Range (2022)

About the Book

BookRange

SeriesThe Metcalfes #3

Author: Ronie Kendig

Release Date: September 30, 2022

Genre: Romantic Suspense

He’s back and he’s out for blood.

Fed up with living in the shadow of his brothers, Range Metcalfe struck out to carve a name for himself—one written in the blood of many a terrorist. Now, he’s targeting the notorious Madam of Kandahar, who has trafficked children and women. Finally given the green light, he captures her and quickly finds himself entrenched up in a deadly encounter that forces him into the Afghan wilderness—with the madam.

Ten years as a trafficking victim Kasra Jazani has little left of her soul. No longer able to live with herself, she takes matters into her own hands and coordinates an escape, a massive coup against the man who has kept her and so many others captive. They flee into the night—right into the fierce and capable hands of American operators, who ruin everything and put lives at risk. Livid, she knows death is coming for them, because she also holds a very dangerous, very powerful secret: the name of the man at the top of the trafficking ring. Now that monster wants her—and her American protector—dead.

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My Thoughts

Wow, wow, wow! What did I just read?! Range by Ronie Kendig is AMAZING. It is a non-stop action/adventure story that I could not put down. I have thoroughly enjoyed each book in The Metcalfes series, but Range is my current #1. This book is SO good, and the suspense is intense. There were whole chapters I don’t think I breathed I was so on the edge of my seat. And I cried. Oh my word, did I tear up. Kasra had my heart from early on in the storyline and she did not let go! The topics of sex and child trafficking have been very difficult to face in all three books, but the way these topics are dealt with in Range is very powerful. At the very start of this book, Range sees the world very black or white. There is NO gray in his world. And he comes at Kasra as if she is the devil incarnate. I must confess, it took me a while to like Range. He is so rigid. A person is either good or bad, no in-between. And if they make a mistake, they are dead to him. It would be hard to be near Range cause one slip and he could hate you, and I’m not being hyperbolic. Range is a guy who does not give grace. At the start of the novel, Range’s mission is to take down and capture Kasra, the madam at Roud brothel where women and girls of all ages are sold for sex and abused horrifically. Yes, it is 100% a bad deal. Any person who sells another person into slavery and then forces them to commit horrific physical and/or sexual acts is a disgusting, monstrous, evil being. God will absolutely deal with that wicked person in His perfect timing. Places like Roud should be annihilated. But what Range does to Kasra is not good either. He wants to rid the world of trafficking, which is a good thing, but his adamant grudge-holding, his immense anger, and his refusal to walk a mile in anyone else’s shoes blinds him to Kasra’s humanity. He others her. He makes her the embodiment of ALL the evil in the sex trafficking industry. Everything bad is her fault. But is that true? Every sex trafficking evil is Kasra’s fault? What I loved so much is that Kendig forces her hero to face his prejudices and rigid edges. She compels Range to confront Kasra’s truth and learn her horrifying stories. It is this education — seeing Kasra as a whole human being who has been dealt some seriously terrifying cards — where Range is able to learn what grace truly is and when to give it. He learns to not judge a book by its cover AND that his grudge-holding and intense anger are only causing him pain and isolation. What a fabulous reminder for us today. We need to stop grouping people into categories and labeling them ALL in extreme terms. We need to remember that people are individuals with stories all their own. Yes, there are evil, icky people out there, but that’s just not the case for every human on this planet. Good people sometimes do bad things because they are forced into it for survival’s sake. We need to come at people with more grace and a desire to hear their stories, rather than with unfounded assumptions and anger.

Range is a superior read. I loved every single minute spent in this story and I am so sad my time with these characters is over. I absolutely cannot wait for Brooke’s story! If you are a fan of Ronie Kendig, if you love Romantic Suspense that grips you from page one and won’t let up until the very end, and/or if you are a fan of amazing storytelling then I highly recommend you purchase a copy of this stellar story today. You will not be disappointed you did.

I purchased a copy of this novel in eBook form from Amazon.com on September 29, 2022, in order to review. In no way has this influenced my review. The opinions expressed in this review are my own.

4 thoughts on “Range (2022)

  1. Sounds like a fascinating character study and shows how God’s grace changes people. I have not read this author’s books before but I will definitely look for them now. Thank you for the recommendation.

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