Cole "Tox" Russell is shot in the shoulder while walking
on the beach with his girlfriend, Haven Cortez. His
Wraith black ops team surrounds him and immediately goes
into action, trying to find the sniper. But no clues have
been left. Cole is called into a government meeting with
an alphabet soup of agencies represented. When told of
several killings of top ten terrorists that have recently
occurred, Cole is sure he knows who shot him.
Alec King didn't try to kill Cole, he just tapped him on
the shoulder, trying to get his attention. Cole receives
a phone call from Alec wanting him to join him in
righting the wrongs that these terrorists are committing
all over the world. Cole can't believe that Alec has gone
rogue. Cole and his Wraith team are commissioned find
Alec and eliminate him. But Cole isn't sure he can do
that. He believes he can save his soldier-friend. Can he
find him before innocent people are killed too?
Ronie Kendig brings us another sensational military-type
thriller with her second book in her Tox Files series.
But CROWN OF SOULS is so much more: an historical and
archeological adventure, as well as an inspirational and
romantic one. Cole and Haven are strong, resilient
characters, surrounded by an assorted mix of supporting
characters who add a little lighter flavor to the harsh
reality of their mission. They go through a lot of self-
examination about their personal lives and their
relationship. Ms. Kendig brings back secondary characters
from her previous book in this series and gives them
important roles in helping to capture Alec King.
Connecting the clues of this puzzle together takes them
on a whirlwind journey to Egypt, Israel and deep into an
underground tunnel in Iraq. This is a story about justice
and revenge, right and wrong, light and dark. The plot is
very complex, with lots of twists and turns that move it
to a dynamic climax. CROWN OF SOULS can be read as a
stand-alone, but why miss such great series?
Six months after stopping a deadly plague, Cole "Tox"
Russell and his team are enjoying a little rest. That peace
is short-lived when a sniper shot hits Tox. The enemy is
discovered to be one of their own, a rogue Special Forces
Alec King is perhaps the only person as skilled as Tox, and
he's out for justice. Furious with orders that got his men
killed, he intends to make those responsible pay. And he
insists Tox join him, believing they are the same breed of
Afraid his old friend is right, Tox battles a growing
darkness within himself as he and his team engage in another
deadly encounter with antiquity. It appears Alec is
cheating--he's using a mysterious artifact, a crown that
history has linked to some of the worst slaughters in
humanity. Racing to stop Alec before his vengeance is
unleashed, Tox must fight the monster without becoming one.