I am privileged to read another book in this series, Discarded Heroes! This book is Digitalis, and is book number two in the series. Many series drop action in a second or third book because it is very hard to not have places where the over all movement of a series doesn't have a bit of lag. This book did not do this.
Digitalis crammed even more action, suspense and adventure into it than Nightshade did, and Nightshade was good to start with!
Picking up where Nightshade left off, we again visit with the special team that we came to love and admire so quickly. Digitalis focuses on team member "Cowboy", Colton Neeley. He is a suffering, a great deal of pain that is currently a pain many of our military men and women are dealing with- flashbacks. Flashbacks can be so real that it can be almost impossible to know it was a thing in the past, and not the present. Having put his child and parents at risk Colton joined Nightshade to figure out what to do with himself, and to keep others safe from his actions.
Despite his decision to not be romantically involved, Colton finds himself drawn to a woman named Piper. Piper works in the Hastings department store and soon Colton is drawn into finding out more about her. Piper is also quite drawn to Colton, but there is a big problem. Piper has secrets, big ones, ones that can be quite deadly in fact. And Colton, well he has flashbacks and a secret team he is working with.
In the way things tend to twist in life, the Nightshade team soon finds themselves on a mission to find Piper's father, Yishak Rosenblum. To find this man, and now it is more personal for Colton because it is Piper's father, the Nightshade team finds themselves in the Holy Land, in Israel, racing to stop an uncovered plot that will lead to massive destruction.
Now Colton is put to the test. He has to overcome his flashbacks, sort out if he this relationship with Piper can survive the lies and secrets she hid from him, and pull it all together in time, or fail his team, himself, and possibly loose his very life. Will he let God continue to heal him and glue the broken parts of their lives back together again as only God can while keeping his faith firmly in place, or will some of the team perish?
I was pleased with Dead Reckoning, the first book by Ronie Kendig that I got to read.
Nightshade hit so close to home, so deeply that I can still close my eyes and feel what I felt reading it.
Digitalis has not disappointed me at all. I am pleased to see the issue that I have watched friends suffer dealt with in a beautiful head-on fashion that also shows God there in the middle of it all.
I look forward to reading more of Ronie's wonderful books!
This degree has also given her a fabulous perspective on her characters and how to not only make them deeper, stronger, but to make them realistic and know how they'll respond to each situation. Her debut novel, Dead Reckoning released March 2010 from Abingdon Press. And her Discarded Heroes series began in July 2010 from Barbour with the first book entitled Nightshade.
This is the second book in the series.
ABOUT THE BOOK
If you would like to read an excerpt of Digitalis, go HERE.
Ronie's website is here: http://www.roniekendig.com/
The book link is: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1602607834