‘FALCON,’ BY RONIE KENDIG: Action Packed Military Fiction at its Most Patriotic

July 9, 2016 2 Comments

‘FALCON,’ BY RONIE KENDIG: Action Packed Military Fiction at its Most Patriotic. Review of book three in the Quiet Professionals series. All text © Rissi JC

Hours after I finished what is, the final novel in author Ronie Kendig’s Quiet Professional series, I’m sitting here, trying to process everything. Something like “wow” has been my reaction since about 30-some pages in, and that reaction stayed the course throughout the 300 pages that follow. 

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STORY: Falcon is the story of Raptor 6 team member, Warrant Officer Sal Russo (call sign Falcon). Chasing a traitor among their ranks, Raptor 6 has suffered one too many betrayals in recent months, but the greatest of which is yet to come when they lose someone. All of this collides with Sal’s personal past when, for the greater good of the mission, he learns Raptor has to work with Cassandra Walker, the woman he once loved, and the person who he blames for the death of his fiancé.

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There’s always a sense of bittersweet feelings that accompany the end of a series that a reader has found – in some varying form, epic. This is certainly true of Falcon. Though many things only add to the heroics of this novel, the hero is certainly the primary hero of the story. Ronie’s leading men are a force to be reckoned with. Not only are they wonderfully (read: they’re HUMAN!) flawed, they never back down from a fight or shirk their moral responsibilities. But above all, they put their lives at risk every single time without question. Unequivocally, that trait never falters. Because of this, the whole fictional thing doesn’t hold up; these men are real heroes.  

What I loved so much about this novel (aside from Falcon, of course) is the conflict. This is one of the most emotionally interesting books I’ve read in a long time. The connection Falcon has with Cassie is tenuous at best, and their past is riddled with mistakes. Their scenes together are tension fueled though not without poignant moments as they respectively remember things left unsaid. The way Cassie loves Falcon is also lovely and the “twist” of the story took me by surprise.  

Fans of Kendig’s earlier books will be missing out if they skip over Falcon. It’s a cutting-edge thriller full of heart, which not all novels in this genre can pull off. This takes skill and talent, and yet, with grace, Falcon pulls off this and then some together.  

About the Book:

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Author: Ronie Kendig
Publisher: Shiloh Run Press (Barbour)
Source: Bought
Publication Date: 2015
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Series: Quiet Professionals, Book 3
Genre: Fiction; Suspense, Mystery/Thriller
Rating: 5 out of 5  

About Rissi JC

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amateur photog. #bookblogger. downton abbey. inspys. internet-photo-shy. writer. the aspiration is to someday write professionally. a girl can dream, right?

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  • Heather July 16, 2016 at 1:42 AM

    I'm intrigued! I'll I have to give this a try. Thanks for sharing.

    • Rissi July 19, 2016 at 5:31 AM

      Indeed, yes! It's really good, Heather. Thank YOU for visiting and the comment. :)

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