Thursday, August 11, 2011

Nightshade by Ronie Kendig

This former Navy SEAL is fighting a new battle…the homefront.

Can Max yield to a force greater than himself…love?After a tour of duty in a war-torn country, embattled former Navy SEAL Max Jacobs finds himself discarded and alienated from those he loves as he struggles with combat-related PTSD. His wife, Sydney, files a restraining order against him and a petition for divorce. Max is devastated.

Then a mysterious man appears. He says he’s organizing a group that recycles veterans like Max. It’s a black-oops group called Nightshade. With the chance to find purpose in life once again, Max is unable to resist the call of duty and signs on.

The team handles everything with precision and lethal skill–until they’re called upon to rescue a missionary family from a rebel-infested jungle and avoid a reporter hunting their identities.

Will Max yield his anger and pride to a force greater than himself–love?


Ronie is an amazing writer and has captured the dangerous yet heroic lives of people in the military. She has managed to put it in book form in such a way that demands you keep reading to find out more about the characters and what happens to them. You just can't help but care about them.

Nightshade introduces you to the team but focuses on the leader or "Alpha", Max. It also takes you to an island in the Philippines where missionaries are being held captive. It was a twist that I didn't expect when I picked up the book but it was a great addition. As the team learns to work together and become one on each new mission you begin to understand how they depend on each other to do the very best job they can and how they give their lives for what they have been called to do.



Discarded Heroes Series

Book 1: Nightshade Now Available

Book 2: Digitalis Now Available

Book 3: Wolfsbane Now Available

Book 4: Firethorn January 2012

Recognition for Nightshade:

  • 2011 RWA Faith, Hope & Love’s Inspirational Reader’s Choice Award – Romantic Suspense Finalist

  • 2011 Christian Retailing – Reader’s Choice Award finalist

  • FamilyFiction Magazine’s Reader’s Choice Award – #8 Favorite New Release

  • FamilyFiction Magazine’s Reader’s Choice Award – Ronie named #3 Favorite New Author

  • 2010 Lime Award for Excellence in Christian Fiction from The Christian Manifesto

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