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Trinity: Military War Dog (A Breed Apart #1)

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With his military war dog by his side, a former Green Beret embarks on the greatest mission of his life--but will it also be his last?
ebook, 356 pages
Published September 1st 2012 by Barbour Publishing
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Charity U
So I actually started this book way back in February, and was initially a little disappointed. I’d seen SO many people that I love raving about it, and at first, to be completely honest, it was a good book, but I wasn’t loving it like I’d hoped to. I read about 60 pages, then had to put it down…and wasn’t able to pick it up again until now due to heaps of books for review.

But then. This month. One afternoon I finally had a little down-time from review books, so I picked it up again, jumped back
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Laura
Green Beret Heath Daniels’ feels his life is over after he suffers a head injury and is discharged from the military. When he is offered a chance to train other military dogs and their handlers, he jumps at the chance to prove himself and to perhaps be allowed back in the military. Will he and his dog Trinity be able to save the captured Darci Kintz before she’s killed or Heath suffers another blackout from his brain injury?

Fans of fast paced military thrillers will love this new series by Ronie
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Brooke (i blog 4 books)
3.5 stars

I'm a little new to the military suspense genre. I've heard wonderful things about Ronie Kendig's talent for story-telling, so I decided it was high time to check her out. Although, I'm not a huge dog lover (don't hate me!), I thought Trinity sounded like an interesting book. The story was great! I liked Heath from the very beginning. He's struggling to figure out what to do with his life after suffering a traumatic brain injury and jumps at the chance to go back to Afghanistan—even if
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Katie
It is really over?? MUST it really be over??

*Deep Sigh*

What a read! It's that kind of book where you are rushing through it, biting your nails as you read as fast as possible in order to see what on earth is going to happen next...yet you're heartily depressed when you reach the end!!

Ah well, every good book MUST come to an end. Sadly! Needless to say, I am looking forward to the release of Talon VERY much!! Both Talon and his owner, Apsen, were characters I wanted to get to know more. Not sure
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MaryLu Tyndall
This was one GREAT book!! Want high-impact action, military suspense, romance, adventure, great characters, and a theme that gets you thinking. . .than look no further than Ronie Kendig. This author has a knack for grabbing you and shoving you right in the middle of some pretty intense, heart-thumping action. Every night when I curled up to read, I felt like I was roaming around the blistery caves in Afghanistan with a loyal German Shepherd by my side, being targeted by rogue Chinese madmen. Now ...more
Abbi
Review originally posted on my blog Christian Novels
This book was EPIC! Ronie Kendig is seriously one of the very best authors that I've read-and I've read A LOT! Every time a pick up one of her books I'm amazed by how much I'm drawn into the lives of the character and how superbly written every book is. Needless to say Trinity lived up to and exceeded my expectations!
Heath was the perfect wounded hero. He was equally tender and strong, which is a quality you can't help falling in love with. I l
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Melanie
Review on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/review/RLQNJA8T...
Review on my blog (to be posted 11/28): http://christianbookshelfreviews.blog...

Trinity is only the second book I've read by Ronie Kendig (the first being Firethorn), but I can already tell I'm a fan of her work! Trinity had a lot of action, intrigue, and was just an overall great military novel!

I loved Heath's dog, Trinity! She was so well trained and there were some scenes where I wish I could have seen the things she did. :) The charac
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Julie
I have to admit, when Ronie Kendig announced she was going to do a book series on military war dogs, I was afraid that I wouldn't like it. I have loved everything Ronie has written to date so why would I feel this way about this series? Well, I'm not a gigantic fan of books written about animals. I enjoy pets (I have many of them!) but I'm scared to death of dogs bigger then me!! All that being said, at this point, I believe Ronie could write an instruction manual for just about anything and I w ...more
Kara
Wow, this is the kind of book that will make you appreciate military war dogs and their handlers whether you're prepared for it or not! Candace Calvert endorsed this book and this is what she had to say, "Dodge bullets, cling by your fingerprints to an icy cliff--then fall heart first for a wounded hero and his incredible military war dog. You won't sleep, but please remember to breathe." I think Candace PERFECTLY describes what every reader will experience with this book, I made sure to remembe ...more
Marian Baay
About two years ago Green Beret Heath "Ghost" Daniels' military war dog Trinity saved his life from a bomb. He got injured and now suffers from Traumatic Brain Injury. Heath will black out for seconds when stressed out. He's frustrated that he can't go back into the military.
Trinity refuses to work with another handler and so Heath can adopt her.

Now Heath and Trinity are part of A Breed Apart. Heath is starting to feel useful again. A Breed Apart is going on a mission to support soldiers in Afgh
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Ibjoy1953
Every book I read by Ronie Kendig just keeps getting better. In Trinity, I wasn’t sure what to expect because I knew nothing about Military War Dogs, but since I love all of Ronies other books, I knew it would but good. But it wasn’t just good, it was so awesome I didn’t put the book down until I finished it!



I can’t say enough about Heath Daniels and his military war dog. I was in awe of the relationship the two of them had and Trinity was just amazing! I grew to love that dog like it was my own
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Lisa
The most surprising thing to me about this book is that I really liked it. With a military setting and a military war dog as a character, I wasn't sure I was going to get into this book.

It did take me a while. Kendig's writing style is true to the male POV, which is much different than other books I usually read. I had trouble following the action at first because it is fast-paced, but by the middle of the story, I was hooked and willing to follow it through.

And I'm glad I did. Kendig writes viv
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Cara Putman
Trinity combines Kendig's trademark discarded heroes with the military war dogs. The result is a book I couldn't put down and thoroughly enjoy. Kendig writes military very well, placing the reader in the middle of the action and not letting go. At the end there were a couple times I had to stretch what I thought could really happen, but I willingly did it because I wanted the characters to win. And the twists and turns were great. Combine a broken hero with a broken heroine, an international cri ...more
Fala19
Trinity is not the usual type of book I read, so I was a little skeptical about it, but I've gotta say that I enjoyed it so much! I was on the edge of my seat all throughout this book. I could not read it fast enough and when I wasn't reading it, I was thinking about it.

This book gave me a whole new perspective and respect for Military War Dogs. I didn't know much about them before this book, but I feel like I learned a lot while reading Trinity.

I can't believe how much I loved this book! I hi
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Kay
Trinity: Military War Dog is an excellent, well-written novel. It is exciting and full of suspense with some romantic undercurrents. I also love the many moments of humor—even in dire situations. Trinity: Military War Dog includes spies and counterspies in unfriendly territory. The harsh elements and topography of Afghanistan play significant rolls in this story. Whether characters are in an underground cave or slogging through the snow, the story is so real and the emotional level so high, I fe ...more
Tamara
TRINTY, book one in the A Breed Apart series is exciting, suspenseful, and romantic. What else would you expect from a Ronie Kendig book?

Heath Daniels’ military career is over. After suffering a traumatic brain injury in a bombing in Afghanistan, Heath is discharged from the army. His only saving grace, Trinityhis military war dogrefuses to be handled by anyone else and is retired, giving Heath his partner back. Together, Heath and Trinity end up at the A Breed Apart training facility where war
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H.L. Wegley
A super story if you like gritty military stories but prefer the clean variety.

There’s a lot packed into this high-action thriller, including some romance, and it comes at you rapid fire. I recommend that you read the glossary and keep it handy until you’re familiar with the acronyms. The story is much more enjoyable if you don't have to stop to figure out which acronym refers to what. Also, read the prologue and remember what you read. The plot twists and turns will make more sense if you do th
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Elizabeth Olmedo
Trinity is a poignant and contemporary novel overflowing with suspense, mystery, and danger. Ronie Kendig returns as strong as ever with her new series, A Breed Apart. The author brings to life the worries, fears, and the sense of loss so many service members experience after an injury while serving in the line of duty. Heath’s journey to rediscovery is one of heart-wrenching emotions with a hope-filled conclusion.

Strong writing and vivid descriptions place the reader in the middle of the action
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Susan
This is the first book I've read by this author and I loved it. Plan to read all she's written. It was action packed. I learned quite a bit about war dogs. It also gave me a firmer grasp of what our wounded warriors face. Everything was in perfect balance in this book. It has romance, spirituality and plenty of action. A true page turner.
A'Grace
It seems rare these days to find a book that captures my attention so thoroughly that I “can’t put it down.” Trinity: Military War Dog by Ronie Kendig was one of those finds.

Heath Daniels and his partner Trinity- a military war dog- have their careers ended when Heath is injured in an Afghani explosion that could have also ended his life. When the former Green Beret begins to put his life together, he finds new purpose working with Trinity and other retired service dogs in a non-profit company c
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Barbara
This book has a good story line, although the story does not really revolve around Trinity, the dog. She seems to be a vehicle for some of the action rather than the main character. I printed out the Glossary of Terms/Acronyms given in the front of the book. This was helpful so I didn't have to constantly be turning to the front of the book for a definition. I wish I had keep a written list of characters. I found the Chinese names difficult to remember and tell who was whom. I thought, too, that ...more
Shannon Sonneveldt
This is a wonderful story with a lot of layers. There is a lot going on. I like stories that blend a lot of elements – action, suspense, romance, etc. This book blends several elements and blends them well. The story is well developed and pulled me along all the way to the end. More than a romance it includes suspense, action, self discovery and so much more. If you’re looking for a quick easy read this wouldn’t be the book I’d suggest. If you’re looking for a story that will pull you in, where ...more
Mary Beth
I'm glad that unlike her other military series, Kendig did not kill off any of the characters the reader sympathized with. However, this story line was hard to follow. I was over halfway through the book before I even came close to sorting out names and relationships. The heroine, Jia/Darci, was a very strong and powerful lead female. Ghost/Heath was a strong lead as well and realistic in his journey to acceptance regarding the state of his career. Overall, I liked the book, but I didn't feel co ...more
Lis K
This is the first book in the A Breed Apart series about military working dogs (MWD) and their handlers. Heath Daniels and his dog, Trinity, are no longer in the military having been the victim of a bomb explosion. Instead, they work at A Breed Apart ranch (for former MWDs) and have been recruited to motivate troops in Afghanistan with their story. While there, Heath meets Jia and is instantly attracted to her. She resists, knowing her undercover assignment and lifestyle would never allow her to ...more
Rea K
I have a sudden urge to go and pet dogs, and I don't even like dogs.
Heavy on the military jargon, but since it IS a military book (Heath is an ex-Green Beret) it's going to have a lot. I managed to sift through and gather the gist. I also flipped back to the convenient crash course glossary in the front of the book.
I liked it. It makes me appreciate those dog creatures a little more (I haven't been fond of dogs since a terrifying incident when I was six). The partnership that Heath and Trinity
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Heather
When I heard that Ronie’s newest series was going to be about military working dogs, I couldn’t wait to read the series. My husband works with military working dogs (not a handler), and I’ve been interested in them for quite some time. In fact, one of my main research projects in college was about war dogs. As the title of the book says, they truly are a breed apart.

As with Ronie’s previous series, Discarded Heroes, the book contains a fast paced story filled with twists and turns. I always enjo
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Trish
Trinity: Military War Dog is the first book in an exciting new series from Christian fiction writer Ronie Kendig. I didn’t realize until poking around a bit that Ronie is also the author of Whole Pieces, one of the novellas in the 7 Hours series, which I read and loved earlier this year. This series tackles the question of what you would do with an extra 7 hours offered just before you died, and each story is available as an individual download or as part of the whole series.

Anyway, back to Trin
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Victor Gentile
Ronie Kendig, in her new book, “Trinity: Military War Dog” Book One in the A Breed Apart series published by Barbour Publishing takes us on a thrilling adventure with Heath Daniel and his military war dog, Trinity.

From the back cover: An ex-Green Beret and his war dog on the greatest mission of their lives and probably their last***

A year ago in Afghanistan, Green Beret Heath Daniel’s career was destroyed.

Along with his faith.

Now he and his military war dog, Trinity, have a chance to redeem thei
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Rhonda
4 Stars

The first part of book is slow trying to figure out who is who and where they fit. Then it gets to the meat of the story and is all action till the end.
Thier are Spies,lots of Generals,dog handler,American,Chinese,Russians, Afgans and British.
Ghost (Heath) is attacked by his dog and it saved his life. But he did come out of the service with a brain injury and a scar where his dog Trinity bit him and dragged him out of the way.
Heath wanted to go back to Afgan with his unit, but with headac
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Laura Chambers
Have you ever been exhausted just reading a book? Trinity did that for me. And no, it's not because of the sweltering heat or bad writing. (The former doesn't make a difference, and the latter is non-existent in this book.) Ronie Kendig delivers explosive drama, high emotions, and thrilling danger that would rival, even top, most of the action movies in theaters at any given time.

The characters leap off the page, with both funny and serious moments. And the loyal relationship of a man and his m
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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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Other Books in the Series

A Breed Apart (3 books)
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  • Beowulf: Explosives Detection Dog (A Breed Apart, #3)
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