Marji Laine: Faith~Driven Fiction

. . . Authentic and Intense

Review: Raptor 6

Book cover of Raptor 6 with a buy linkOne of my all-time favorite authors has another series and another layer to her expertise.

Captain Dean Watters has been the operations leader for several missions during the Breed Apart series. Now we get his story in this, the first book of The Quiet Professionals series.

Plot:

Hackers have stolen secure computers, putting US operatives and missions in jeopardy and lives at risk. Watters has to put his personal ghosts aside and eliminate the threat to America’s security.

His job is hindered by a dedicated missionary. Zahrah Zarrick isn’t only a school teacher hoping to better the lives of the children in Northern Afghanistan, she’s the American daughter of a retired general. And she’s got an expertise of great value to the hackers.

When Zahrah disappears, Watters must face his ghosts in order to rescue her and stop the hackers’ plans of terrorizing millions.

Characters:

For a guy who comes across so in command and put together, Watters has quite a lot of baggage. A back-story full of pain and brokenness. Being a WARRIOR archetype, he’s constantly frustrated when his attempts to correct injustices are thwarted, even by some who are supposed to be on his side. Some of the other obstacles are a little more engaging. A team of battle-trained black-ops experts, (Each member with a unique background and voice.) and a beautiful woman focused solely on her calling from God.

Zahrah Zarrick, Double Z has a super power of faithfulness. Her commitment level is outstanding. Definitely a CRUSADER, but she takes on the character of an iron-spined WAIF during the second half of the book. With family and friends all counseling her against her convictions, she stands.

Author Voice:

Ronie Kendig expertise in military matters shows once again. She immerses the reader in the world of Mazar-e Sharif, Afganistan and the nearby region. The culture, the atmosphere, the fearful reactions of the locals seem real. Vivid. Intense.

I love Ronie Kendig’s work. Her action package is exceptional. This story, being military fiction, has considerable violence—much of it in the form of torture—that far exceeds that of any of the other books I’ve read from Kendig. Not for the faint of heart.

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Author: Marji Laine

Marji is a homeschooling mom with teenage twins left in the nest. She spends her days transporting to and from volleyball, teaching writing classes at a local coop, and directing the children’s music program at her church. Raised in suburban Dallas, she got her first taste of writing through the stories of brilliant authors of their day, Mignon Eberhart and Phyllis A. Whitney, and through stage experience. After directing and acting in productions for decades, Marji started writing her own scripts. From that early beginning, she delved into creating scintillating suspense with a side of Texas sassy. She invites readers to unravel their inspiration, seeking a deeper knowledge of the Lord’s Great Mystery that invites us all.

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