By Ronie Kendig
Book One in The Quiet Proffessionals Series
My Rating: 3 out of 5 Stars
Number of Pages: 351
His team. His mission. A mission that comes at the highest cost!
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 U.S. military, Dean is forced to crack the lockbox around his heart—a move that might come at the highest cost.
Where to begin… :) I requested this review book from Litfuse mainly for two reasons – one, the description mentioned Zahrah being a missionary teacher which interested me, and two, because the book seemed ‘my type’ of book; I’ve written some (unofficial, and probably full of errors) military-related writing, and enjoy fiction books of that subject.
This book did have good aspects to it, and it was pretty well-written. But I, personally, had a hard time really getting into it, maybe because I had a slightly difficult time relating to the main character, Dean. I liked the secondary character, Zahrah, but her sections in the book weren’t as many.
One thing that kinda tripped me up a little, was having to constantly flip to the front glossary to figure out what the military terms being used meant. You only really had to do that for the first quarter of the book, though, since you kinda gathered what was meant and said by the rest of the book.
I enjoyed the bit towards the very end (I won’t give away anything) that was very intense, but also very…sweet/break-through/teaching/learning. I don’t know if that makes sense… :)
Actually, the ending was probably my favourite part; the last ten chapters or so.That part was what most interested me and kept my attention.
The next book in this series appears to be about one of the other members of the Raptor team – “Hawk” – and I might check that out when it is available. :)
If you’re thinking about reading this book, don’t be turned away by my review – check out multiple book reviews! This might be just the book you’re looking for! While this book wasn’t a full hit with me, that doesn’t mean that it won’t be your next favourite. Like I said, it had many good aspects, and action going on. The author obviously knows her military-stuff!
I received this book free from Litfuse in return for my honest and unbiased opinion, which I have given.