Conspiracy of Silence by Ronie Kendig (book review)




Book Description:::
Four years after a tragic mission decimated his career and his team, Cole "Tox" Russell is persona non grata to the United States. And that's fine--he just wants to be left alone. But when a dormant, centuries-old disease is unleashed, Tox is lured back into action.

Partnered with FBI agent Kasey Cortes, Tox has to pull together a team to begin a globe-spanning search for answers--and a cure. As their quest leads them from continent to continent, it slowly becomes clear they're not just fighting a plague--but battling against an ancient secret society whose true goals remain hidden.

With time running out and opposition growing on every side, the key to everything may rest in an antique codex, the Crown of Jerusalem--but will Tox and his team be able to trust each other enough to break this century-spanning conspiracy of silence?

MY THOUGHTS:::
I will say that I usually am not one to read action packed, terrorism centered, military type books. However, I have been trying to step out of my comfort zone in reading and I will say that this fit the bill. Conspiracy of Silence by Ronie Kendig, fit the bill perfectly and kept me engrossed in the story despite some negatives in the book. 

The good things about this story include a complex storyline, that keeps the reader engage and rooting for the main character Tox to really be the good guy that Kasey believes he is. There is fast paced action scenes and suspenseful scenes that make the reader want to keep reading. For women, it is not only about action packed suspense, but there is also an underlying romance brewing that you really want to pull for. 

The bad things about this book are that the story line is very complex and intertwined with Biblical history of codexes and leaves (pages) of historical writings that somehow have unleashed a plague. It was confusing at times, and I found that I had to re-read sections to make sure that I truly understood what was happening. The other major point of confusion to me was in Kendig's tendency to use several names for the same character depending on who is talking to that character. It took me several chapters in to realize that that was what was going on and I had to keep reminding myself that certain names were the same character. 

The plot itself was well written, fast-paced and action packed, with just the right amount of relationship building among the characters. I did feel that some of the plot was far-fetched, however in this day and age really anything is possible. 

I was glad to have experienced reading this book and look forward to reading the next installment of the Tox Files stories. 
     
DISCLAIMER:::I received this book for free from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

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