Lone Wolf

FBI K-9s #1

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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.

Read an excerpt - LONE WOLF – Chapters One to Three

Available at:  Amazon.com, Amazon.ca, Amazon.co.uk, Chapters/Indigo, B&N, BAM, IndieBound, Target, Walmart, Hudson Booksellers

Reviews and Interviews:

RT Book Reviews: "An exciting angle for genre fans." 4 stars - Book Review: LONE WOLF

RT Book Reviews Author Spotlight: Sara Driscoll

Publishers Weekly: "wonderfully readable series launch" - Fiction Book Review: LONE WOLF

Writers Who Kill Blog: Interview with Jen J. Danna about LONE WOLF and her writing partnership with Ann Vanderlaan

Crimespree Magazine: Jen and Ann talk about their rescued pets

Steph's Book Blog: "a fantastic new series". Book Review: LONE WOLF

CrimeBookJunkie: "This book was highly emotive, gripping, intense and full of suspense from the beginning straight on through to the end!  Would I recommend it?  OMFG that is a no brainer!  Hell yeah, I would!! I loved it so much, it is my current #BookOfTheMonth!" 5 stars

Not a Book Snob: "I  enjoyed Lone Wolf tremendously, so much in fact that I was up way past my bedtime reading." - Book Review: LONE WOLF

The Reading Room: "The characters are fresh and interesting including the canine ones, the plot is all too plausible in our world today, and the story unfolds in a chilling atmosphere of well-measured suspense." Book Review: LONE WOLF

Bibliophile Book Club: "Pretty much full of action from the outset, I found myself having trouble putting it down. I didn’t want to stop reading it once I started, which is always a good thing." Book Review: LONE WOLF

Campaign for the American Reader: Coffee with a Canine - Ann Vanderlaan and her dogs

Page 69 Test: LONE WOLF

Gumshoe Reviews: "A non-stop narrative." Book Review: LONE WOLF

Patricia Stoltey's Blog: An interview with Jen - Starting All Over From Scratch

Off-The-Shelf Books: "The excellent writing is intense, engaging and fast paced, with vivid and highly emotive descriptions." Book Review: LONE WOLF

Grab This Book: "Dog lovers will adore it. Thriller fans should grab it. Lone Wolf is highly recommended." Book Review: LONE WOLF



Before It's Too Late

FBI K-9s #2

In this powerful K-9 crime thriller, FBI Special Agent Meg Jennings and her trusted search-and-rescue Labrador, Hawk, must race against the clock before a diabolical killer strikes again…
Somewhere in the Washington, D.C., area, a woman lies helpless in a box. Beneath the earth. Barely breathing. Buried alive. In Quantico, the FBI receives a coded message from the woman’s abductor. He wants to play a game with them: decipher the clues, find the grave, save the girl. The FBI’s top cryptanalysts crack the code, and Special Agent Meg Jennings and her K-9 partner, Hawk, scramble to follow a trail of false leads to the scene of the crime. By the time they solve the puzzle, it’s too late. But the killer’s game is far from over . . .
Soon another message arrives. Another victim is taken, and the deadly pattern is repeated—again and again. Each kidnapping triggers another desperate race against time, each with the possibility of another senseless death. That’s when Meg decides to try something drastic. Break the Bureau’s protocol. Bring in her brilliant sister, Cara, a genius at word games, to decipher the kidnapper’s twisted clues. Meg knows she’s risking her career to do it, but she’s determined not to let one more person die under her and Hawk’s watch. If the plan fails, it could bite them in the end. And if it leads to the killer, it could bury them forever . . .

Available at:  Amazon.com, Amazon.ca, Amazon.co.uk, Chapters/Indigo, B&N, BAM, IndieBound, Target, Walmart, Hudson Booksellers


Read an excerpt - BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE – Chapters One to Three

Reviews and Interviews:

Publishers Weekly: "In Driscoll’s fine follow-up to 2016’s Lone Wolf... [she] nicely incorporates various Civil War locations and trivia into the mystery, while Meg and Hawk prove themselves a formidable team that readers will want to see more of." - Book review: BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE

The Reading Room: "The authors have blended story, character, and setting into gripping accounts of high stake, life and death moments. Before It's Too Late is edge-of-your-seat reading at its best." - Book review: BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE

RT Book Reviews: "Driscoll’s latest, with its clever premise and chilling suspense, will keep readers turning the pages. Smart, solid storytelling, plentiful action, and good pacing help move the story along. With a strong, intelligent, clever heroine in Meg and an equally strong yet sinister, cunning villain, Driscoll creates high-stakes conflict that enriches the plot…A thrilling procedural. 4 Stars." - Book review: BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE

Booklist: “A kidnapper is sending FBI Special Agent Meg Jennings a series of ciphers…If Jennings doesn’t find them in time, they will die.” - Book review: BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE

CrimeBookJunkie: "Wow! Wow! Wow! Do I recommend this book? Hell-to-the-yeah, I do! I am absolutely LOVING this series; clever plots; interesting characters; twisted killers and suspense throughout – and Hawk! Well you #GottaLoveHawk" - Book review: BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE

Bibliophile Book Club: "Before It’s Too Late is a great read. It is full of action and it will definitely keep you turning the pages!" - Book review: BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE

The Story Behind the Story with Alli Sinclair: Behind the Story - Jen J. Danna writing as Sara Driscoll

Gumshoe Reviews: Driscoll provides a rollercoaster ride as Meg and Hawk along with other FBI K-9 teams fight to save lives. - Book review: BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE

Fresh Fiction: BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE is a carefully and cleverly written thriller by Sara Driscoll, a pen name for a two-woman team. They emphasize teamwork and in their case, it certainly pays off. - Book review: BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE

Steph's Book Blog: Hopefully this will be a long running series. Murder, abduction and violence, yes, but there is also the contact with human and canine which makes it special. Fantastic and humbling. - Book review: BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE

Off-The-Shelf Books: "The book is filled with thrills, action and suspense, and I'm sure I barely took a breath for most of it. A great lesson in pacing and plotting." - Book review: BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE

Grab This Book: "The FBI K9 novels have been a welcome and refreshing addition to my kindle. I love the dynamic between Meg and Hawk." - Book review; BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE

Reviewing The Evidence: "Probably the greatest strength of this author's approach is her deep understanding of the relationship between a person and his or her service dog." - Book Review: BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE

Avonna Loves Genres: "An edge-of-your-seat FBI K-9 crime thrill ride! 5 out of 5 Stars!" - Book Review: BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE



Storm Rising

FBI K-9s #3

Release Date - November 27, 2018 from Kensington Books.

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The heart-pounding thriller of a series continues as FBI Special Agent Meg Jennings and her search-and-rescue K-9 companion confront the fury of nature—and the more dangerous nature of man . . .
In the wake of a devastating hurricane, Special Agent Meg Jennings and her Labrador, Hawk—invaluable members of the FBI’s Human Scent Evidence Team—have been deployed to Virginia Beach. They have their work cut out for them. Amid graveyards of debris, and the buried cries for help, the search and rescue operation begins. The most alarming discovery is yet to come—a teenage girl hiding in the Great Dismal Swamp. Shaken by the storm, she has reason to be scared. But this young survivor is terrified of so much more.

Her name is Emma—a disheveled runaway lost to the sordid underbelly of a Virginia sex-trafficking ring. Its leader has disappeared in the chaos—along with other victims. With so much evidence, and so many witnesses, seemingly washed away, Meg joins forces with Special Agent Walter Van Cleave to ensure no further harm comes to their vulnerable charge. They soon discover that this is no small-time localized syndicate. Its branches are rooted in some of the most influential powers in Virginia. Now as Meg’s investigation digs deeper, she’s making some very dangerous enemies. And one by one, they’re coming out of the storm to stop her.

Read a deleted chapter: STORM RISING Original Chapter Six

Available for pre-order at:  Amazon.com, Amazon.ca, Amazon.co.uk, Barnes and Noble, Indigo, and IndieBound.


Publishers Weekly (Starred Review): “Exceptional… The descriptions of the teamwork between dog and human are detailed and dramatic, and the interactions between Meg and Todd as their relationship develops are convincing. Readers will hope this series has a long run.”

Library Journal: “Driscoll’s third thriller offers an action-packed story combining the drama of a post hurricane search and rescue with the suspenseful investigation of a human trafficking case.”

The Reading Room: "This book covers so much, but it is at its core a story of rescue... Storm Rising is not only a great piece of storytelling; it is an important read for awareness."

Open Book Society: "There are not enough adjectives to describe how much I like this novel! It is 3rd in the FBI K-9 series, and the best to date... This is a breathtaking, fast-paced novel. The plot is tight and finely-executed with twists that frequently change the course of the investigation. Five Stars!"