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Trade Paperback
400 pages
Mar 2010
Abington Press

Dead Reckoning

by Ronie Kendig

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Dead Reckoning by Ronie Kendig is a page-turning thriller that will captivate readers with the excitement and drama that comes from the adventure of Shiloh Blake. Blake is an underwater archaeologist who unintentionally gets caught in the middle of an international nuclear arms terrorist plot. Kendig paints this action-packed book with vivid descriptions of the exotic and underwater locations, and puts readers right into the action with the characters. Kendig's writing takes readers from the deep sea to breakneck chases in Mumbai, as Shiloh tries to outsmart her terrorist pursuers.

The plot follows Shiloh as she must team up with Navy-SEAL-turned-spy Reece Jaxon, which may cause her to compromise her promise never to become a spy after growing up with a CIA agent as a father. The characters pull readers into the story through emotions of excitement, fear, romance, anger, bitterness, and forgiveness. "If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast," says Psalm 139:9-10. Although Shiloh attempts to run away from the love of her father and of God, as well as romantic love, she is faced with trials where she must trust in order to survive. Dead Reckoning will be a pleasing book to anyone who enjoys spy-thrillers, as well as appreciates a romantic twist. Emily Moore,

Book Jacket:

Underwater archeologist Shiloh Blake is consumed with passion for the water and inflamed at the injustices of life. When her first large-scale dig traps her in the middle of an international nuclear arms clash, she flees for her life. When she spots a man trailing her, the questions are, Who is he? and How is he always one step ahead? Reece Jaxon is a former Navy SEAL and now serves his country as a spy. His life is entangled by the beguiling Shiloh Blake as he hunts down the sources to a nuclear dead drop in the Arabian Sea near Mumbai, India. The only way to end this nightmare and prevent a nuclear meltdown is to join forces with Reece. Will Shiloh violate her vow to never become a spy?