Nightshade (Discarded Heroes #1)
Soldiers all across the globe are returning home to their families after brutal tours of duty. They are discharged from the service. . .and on their own. Meet Max Jacobs, one of these discarded heroes, as he faces a wall of failure—in his career, his friendships, and his marriage. Failing again—this time to end his life—he is offered a thread of hope. Are covert government...more
Then Griffin happens and Max is requested to join an elite team of discarded heroes called Nightshade.
This group is secret with only one man knowing of their existence and identities. Missions? To go into countries and rescue people where the US Gove...more
Max was just the right mix of macho tough guy and a scarred and injured warrior. I enjoye...more
Nightshade tells several stories: Max, his wife and a missionary couple. Max, a “discarded hero,” and former soldier, presumably discharged, but a member of Nightshade,...more
Though Max and Sydney are struggling in their marriage, it was great to see that she was committed to him, wanted him to get help with his PTSD and wanted their marriage to work. Also, the story was very fast paced and full of suspen...more
Lieutenant Max Jacobs has been honorably discharged from the Navy. He's suffering PTSD. He's been served a restraining order. And his estranged wife Sydney is divorcing him. Max's life has taken a dive. But then Max is offered a place in an elite black ops unit code-named Nightshade. Maybe serving in this group will give him the direction he needs to bring meaning back to his life.
Nightshade reminds me very much of Dee Henderson's books. For the most part this is well-written and enjoy...more
Max is a former Navy SEAL who feels his life has ended when his wife of six years, Sydney, wants a separation. When he can't take care of matters himself, he is called up to head a top secret undercover mission. In the meantime, Sydney is chasing all the local stories and just isn't happy until she's offered the human interest story.
Little do they know, Max and Syndey's lives are going to continue to intertwine even tho...more
Book is published by organization offering exceptional value and Biblical inspiration to the masses (taken from mission statement). It is anything but a gross marketing scam.
Story is nothing like those found in Scriptures. Promotes killing of others (non-Americans) by ex-elite military forces. Promotes secret armies within the United States.
Depicts relationship between a man and a woman as abusive one.
Panders to the uneducated in the same vein as grocery checkout tabloids.
Both a piece of military fiction and a tale of a marriage gone south, Nightshade dishes up plenty of drama, action, and intensity. I did find it to be a bit harder-edged than Christian fiction usually is; some of the violence bordered on extreme, and the usage of the term "bull" in a profane way was slightly bothersome. Still, those who are looking for great Christian military fiction will find it here.
Danger, torn relationships, secrets, murder, hostages... this book has enough stuff to keep you glued to your seat & the pages rapidly turning! I wasn't sure if this novel would be up my alley, but from the beginning Kendig grabbed me & held me captive through a wild and fast paced read. It was awesome! In fact, it was so good I had to stay up late to finish it! The suspense, interesting plot & characters all made for a great read. A nice touch of mystery at the end leads...more
It didn't take me long to really feel for these characters. By the time I was introduced to Sydney, my heart...more
Max and Sydney are about to go through a divorce. Max just isn't the same since his time in the service, he saw stuff he just can't forget and knows Sydney would never understand. Sydney is scared of his nightmares and temper and after catching h...more
Max Jacobs, has issues! Anger issues. To the point that all he truly cares about is now in jeopardy. What has the war done to Max? Why can he not vocalize what he feels to his wife Syd? Instead he just closes her out, and turns that anger inwards. Which causes himto be very voilatile. Explosive anger is what finally drives Syd away, now what will he do?
Syd Jacobs loves her husband so much, she just hates that she is afraid of his explosive anger. He keeps telling her this is just the way that h...more
My all time favorite TV show is Mission: Impossible. Every week this elite team of spies would go and do the impossible in insanely short periods of time. Well “Mission” is back, sorta, in this new series, Discarded Heroes, because they are an elite team, called “Nightshade” of 6 men all honorable discharg...more
Author: Ronie Kendig
Publisher: Barbour Books
Former Navy SEAL Max Jacobs is suffering from PTSD. His rage is uncontrollable, and he believes all is just as it ever was, except for the horrible nightmares. But trying to get situated into real life is trying after seeing the horribleness of war, and now Max’s wife, Sydney has filed for legal separation, with divorce pending.
Sydney still loves Max, but when he refuses...more
Nightshade has it all. It’s like a guy book for girls. Or maybe a girl book for guys. Action, suspense, mystery, a few good punches and kicks…and a bit of love thrown in the mix.
Max Jacobs is a former Navy SEAL suffering from PTSD and struggling to assimilate back into everyday life. He’s leaving a tour of duty behind him, and now his marriage and wife. He thinks he has nothing to live for as he flies down the highway on his motorcycle, hardly caring that he just mi...more
Former Navy SEAL, Max Jacobs, suffers with PTSD after his tour of duty. Having a hard time assimilating back to civilian life, he allows his untreated emotional battle scars to upend his marriage. He loves his wife without question, but ignoring the issues of his emotional state forces her to file a restraining and seek divorce.
Sydney Jacobs loves Max but can...more
By Ronie Kendig
Review by Jan Crow
Seven Men. Each man came back from the war changed, affected in some way. Each man had been trained in skills that they had no use for at home. Each man had been discarded from their branch of the service.
Max Jacobs, a Navy Seal, home to start over after serving his country, not knowing what he was going to do. Cowboy, a sniper, formerly with the U.S. Marines. Legend, Midas, the Kid and Fix all make up the remaining men of the team led by their Chief,...more
Former Navy Seal Max Jacobs is struggling with the ghosts of previous missions. It is turning him into a bitter, angry man and destroying his marriage. His wife is now filing for divorced and so he sees nothing to lose when offered a position on a black ops team of discarded heroes. They handle the toughest situations and are making waves of rumours in the media. Can he control his anger and save everything he loves?
It was a curiosity peaking int...more