Monday, January 16, 2017

Consipiracy of Silence

GIVEAWAY

KENDIG, RONIE
CONSIPIRACY OF SILENCE

This is the way the world ends.

Four years after a tragic mission decimated his team, Cole "Tox" Russell has been disavowed by the United States. And that's fine -- he just wants to be left alone. But when a dormant, centuries-old disease is unleashed. Tox is lured back into action.

Tox and his former Special Forces team regroup to work with FBI deception expert, Kasey Cortes, and fiery archaeologist, Tzivia Khalon, to search the globe for answers -- and a cure. As the mission leads them from one continent to another, it becomes clear they're not just fighting a plague but battling an ancient secret society whose true goals remain hidden.

With time running out and the threat of a global pandemic rising. Tox and his team realize their sole chance might be to reach back through centuries of silence to find the only answer that can save them all.

My Review:

Wow. Intense. Action-packed. Complex. This is a blockbuster thriller that could easily play out on the big screen. Has a Bourne Identity/Indiana Jones/ NCIS kind of vibe. Mind you, I always close my eyes in the fight scenes when I view a show but you can't do that when you're reading them so be prepared for some armchair cringing and wincing when those action-filled scenarios crop up...which is about every couple of pages. LOL  Compelling reading but my whole body is sore in sympathy with Tox and his crew.

This is the first book in a series -- The Tox Files -- and a free ebook novella (The Warrior's Seal) provides the backstory to Conspiracy of Silence, I didn't read the novella and had no trouble diving into this first book, but it's so complex, I think it might be a good idea to read the novella before cracking this one open.

Rife with intrigue, political corruption and secrets too many to mention Tox is reluctantly pushed into the center of it all. The story is told mainly from his point of view and all the more raw and gritty because of it.  Kendig writes a believable military scenario and the dynamics between the team -- the banter, support and wisecracks -- provide a bit of relief from the never-ending heart-in-throat action scenes. And I love the diversity of the team as well. Am eager to read their stories in future books.

The intricacies of a plot centered around biblical history and archeology makes for a fascinating twist to the typical suspense plot. And, while that suspense definitely takes center-stage, there is a thread of romance running through this tale as well.  And since Tox is involved, it's just as complicated as their mission. A mesmerizing read from start to finish. Eagerly waiting for book two. Crown of Souls which releases later this year.

Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications Inc.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of Conspiracy of Silence leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoread AT yahoo DOT ca. If you post your comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday January 22 2017. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

26 comments:

  1. I just seen this book and it looks really good. Thanks for the chance to win a copy. iamabho(@) gmail (dot) com

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    1. This is one of the books that was most popular during my Reader's Choice week a few weeks back. That's how I knew about it. :-) Good luck, Linda.

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  2. I've never read anything by Ronie Kendig, but I have her on my new authors to explore in 2017 list because I've heard so much buzz about her.

    I did download the novella prequel to this book already, just haven't gotten to it yet. I love the nickname Tox. I would love to read this full length book, it sounds really interesting, so please throw my name in the military helmet ;)

    tracey14567 at gmail dot com

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    1. Oh yes, the military helmet is the perfect container for the name toss. bwahahaha! This is only my second Kendig book so I'm a newbie too. Very tactical and military and lots of perspective from the male point of view which is different from what I usually read but I enjoyed it (even as I cringed over the fight scenes which are plentiful.) Good luck, Tracey.

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  3. Oh, I really liked the novella; it was the first Ronie Kendig book I've read, so now I've been making my way through her backlist. How did I not read these before?

    rachaeldalquist AT yahoo DOT com

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    1. I'm a late bloomer too, Rachael. She's really different than any other suspense writer out there, I think. Good luck.

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  4. I love Ronie's a toned packed, amazing stories... even the guys in my life love them!
    Worthy2bpraisedATgmailDOTcom

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    1. Yes, I can totally see this as a guy's read too. Good luck, Mary.

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  5. I've never read Ronie's books but would love to. Thank you!
    leliamae54@aol.com

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    1. And this one is a great one to start with since it's the first in a series. Good luck, Lucy.

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  6. I have "Falcon" sitting on my shelf having never been read...would love to add this so it's not so lonely waiting for me to slough through my many piles of books to get to it!

    teamob4 (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. LOL -- yes we're all about making sure our books have good friends to share their shelf with. Bwahahaha! Good luck, Trixi.

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  7. One of my favorite authors! And I've only read one of her books :) and desperately wanting to read more. Thanks for the giveaway.

    mindyhoungATmsnDOTcom

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    1. She makes an impact, doesn't she? Good luck, Mindy.

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  8. Oh my goodness! I am soo excited about Ronie's newest series. I just love all the suspense and action that she packs in to her stories. Thanks for the great review and the giveaway!
    momrain(AT)aol(DOT)com

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    1. Phew -- all the action!!! Leaves a reader breathless. Good luck, Loraine.

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  9. I haven't read any of Ronie's books, but they sound like stories I would love. Thanks for the chance to be a winner!

    texaggs2000 at gmail dot com

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    1. You're welcome, Britney. Good luck.

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  10. Thanks for the review Kav! Love her books and this sounds like it's awesome!!
    Blessings. Joy
    ibjoy1953(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. It definitely is. Good luck, Joy.

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  11. I have to say that this is a genre that I don't usually gravitate to, but it's on EVERYONE'S best of 2016 list. So I'm definitely trying my hand in a new genre. I'm hoping my husband will want to read it, as well. tlhcoupon(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. I think your husband would like it for sure. It almost seems more like a man's read to me in some respects. Certainly with all the action scenes. And it's mostly in Tox's POV. It's a different genre for me as well but I found it gripping. Good luck, Terrill.

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  12. I have so been looking forward to reading this!! Thanks for the opportunity to win it, Kav! :)

    sleepy_bookworm_aery [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  13. KAV, thank you for the great review. I'm a Bourne and NCIS fan. I love those action packed intense stories. Thank you for the chance.

    psalm103and138 at gmail dot com

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    1. Then this one is right up your alley, Caryl. Good luck!

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