Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Review: Lone Wolf (FBI K-9 Mysteries #1) by Sara Dricoll

In the first book in a thrilling new series, FBI Special Agent Meg Jennings and Hawk, her loyal search-and-rescue Labrador, must race against time as they zero in on one of the deadliest killers in the country . . .
Meg and Hawk are part of the FBI’s elite K-9 unit. Hawk can sniff out bodies anywhere—living or dead—whether it’s tracking a criminal or finding a missing person. When a bomb rips apart a government building on the National Mall in Washington D.C., it takes all of the team’s extensive search-and-rescue training to locate and save the workers and visitors buried beneath the rubble.
But even as the duo are hailed as heroes, a mad bomber remains at large, striking terror across the Eastern seaboard in a ruthless pursuit of retribution. As more bombs are detonated and the body count escalates, Meg and Hawk are brought in to a task force dedicated to stopping the unseen killer. But when the attacks spiral wide and any number of locations could be the next target, it will come down to a battle of wits and survival skills between Meg, Hawk, and the bomber they’re tracking to rescue a nation from the brink of chaos.

ebook, 304 pages
Expected publication: November 29th 2016 by Kensington 
Genre: Mystery

Kristine's Thoughts:

** I received an advanced readers copy from Kensington in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!**

This book was a mystery in the sense that the main character did not know who was responsible for the bombings but as the reader you got to hear the voice of the bomber.

Let me start out by saying that I love dogs. In fact, I like them better than most humans so I wasn't surprised that I would be drawn to this story about Meg and her search and rescue dog Hawk. It was an absolute pleasure to read about a different side of law enforcement and the bond between handler and animal.

This book was a relatively simple mystery that moved quickly and I was able to finish it in a short amount of time. There were no complicated plot twists involved and no guessing who the suspect was. Sometimes I find it nice to read a straight forward book that doesn't make you think too much. This was one of those books.

I only have two minor critiques that I feel the need to mention...

The first was the connection that Meg made with a previous robbery that she thought might connect the cases. She used connections to get an inside scoop and a jump on the investigation. In my opinion, it was such a simple connection that I found it hard to believe that nobody else was able to make the same connection.

The second isn't really a critique but I need to mention it anyway. I wanted more Hawk! Although he was a large part of the story, it wasn't enough. I craved more about the Labrador and would have loved a little more time spent with him.

This was the first book in a brand new series so it looks like I will be able to get to read some more about the furry FBI sidekicks in the future. I look forward to following this series and the hard working service dogs that go with it.

About the Author
Sara Driscoll is the pseudonym for authors Jen J. Danna and Ann Vanderlaan.
A scientist specializing in infectious diseases, Jen works as part of a dynamic research group at a cutting-edge Canadian university. However, her true passion lies in indulging her love of the mysterious and thrilling through her writing. With her partner Ann Vanderlaan, Jen writes two series: the Abbott and Lowell Forensic Mysteries—suspenseful mysteries with a smart, scientific edge, and the FBI K-9 Mysteries—a new thriller series under the pseudonym Sara Driscoll starring FBI K-9 handler Meg Jennings and her search-and-rescue black lab Hawk. 

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