Monday, March 15, 2010

Dead Reckoning (Ronie Kendig)

Underwater archeologist 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 throught this ordeal of danger, mistrust and uncertainty?

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

Book Review

Shiloh Blake is at home in the water.    While in the depths of the water she sees things she shouldn't and all of a sudden her life changes.     

You don't realize it, but your life changes too because that scene happens on the first pages of the book.   From that time, just like Shiloh, you are running through the pages in this amazing thriller.  

There are no "flippers" in this book.    What are "flippers"?    I define "flippers" as pages that lose your interest and you start skipping over lines to get to interest parts.     You are devouring every word and every line to find out who is following, who is chasing, where they are going and if they are going to be safe.

I still can't believe this is Koenig's first book, but I am excited to see that this is her first book in a military thriller series.    The second book is called, Nightshade.    Can't WAIT for its release in July.


Ronie Kendig said...

Wow! Thanks for the awesome review, Deanna! I'm honored. And I'm so glad my book didn't have any "flippers"--I hate those! :-D

Merrie Destefano said...

Loved the review, Deanna. I especially liked your creative use of the term "flippers." Great job! I can't wait to read this book!

Patti Lacy said...

I am so glad that you liked Ronie's book.

Well, I was at Border's today and bought a book and am HOPING Ronie's book will be at my signing tomorrow at Barnes & Noble.

If not, I will have another chance soon!

Love the term "flippers." You crack me up!!!!