I love about Ronie Kendig’s books is that she writes amazing and realistic action scenes. But, on top of that, she fills her books with characters that are so well-written and have deep issues that need to be handled. The combination of characters that you care about being put in dangerous situations, makes for amazing stories. In Overkill, there is intense action and the introduction of the main characters. I love the pace this story sets. You get to see what is happening to each character. Not knowing if that character was going to survive and trying to wrap my mind around each characters thoughts about the past, made for an intensely enjoyable story. It truly felt like I was watching the episode on television! I felt like I could see everything going on and I was left hungering for more at the end of the first installment. This series is truly a gem and I cannot wait to see what happens next!
FirefliesNStardust More than 1 year ago
A new serial novelization by Ronie Kendig?! Yes please, and as usual and with no shock, Ronie delivers with stellar form. It took no time at all to get sucked into the first part of operation Zulu. I'm already invested in the characters and on the edge of my seat to find out more of their backgrounds and the story of what brought them to where they are today. I love that this series has a female focus. Don't get me wrong, I'm a big fan of the male characters of Discarded Heroes & The Quiet Professionals, but it's always nice to read the female POV to be in special forces. Beware: because this IS a serialization, it definitely ends on a cliff hanger and when I realized I had just read the last paragraph of this installment I literally yelled "no!!" and frantically checked to make sure my Kindle hadn't somehow skipped over a section.  SLIGHT SPOILER ~ read on at your own risk  Ronie also brings in the heat by right from the start, making some character "cuts" that make you think "wait, did that just happen?!" But yet adds to the suspense of "what exactly is going on here?" Must. know. more.  Spoiler done, ok to continue ;) To wrap up this initial review, If you haven't already clued in..I am more than psyched over this new series and can't wait to see the outcome of what this intro has begun. And it's even more exciting knowing we only have to wait a short time to get the next chapter ;)
iblog4books More than 1 year ago
What. A. Great. Book!!! Or prequel to a book, I suppose you could say. I was a little confused by the rapid introduction of characters, but I quickly caught on and was enthralled by the story. I loved how quickly the story moved and read this part in just one sitting! This is the first of a five-part serial novel. This beginning was just enough to whet my appetite, so I'm anxiously looking forward to reading the rest ... and soon! [5 stars]