Title: Hawk (The Quiet Professionals #2)
Author: Ronie Kendig
Publisher: Shiloh Run Press
Once again, Ronie Kendig has hit one out of the ball park! This is an action-packed, tension-filled story that will keep you enthralled from beginning to end. This story picks up not too long after book one, Raptor 6, ends. The Special Forces team is still in Afghanistan fighting the Taliban, and an unknown enemy has now made them a target for elimination as well.
Brian Bledsoe or “Hawk” has an intelligent mind, but he downplays that whenever he can. His father was very smart and never let anyone forget it. His father thought himself above the law, but found out how untrue that really was when he was arrested and sent to prison when Brian was fifteen. That troubled relationship with his father has colored his life and his choices. Now, as he faces disciplinary action, he wonders why he is even in Afghanistan or what his purpose is. He is drawn to Fekiria Haidary, a Muslim woman who has voiced her hatred of American soldiers. They are thrown together in a bid for survival and he learns much more about this brave woman. She also learns that not all Americans are to be hated. They both come to a point in their desperate struggle to live another day when they must choose in whom to put their faith.
There are other tangents in this story as well that I can’t wait to read about in future books. Sal or “Falcon” has had a chip on his shoulder for the last ten months, but he won’t tell anyone what is bugging him. His story is the focus of the next book in the series, Falcon, due to be released in the spring of 2015. Mitch “Harrier” has a significant change in his life that I hope to read more about in future books. There also might or might not be a romance blooming between “Titanis” and Brie Hastings. There are so many interesting stories to read from this very gifted author. I really like the military genre of the story, getting just a small dose of what being a Special Forces member is like as well as the way faith is brought into the plot as to seem realistic and not preachy. This would make a great Christmas gift, but I would start with the first book in the series, Raptor 6.
My rating is 5 stars.