For fans of intense suspense and K-9 crime-solvers
Rising Danger by Jerusha Agen lives up to its title. Tension is high from start to finish. Bristol Bachmann works for an elite organization called Phoenix that handles a variety of K-9 teams. Toby is Bristol’s black lab that excels in bomb detection. Several local dams are being threatened by an extreme environmental group. Bristol and Toby are charged with searching for explosives, along with the help of Remington Jones, who heads up security for the dams. But Bristol and Rem share a tumultuous past and must put old feelings aside to make sure the city is safe from flooding if terrorists unleash the bombs.
I enjoyed this story. I haven’t read too many K-9 stories (although I know there are plenty out there) but this was quite intriguing. I love the various dogs that Phoenix employs. Some are search and rescue and others are guard dogs, and they all work together to solve crimes. But Toby saves the day repeatedly by alerting on explosive devices. I also like the romance angle in the story. It definitely had that “second chance” trope feel, with Bristol still harboring a lot of anger towards Rem for his past mistakes. But can she forgive him and see that he’s changed for the better?
This story moved at a fast pace, had plenty of danger, with likable characters that made me root for them to find love. All in all this is an enjoyable novel that would be a great addition to anyone’s summer beach day!
5 stars (I loved it, couldn’t put it down)
5 stars (Non-stop edge-of-your-seat suspense from start to finish)
I received an ebook review copy of this book through NetGalley. All opinions expressed in this review are my own.