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Falcon

(Quiet Professionals #3)

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4.48  ·  Rating details ·  405 ratings  ·  90 reviews
Special Forces operator Salvatore “Falcon” Russo vowed to never again speak to or trust Lieutenant Cassandra Walker after a tragedy four years ago. But as Raptor closes in on the cyber terrorists responsible for killing two of their own, Sal must put his life—and the lives of his teammates—in her hands. Despite his anger, Cassie is ill-prepared for his resistance and the ...more
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Published May 1st 2015 by Shiloh Run Press
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Jan Matlock I have read all three in this series, and to say they are great is an understatement. Falcon, like the first two, is action-packed, fast moving, and…moreI have read all three in this series, and to say they are great is an understatement. Falcon, like the first two, is action-packed, fast moving, and will keep you turning the pages too far into the night. Typically, this would not be a subject I would read, but when I read the reviews, I ventured into the first book. After the first few pages, I was hooked. This author wields words like a sword, and every word on the page has purpose. If you appreciate well-written dialogue, tension, and good plot you won't go wrong with this. I almost never use a 5-star rating but this one deserves that and more.(less)

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Amanda Geaney
Dec 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
FALCON could very well be a story ripped from today’s headlines. Set in modern day Afghanistan the story details one elite military units fight to maintain cyber security as well as the safety and anonymity of valuable military assets. The identity of the person or group perpetrating the attacks is unknown, but the team in honing in on them. As they do the threat increases, the plot thickens, and lives hang in the balance. Ronie Kendig’s explosive ending to The Quiet Professionals Series will ...more
Sarah Grace Grzy
Wow, that was incredibly intense! It might have been my least favorite in the series just because of some topics Kendig tackles, as well as the romance, but overall it was a very gripping and intense read! Make sure you block off enough time to finish this before you start!
Brittany
Feb 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Once again, Ronie Kendig delivers an action-packed, edge-of-your-seat ride in the final installment of her Quiet Professionals series. Book three, Falcon, includes the Raptor team members from the previous books, as well as Timbrel and Candyman from the earlier story, Beowulf: Explosives Detection Dog. But, the bulk of the story is focused on finding the mole who has been sabotaging the team. We also get the chance to discover why Warrant Officer Salvatore “Falcon” Russo harbors so much ...more
Anne
Sep 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I didn’t read this book in the way I typically would. I wanted it to last so I languished over the story for two weeks. I knew it was the end, and who knows how long I will have to wait before the next Kendig series comes out.

Trust me, it was really hard not to push everything aside and finish it in two days because Falcon is full of twists and turns and shocking discoveries –jaw dropping ones.

The last of The Quiet Professionals, Falcon (Russo) is part of an elite brotherhood of soldiers who
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Melanie
Jun 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Falcon is the third book in the Quiet Professionals series and definitely my favorite. It was action-packed and really emotional at times.

I did not know what was going to happen one chapter to the next and I was just hoping everything would work out alright.

All in all, a fantastic read! Highly recommend it and I am eager to read the novella for this series, which is about Titanis.


*I received a complimentary eBook copy of this book for my honest review. As always, all thoughts and opinions
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Heather Harden
May 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Just go ahead and add Ronie Kenndig to your list of must-read authors. You can certainly read "Falcon" without having read all of her other titles, but you're going to want to read everything she''s written. "Falcon" has several of my favorite elements-suspense, romance, characters that feell like friends, a page turning (and clean) plot. But what Mrs. Kendig really excels as is her portrayal of the military heroes who are skilled, honorable and compassionate. Her titles are always realistic and ...more
Anne
May 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I didn’t read this book in the way I typically would. I wanted it to last so I languished over the story for two weeks. I knew it was the end, and who knows how long I will have to wait before the next Kendig series comes out.

Trust me, it was really hard not to push everything aside and finish it in two days because Falcon is full of twists and turns and shocking discoveries –jaw dropping ones.

The last of The Quiet Professionals, Falcon (Russo) is part of an elite brotherhood of soldiers who
...more
Marian Baay
Mar 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Blew Me Away

Besides writing fast-paced action fiction, Ronie Kendig is also a champion in creating characters who despite their flaws I can’t help but love. It has happened before that I didn’t care so much about a certain character in a previous Kendig book – but when becoming the main character in the next book and I understood their motives behind their behavior, they became my new friends. Making friends between the pages is one of the best things that can happen to a reader.

Sal (Falcon)
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Sierra Faith
Apr 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: own
3.5 Stars
Gloria
This military series set in Afghanistan just keeps getting better. Salvatore "Falcon" Russo is an intense moody team member of Raptor Special Forces team of the Army Green Berets. He is an expert in ops and intel and is the team "daddy." Something is bothering Falcon and it seems to have begun when Lt. Cassandra Walker is assigned to the base. She works for the Defense Intelligence Agency's National Military Joint Intelligence Center and does undercover work. The two have a past history that ...more
Loraine Nunley
Oct 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: owned
The suspense! Action from beginning to end. Who can Raptor trust? I didn’t know but I had to keep turning the pages to find out. Great read. Full review at my website.

I received this book in a giveaway. I was not required to give a positive review. All of the opinions I have expressed are my own.
Mandy
Nov 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Another riveting and captivating read from Kendig! As always I enjoy her tactical approach to books and the edgy, military style. Great characters, high energy action, excellent plot twists and a great theme of brotherhood and patriotism. My only wish for this book was that Sal had overcome his cutting with faith. As a Christian, I know that God offers the relief and peace our souls need when we struggle internally and I would have loved to have seen Sal find that so readers who also struggle ...more
Rissi
Hours after I finished what is, the final novel in author Ronie Kendig’s Quiet Professional series, I’m sitting here, trying to process everything. Something like “wow” has been my reaction since about 30-some pages in, and that reaction stayed the course throughout the 300 pages that followed.

Falcon is the story of Raptor 6 team member, Warrant Officer Sal Russo (call sign Falcon). Chasing a traitor among their ranks, Raptor 6 has suffered one too many betrayals in recent months, but the
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Emilie Haney
High powered action fraught with deception and propelled by secrets. Falcon isn't for the faint of heart!

Salvatore "Falcon" Russo is a time bomb waiting to explode with pent up emotion. Lieutenant Cassandra Walker may be the very person to set that time bomb ticking.

When Raptor, a Special Forces team, finds themselves stuck in between lies and more lies, they band together only as brothers-in-arms can. No one is who they say they are and Raptor becomes tired of deception at every turn. Dealt
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Kara Peck
May 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Where do I even start with this review? The book starts out with action so, I think I will take my cue from there. Go buy this book! You will not regret it. You don't have to start from the first in the series, though I would recommend it. Again, you won't be sorry!

Ronnie has done it again. I am a huge fan of this author and fully recommend all of her books. She has gone above and beyond with the QuietProfessionalsseries. I generally hate reviews that just say "This is an awesome book!" and
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Tamara Tilley
Oct 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
FALCON is the third installment in The Quiet Professionals Series, and once again, Ms. Kendig’s writing draws you in from the very start.

Raptor team member, Warrant Officer Salvatore “Falcon” Russo is as tough as they come. Being a part of the Raptor Team is his life. But, there are deep wounds behind the ‘no guts, no glory’ persona. One of those wounds is Cassandra Walker. Hate and bitterness is all Falcon feels for Cassandra, so when she is assigned to Raptor Team to help take down terrorist
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Jamie
Apr 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2015
“The soldier above all others prays for peace, for it is the soldier who must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war.” Douglas MacArthur

This quote Ronie choose fits so perfectly with this story. With the conclusion of a fabulous action-packed series, the final, Falcon, brings us deeper into our favorite soldiers’ lives as well as finishing off The Quiet Professionals series in classic Kendig fashion.

After I got into the groove of the book, I was hooked. It kicked off with a bang and
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Donna (More Than a Review)
May 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Falcon is the third book in the Quiet Professional series. In Falcon we get to know Salvatore ‘Falcon’ Russo better. We met Cassie in Hawk and we knew there was something explosive between Sal and Cassie. Falcon is a member of Raptor team. Cassie has been assigned to help them and he is none too happy about it.

Kendig hold no punches in this book. You don't know who's going to live or who’s going to be the mole. My stomach is in knots when reading a Kendig book because you never know what she's
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Sarah Smith
I awarded this novel a rating of 5 stars. However... I could have easily awarded this novel a rating of 10-15 stars if I could have because I think that this novel deserved it. Before I started reading, FALCON, the third novel included in The Quiet Professionals series by Ronnie Kendig, I must admit that I had high expectations for it. Both of the previous novels included in The Quiet Professionals series, RAPTOR 6 and HAWK, had been good from beginning to end, so I expected the same rating from ...more
Jennifer Mcilwain
May 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Ronie Kendig is a sleep stealer! Falcon is a fast-paced and engaging read and one that is very hard to put down. I do not recommend beginning the book right before bed time. Ronie's characters are richly developed and genuine. One of the most appealing things for me about Ronie's writing is that the reader gets to hear from each character's voice. I also really like the way she weaves their back stories fluently as the story progresses. While you could read Falcon as a stand alone book, I ...more
Katie
Aug 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Ronie Kendig is always a "must read" author. I was excited to read Falcon and even more excited to have my expectations surpassed.

As always the military detail and suspense is fast paced and thrilling. But where Kendig shines is how the characters drive the story. At the end of Hawk, Falcon is relatively unknown but that changes quickly. We also get inside Titanus's head and that is interesting. It's a story of redemption and faith as Falcon and Cassie deal with past mistakes and grudges. It's
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Nicholas
Apr 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: goodreads-win
Goodreads win. Will read and review once received.

This was one of those books that had me at the edge of my seat. I very much did enjoy this read. I was so hooked I read it within a day. The author did a great job of creating this book. I can say I am definitely a fan of this book. The characters all bring something to the story. I would love to read more from this author in the future.
Wendy
Jun 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Set in Afghanistan, “Falcon” the third exciting thriller in the “Quiet Professionals” series opens with an attack on the U.S. Army’s Communications-Electronic Command (CECOM) building and the shooting of General Burnett. Coupled with a mole sabotaging the team and disruption of the super-secure network the Raptor team has its hands full with an investigation that sends Australian SAS officer Eamon "Titanis” Straider and Lieutenant Brie Hastings undercover to Trakkar Towers; Lieutenant Cassandra ...more
Jaquelyn Scroggie
Aug 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Jaw dropping, edge of your seat, rapid-fire Fiction. I absolutely could not stop reading this book. Kendig had me hooked from page one, and the rest of the world faded away as I was taken on an adventure with the amazing Raptor 6 team. I found myself questioning those in command right alongside Falcon and the Captain. Kendig does writing like no other. Her military suspense takes my breath away, and never fails to make me even more thankful and patriotic. This story follows Salvatore“Falcon” ...more
David Pyle
Sep 19, 2019 rated it it was ok
This was a surprisingly good read, well-thought out and executed. My biggest problem with it is that is at heart a romance set in military context. Once again, the scenes of war are descriptive enough, but the underlying emotions, especially the Love lives of the characters, weighs it down for me.

If anything, this story points out the perils of having women in the military, both to them and to the cohesion of the corps. Men will misbehave, as will women. Put them together and . . . it’s an
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Gloria
Feb 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Good action. Involved plot. Sometimes I felt as if certain facts were left out of the narrative to keep me from putting things together ... and I really needed those facts to help me keep things straight. But other than that, enjoyed the series and characters presented there.
AnnMarie
Jul 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Action, surprises, love, and absolutely wonderful characters. Nobody writes military men like Ronie Kendig! (Since this book wraps up a series, I'd highly recommend starting with "Raptor 6.")
Justin
Apr 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
it is amazingly detailed and awesome.
Kelly Bridgewater
Jan 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I have read a good chunk of Ronie Kendig’s military fiction, so I couldn’t wait to read Falcon. I enjoy how Kendig mixes her life with the military into a romantic suspense book that grips me from the first page.

One of my favorite things about Kendig’s writing is her ability to bring the military world in Afghanistan to life. I have never been in that country, but she describes the sandy, desolate place in such great detail that the falling apart buildings and hurting people who live there come
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Lisa Johnson
Jul 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Title: Falcon (The Quite Professionals #3)
Author: Ronie Kendig
Pages: 350
Year: 2015
Publisher: Shiloh Run Press
Salvatore Russo or Sal or Falcon as he is known to his brothers in arms on the Special Forces Team stationed in Afghanistan is angry at the world it would seem. However, his anger is really directed at one person, Cassie Walker. Underneath the anger though are shame, guilt and anger at himself. He chooses to deal with his feelings in an unhealthy way, one that could get him discharged if
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Ronie Kendig is an award-winning, bestselling author who grew up an Army brat. After thirty years of marriage, she and her hunky hero are adventuring on the East coast, a short train ride from NYC with their retired military working dog and their Stealth Golden. Ronie’s degree in psychology has helped her pen novels of raw, broken characters.

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Quiet Professionals (3 books)
  • Raptor 6 (Quiet Professionals #1)
  • Hawk (Quiet Professionals #2)