BEOWULF: EXPLOSIVES DETECTION DOG
Beowulf. The name says it all. Named after the Scandinavian mythical hero who defeats a troll by tearing its arm from the socket, the brindle-haired beast exists for two things: to detect explosives – specifically, chemical weapons of mass destruction – and to protect Timbrel Hogan, his handler. In fact, the only person who was able to connect with “Beo” and train him for military service.
Beowulf has his hands – paws – full, when Tony “Candyman” VanAllen enters the picture. Tony just can’t seem to take “NO!” for an answer when it comes to Timbrel, or defending those who can’t or won’t protect themselves. Tony likens his service as a calling from God, and carries out that calling in true warrior fashion. He also sees a relationship with Timbrel as a mission . . . and he’s up for it.
The third in Ronie Kendig’s “A Breed Apart” series crackles with the author’s characteristic energy, fast-paced action, intrigue, and suspense. Throw in unexpected romance, and unfeigned devotion to a God who is not content with sitting on the sidelines, and you have all the ingredients for a book that you will not be able to put down.
Ronie has done her homework in researching the military battle sequences, as well as the Military Working Dog training and working scenes. But, like every master craftsman, she’s left the tools in the shed and presents the reader with the finished product.
Since it is the third book in the series, the uninitiated reader may feel like they’ve “dropped into the middle of a conversation,” but this quickly passes and the book easily stands on its own.
5 stars for another “rapid-fire” work of fiction by Ronie Kendig!