Talon by Ronie Kendig
A Breed Apart: Book 2
Barbour / 2013
About the book:
She’s on a mission to find her missing brother. Only his combat tracking dog knows where to look. . . .
Air Force veteran Aspen Courtland just wants her brother back—dead or alive. The US Marine Corps declared him dead, but Aspen is unwilling to let him die without a fight. Aspen adopts her brother’s combat tracking team dog, Talon, hoping to come closer to finding peace about Austin. But after the brutal attack that separated dog and handler, Talon is afraid of his own shadow.
Military Intelligence Operative Dane Markoski has run from the truth most of his life. Now, it’s the only thing that can save him—and his mission—if he dares to face the past. Talon is the key to achieving his objective…but the only way to Talon is through his new owner. But Dane swore he’d never work a woman.
Teamed up in Djibouti, Dane and Aspen battle the elements and extremists. Survival depends on his skills, her optimism, and the courage of a traumatized combat tracking dog. Can Talon muster the valor for one last mission?
Talon, while a good read, was not my favorite of Ronie Kendig's books. I enjoyed the story, but there were times I was left with questions because it wasn't explained how certain things happened and, at times, things in the story seemed contradictory (at least to me). Don't get me wrong, the story was still good and held my attention, it just wasn't a favorite.
I loved, loved, loved the dog Talon! He was so loyal and was definitely a favorite "character" of mine from this book, along with Timbrel (I can't wait for her book!).
There were some really pulse-pounding moments in Talon, which I absolutely loved! I also thought the romance story was nice and had an unique aspect to it.
Overall, a good read. If you enjoy military books, I think you'll probably enjoy Talon.
*I received a complimentary copy of this book for my review. I was not required to give a positive review, only my honest opinion - which I've done. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.*