"Megan Jennings ignored the water squelching noisily in her soggy hiking boots and focused instead on the black Labrador running ahead. Hawk ran with his nose skimming the ground, his thick tail held stiff and high. The chase was on, and he was in his element. Pausing briefly, he pushed through the broken underbrush, following a path that meandered through the trees, a path that nearly wasn't, unless you knew what to look for. ... They were looking for a killer."
Lone Wolf: An F.B.I. K-9 Novel by Sara Driscoll -- Meg and Hawk are part of the F.B.I.'s elite K-9 unit. They track criminals and are well-trained in search-and-rescue. And when a government building is bombed, they help locate any survivors in the debris. When the bomber strikes again, Meg is determined to help track him down, even if it means enlisting the help of the journalist who was recently contacted by the bomber himself.
So, here's the truth: I didn't love this one, but I didn't hate it either. On the plus side, it reads fast. And Hawk and the other dogs are amazing. But I felt the humans' character development was a little lacking, and I questioned the role that the K-9 handlers ended up playing in the F.B.I investigation. Still, I liked it enough to want to give this series another try because I think Driscoll's premise has a lot of potential. (The second book, Before It's Too Late, sounds especially good.) And I did really love the dogs.
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