I can't believe it's over already! Of course, I always feel that way about Ronie's books - like I need to go hide for a few hours and mourn the end of a book. LOL Anywho, read on for my actual review. :)
It’s Zero hour for Zulu. They’ve been targeted, hunted, deceived, and betrayed. Zulu is crumbling in their pursuit of justice. Even rifts within the team are tearing them apart. Téya can’t seem to unravel her bizarre connection with deadly assassin The Turk—and it’s causing her team to question her loyalty. Annie is unable to focus and sort out her strong feelings for Trace and Sam—and she fears she’ll end up losing them both. Nuala vows to support Boone, but a devastating tragedy pushes her limits. And Trace hates sending the team on dangerous missions alone, but there are some secrets he can’t reveal. In the shocking, explosive finale of Operation Zulu: Redemption, Trace has one last plan to draw the enemy out and take them down—for good. But will it work? Who can they really trust? Ultimately, what price will justice demand? (italics mine)
Ronie Kendig is an award-winning, bestselling author who grew up an Army brat. After twenty-plus years of marriage, she and her hunky hero husband have a full life with their four children, a Maltese Menace, and a retired military working dog in Northern Virginia. Author and speaker, Ronie loves engaging readers through her Rapid-Fire Fiction. Ronie can be found at www.roniekendig.com, on Facebook (www.facebook.com/rapidfirefiction), Twitter (@roniekendig), and Goodreads (www.goodreads.com/RonieK).
(description, about the author, and cover photo copied from Christian Book. No infringement intended.)
My Review: 4.5 stars
Is this the end of Team Zulu? It’s over?! This is the last episode of season 1 of Operation Zulu Redemption (personally, I’m hoping for another season) and it went way too fast for my tastes! As in the previous ones, I was hooked from page one ‘til the very end! The stakes are higher than ever and the suspense is on steroids or something, I think. I felt like I couldn’t catch my breath! As soon as one fiasco would pass, another would follow right on its heels! I actually kind of thought that this episode would be a little less suspenseful, because it is the final part and things should be winding down - I was so wrong! I think I’m going to have to read the whole series over again, so I can better keep up with all that was going on.
As always, the descriptions and detail was excellent, as was Ronie’s writing. I love how she can make it feel as though you are actually there, but somehow not overwhelm the story with tedious details.
Ronie has a special talent for creating characters that draw you into their story and lives, and make you miss them when you turn the last page. I fell in love with all the characters (well, except for the villain, of course), even the ones that annoyed me a bit, at first. I just wasn’t ready to say “goodbye” to them, yet. I feel like I lost a friend, or something.
As per the other episodes, there were surprises galore and I did not even see the ending coming! I was as shocked as the characters who the masterminds were! Which kind of ticked me off a little bit, because I felt almost as deceived as the team. I generally try not to review based on emotion, but I can’t help it in this case. I was so attached to the characters and so invested in what was happening. The only reason this book is missing a half star is because I was seriously ticked off at the ending! It felt abrupt, like ripping off a bandage. Looking back now, after having thought about it for a few hours, everything that needed to be said, was said. No, it wasn’t as long and drawn out as I would have liked, and no, we don’t get a complete picture of what happened to them after the fact, but sometimes that’s okay too. Who knows, I may have been more disappointed had Ronie done that and I didn’t like where she took it.
I highly recommend this episode and the whole series if you love military suspense that keeps you guessing!
I received a free download of this book from the publisher for my honest review, which I have given. I was not required to write a positive review and have not been compensated for it in any way. All opinions expressed are my own.
I hope you enjoyed my review! I'm sorry I'm not really doing anything special for it - the end of a serial novel like this deserves fireworks, or dressing in all black, or something, but I'm not up to it today.
As usual, here are the links I have for you, if you want to check out the book, maybe buy a copy, maybe not. These aren't intended to pressure you or anything, just help you out, 'cause honestly, that title is super long. ;)
Barnes & Noble
I hope you have a wonderful week!!