Nightshade (Book #1 in the Discarded Heroes Series) by Ronie Kendig

nightshadeGenre: Military Suspense/Thriller
Publisher: Barbour Publishing
Publication Date: July 2010

Former U.S. Navy SEAL, Max Jacobs has lost everything to his quick and violent temper. When his wife, Sydney, files for divorce, Max becomes a threat to himself and those around him. One night, after a near fatal accident a man offers him a second chance. Someone is putting together a secret group that will silently and invisibly clean up messes the government cannot be involved with. This presents the ticket Max needs to place his life back on track — if only he can keep his temper in check.

Journalist, Sydney Jacobs loves her husband, but his tours of duty have changed him. Max is no longer the same man she married. When a brawl between her husband and one of her co-workers ends badly, Sydney finds she fears the very man meant to protect her. She requests a restraining order and files for divorce. In an attempt to put her life back together, she pursues a story with leads that take her abroad. She soon learns that uncovering the truth can prove dangerous and even deadly.

With her second novel, Nightshade, Ronie Kendig demonstrates that her first novel wasn’t beginners luck. Kendig knows how to offer page-turning suspense and characters the reader will care about. While they are flawed it is their mistakes that make them real. Nightshade provides action, romance, and suspense. For those of you who like me think those are the best combinations in novels, you will not be disappointed. As with her first novel, Dead Reckoning, a quality novel thriller doesn’t come at the expense of vulgar language or sex. I strongly recommend this book and am eagerly awaiting the second installment in Kendig’s Discarded Heroes series.

Review copy provided by publisher.

**Originally posted on Fiction Addict.

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