Thursday, January 5, 2017

Lone Wolf by Sara Driscoll

LONE WOLF by Sara Driscoll
◊ Series: F.B.I. K-9 Series, Book #1
◊ Narrator: Angela Dawe
◊ Listening Length: 7 hours and 19 minutes
◊ Program Type: Audiobook
◊ Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Suspense
◊ Version: Unabridged
◊ Publisher: Brilliance Audio
◊ Release Date: November 29, 2016
◊ Language: English
ISBN-10: 1531830455
ISBN-13: 978-1531830458

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.

A story featuring a search-and-rescue dog always catches my attention and author Sara Driscoll has crafted a wonderful new series featuring F.B.I. Special Agent Meg Jennings and Hawk, her elite Labrador.

Narrator Angela Dawe gives voice to the various characters in the first installment in Driscoll’s series, LONE WOLF. Dawe’s timing and accents are spot on. Her interruptions of the varying emotions enhance the story giving it additional depth. She conveys the sentiments of the characters with great ease.

Driscoll explores the relationship between dog and handler and the bond they create. Through vivid descriptions and an eye for details, the author relates the intense work of a search-and-rescue K-9 unit. Driscoll puts the listener amid the action and makes them feel the adrenaline rush of the activities.

This thrilling story takes listeners on a journey to find a mad bomber. The author mixes in bits of humor and a touch of romance to keep the story in balance and not quite so dark.

The characters are likable, realistic, and well-developed. Their interaction holds the listeners’ attention as they hold their breath to the captivating conclusion.

LONE WOLF is an enticing start to what promises to be an enthralling new series. It’s also a great way to pay tribute to the real search-and-rescue K-9 units and the amazing work they do.

Lone Wolf by Sara Driscoll, F.B.I. K-9 Series (Book #1), Narrated by Angela Dawe, Brilliance Audio, @2016, ISBN: 978-1531830458, Unabridged, MP3 CD, Run Time: 7 Hours and 19 Minutes

FTC Full Disclosure – A copy of this audio book was sent to me by the publisher. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review. The thoughts are completely my own and given honestly and freely.

Thanks for stopping by today. Do you like books that give vivid descriptions of actual working teams such as search and rescue teams?


  1. I have infinite respect and admiration for these dogs and their handlers.

  2. Good to hear the audio version is well done. A good narrator makes all the difference.

  3. I like the fact that this book features rescue dogs and their handlers. Those partnerships deserve all the credit in the world, and it's good to see them featured. Thanks, Mason, for sharing this.

  4. I'm almost finished reading Lone Wolf and found it excellent. Good pacing, high tension, and I love the dogs!

  5. Sounds like a great story! Thanks for the review.


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