Captain Dean Watters keeps his mission and his team in the forefront of his laser-like focus. So when Dean’s mission and team are threatened, his Special Forces training kicks into high gear. Failing to stop hackers from stealing national security secrets from the military’s secure computers and networks isn’t an option. Zahrah Zarrick is a missionary teacher to Afghan children in Mazar-e Sharif. And a target. When Zahrah is captured because of her expertise in quantum cryptology, compromising the US military, Dean is forced to crack the lockbox around his heart—a move that might come at the highest cost.
REVIEWS for RAPTOR 6
“Trust and betrayal are the themes of Christy Award–winning Kendig’s (Wolfsbane) fast-paced military suspense novel, the first in a new series featuring Capt. Dean Watters and his team. Deployed in Afghanistan, Watters and his team are unstoppable. But Zarah Zarrick, daughter of a retired general and now a Christian missionary teacher of young Afghan girls, is also unstoppable. She has the technical skills the Afghan terrorists covet, and to Watters’s dismay, she trusts that God will protect her. Separately and together, they must learn whom they can trust. As the stakes are raised higher and higher, Zarah and Watters stand against the wiles of terrorists and the skewed values of supposed friends to prove themselves to God, each other, and themselves. Agent: Steve Laube, Steve Laube Agency. (May)
RT Book Reviews:
Raptor 6 is a fast-paced, intriguing novel set in modern-day Afghanistan. The characters are believable, but there are a lot of them [yes, there are!] to keep track of. As the story progresses, readers are continually drawn into the suspense of what is going to happen to Zahrah and Dean and who is behind it all. This first installment of the Quiet Professionals series will leave readers anxious for more.”– RT Book Reviews
ENDORSEMENTS for RAPTOR 6:
Combining a dangerous romance with explosive action, thrilling intrigue and a mysterious puppet-master behind a screen, Raptor 6 entrenches the reader’s imagination within the tension and terror of an active war zone. With a new edginess that does not spare its characters the horrors of war, Raptor 6 is an exhilarating read and a stirring beginning to what promises to be Kendig’s “best yet” series. ~Serena Chase, USA Today’s Happy Ever After blog<
Ronie Kendig’s latest novel is a unique love story set on the front lines in the War on Terror. Her meticulous attention to detail will make you think you’re an intricate part of RAPTOR 6. Lock and load for this Spec Op, fighting under God’s “rules of engagement.”~Bob Hamer, veteran FBI undercover agent and award winning author
“Ronie Kendig has done it again! Raptor 6 is a gritty, realistic, pulse-pounding military thriller packed with action and romance—and surprises. This is one of those rare books where you really won’t know what will happen next. A true page-turner.” ~~Rick Acker, #1 bestselling author of When the Devil Whistles
The extraordinary Ronie Kendig writes another gritty and suspenseful page-turner. Raptor 6 took me to the darkest corners of Afghanistan with one of the most deeply disturbed characters I’ve met in a book. Though Captain Dean Watters carries the weight of the world, he doesn’t let his past stand in the way when it comes to protecting the innocent—his heroism is absolute, and Watters is unforgettable. Kendig will take you to the edge of the world and make you wonder if you’ll come back alive! ~~Elizabeth Goddard, Carol Award-winning author of Treacherous Skies, Riptide, and Wilderness Peril.
The pages turned with speed as I raced to know how everything would resolve. The main storyline kept me glued, but the surprise hidden story brought me to tears. Another excellent military read that will keep fans of Tom Clancy coming back for more. ~~Cara Putman, award-winning author of Shadowed by Grace
Ronie Kendig takes you on an adrenaline-pumped ride with Raptor 6 that will give you little time to breathe but plenty of time to be monstrously entertained. Highly recommended! ~~Anita Higman—Best-selling Author of Winter in Full Bloom