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Trinity: Military War Dog (A Breed Apart Book 1) by [Kendig, Ronie]
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Editorial Reviews


"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

"If 'care about the protagonists' is the essential element of good fiction, Trinity is masterful. A war dog, an intrepid, multiethnic girl and a healing former Green Beret mix it up with the enemy on the mountain cliffs of Afghanistan. Ronie Kendig has penned a page-turner of the first order."
-Eric Wiggin, author of Skinny Dipping at Megunticook Lake and Emily's Garden

"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

Trinity will capture your heart right away and will not let go until the last person is saved. I didn't realize just how important these dogs were to the military (sorry, I have a very limited scope of what our military does!). I did't realize that MWDs earned ranks along with their trainers. Trinity has a higher rank than her faithful friend Ghost. I have a much greater appreciation now of the military and the training that takes place because of what Ronie has written into her books. She is a "military brat" who extensively researches her subjects before writing on them.
Thank you, Ronie for yet another great book and for helping me to appreciate MWDs and other beautiful creatures even more!
(Julie Johnson My Own Little Corner of the World 2012-07-06)

Trinity is a poignant and contemporary novel overflowing with suspense, mystery, and danger. Ronie Kendig returns as strong as ever with her new series, A Breed Apart. The author brings to life the worries, fears, and the sense of loss so many service members experience after an injury while serving in the line of duty. Heath’s journey to rediscovery is one of heart-wrenching emotions with a hope-filled conclusion.

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.
(Elizabeth Olmedo Fiction Addict 2012-07-03)

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)

Book Description

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?


Product Details

  • File Size: 1204 KB
  • Print Length: 354 pages
  • Publisher: Shiloh Run Press (September 1, 2012)
  • Publication Date: September 1, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0082HEKKY
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Format: Paperback
Ronie only has 6 books under her belt now, but she has quickly claimed a spot high on my list of favorite authors. (I don't have one favorite, but a handful). She is also a super-nice lady. With the exception of her first book, all of her books are military in nature, as is this newest one.

Before Ronie started talking about this series on facebook, I was clueless about Military War Dogs. To be honest, I didn't even know the military used dogs. Now I do, and thanks to this new book of hers, I know quite a bit more about them.

The book is, to use an over-used word, awesome. It contains a lot of information about the use of dogs in the military, and the story revolves around one such dog and her handler. But it contains a lot more. Adrenaline packed action, military action, secret maneuvers and military groups, and even some romance thrown in. I unfortunately started reading it on a break at work, and had to put it down, but I didn't want to. I finished it last night close to 1am, and was left with that satisfying feeling I get after reading any of Ronie's books.

As with her Discarded Heroes Series, this series, titled A Breed Apart, will appeal to about anyone: men, women, military, retired military - everyone. Ronie paints a great and realistic picture of life on the battlefield, and does a terrific job of introducing military war dogs. I am looking forward to reading more in this series, and learning more about these wonderful animals.
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Format: Paperback
Trinity delivers romance laced with Ronie's `rapid-fire' suspense. The story is compelling, gritty, and intense.
It kept me up all night; I only stopped reading because the Nook battery died. Trinity has a tight plot with plenty of twists, heartthrob military heroes, and descriptions so rich I could feel the tension.
Ronie has a gift for developing characters to fall in love with. The chemistry between Darci and Heath was fun and believable. Darci was a strong character but not annoying as some go to extremes in trying to make the heroine strong and stubborn. Heath has the perfect balance of confidence and charm.
You also learn enough about Aspen and Hogan to anticipate their stories in Talon and Beowolf.
I highly recommend this book. It will appeal to fans of military, romance,suspense and dog lovers.
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Format: Kindle Edition
I'm a little new to the military suspense genre. I've heard wonderful things about Ronie Kendig's talent for story-telling, so I decided it was high time to check her out. Although, I'm not a huge dog lover (don't hate me!), I thought Trinity sounded like an interesting book. The story was great! I liked Heath from the very beginning. He's struggling to figure out what to do with his life after suffering a traumatic brain injury and jumps at the chance to go back to Afghanistan--even if it's simply to talk to the troops. All of his challenges seemed so realistic, and I had such compassion for him! Darci was a unique character as well. It took me a while to warm up to her, but once I did, I loved her! The back and forth between Heath and Darci and the action-packed story made for a great read!

There were a few things that kept me from completely falling in love with the story. One, the vast number of characters! I had a really hard time keeping everyone straight--even more so because many of the characters went by multiple names. The Chinese operatives had such similar names (some even overlapping between first and last name!) ... it was too much for me to keep straight. The story also jumped through so many different people's perspectives that I often found myself having to go back to re-read to refresh what was actually going on; the transitions were not clear. Finally, I found the background story to be a little convoluted. I eventually gave up trying to figure it out and just focused on the current happenings, which helped me keep moving.

Even with these "negatives", the good out-weighed the bad and I enjoyed the book! I will definitely read other books by this author. Now I just have to decide which one to read next! [3.5 stars]

I received a temporary e-copy of this book from the publisher via Net Galley in exchange for my fair and honest review.
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Format: Paperback
Heath Daniels and his military war dog, Trinity, were seriously injured when a mission went wrong in Afghanistan, but they have a chance to get back in the game with A Breed Apart organization. It's a step in the right direction, but Heath longs to be back with his team in the field, in the thick of the action.

While on tour with A Breed Apart, he meets Darci Kintz and both he and Trinity are distracted and intrigued by the mysterious and pretty military intelligence officer. When Darci is captured in the Hindu Kush mountains, only one team is available and able to handle the terrain to find her--Heath and Trinity.

But there's more than Darci's life at stake and time is running out. Can Heath and Trinity handle this mission? The most dangerous and important one of their lives?

Soldiers, Spies, Suspense and Military War Dogs. Does it get any better than this?
Ronie Kendig is a masterfully deft hand at writing military suspense and each story just gets better. Her Discarded Heroes series was awesome, and the A Breed Apart series is shaping up to be as explosively great. If you like action-filled stories with a touch of romance, military heroes, spies and dogs, do yourself a favor. Get Ronie Kendig's Trinity: Military War Dog.
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