- Series: A Breed Apart (Book 1)
- Paperback: 352 pages
- Publisher: Shiloh Run Press (September 1, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1616265949
- ISBN-13: 978-1616265946
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.8 x 8.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 325 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,099,476 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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TRINITY (A Breed Apart) Paperback – September 1, 2012
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"Dangerous mysteries drive this moving and compelling military dog story. So vivid and contemporary that it could be happening here and now!"
- Kathy Tyers, author of the Firebird series
"Dodge bullets, cling by your fingertips to an icy cliff—then fall heart first for a wounded hero and his incredible military war dog. You won't sleep, but please remember to breathe. Ronie Kendig's rapid-fire fiction: Oorah!"
—Candace Calvert, author of the Mercy Hospital series and Trauma Plan
Strong writing and vivid descriptions place the reader in the middle of the action. Within a span of a few minutes, I went from choking up, to laughing out loud, to feeling like my heart would leap out of my chest, and then the cycle would begin again as I experienced the characters’ stories as though they were my own. With so many men and women currently serving overseas in the military, Trinity felt like a window through which I could peer into their world and catch a small glimpse of the struggles, fears, and hopes they face every day. I strongly recommend this novel to suspense fans.
There are some books where, when you read the last page, you just have to sit back and take a deep breath to all the awesome stuff that happened in the story sink in...before picking the book back up and rereading the most amazing parts. That's how it was with this book! Besides developing believable characters, the author knows how to spin a grand adventure. Can't wait for more in this series. (Katie M. Book Bargains and Previews 2013-03-26)
Reeling from the effects of a traumatic brain injury that ripped his military career from his hands, former Green Beret Heath Daniels struggles to find new purpose with his war dog, Trinity. Then he’s called to rescue a beautiful military intelligence officer, but will this—the greatest mission of his life—also be his last?
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I was also shocked to read the author write that Daniel applied to be a Chaplin after he was no longer fit to be a soldier. This is impossible from what I know of Daniel's character and military chaplains. Here are the army's requirements, including:
"You must obtain an ecclesiastical endorsement from your faith group. This endorsement should certify that you are:
A clergy person in your denomination or faith group...
Educationally, you must:... Possess a graduate degree in theological or religious studies, plus have earned at least a total of 72 semester hours in graduate work in these fields of study....
Pass a physical exam at one of our Military Entrance Processing Stations (MEPS).
A minimum of two years of full-time professional experience, validated by the applicant's endorsing agency...."
Daniel does not meet any of these requirements. So I lost trust that the author did enough research to base the story on facts, since this is not supposed to be a fantasy novel.
Altho the author's writing is decent, I did not want to read a book primarily about war, so I stopped about halfway.
Excellent books about service dogs that I enjoyed include:
Until Tuesday: A Wounded Warrior and the Golden Retriever Who Saved Him, by Luis Carlos Montalván
Bloodhound in Blue: The True Tales of Police Dog JJ and His Two-Legged Partner, by Adam David Russ
Scent of the Missing: Love and Partnership with a Search-and-Rescue Dog, by Susannah Charleson
I love the characters, especially Trinity and her partner, Heath Daniels. The author masterfully imbues Trinity with the characteristics and personality of a true and faithful soldier and partner. I imagine every reader will admire her dedication and singular focus. Heath is an extremely complex and well-developed character, along with being a very appealing hero. In a quick glance, he seems to have it all—good looks, strength, confidence and purpose, but underneath the facade, readers have the pleasure of getting to know the real man. It is an interesting journey.
The spiritual themes of trust and faith are significant to the story. Both Heath Daniels and Darci Kintz have decisions to make, and steps to take toward spiritual maturity.
I recommend this book to anyone who likes action-filled, contemporary fiction packaged in a well-written story of depth and fortitude.