Author: Ronie Kendig
Publisher: Shiloh Run Press
Release Date: July 1, 2016
Rating: 5 Stars
Reviewer: Jessica Higgins
Operation Zulu is a fast paced, military thriller with so many twists and turns you might not see them all till the very end!
It is a historic day when the first all-female special ops team gets their initial assignment. The only problem is they are set up to fail from the very beginning. After the horrible incident that leaves them all fearing for their lives, they vanish with new identities. However, they are not the only ones haunted by their past. Their leader and handlers have to deal with the repercussions as well. After five years of living safely with their new identities, everything starts to unravel. They are being hunted and taken out one by one. They must band together once more to sort out who is trying to kill them and what really happened to make their one and only mission go horribly wrong.
For a long time now, any Ronie Kendig book I have seen has resulted in me telling myself I should try it, I just never have. I’m kicking myself for that now. I have been missing out on some great stories. Operation Zulu starts off with a bang and never lets up. At times, it can get a little confusing because there are so many characters to follow. Each chapter is broken down into different parts going back and forth between the different characters. The Zulu team is comprised of six women, plus their handlers and their leader. Throw in a few extra characters here and there and that is a lot to keep up with. All that being said, Kendig did an excellent job differentiating between characters and what was going on with each individual. Since this book started as a kindle special broken into parts, it might have been a little easier to follow. However, I prefer the full thing all at once. Kind of like getting a full television season in one sitting. There are lots of military thrillers out there, but what sets this apart is the female leads. Kendig does an outstanding job of showcasing each operative’s talent and giving her a unique place in the group. I don’t know if there is more planned for Zulu, but I sure hope so. I highly recommend this book for all ages YA and up.
I received a complimentary copy of this of book from the author in exchange for a complete and honest review. The opinions and views expressed in this review are my own.