They never should’ve existed. Now they don’t. In the aftermath of their first highly successful op, the first all-female special ops team, known as Zulu, discovered that innocent civilians—women and children—died at their hands. Zulu was set up to take the devastating fall. Fearing for their lives, the Zulu team vanished. With new identities and spread across the globe, they live in relative but isolated peace—yet still haunted by the past. Terrified of being discovered. Five years after that horrific night, they’ve begun to hope they might be safe and the tragedy forgotten. Until two of them are murdered.
They want answers. They want redemption. And they want to live. Five years ago, six soldiers made American military history as the first all-female Special Forces team, named Zulu. A tragic mistake in Misrata, Libya, leaves twenty-two innocents dead and Zulu fleeing for their lives. Now Jessica Herring and Candice Reyna are dead at the hand of an assassin, and Keeley Shay clings to life in a hospital. The last three Zulu members are forced into a fight for answers, for redemption, and for their very lives. Annie Palermo and Téya Reiker had settled into their hidden identities when their lives are upended and their loved ones attacked. Annie’s flame, Samuel Caliguari, is a former Navy SEAL who can hold his own, but the attack leaves Annie livid—and fleeing once again. When Téya’s Amish loved ones are threatened, she must also hide. But how can she not go back and protect these peace-loving people, no matter the risk? Nuala King never really settled after Misrata, and she can’t shake the horror of the disastrous mission, the lives lost, or the terrible nightmares that still haunt her. Lieutenant Colonel Trace Weston and his right-hand man, Chief Warrant Officer Boone Ramage, struggle to hold the Zulu remnant together. They must track down who hit the team and deliver justice to the enemy—if Sam Caliguari and relentless Army intelligence analyst Lieutenant Francesca Solomon don’t get them all killed first. . . .
If you haven’t heard of this 5-part series that is being released by Ronie Kendig, I’m here to tell you all about it…and to get it, cause it’s good!. I love that it’s serialized, how very Dickens of Ms. Kendig. I did decide however, not to review each one separately, but to do them in multiplies. My thoughts on the first two:
This novel starts off with a bang right away. I was immediately pulled in and I cared about all the girls on the Zulu team. There’s a lot of information that you don’t have, but that’s okay, because quite a few of the main characters don’t have them either. I was, at one point, worried how the author would manage all of the characters and their points of view, but I’m worried no longer. Somehow, in spite of the fact that there are a lot of characters, I’m not getting lost or losing the thread of the novel. If, like me, you’re wondering if she has some romance in this book, I can tell you she does, I cannot tell you much more since I haven’t finished the series. Long and short of it? Start this series, first part is free, second part you won’t want to put down.
**I received these copies from Netgalley. My opinion was not affected in anyway.**