Raptor 6 (Quiet Professionals Series #1)

Raptor 6 (Quiet Professionals Series #1)

by Ronie Kendig


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ISBN-13: 9781616260408
Publisher: Barbour Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date: 05/01/2014
Series: Quiet Professionals Series , #1
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 675,151
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.10(d)

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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Raptor 6 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 48 reviews.
NatalieRae More than 1 year ago
Ronie Kendig delivers you into the hands of the enemy in Raptor 6. Captain Dean Watters leads the Special Forces team in Afghanistan and is surprised when American missionary teacher, Zahrah Zarrick, captures his thoughts and his heart.  The story is filled with great prose and description real enough it'll make you cringe. The storyline draws you in but not before you're overwhelmed with the military lingo-to the point it's just a bit too much. Even my soldier husband found it difficult to stay connected to the story because there was just so much militaristic dialogue, description, and facts. At the beginning of the book there is a key to help the civilian understand all of the acronyms but who wants to go back and find out what how the AAR was written for SOCOM because the CID discovered OPSEC was breached? After you make it through the first several chapters of getting acquainted to the military world of Captain Watters you're finally introduced to the real heart of the story. I was drawn in once the story started flowing and I found myself right there with the characters. The suspense was just right. However, towards the end of the story it felt rushed and almost unbelievable how quickly the rescue happened. I'm finding this happens more often in stories lately. The author takes great effort to deliver you into the story world and you're there, living with the characters like a fly on the wall watching it all go down and then swoop!! It's over and you're thinking, "Did I blink?" One of the more disappointing issues was how quickly the nasty, evil, antagonist dies. I wanted him to suffer in ways worthy of his actions. That makes me sound a bit sadistic but I just wanted a more satisfying ending for the creep.  All in all the book was wonderfully written. The author was very detailed in her writing and created a story that I will read again and recommend. This is the first book in the series and I'm looking forward to the next one.
GingerS219 More than 1 year ago
My fifteen-year-old daughter grabbed this one as soon as she found out I had it. Her first question when she was done was, "When's the next one coming out?" I had a hard time getting into this book, but I persevered because I KNOW that Ronie Kendig is an excellent writer. After the first chapter or so, I was hooked, as I knew I would be. Ms. Kendig managed to take us into the dark places we rarely think about--and would prefer not to experience--to give us what I assume is a fairly accurate portrayal of life as a special forces serviceman/woman. In her typical manner, she showed us the dangers they face every day as they fight for our freedom. Kudos to Ronie Kendig for another excellent book, though the romantic in me would have preferred a bit more romance. :) ***I received this book from the author/publisher in return for an honest review.
Jaquelyn More than 1 year ago
We finally get to hear Captain Dean Watters story!  If you have read Kendig’s “A Breed Apart” series, you know him as an interesting man who would do anything for his team.  Dean is now about to embark in the most important mission yet.  Someone has stolen military computers that could give the enemy a blueprint of the U.S. Military and everyone in it.  Dean’s team has to get it back.  While out on patrol Dean meets Zahrah Zarrick, a missionary teacher, who just so happens to also be a retired Generals daughter and an expert in quantum cryptology, which makes her a target the enemy can use.  They will do anything to force her to do their bidding.  Raptor 6 is so believable it takes you to another place far away in a hot desert.  Kendig keeps you on the edge of your seat waiting to see what happens next.  She paints a great picture of our men and women in uniform, and helps us to understand what some of them go through for the freedom of others.  In Raptor 6 you hear many different sides of the story, including a sinister one.  I was unable to put it down, and know you will feel the same way.  Kendig researches what she writes about to make it as accurate as possible, and it shows in her writing.  A great military romance, in which God’s grace shows throughout the story.  A must read for anyone who likes Christian Fiction, Romance, Suspense, and Action all thrown into one.  I can’t wait for the next book in the Quiet Professionals Series! 
LoraineN More than 1 year ago
Intense. Gripping. This story was packed with action and intensity from beginning to end. I couldn’t put it down because I needed to know how it would end. It was real and emotional the entire time. Full review at my website. 3 1/2 out of 5 stars.
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I drew an awsome cat! It is Eclipsedmoon's future mate. There are no markings so when she does get a mate, I can put the markings on him.
gjo50 More than 1 year ago
All the best things… Quick Summary: A gritty romance set in Afghanistan where absolutely anything can happen. What I liked: I liked the descriptions of Afghanistan and life there that made the story live for me. I enjoyed the beginning of the story that set up the entire novel with tight suspense. The story itself is believable since in that part of the world anything can happen. I also liked the connection to characters in her previous series. What I did not like: I cannot remember anything I did not like. The bottom line: Readers looking for Christian romantic suspense need to pick this one up today. Rating > Overall - 5  Creativity - 5 Characters - 5 Engrossing - 5 Writing - 5 Appropriate length to tell the story - 5 I received an ARC from NetGalley.
TammyDMA More than 1 year ago
For quite some time I've wanted to read Ronie Kendig's books, as I've heard tons of praise for her writing. So when the opportunity arose to get RAPTOR 6 for free, I jumped at the chance. Let me tell you, every word of praise you read about Ronie Kendig's writing is 110% true! Her writing is crisp, the fast pace and action-packed scenes perfectly paired with the military characters and combat setting. Each character stays true to personality - so much so that they seem like real people.  Captain Dean Watters is a man's man, everything a hero should be. He maintains focus on the job, which happens to be leading an elite Special Forces unit in Afghanistan. There's nothing soft or mushy about Dean yet he's not so hard as to be uncaring. His dedication to the job allows him to show compassion for the people around him but he doesn't let his heart, his emotions become engaged. In his 30+ years on Earth, he's seen some terrible things - and some of the worst was before he even joined the military.  Zahrah Zarrick is an equally perfect female protagonist. She is as focused as Captain Watters. As the daughter of an American general, Zahrah has returned to her mother's homeland as a Christian missionary, to teach young girls. An education is something girls don't typically receive in Afghanistan and Zahrah is determined to do something about that, but she's also convinced that God has sent her to this war-torn land for a specific purpose.  Zahrah is drawn to Dean from the moment they meet, and every interaction after that seems make him more attractive in her eyes, and heart. While Dean finds Zahrah to be captivating and intriguing, he refuses to let himself feel anything more than professional compassion and responsibility toward her. Opening his heart would be too dangerous, with the combative situations they face daily. Plus, her father is a force to be reckoned with....enough to make a guy stay arms' length away. Then it all falls to pieces when Zahrah is captured and Dean must find a way to save her. The story is so realistic it feels like it could be a true account. The terror of the Afghan people is palpable. The sense of hopelessness and helplessness that both Zahrah and Dean must battle burrows into the readers own mind. At times, it is incredibly intense. This is not a "light read." This is a book for someone who likes action and real-life situations. The battle scenes are well-written. I'm no military expert but there was nothing to make me even question Ms. Kendig's information. She knows what she's writing and she portrays all the characters and situations in blazing, true-to-life reality. For days after finishing this novel, I couldn't stop thinking about Dean and Zahrah. This author deserves much more than 5 stars!
frustratedMA More than 1 year ago
The book is awesome.  I am hooked and can't wait to read more about the Raptor 6 team.  Try the book.  You will enjoy it. Trying to write the review was an exercise in futility.  You think they would make ie easier.
DaleDL More than 1 year ago
Military, romance and action....very good, hard to put down
okihanna More than 1 year ago
Not a bad story but sometimes hard to follow. Filled with military jargon and acronyms. Uses adverbs as verb, and story is dis-jointed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was terrific! The fast pace plot and high action sequences will keep you glued to your seat wondering just how long Kendig can keep it up. In Raptor 6, the first in the Quiet Professionals Series, she pushes her characters to the breaking point from a personal and professional standpoint. Dean Watters, better known now as Raptor 6, is the strong silent type with a will made of pure steel. His sense of duty is suddenly tested when beautiful Zahrah Zarrick enters the scene. She's got a steel will to match his, though hers is fortified by the Lord and her sense of mission to teach the children of her mothers homeland in Afghanistan. Enter a threat on Zahrah's life, the potential loss of secured information, and a talented Special Forces team and you've got more action than you'll know what to do with. Honestly and truly this book was fantastic! Some have said it's her best yet and I'd have to agree. I would recommend this to fans of military action and suspense. Kendig writes like a seasoned veteran and draws you into the action. You'll find yourself laughing at this new Raptor team and their antics, crying with the emotion of it all, and flinching as the bullets fly past you in the night. This is a new series that has characters from the A Breed Apart trilogy. In this novel, Captain Dean Watters is the main character whereas in the aforementioned trilogy, he plays a small supportive role to the main characters of the A Breed Apart team. I liked him in that trilogy and I like him even more in this new series. Seeing that the next books in this series will be centred on some of the other team members mentioned briefly in the previous trilogy, Watters will be back to playing a minor role in each. Kendig has depicted Watters as a man of integrity and strong character. I am sure he is based on either one particular soldier in her military knowledge or on many. So I reckon with the other members of Raptor 6's team as well. Reading more of him in this novel, I am very much in admiration of his character, dedication to the military, his passion for it and what he can contribute. He definitely shows this in being the Captain of his team and in his dealings with Zahrah Zarrick, the latter more so, even if he has personal feelings for her. As in the previous trilogy, Kendig depicts the rapport and relationship between the team members as it would be in the military from what I know of the military and have read in other military novels, despite having not be in the military myself. This team is unified and operate as a well-oiled machine. They respect each other and they know how each other operate, each other's strengths and weaknesses. They have each other's backs. This is one of the strengths of novels like this, the depiction of realism especially when it is based on what the author knows from the reality experienced from real military personnel. I consider this to be the best of Kendig's novels I have read, which is those of the A Breed Apart trilogy. I just wish I had read her Discarded Heroes series previously. I do have Dead Reckoning I picked up as a free offer a few years ago so have to get into this one! I highly recommend this new novel of Ronie Kendig. She has crafted a great, memorable story. Don't pass on this one!
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Great characters, great story! Hard to put down because you must know what happens next.
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Steve_Doc_Hilton More than 1 year ago
The heart doesn’t choose an appropriate moment to stake its claim.   That much Captain Dean “Raptor Six” Watters finds out in one big hurry.  He and his team are situated in an area where tensions are high, and millions of lives hang in the balance.  Ten military super-secure computers have “gone missing,” and the military intelligence contained in their memories is close to being on the open-market. Zahrah Zarrick, a missionary teacher to Afghan children, is the unwitting key to this modern-day Pandora’s Box.  While her heart is on her sleeve for the children she’s teaching, her expertise in quantum cryptology makes her the prime target for the hackers who are committed to the downfall of the United States. Raptor Six and his team are playing catch-up, as Zahrah disappears before they can make contact.  With the clock ticking, Dean is finally coming to grips with the stakes that are at hand in this game – and the fact that his heart is “all in” just makes this one hand he cannot afford to lose.   Ronie Kendig writes with a passion for Special Forces and their cause without reservation or apology.  While some of the foreign language words and phrases are difficult to grasp at first, and with a glossary dedicated only to military terminology and acronyms, it was a bit difficult for me to get a handle on some of the communication.  However, the context eventually sorted it out for me; it just takes a little work.  Which compels the dedicated reader to pay that much more attention to the book.  With Ronie Kendig at the helm – is this really a bad thing? 5 stars for Special Ops action, suspense and a passion for others by Ronie Kendig!
Bookworm_Debbie More than 1 year ago
This is a fantastic Christian military novel! Ronie has created an incredible cast of characters for this novel. When I first looked over the list she included at the front of the book I felt very overwhelmed by the number of individuals that are integral to the story. But when I pushed that aside and started reading the story I was able to follow who was who simply by the wonderful way she introduced each one and described them. It was presented slowly as she needed to over the course of building the intricate plot in this story. She has a marvelous talent for describing surroundings and action that put me in the middle of things. The plot was very carefully woven with enough twists to keep me guessing as to where it was going. There were a handful of times that the point-of-view would change and I would deal with some momentary confusion as to who was talking. Backing up to the beginning of the section and re-reading was all it took to sort it out though. I’m looking forward to finding out the next segment of the overall story in the next book of this series. I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.
Heart2Heart More than 1 year ago
Captain Dean Watters made a vow that he would remained 100% dedicated to his team and not allow himself to get emotionally involved with anyone. It would be better this way, especially now that he was carrying the guilt for doing just the opposite with him that weighed on his heart more than the weapons and pack he carried into his missions. What he wasn't planning on was his heart following its own path when an American missionary teacher, Zahrah Zarrick, witnesses someone she wasn't supposed to see when her school is bombed. But there is simply more to her than simply being an attractive woman. Her file doesn't provide the missing clues that his superiors expect him to find on his own and the longer it takes the more danger she will be in. To make matters even worse is the fact she is also the daughter of a four star retired general who will make sure that Dean will serve in the most isolated and desolated places on earth is any harm comes to her. Zahrah is torn between wanting to convey all her secrets to Dean but the strict religious and cultural upbringing of her family forbid her to be alone with any man. All she knows is that with the bombing of her school, she will have no where to teach the young girls who want an education. She just didn't expect to lose one to Taliban terrorists who are stealing military computers in order to gain top level secrets that will expose men like Dean to the terrorist organization. All they need now is the perfect hacker to break the codes that will expose the military best kept secrets, codes, and organizations without destroying the computers. While Dean attempts to convince Zahrah to leave the county and head back to the United States, she lets him know she is here on a mission from God and when He tells her it's time to leave than she will. What she doesn't realize is just how much danger she is truly in and what terrorists will do to a woman who refuses to cooperate. But will Dean and his team known simply as Raptor 6, be able to locate the missing computers in time or will he be faced to revisit his haunted past that will put him to the ultimate test of his own faith and endurance once again? I received Raptor 6 by best selling author Ronie Kendig compliments of Shiloh Publishing and Litfuse Publicity for my honest review. I did not any monetary compensation for a favorable review and the opinions here are strictly my own. This is the first novel in The Quiet Professionals Series, and I can't wait for the next one. Before you begin this novel, a warning! You won't be able to put it down once you start, so you need to set aside some time where you won't be disturbed. Chores won't get done, dinner will be late, and the phone will have to wait until you get to the last page. The action is fast paced and does not stop until the final page, leaving you breathless wondering how it will all play out. For me, personally, this is one of Ronie's best novels to date and I can't wait to go back on tour with the Raptor 6 team! Hands down a well earned 5 out of 5 stars in my opinion and a MUST READ for fans of Special Forces fiction!!! I can only pray someone will make a movie out of this novel!
a-nonny-mouse More than 1 year ago
What can I say? Ronie Kendig is an extremely gifted writer that not only weaves believable plots and scenarios, but, for a time, transplants you into a different place and culture. All good books should do this, but it's my opinion Ms. Kendig does a better job than most. Raptor 6 is exciting, fast-paced, and riddled with so much gut-twisting and heart-stopping action that I recommend you have more than an hour to yourself. Once you start reading this novel, you won't want to put it down. Dean Watters is the epitome of soldier-dom. Tough, handsome, rugged, and plenty of wow mixed up into one hunky alpha-male. Need I say more? And his counterpart, Zahrah Zarrick is what every woman wishes she could be; smart, classy, morally upstanding, and desirable. Mix these two together, the Taliban, guns and explosives, and you have a winning novel that you will enjoy. Due to some of the content, I would recommend this to an older, more mature reader. War is not pretty, and sometimes what mankind does to mankind is terrible and Ms. Kendig writes a realistic portrayal of a war and struggle that is often ugly.
VicG More than 1 year ago
Ronie Kendig, in her new book, “Raptor 6″ Book One in The Quiet Professionals series published by Shiloh Run Press takes us on a thrilling adventure with Captain Dean Watters . From the back cover:   His mission.  His team. Captain Dean Watters keeps these parts of his life in laser-like focus. So when hackers threaten both his mission and his team, Dean’s Special Forces training kicks into high gear. Ten military super-secret computers are missing–which if opened, would give America’s enemies a blueprint of U.S. military intelligence.  Failing to stop the hackers isn’t an option. Zahrah Zarrick is a missionary teacher to Afghan children in Mazar-e Sharif. She’s also a target. Her expertise in quantum cryptology makes her an unwitting pawn in the hacker’s deadly game.  They’re coming for her, and Dean and his team must stop them. Before the team can get to Zahrah, she disappears.  Now Dean must race to rescue her and stop the hackers from unleashing terror on millions across the globe.  But to do so, Dean will be forced to crack open the steel box around his heart– a move that might come at the highest cost. Hackers, military computers and potential global terror these are just some of the elements the Raptor team has to deal with.  And they have to deal with it in war-torn Afganistan.  Not only are they up against a clever enemy they have to find and protect Zahrah while trying to keep alive.  I started reading “Raptor 6″ already on the edge of my seat and Ms. Kendig did her level best to keep me there.   This is a thriller as all the heroes lives are in great peril.  On top of everything “Raptor 6″ is also a romance.  Nail biting suspense in a wonderful page turner that will keep you up late at night.  I am so looking forward to the next book in this series. If you missed the interview for “Nightshade”, of the previous series,  and would like to listen to it and/or interviews with other authors and professionals please go to Kingdom Highlights where they are available On Demand. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Litfuse Publicity Group.  I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
MyBookAddictionandMore More than 1 year ago
RAPTOR 6 by Ronie Kendig is an exciting, heart pumping Inspirational Military Suspense. #1 in "The Quiet Professionals" and what a beginning! WOW!! Fast paced, filled with action, romance, faith, secrets,hackers, a disappearance, danger, suspense, a bit of romance and lots of high-octane military-stye action. Meet, Zahrah Zarrick, a missionary teacher in Mazar-e Sharif,she teaches Afghan children and Captain Dean Waters(Raptor 6), ex-military Special Forces team. Engaging characters, high-octane action, and a plot to die for, literary with a sweet romance on the side. Just one reminds me of the "Nightshare" series, which I loved, by the way. Ms. Kendig, will grab you on the first page and not let you go, even on the very last page. She has done the Military proud with her true to life stories, and the way she honors their heroism, and their fight for freedom. I can't wait for the next installment. You know by the ending, this is NOT the ending, just, the beginning! A must read Military Suspense! Well done, indeed! Received for an honest review. RATING: 4.5 HEAT RATING: SWEET REVIEWED BY: AprilR, courtesy of My Book Addiction and More