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Digitalis (Discarded Heroes #2)

4.37  ·  Rating Details  ·  841 Ratings  ·  94 Reviews
Step into the boots of an ex-Marine who exchanges one risky career for another and follows true love into the darkest of nights.
ebook, 320 pages
Published January 1st 2011 by Barbour Publishing (first published December 18th 2010)
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Mar 22, 2011 Renee rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Former Marine Colton "Cowboy" Neeley, codename Digitalis, can’t figure out why the woman he loves is lying to him. What he does know is that Piper’s secrets can’t possibly be worse than his own—-a belief which keeps him from deepening their relationship. Too bad his daughter Mickey wants Piper to be her new mother, and Colton’s father is convinced that Piper is “The One” God picked out for his son. If Colton’s life would just slow down for a day or so, he might be able to figure it all out. Inst ...more
MaryLu Tyndall
Mar 14, 2011 MaryLu Tyndall rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Are you an adventurer? Love our military and honor their extreme sacrifice? Want to read a book that will get your heart pumping, both from the excitement and the romance? Then this is the book for you. I loved Nightshade, but Digitalis was outstanding. Ms. Kendig has now become the queen of military romantic suspense. Love the characters! I felt their pain, their anguish, their fear, their joy.. their love. I adored "Cowboy". He and his fellow special-ops crew make me believe in heroes again. I ...more
Wow! If I could give this book 6 stars, I would! I fell in love with the men of Nightshade in the first book of this series and I was really looking forward to reading about the hunky cowboy's, Colton Neely, story. This book did not disappoint at all. It was everything I thought it would be and more. Action, suspense, drama, romance. I loved, loved, loved it.

In the first book, Colton seems to have everything in control, as he helps Max overcome his anger and PTSD. However, within the first few
Dec 29, 2010 Rel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ronie Kendig's debut novel Dead Reckoning set the bar high, Nightshade popped over the top and Digitalis clears it with air to spare! Ronie Kendig has stamped herself as the premier author of romantic thrillers in Christian writing today. Digitalis, the sequel to the brilliant Nightshade, is nothing short of a cinematic experience in written form. With the relentless action of The Bourne Identity, the electrifying chemistry of Speed and the emotional punch of A Few Good Men, Digitalis is a stoma ...more
Nora St Laurent
Jul 08, 2015 Nora St Laurent rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
While delivering an astounding high energy, nail-biting suspense story, Ronie Kendig has mastered the art of having the story’s message pierce your heart and her quirky endearing characters feel like family. I was thrilled and couldn’t wait to read the review copy I received, which is the second book in the "Discarded Heroes" series. I’ve read all of Ronie Kendig’s book so far and think Digitals is her best work yet.

This author masterfully weaves the right amount of action, adventure and romance
Lacy Williams
Oct 22, 2010 Lacy Williams rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Struggling with debilitating flashbacks, Colton Neeley knows he can't go on with his career in MARSOC - the Marine Special Operations Command/Team. When a buddy offers him a chance for a fresh start in a new elite group - Nightshade - including the time to heal that he needs, Colton accepts.

But the flashbacks don't go away.

Piper Blum is drawn to the quiet but larger-than-life cowboy, but she has her own secrets. Ones that could cause death and destruction if they are revealed. Even so, Piper fi
Elizabeth Olmedo
Just when I thought Ronie Kendig’s books couldn’t get any better, she wows me once more. In Digitalis, the second book of her Discarded Heroes Series, Kendig offers a story full of suspense, love, and faith. Though faith is an integral part of her stories and characters, I never feel preached at. Saying they have faith is like saying they have brown eyes. It’s a part of who they are. Kendig is the Karen Kingsbury of Christian Suspense.

In a world where loving Israel is so unpopular, it is refresh
Margaret Metz
Aug 25, 2011 Margaret Metz rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Reading any of Ronie Kendig's books is like watching the latest action-adventure blockbuster. I feel like they should come with the standard warning they give you when you get on a roller-coaster: "Keep your arms and legs inside the car at all times and keep your seat-belt securely fastened." lol This author knows how to write an exciting book!

Piper and Cowboy are very sweet together. I liked both of them very much and the way they cared about one another and the problems that caused was ... dif
Feb 10, 2016 Gloria rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
DIGITALIS, Book Two of the Discarded Heroes series is the story of Colton "Cowboy" Neeley. Colton was a Marine Special Operations Command Team member before he left the military. Now he is a member of Nightshade, the elite team of former military men that General Olin Lambert put together. The team members go under the radar and rescue those under the rule of dictators or guerilla armies that legitimate governments will not get involved with. Colton, along with his parents and four year old daug ...more
Dec 09, 2014 Malory rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: series, romance, christian
“Digitalis” is the second book in the “Discarded Heroes” series written by Ronie Kendig. It is a Christian, romantic/military fiction. Kendig is known for writing Christian Military fiction and is well versed in the genre since she was an Army brat growing up and then married an Army veteran. Her books have been well received by her readers as indicated by hitting the CBA Bestseller List, won the Christy Award, and finaled in many contests and awards. “Digitalis” is just another great book to ad ...more
Brad Ward
Jun 12, 2013 Brad Ward rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another great book in the Discarded Heroes series. Digitalis takes a look into Colton Neeley's life, a former Marine -- MARSOC -- and now the foundation of a secret Black Ops group known as Nightshade.

While it was packed with even more action, intensity, and adventure compared to the first book in the series, parts of the book felt missing, so to speak, but that's hardly a reason to not read this.

Iranians who speak Arabic? No.

Starts in January, then a few pages and weeks later it's...September? But the climax happens on Purim, which is usually in March (or sometimes end of February, depending on the year)? And no, the main part of the story did not cover that whole time period, but just the roughly January to March timeframe.

I hate when books have such stupidly obvious mistakes that author, editor, proofreader, beta readers, agent--somebody!--should have caught before it went to press
Sheri Salatin
Aug 15, 2011 Sheri Salatin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Shelves: favorites, wishlist
He's a sniper and a rancher. With call sign Cowboy, Colton Neeley is part of a special, non-existent black ops team, Nightshade. He has a problem though, he frequently has flashbacks that take him away from the present and endanger those around him.

Piper Blum is a sales clerk who attracts the attention of Colton. But Colton feels that she is not who she seems, or is she? Why does she avoid his attentions and what is it about her that draws him?

Piper has a secret, one that means the life of someo
Break out the digitalis because you are going to need it after reading this book! It's everything I love about suspense, Christian fiction and romance all rolled into one. From the first page it's non-stop action, thrills and sweet romance! Usually in suspense there's a gradual rise in tension until it all explodes, not so here. It starts out with war flashbacks of a suicide bombing and ends with a nuclear showdown in Israel! Digitalis is all action and it's so fast-paced your head will spin, an ...more
Aug 11, 2011 Katie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Ronie Kendig never ceases to amaze me. "Rapid-Fire Fiction" describes her awesome books to a tee! Each time I pick up a book by her, I know I am in for a wild adventure. Within minutes, I’m completely sucked into the characters and their situations. By the time it comes to a heart pounding ending, I’m dying for more! Digitalis was A-MAZ-ING!! Totally. Her entire Discarded Hero series is completely awesome and one that will remain proudly on my favorites bookshelf for forever! After reading all t ...more
"Digitalis" is a fast-paced romantic suspense novel. The suspense was created by the near-constant physical danger and some relationship angst. This book was the second in the series, but you don't have to read "Nightshade" to follow this story. Reading them out of order will spoil only the romantic outcome of the first novel.

I suspect a lot of people will really like this novel, but I didn't. In "Nightshade," Colton seemed like a really cool character who had a lot of potential for a deep story
Kara Hunt
Jan 25, 2011 Kara Hunt rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
If you like fast paced, edge of your seat action, you’ll love this book. If you like romance, you’ll love this book. If you’re a fan of suspense and intrigue, you’ll love ... well, can you see where I’m going with this?

Digitalis by Ronie Kendig is book #2 in the Discarded Heroes series. The series centers around Nightshade (which also happens to be the name of the first book). Nightshade is an elite black ops team of highly trained soldiers who secretly “intervene in hot spots no nation or gover
Victor Gentile
Feb 11, 2011 Victor Gentile rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ronie Kendig, in her new book, "Digitalis" Book Two in the Discarded Heroes series published by Barbour Publishing takes us on another thrilling adventure with the Nightshade team.

I said in the previous review that 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". This tim
Feb 09, 2011 Laura rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Author: Ronie Kendig
Publisher: Barbour Books
January 2011
ISBN: 978-1-60260-783-5
Genre: Inspirational/military suspense

Colton Neeley needed out of the military. But they liked his work too much and denied his request. When Colton had a breakdown on the fourth of July, a friend helps him get out—but he has to agree to serve with a team of special ops called Nightshade.

Piper Blum is in hiding from the assassins bent on destroying her family. She’s attracted to Colton, but he doesn’t
Nov 01, 2011 Norma rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The second novel in the Discarded Heroes series, Digitalis packs even more action, adventure, and intensity than Nightshade.

After several tours of duty, Marine sniper Colton “Cowboy” Neeley is suffering from debilitating flashbacks. After an episode that put his family at risk, his friend offers him a way out of the Marines and a way to get help. Knowing he can’t continue like this, he accepts his friend Griffin’s offer – and joins the group Nightshade – but the flashbacks don’t go away.

Colton h
Jan Marie Newby
Mar 12, 2011 Jan Marie Newby rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Digitalis, written by Ronie Kendig, is the second book in the Discarded Heroes series. Each book in the series revolves around a different character who has served time in the military, seen action in various conflicts around the globe, and returned home, worn out, damaged in some way, and unappreciated for the service that they have given for our country and its people. Each of the discarded heroes are recruited to serve as members of a very secret black ops group named Nightshade.

In Digitalis,
Tamara Tilley
DIGITALIS, the second installment in the Discarded Heroes Series, keep me on the edge of my seat, book firmly in hand.

Colton Neeley, aka Cowboy, aka Digitalis is part of an elite task force. Suffering from PTSD, he continues to question if he has the faculties to continue on or if his debilitating flashbacks puts the rest of his team in peril. With a daughter to raise, he thinks long and hard regarding his future. Lately, he also finds himself thinking of Piper Blum, a sales clerk at a local st
Susan Baganz
Mar 17, 2013 Susan Baganz rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I’ve become a fan of romantic suspense. What can I say? There’s something about the danger and a man of honor willing to lay it all on the line for his team, his country and the people he loves. This series looks at a group of men assembled for black-ops. Undercover international operatives that are not acknowledged by the government but go in and do the dirty work no one else wants to. The name of this team is Nightshade (also title of the first book) and is made up of men with dark pasts who h ...more
Sep 29, 2011 Julie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Feb 26, 2011 Julie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow! When you pick up this book to read (because everyone should!) you'd better settle in because you won't be able to put it down! Ronie Kendig has a way of grabbing her readers from the prologue and holding them prisoner until the last word is spoken!

I am surprised I let this one sit as long as I did, but then again, I am a student now and don't have much time for pleasure reading. Nothing like a beautiful Saturday and the flu to give you time to read!

I'm a bit of a sucker for a man in a cow
R Bartel
Colton Neely has been visiting the same Hastings store for nearly eight months, but it’s not for the towels he buys there for his mother. He’s met Piper Blum, and thinks he may want to ask her out on a date sometime soon. The only thing stopping him is that he fears he’ll have one of his attacks around her and doesn’t know how he could handle not being able to tell her what he does for a living. And fading into his nightmares is happening again though he can’t understand why and only hopes he wo ...more
Aug 19, 2013 Kara rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
“One shot. One kill.” This is the sniper’s motto that Colton “Cowboy” Neeley considers when he’s working on a mission. Digitalis is Colton’s story. The book opens with Colton enjoying himself at a family barbeque when he’s overwhelmed with a powerful flashback that puts himself and his family in danger. That’s when he gets the invitation to get the help he needs and to join Nightshade. Colton is a believer and he’s desperate to be whole again, time and prayer so far have not eased his instabilit ...more

No really…what a man!

I am not a thriller reader. I like suspense and will watch the occasional Law and Order LA, but I am not a thriller reader.

DIGITALIS and Ronie Kendig have made me a thriller reader.

I think what made this book so appealing is the romance. Let’s be honest here, Colton “Cowboy” is one hunky hero. Right. Off. The. Bat. This book got going. I thought maybe at first it was moving “too” fast, but quickly changed my mind. Piper and Colton’s romance smolders just below the surfa
Edwina Cowgill
Jan 24, 2011 Edwina Cowgill rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone
Hold on to your hats – and your seats! “Digitalis,” Book Two in author Ronie Kendig’s Discarded Heroes series, takes off on the first page and never slows down until the final sentence, which tempts you with the possibility of seeing more of the Discarded Heroes Series.

“Digitalis” is destined to be a number one best seller. Ms. Kendig has done an exceptional job in weaving all of the various threads together to make this a great story. From the gorgeous countryside of Virginia to Saudi Arabia t
Feb 03, 2011 April rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
DIGITALIS by Ronie Kendig is a fantastic,heart thumping inspirational Military Romance set in present day Virgina and various places around the world. It is the second book in the"Discarded Heroes" series and can be read as a stand alone.Book One,"Nightshade".It is well written with military details,depth,action packed,fast paced,page turning and full of suspense. It has faith,romance, commitment,betrayal,sacrifice,team members,an elite group of military soldiers,sniper,solidarity,camaraderie,de ...more
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Discarded Heroes series 3 7 Aug 27, 2013 12:31PM  
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  • A Killer Among Us (Women of Justice #3)
  • Lethal Legacy (Guardians of Justice, #3)
  • Finding Stefanie (Noble Legacy, #3)
  • Protection for Hire (Protection for Hire, #1)
  • Falls Like Lightning
  • No Safe Haven
  • Indelible
  • Lonestar Angel (Lonestar Series, #4)
  • Ransome's Crossing (The Ransome Trilogy, #2)
Ronie Kendig is an award-winning, bestselling author who grew up an Army brat. She married her own hunky hero, who’s an Army veteran. After twenty-plus years of marriage, she and her husband have a full life with four children and two dogs. Ronie’s degree in psychology has helped her pen novels of raw, broken characters. Since launching onto the publishing scene, Ronie’s Rapid-Fire Fiction has hit ...more
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“If I am inclined to doubt, steady my faith; if I am tempted, make me strong to resist; if I should miss the mark, give me courage to try again. Guide me with the light of truth and grant me wisdom by which I may understand the answer to my prayer.” 16 likes
“I've prayed night and day for God to lead me, guide me, to make me stronger and prepare me. Yet, I am tormented with memories, suffer debilitating flashbacks, and now-now my father is killed. And you're gong to stand there and tell me it's God's will? Why should I pray? It hasn't done me much good." Yitshak drew back, he brow again knotted. "What? You think praying is supposed to make life easier? If the great I Am answers your prayers, it is not to make life easier, but to prepare you to handle more!” 8 likes
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