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Raider's Vnedetta



Title:  Raider’s Vendetta
Author:  Karen Arnpriester
Pages:  334
Year:  2012
Publisher:  CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
                Stupendous!  The word means, according to Random House Dictionary, “causing amazement; astounding; marvelous” and that is just the word that begins to express the wonders of this novel.  When I first saw the cover of the book, a grey wolf with piercing blue eyes, I just wanted to read it right away!  Now I can say I am so glad that I did.  The journey through the story was far above any expectations I could imagine.
The basic storyline begins when two young men enter a bank to hold it up, leaving the area swiftly.  However, a decision by Darrel, unbeknownst to Raider, changes the scenario and futures of people not just within the bank, but far beyond the territory.  As a reader it first appears to be a simple plot without imagination included to lure someone to keep turning pages.  Yet, nothing could be further from the truth because the pages kept turning so too did the action, suspense and mystery keep happening!
Raider was in the Air Force at one time and was serving with distinction.  What happened to cause the Air Force to dishonorably discharge him?  How could a decorated pilot go from heroism to co-conspirator in an armed robbery?  When one hostage, named Charley, begins to take the place for other hostages, seemingly intent on putting herself in harm’s way, she begins to pique his interest as well as his questions.  Going further into the action and mystery of the plot, the author keeps the line taut to keep readers enraptured.
Then, other elements are introduced to thicken the plot like wilderness survival techniques and a wolf that acts as Charley’s protector.  Raider seems to hold onto such hatred and animosity toward God, but why?  An event that happened long ago puts Charley under the scope of the FBI after her identity was confirmed from stuff left in a cabin in the Sierra Mountains.  Put these pieces together and can you guess what the story is about?  I sure hope not!
Raider’s Vendetta is just a great story with so much action and twists; there is no way to put it down before the last page is turned!  This review gives only a few snapshots of the main storyline just to whet your appetite.  It is just such a gripping tale that the heart and soul of readers will be pulled into the novel right from the start.  Themes include God’s love, redemption, salvation and more.  However, the authenticity of the way the author has the characters come to some decisions is top notch writing!
My rating is 5+ stars.
Note:  I received a complimentary copy for an honest review of this book.  The opinions shared in this review are solely my responsibility.  Other reviews can be read at http://seekingwithallyurheart.blogspot.com/ .  Also follow me on Twitter @lcjohnson1988, FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/lisa.johnson.75457
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