Renegade

Renegade 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 Pi

  • Title: Renegade
  • Author: Mel Odom
  • ISBN: 9781414349312
  • Page: 446
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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, PikeHaving 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 mission 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

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    1. This is a first for me, the only time I’ve awarded 5 out of 5 stars to a novel that didn’t absolutely appeal to me personally. Renegade is not the type of book I gravitate to (ya think?), and yet it’s so superbly crafted, so flawlessly executed, that I can’t do anything other than give it full marks.Protagonist Pike Morgan is not your ordinary hero. A former foster kid, hidden by the Witness Protection Program, and a Marine, Pike is more than a little rough around the edges. What makes h [...]

    2. I enjoyed this less than the other military series (Mel Odom's NCIS series) that I just finished. Granted, I didn't read book 1 of this Called to Serve series, so I wasn't as attached to the characters in this book. This seemed more violent than the other series, too. However, there wasn't as much of the weapons' description this go'round, either. Note: there was supposed to be a book 3 released in this series in 2014. No sign of it.

    3. Is there a thirdThe story was better than the first now that I know the characters. Will there be a third? I would like to read more.

    4. Renegade is the second book in Mel Odom’s Called to Serve series. This installment continues the coverage of the Marine Reserve unit introduced in book one but with the focus on Pike Morgan. We learn more of his history and his life outside of the Marines. You will struggle along with Pike as he tries to figure out where he fits into the world. As he struggles with his personal battles he must also battle terrorists in Afghanistan. There is plenty of heart pounding action in this book to keep [...]

    5. Pike Morgan's childhood in the foster care system has made him rebellious, cynical and hard. His rough exterior and disregard for the judicial system has the police department on his doorstep more often than he would like. With his faith in vigilante justice and himself, Pike is part of the Marine Reservists and it gives him a sense of purpose he wouldn't otherwise have. Eager for another deployment, he is anxious for another tour.When his deployment finally comes, he and his team find themselve [...]

    6. Renegade by Mel OdomOdom follows Deployed with Renegade. We pick up a few months later and follow Private Pike. He's in Witness Protection trying to bring justice for the death of his only friend. He's a tough case though. He's a Marine Reservist and isn't easy to get along with. The marshals have frustrated him with their procrastination on bring Petey's death to a close. He holds himself aloof from everyone because history proves they won't care for him in the long run.Until a young boy named [...]

    7. In Renegade, Pike is a tough guy with a past that he keeps hidden. Because of crimes that he and his friend committed, his friend was murdered causing Pike to be in the witness protection program. Pike has been assigned to a neighborhood in Tulsa and though he is a loner, he has become close to a few people: Monty, who is his mechanic boss, Monty’s family, and a young boy named Hector. Pike is also a Marine and he has been assigned to work in Afghanistan to battle the terrorists that have been [...]

    8. "Renegade" by Mel Odom is book two of the Called to Serve series. I haven't read book 1, and though it sounds good, it isn't necessary to read before this one. In "Renegade", Pike, a low level criminal is in the witness protection program to testify against the killers of his best friend, Pete. He has been there for three years. Strangely, the witness protection has given him the most stability he has ever known and Pike isn't sure how he feels about that. Pike is also in the Marine reserves. In [...]

    9. First of all, I want to thank Tyndale Publishers for sending me this book so that I could write this review.Now, this was a very good book. I loved the way it was written and it caused an incredibly crazy and insane adrenaline rush in every chapter! I mean how many people have adrenaline rushes sitting on their bed?!This is a Christian book and has quite a few Christian characters in it that are all telling Pike Morgan, who thinks he is better off without anyone in his life, in different ways th [...]

    10. While the story and plot line were very good, I had issues with the technicalities for this book. It seemed as though the author did very little research in to the Marine Corps. Having been in the Marines, as well as my sister, 2 uncles, and grandfather; this made it difficult to not get frustrated. Minor details I can deal with, but there were some glaring issues. A few of them include a female in an infantry unit (this does not happen in real life), Velcro on the uniforms (this happens in the [...]

    11. Renegade by Mel Odom is book two in the series Called to Serve. I didn’t get to read book one and would have liked to. It really would have made the reading experience richer. I enjoyed Renegade and how it showed that war is not a game or something that is just part of life. War is really about death and evil, but sometimes you have to fight to rid the world of evil. If you don’t like war stories or hear about a lot of death then you shouldn’t read this book. I myself usually don’t read [...]

    12. Renegade is the second book in the Called to Serve series by Mel Odom. This book centers on Pike. Growing up Pike was in and out of foster homes, getting into trouble with his friend and eventually ended up on the witness protection program. He lives in a rough area and takes it upon himself to take care of drug dealers, yet finds time to help a young boy with his homework. Pike is also a Marine. In this book he is deployed to Afghanistan where he is involved in fighting and searching for a terr [...]

    13. Renegade by Mel Odom is the second book in the Called To Serve series. I had said that the first book was the most captivating book I've read in a while; well it's just been topped. I loved reading more about Pikes story. His past was kept a mystery in Deployed and was revealed more in Renegade. I can't wait for the next book!

    14. An inside glimpse into the trials and triumphs of the Marine reserves. Opened my eyes to the hardships they go through. Odom takes us right alongside Pike and his comrades as they hunt down terrorists in Afghanistan. Violence was suitably bloody, though not grotesque. Realistic. Worth a read.

    15. Like the first book, it keeps you wondering what will happen next in suspenseful sections of the book. I recommend it.

    16. The story was good, but the violence was a bit too graphic for my liking. I know that's the reality of a war zone, but I'd rather not have to read it.

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