"Leave No Trace" FBI K-9 series By Sara Driscoll: Review/Giveaway

Review by Sandra Murphy

Details at the end of this post on how to enter to win a copy of the book and links to purchase it. 

Meg Jennings, Brian Foster, and their search dogs Hawk and Lacey are FBI agents, best friends, and partners whose lives depend on each other. 

This time they’re tracking a killer in Georgia. The first death looked like an accident, but the second was obviously deliberate. Both victims were shot through the heart from a great distance with an arrow, specially designed. There doesn’t seem to be a connection between the two, but after a third death, the motive starts to take shape. 

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The killer moves like a ghost, never leaving a broken branch or a footprint in the forests. Hawk and Lacey have no trouble following the trail, but by the time Meg and Brian reach the scene from their home base in DC, the killer is long gone. Even moving their base of operations to Georgia still puts them chasing rather than getting out ahead of the murderer. 

As the attacks continue and suspects alibi out, the team begins to believe the motive dates back a couple of hundred years to impact the present. Just how far will the killer go? 

This is book five in the series, one of my favorites. Driscoll gives readers insight into the workings of a tracker team, the dangers of the job, the rewards as well as the disappointments. There’s a cost in terms of personal life, too. Meg loves Todd Webb, a former EMT, now a fire fighter. Brian is married to Ryan. Without the understanding of  the bond between the teams and their dogs, the awareness of danger and the willingness to face it to solve a case, their personal relationships would never last. 

This story is a fast-paced page turner. Meg and Hawk never take unnecessary risks, but sometimes there’s no choice but to keep going no matter what. As always, I can’t wait for the next book, to catch up with old friends, to talk crime and dogs. 

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Sandra Murphy lives in the shadow of the Arch in St. Louis Missouri. She writes about eco-friendly topics, pets and wildlife for magazines and reviews mysteries and thrillers for KRL. A collection of her short stories, published by Untreed Reads, From Hay to Eternity: Ten Tales of Crime and Deception can be found at all the usual outlets. Each one is a little weird and all have a twist you won't see coming.

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