Reviewer: Mary Lignor
Title: Dead Reckoning
Author: Ronie Kendig
Publisher: Abingdon Press
Release Date: March 2010
Genre/Sub-genre: Inspirational Romantic Suspense
Year/Setting: Present day
Overall Rating: 4.0
Sexual Content Rating: Sensual
Language (Profanity/Slang) Content Rating: Moderate
Violent Content Rating: Moderate
Ronie's Website: www.roniekendig.com
When you start reading a debut thriller, at least I have had the experience, that it is usually a very good story but, needs improvement. Not so with Dead Reckoning. This is an excellent book from the beginning to the last page.
The main character is Shiloh Blake, an underwater archeologist, who loves doing her job. When she is pulled into an international nuclear arms mess on her first large dig, she runs for her life. When she realizes that there is a man following her she is curious as to who he is and why he is coming after her. The man is Reece Jaxon a former diver with the Navy SEALS and is now a spy for the U.S. His life is entwined with Shiloh’s as he tries to find the sources to a nuclear dead drop in the middle of the Arabian Sea near Mumbai, India. The only way to end this hunt that could become everyone's nightmare is for Shiloh and Reece to work together. Shiloh hates spies as her father was a spy for the CIA and her mother lost her life because of his profession.
The story started out with much action and suspense and seemed to bog down a little in the middle. However, the book really takes you away into the lives of these two people as they are trying to solve the problem of a terrorist threat and have a little time to start a romantic story line for later books by this author. The characters are well thought out and the location is extremely exotic. I recommend this to romance/thriller readers. Don't miss it as I'm sure there will be more on the way. Enjoy and I'll talk to you soon.
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