Review of Lone Wolf

December 8, 2016 Book Reviews 6

Review of Lone Wolf

I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Lone Wolf (An F.B.I. K-9 Novel) by Sara Driscoll, Jen J. Danna, Ann Vanderlaan
Genres: Crime, Mystery
Published by Kensington on November 29th, 2016
Pages: 304
Format: eARC
Source: Netgalley

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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.

First Line

The world whipped by in a blur of color.

What I thought of this book

Lone Wolf was a little different in the fact that it wasn’t real action packed, nor was there a lot of suspense or mystery. It was just about a woman and her dog and how they helped catch a bomber as part of the search and rescue team.

Meg used to be a K-9 cop but when her partner was killed in the line of duty it hurt her deeply and she just couldn’t do it anymore so she quit. She really didn’t think she would ever bond too another dog but her dad found a scrappy dog in need of care and she took to caring for him and in doing so bonded with him and he helped heal her mentally. She took to training him to be a search and rescue dog because she knew that she couldn’t go back to being a cop.

A bomber hits a government build in Washington D.C. and there was a lot of people there including a group of children on a school trip. Meg and her dog Hawk is called into work the scene and look for bodies dead or alive. It was a heart-wrenching thing for Meg and her dog to go through and by the time she was ordered to go home she was exhausted. The newspapers capture a moment she had with her dog on a bench and the bomber is not happy about them taking the spotlight away from him.

Meg wants to do something to stop this bomber once he contacts the news with a letter saying that he wasn’t done. Then another building is hit and totally destroyed no survivors. Meg and Hawk had to work that scene too even though they knew there was no hope.

Meg decides to do a little digging outside of work because of how the red tape can tie the hands of the FBI and she really wants to get this guy.

The bomber is a man on a mission, someone who is angry at the government. He is not going to stop till he has done what he wanted to do and Meg is determined to stop him.

Honestly, there wasn’t a lot of suspenseful action, it was just about a mad bomber and a woman and her dog, the most action was at the end with the confrontation, but it was really interesting. I really enjoyed read it and maybe it’s because I am a dog person. 🙂 It was really interesting learning about the FBI K-9 unit and it had terms at the beginning of each chapter about search and rescue that were interesting.

I really liked it and will be checking out the next in the series when it comes out.

Reading Challenge

Reading this book contributed to these challenges:

  • Cloak and Dagger 2016
  • Netgalley Reading Challenge 2016
  • New Release Challenge 2016
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