FBI K-9s by Sara Driscoll
FBI handler Meg Jennings and her black Lab Hawk are part of the FBI’s elite Human Scent Evidence Team, part of the Forensic Canine Unit. Their job―find the missing, lost, escaped, or dead. The team as a whole can be deployed at a moment’s notice around the nation to search for missing children, escaped convicts, or to find the victims of natural disasters. With a little under-the-table help from crack Washington Post investigative reporter Clay McCord, they tackle a spree bomber, track down a twisted serial killer with a taste for word games and asphyxiating his victims, and crack a human trafficking ring that is uncovered when a vicious hurricane hits the east coast.
FBI K-9s #1
Release Date - ebook: November 29, 2016, bookstores: December 2016 from Kensington Books.
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.
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
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
Before It's Too Late
FBI K-9s #2
Release Date - October 2017 from Kensington Books.
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 . . .
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