Sunday, August 11, 2013

Renegade by Mel Odom

From the publisher:
Having grown up in the foster system, Private Pike Morgan’s rough exterior and problem with authority earn him few friends among his fellow Marines. When he’s not on missions for the Marine Reserve, Pike’s rebellious attitude and eagerness for vigilante justice have the local police regularly at his doorstep. Struggling to set down roots, and nervous of his desire to, Pike’s eager to answer the military’s call for another deployment.

On a peacekeeping mission to Afghanistan, Pike and his squad soon find themselves entrenched in a heated war zone. After an American journalist is kidnapped by known terrorist Zalmai Yaqub, the whereabouts of this al Qaeda leader become a top priority for the American military. But when Yaqub flees to Pakistan, will anyone aid Pike in his hunt, or will this strong Marine find himself without an ally?


I did not enjoy this book, but that doesn't mean that others would  not enjoy it.  For me this book was too violent.  I realize that this is a war book and part of a series but it was too violet for me in multiple areas.  From the beginning scenes until the very end there were descriptions that I definitely could have lived without reading.  I realize that many of these scenes are probably very mild to what actually happens in combat, so I can appreciate that the author wanted to make it realistic and probably tasteful.  I just did not enjoy the book.

I received this book free from Tyndale in exchange for my honest review.

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