Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Dead Reckoning by Ronie Kendig (Review and Giveaway)

***Leave a comment on this post before March 31 to be entered to win a copy.***
This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Dead Reckoning

Abingdon Press (March 1, 2010)


Ronie Kendig


Ronie has been married since 1990 to a man who can easily be defined in classic terms as a hero. She has four beautiful children. Her eldest daughter is 16 this year, her second daughter will be 13, and her twin boys are 10. After having four children, she finally finished her degree in December 2006. She now has a B.S. in Psychology through Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA. Getting her degree is a huge triumph for both her and her family--they survived!

This degree has also given her a fabulous perspective on her characters

and how to not only make them deeper, stronger, but to make them realistic and know how they'll respond to each situation. Her debut novel, Dead Reckoning released March 2010 from Abingdon Press. And her Discarded Heroes series begins in July from Barbour with the first book entitled Nightshade.


Underwater archaeologist Shiloh Blake is consumed with passion for the water and inflamed at the injustices of life. When her first large-scale dig traps her in the middle of an international nuclear arms clash, she flees for her life.

When she spots a man trailing her, the questions are, Who is he? And how is he always one step ahead? Is the man trailing her an enemy or a protector sent by her CIA father?

Reece Jaxon is a former Navy SEAL and now serves his country as a spy. His life is entangled by the beguiling Shiloh Blake as he hunts down the sources to a nuclear dead drop in the Arabian Sea near Mumbai, India. The only way to end this nightmare and prevent a nuclear meltdown is to join forces with Reece. Will Shiloh violate her vow to never become involved in her father's web of intrigue and mystery? Will she reconcile with her past and with him? Will she allow God to help her thorough this ordeal of danger, mistrust and uncertainty?

If you would like to read the first chapter of Dead Reckoning, go HERE.

My Review:

I thought that overall this was a good debut novel. It had mystery, suspense, romance, secret operatives and military. My kind of book. :) I had two issues though. It was a little repetitious in spots with Shiloh running around hiding and evading the bad guys and sometimes Reece. Also in the book Shiloh had seizures. I have seizures and that part of the storyline was not consistent or believable. You cannot take a pill every now and then and you are fine. I still recommend the book because that was minor stuff. The plot line and characters were interesting. I love the relationship that developed between Shiloh and Reece. The chemistry sizzled. This author has loads of potential. I can't wait to read another book by her. Highly Recommended. :)


Julia M. Reffner said...

Anxious to read this book. I've seen reviews all over the web. Thanks for the chance.


Bookfool said...

That sounds excellent. I can see why the inconsistency in the description of her medical condition would frustrate you. It's annoying when you have an understanding of something and realize the author simply didn't do the research or glossed over something in that way. The book sounds great, though, in spite of that and the repetition. Great review, Brittanie!

Francine Anchondo said...

Thanks for the giveaway sounds like a good book.


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