Monday, August 18, 2014

My review: Operation Zulu Redemption, part 3: Hazardous Duty

The series is almost over!  I can't believe it!  Only one book left! *deep breath* Anyway, now that I have freaked out a little bit, please allow me to share my review with you - I promise to pretend to be a normal human being (maybe).  :)

The odds are stacked against them, but Zulu refuses to surrender. After all the hits they’ve taken, it’d be easy to quit. But Annie, Teya, and Nuala didn’t train so intensely to be part of the first all-female special ops team to let their enemy win. Now that the fight’s been incited so fiercely with Jessie, Candice, and Keeley, the rest of Zulu won’t go down without a fight. They’ll find answers, justice, and vindication for that tragic night they were set up in Misrata. Or die trying. Giving up isn’t in the bones of Sam Caliguari either—not even after thugs snatch him from Manson. He won’t be muzzled in his effort to get Annie out of trouble. Annie knows Sam will use every bit of his SEAL training to track her down, but she didn’t expect the tangle of strong feelings she’d have for him and Trace. Téya never imagined the nightmare that would hit after crossing the deadly path of The Turk. What could he possibly want with her so specifically?
And while Trace anticipates physical threats, he’s also watching his back for the next political fallout, because Francesca Solomon is unyielding in her quest to bring him down. Will Zulu ever catch a break?

About the Author:
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, on Facebook (, Twitter (@roniekendig), and Goodreads (
(Book description, about the author, and cover photo from Christian Book.)

My review: 5 stars
Another suspense-filled episode! Okay, I have to confess that I read the first episode of this series and was cocky enough to think I knew the characters pretty well and had a decent idea of where everything would end up. I have given that up completely now. Ronie has blown all of my preconceived notions out of the water, never to return to Earth. There are so many twists and turns that it is seriously pretty much impossible to guess where the story will go next. I was on the edge of my seat through most of the story - I loved it and didn’t want to put it down! It is quite rare for a series - even though each episode is shorter than a full length novel - to hold my attention this long and still be able to keep me guessing! 
I’m still loving getting to know each of the characters better and I was thrilled that Sam was in this one more (if you’ve read my other reviews, then you know that was a complaint of mine). I particularly liked getting to know Nuala better - she’s been the quiet one in the background for most of it, but here we get to see the team through her eyes and know what she’s thinking a little more often. She gives interesting insight into the story and the other players. I’ve heard a little talk of which Zulu member is everyone’s favorite and things like that, but honestly, I could never pick one. They are all so different and unique that you just can’t compare them (well, you can, but you get my point). They are all wonderfully diverse people that I‘m sure will be sticking with me for a long time to come. I do have to admit to being a little more curious about Trace, though. I may have given up trying to predict what will happen next, but that doesn’t mean I’m not extremely interested in where he’ll end up (and with whom).
I really enjoyed the fact that they are talking/thinking about God a little more in this part. Ronie gently integrated a few conversations about Him, without it seeming stilted or faked. Their conversations in general are a little deeper here as they grow closer as a team.
As I reached the end of this episode, I had mixed feelings. I am dying to get to the end and find out how everything is going to play out, but finishing this part also means I only have one left. I’ve grown so attached to the characters and don’t want to face having to let them go. I’ll probably be crying at the end of the final one, simply because I know it will be the end for Team Zulu.

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. 

Thank you so much for stopping by and taking the time to read my review!  I know everyone is super busy, so I don't take the time you spend here lightly. 

Here are a few links to the book, if you're so inclined to check it out some more, or perhaps purchase a copy - I know Ronie would love your support.  :)


Barnes & Noble

Christian Book

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