Title: Trinity: Military War Dog (A Breed Apart #1)
Author: Ronie Kendig
Publisher: Barbour Publishing, Inc.
Heath Daniels suffers a head injury while on active duty as a Green Beret. His job had been to handle a dog, Trinity, trained to sniff out terrorists. Due to his injury that causes recurrent and unexpected blackouts, he is discharged from the military as he is no longer able to serve. Trinity refuses all other handlers and is retired, so Heath adopts her. The military was his life and Heath really is at loose ends as to what he is going to do now. Then he hears from a former soldier about a program, showcasing the abilities of military war dogs that could be hired in the private sector. Heath has nothing better to do so he agrees to enter the program. The first stop is Afghanistan where Heath meets a woman who he immediately falls for, but who tries to send him packing. She is captured by the enemy and a rescue team, including Heath and Trinity, is sent to bring her home.
Darci Kintz is a spy on a top secret mission. She discovers vital information that she must report to her superior, but before she can do so her team is attacked by a rogue force of Chinese soldiers. What are the Chinese doing in Afghanistan? Darci knows part of the reason, but she is captured and endures torture. To help with the pain she thinks of Heath and what might have been. She refuses to give up, but she knows her chances of rescue in the Afghan mountains in a snow storm are slim. She has a reason to stay alive as she wants to see more of Heath and to see where their relationship might go.
If you like intense action, plenty of tension, spies and political intrigue in a military setting this one is for you! There is also some romance for those who like that aspect as well. I thoroughly enjoyed the plot and the characters. The reality of the fate of a captured spy also added realism to the story. Trinity was one special dog, and the relationship she had with Heath was pretty special too. God can certainly use animals to heal hurts sometimes. Heath’s and Darci’s journey toward finding their faith in the face of terrifying circumstances was terrific! I can’t wait to read the second book in this series about Talon, another military war dog. Don’t miss this great story!
My rating is 5 stars.
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