About the Book
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.
I read a lot of crime fiction, either told by a police officer’s view or that of the criminal but I have never read one where the main characters are a dog handler with the FBI and her partner the dog. I didn’t really know what to expect but I certainly never expected to enjoy it as much as I did.
The action starts immediately when they must attend the scene of a bombing and see if they can find any survivors. It was very tense reading whilst they tried to help children who had been trapped during their visit. But more buildings are targeted and both Meg and Hawk are in high demand, trying to save people and Meg is also trying to stop further attacks from the unknown bomber.
The investigation into who the perpetrator was and how to stop him was the main storyline but the relationship between a dog handler and rescue dog was something I had never really thought about. You see it on the news when something goes wrong but I had never realised how close the bond was and when you read about Meg’s previous partner this was very convincing and upsetting.
I think this could be a fantastic new series, I liked Meg, her team, family and people who she meets during this novel who could become more than friends.
Sara Driscoll is an author I have never read before and I would like to thank the publisher for the copy received.