Book Description: 

Special Forces operator Salvatore “Falcon” Russo vowed to never again speak to or trust Lieutenant Cassandra Walker after a tragedy four years ago. But as Raptor closes in on the cyber terrorists responsible for killing two of their own, Sal must put his life—and the lives of his teammates—in her hands. Despite his anger, Cassie is ill-prepared for his resistance and the fallout when she must protect the one asset who can end the attacks. As allies become enemies and hostiles become unlikely partners, Raptor fights for its very existence.

Falcon is the third book in the Quiet Professional series. In Falcon we get to know Salvatore ‘Falcon’ Russo better. We met Cassie in Hawk and we knew there was something explosive between Sal and Cassie. Falcon is a member of Raptor team.  Cassie has been assigned to help them and he is none too happy about it.

ronie-kendig Author:

Ronie Kendig is an award-winning, bestselling author who grew up an Army brat. She married a veteran, and together their lives are never dull with four children and two dogs–a a Maltese Menace and a retired military working dog, Vvolt N629. Ronie’s degree in psychology has helped her pen novels of intense, raw characters.

Since launching onto the publishing scene in 2010, Ronie and her books have hit bestseller lists and garnered awards and critical acclaim, including:

2014 INSPY Award Finalist – Talon: Combat Tracking Team Dog
2013 HOLT Medallion Winner – Trinity: Military War Dog (Best Book by a Virginia Author)
2013 Selah Award Winner – Firethorn (Fiction – Suspense)
2013 Inspirational Reader’s Choice Award Winner – Trinity: Military War Dog (Romantic Suspense)
2012 Christy Award Winner – Wolfsbane (Contemporary Romance)
2012 Lime Award Winner – Firethorn (Suspense)
2012 Carol Award Finalist – Wolfsbane (Romantic Suspense)
Christian Retailing’s 2011 Readers’ Choice Awards Finalist – Nightshade
2011 Inspirational Reader’s Choice Award Finalist – Nightshade (Romantic Suspense)
Named one of the Top 25 Christian Fiction Suspense, Mystery, and Thriller Writers by FamilyFiction (Sept 2011)
2011 FamilyFiction Readers’ Choice Awards – 3rd place as New Favorite Author, 8th place with Nightshade for Novel of the Year.
INSPY Award Shortlist final in Mystery/Thriller (Dead Reckoning)
The Christian Manifesto’s 2010 Lime Award for Excellence in Christian Fiction (Nightshade)

Ronie’s titles include:
–>The Quiet Professionals Series (RAPTOR 6, HAWK, FALCON).

Ronie’s has also written several novellas including the 7 Hours direct-to-digital novella collection (WHOLE PIECES), Central Park Rendezvous novella collection (DREAM A LITTLE DREAM), and the Denali Dreams novella collection (DARING HEIGHTS, TAKING FLIGHT).

Ronie can be found at www.roniekendig.com, on Facebook (www.facebook.com/rapidfirefiction), Twitter (@roniekendig), and GoodReads.


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My Review:

Kendig hold no punches in this book. You don’t know who’s going to live or who’s going to be the mole.  My stomach is in knots when reading a Kendig book because you never know what she’s going to do.   I was tempted to email Kendig more than once throughout the book. There are plenty of twists and turns and I think you’ll be shocked more than once.


She also makes her characters human as they deal with emotional issues and baggage from past decisions.

Kendig does an excellent job honoring military men and women.  I love the story about the sheepdogs. I have heard this more than once and it’s a good analogy of the soldiers.

I was absolutely thrilled to see Tony, Candyman, from Beowulf play a part in this book. He is still in my top 5 book boyfriends.   I’m still ready for him and Timbrel to get a series of their own. Hee hee.   I am sad that the series is over.   There are still a couple members of the team I would like to see get their own story.


I highly recommend Falcon if you like edge of your seat military suspense.