Special Agent Meg Jennings and her search-and-rescue dog are on the trail of a killer hiding where others fear to tread…
For Meg Jennings and her K-9 companion, Hawk, exploring the ruins of a deserted building is an exciting way to sharpen their skills without the life-or-death stakes they face as part of the FBI’s Human Scent Evidence Team. But deep in the echoing rooms of an abandoned asylum, Hawk finds the body of an elderly woman. The victim couldn’t have made her way into the derelict building on her own. Before forty-eight hours pass, Meg learns of more cases of elders found dead in neglected urban structures.
There’s not enough evidence to link the deaths—yet. But Meg scents a pattern, and when she gets word of another senior gone missing, she and Hawk don’t hesitate. Meg is sure a murderer is hunting the elderly, and she can prove it if she can just find a connection. It will take the expert coordination of her whole team, along with help from Clay McCord and Todd Webb, to uncover the means, let alone a motive. And to stop someone who has operated in the dark for so long, Meg will need to risk more than she has to give . . .
Perilous adventures inside derelict buildings add texture and excitement to Driscoll's solid fourth FBI K-9 novel featuring search-and-rescue expert Meg Jennings and her Labrador retriever, Hawk (after 2018's Lone Wolf). Meg teams with EMT Todd Webb and Washington Post reporter Clay McCord to unmask a serial killer preying on the elderly. Clues lead Meg and Hawk into the world of extreme urban exploration called urbexing. Driscoll's narrative power is at its best when the K-9 duo chase the killer through claustrophobic locations, though the pacing is undermined at times by heavy exposition. Dialogue strains when Meg's team tries to connect urbexing with the victims' illegal annuity policies and Tamil ritual killings. Logic is also an issue, as it's never clear why the killer goes to such elaborate lengths to take elderly patients into the bowels of deserted buildings when he could kill them in their nursing homes. This will appeal to dog lovers and those who enjoy PG-rated action.
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No Man’s Land
NO MAN ‘S. LAND.....by Sara Driscoll
Love stories with the FBI and special service dogs. This deals with a killer hurting the elderly, abandoned building leaving them there and the killer been at it too long. Meg wants to stop him, and with her team, they have to find a connection to this madman.
Good series, and the plot, catches you from the beginning.
Given ARC for my voluntary review and my honest opinion by Net Galley and Kensington.