Friday, September 28, 2012

Trinity: Military War Dog

Trinity: Military War Dog
(A Breed Apart)
Ronie Kendig
(Barbour Publishing)
ISBN: 978-1616265946
September 2012/352 pages/$12.99

A year ago in Afghanistan, Green Beret Heath Daniel’s career was destroyed. Along with his faith. Now he and his military war dog, Trinity, train other dogs and their handlers. Though his passion is to be back in action, the medical discharge has forced Heath—-and Trinity—-to the sidelines. Military intelligence officer Darci Kintz is captured while secretly tracking the Taliban. Only one dog can handle the extreme conditions to save her. Trinity. Only one man can handle Trinity. Time is running out on the greatest—and most dangerous—mission of their lives.


Ronie Kendig has a BS in Psychology and is a wife, mother of four, and avid writer. Her novels include espionage thriller Dead Reckoning and a military series: The Discarded Heroes series (Nightshade, Digitalis, Wolfsbane, and Firethorn).

In addition to speaking engagements, Ronie is a monthly columnist at the award-winning blog, Novel Rocket, and is active with the American Christian Fiction Writers. Ronie can be found online at, on Facebook ( and on Twitter (@roniekendig).

Since launching onto the publishing scene in 2010, Ronie and her books have been gained critical acclaim and national attention, including: 2012 Christy Award Winner – Wolfsbane (Contemporary Romance); 2012 Carol Award Finalist – Wolfsbane (Romantic Suspense); Finalist in Christian Retailing’s 2011 Readers’ Choice Awards (Nightshade); RWA’s Faith, Hope, & Love’s 2011 Inspirational Readers’ Choice Awards in Romantic Suspense (Nightshade); Named one of the Top 25 Christian Fiction Suspense, Mystery, and Thriller Writers by FamilyFiction (Sept 2011); and more.

Ronie lives in Virginia with her husband and four children.


I love Ronie Kendig's books. To be honest, I was a little hesitant about this one when I first heard about it because I am not an animal lover and really didn't think I would be particularly drawn into a book that "starred" a dog. But knowing Kendig's gift for penning compelling stories, I had to give it a try and I was immediately captivated. I predict this will be another award-winning series for Kendig. Her passion for honoring our military--both human and canine--shines through her writing, not in sappy storylines but in gritty and realistic action that left me breathlessly turning pages as if my efforts might impact the outcome of the novel. While Trinity is certainly a major part of this story, Heath and Darci are integral as well, and Kendig is a master at portraying authentic characters who often face the dangers of their jobs with less trepidation than the struggles within their own hearts and minds. Faith, courage, loyalty and plenty of action--Trinity: Military War Dog is a reader's best friend!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Barbour Books as part of their Blogger Review program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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Ronie Kendig said...

Thank you, Linda! Great review. So glad you enjoyed TRINITY.

Cathy said...

When I saw the title, I didn't think it was one I'd be interested in, but after reading and seeing the clip, I'm going to have to try to get this from the Library.

Thanks Linda