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.Rising Danger: A Thrilling K9 Suspense by Jerusha Agen
Genres: Romance, Suspense
Published by Love Inspired Trade on May 25, 2021
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It’s up to a K-9 handler and her canine partner to stop a bomber before it’s too late.
Someone’s planting explosives on dams in the Twin Cities, and Bristol Bachmann and her bomb-sniffing dog must move quickly to find them before everything ends up underwater. That means relying on the dams’ supervisor—an ex-boyfriend Bristol never thought she’d see again. Hopefully Remington Jones has grown up from the rakish charmer she knew in her academy days. Because lives now depend entirely on them…
It’s an environmental terrorist who wants the dams gone, and his bid to set the waters free has lethal consequences. When he sees Bristol and her K-9 working to stop him, he sets his sights on them. Can they evade him in a lethal game of cat and mouse and protect the cities from devastating destruction before the clock runs out?
Here is what I thought
It starts out with Bristol and her dog Toby looking for a bomb. There was a bomb threat at a dam and she works for Phoenix K-9 Security and Detection Agency and was called in to search for the bomb. Bristol finds out that her ex-boyfriend is in charge of dam safety and has to go in looking for the bomb together. Remington tells her that he got a phone call about the bomb threat and he has been evacuating the dam.
Bristol doesn’t work for the bomb squad so she can’t actually disarm the bomb once it’s found she just finds it and then lets the bomb squad do there thing, but she could if she needs to because she use to work for the bomb squad. She can’t believe that Remington is in charge of such a crucial thing because all she remembers of him is how reckless he use to be and how unreliable he was when they dated.
Then a bomb at another dam goes off and she is called over there because there are casualties and they need her and the dog. They also get another call from the bomber about how there are other bombs that will be going off as the person is going to free the Mississippi river from it’s cage.
Now, it’s a race against time to try and find the other bombs and she is going to have to rely on Remington’s help, but she doesn’t trust him and can’t think of him as anything but irresponsible. They have to try and put away their difference and work together to find the bombs and who is behind things.
I really enjoyed this it was really fast paced and it was more focused on the suspense than the romance and that was fine. I knew it would be because this is a love inspired novel which is harlequin’s Christian romance line. It’s not real preachy (but there are some God moments it is Christian fiction after all) or anything just more focused on the suspense.
I liked Bristol, there is a reason she left the bomb squad and she has had to deal with some past issues that has turned her from any sort of faith. She joined PK9 security and detection because she wanted to work with a dog and on the regular bomb squad they didn’t do that. Phoenix contacted her and it wasn’t a hard choice for her. I love the PK9 squad because they are all women and very cool. Remington is a great guy, he made some mistakes in his past and even his own father won’t talk to him because of the things he has done. Rem has changed though, he is a Christian now and takes life a lot more serious and is trying to make up for his mistakes. He relies a lot on his faith to see him through thing and wants to prove that he is different to Bristol, but might not go about it the right way.
I thought it was a great suspense novel with a touch of romance and I would recommend it to anyone who likes romantic suspense that is light on romance. 🙂