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Product Details

  • Series: Love Inspired LP Suspense\Texas K-9 Unit
  • Mass Market Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Love Inspired; Large Print edition (March 5, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0373675496
  • ISBN-13: 978-0373675494
  • Product Dimensions: 4.1 x 0.8 x 6.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,984,412 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From the Author

This book is part of a series about a K-9 unit operating in Texas. A total of 6 authors participated, with one new title each month, beginning in Jan. 2013. #1, TRACKING JUSTICE by Shirlee McCoy, #2, DETECTION MISSION, by Margaret Daley, #3, GUARD DUTY by Sharon Dunn (that's me), #4, EXPLOSIVE SECRETS, by Valerie Hansen, #5, SCENT OF DANGER, by Terri Reed, #6, LONE STAR PROTECTOR, by Lenora Worth. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Sharon Dunn grew up in the country where there was ample opportunity for her imagination to flourish. She started writing when she was pregnant with her oldest son. Three kids and a lot of diaper changes later, she has published both award winning humorous mysteries and romantic suspense. Her hobbies include reading in small increments, trying to find things around the house, being the mom taxi, and making pets out of the dust bunnies under her furniture.

Customer Reviews

All in all a good mystery & romance.
Vicki
This is a great addition to the series and shows how a reliable K9 officer is an asset to any law enforcement unit.
Clare O'Beara
This book was one of the fascinating series Texas K-9 Unit which were all an enjoyable read.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By K. Webster on March 20, 2013
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I kept trying to suspend my need for a little realism in romance writing, but I gave up. The girl in the story is a rookie cop with the custody of her baby niece. Her life is in serious danger, her niece has no one else and does she take time off from work - no, only she can find the bad guys (with the help of a cute FBI agent). Off she goes and has the bad guy take away her gun no one, but twice (at last count). Another time the bad guy is arrested but then gets away (have we heard of handcuffs???).

Somehow this girl thinks that doing things by herself is showing great police procedure. I am sorry she would be fired in a heartbeat for the things that she does. The fact that she is the only guardian for a baby that has no one else and takes the risks that she does made me not like her. It seemed like she was closer to her dog than her niece.

Final thing, I enjoyed the first 2 books in the series. But it still bugs me - this is supposed to be south of San Antonio, Texas I believe. Somehow what I've seen of the area doesn't seem to condusive to a forest, except maybe of cactus. These stories seem to be written for 12 year old girls who won't know the difference.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By M. A. Accumanno on March 6, 2013
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Likeable characters. A story-line that hasn't been too over-used. A functional pet. An adorable baby. What else could you want in a story?
Seriously though, this was a pretty good book. It had a reasonable amount of suspense and romance. There wasn't really a Christian message to this book. It just had Christian characters who pray once or twice during the story. Oh, and limited amounts of violence and no swearing. Christian and non-Christian readers would be able to enjoy this book.

The heroine was likeable. She knew how to do her job, but also knew when she needed to back off and let someone else help her. She also takes on the responsibility of her niece with joy and cares about the people who she serves. The hero was also likeable. He wants justice for the death of a rookie cop who was murdered on his watch, but isn't bent on revenge. I would have liked to see a little bit more of their relationship being developed though.
Some of the book was repetitive, but not too, too bad. (Spoiler: They see the bad guy, he gets away, They see the bad guy, he gets away etc.)

All in all it was a pretty good book to read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Anita J.Fife on June 24, 2013
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I enjoyed this book. There was no bad language, no sexy love scenes...my kind of enjoyable reading. I enjoyed having Lexie (the K-9) in it and her interactions with everyone. There was a lot of action taking place so you couldn't get bored.
I'm not good at expressing myself after reading a book but take my word for it, I'm sure you'll enjoy this one.
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Officer Valerie Salgado had a lot on her plate. Her sister had died of Cancer leaving her with a toddler niece to be a mother to. She also may be the only person who had gotten a look at a woman only known as 'the Serpent'. This woman is responsible for murder. Valerie is not quite sure what she even looked like but the Serpent wants her dead. Multiple attempts are being made on her life.
Helping her is FBI agent Trevor Lewis. He is in town looking for a man who murdered his rookie partner. The man is known to frequent Officer Salgado's beat. Teamed together, they search for the elusive man. With the help of Officer Salgado's canine partner, Lexi, they keep getting closer and closer. The death attempts are increasing.
This was an exciting book. Suspenseful. The bonding of Val and her niece with Lexi, as well as Trevor. The relationship between the police dog and its officer was interesting. A good story.
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This series has definitely interested me in suspense fiction, which wasn't the case heretofore. Once I have read the entire series, I plan to start over and read them in succession in order to have a better feel for the complete story line. That is a rarity for me.
The portrayal of the canine character is excellent, along with the description of the police work. It is evident that there is much research involved, showing well in the believability of the characters and the plot.
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Two people,Valerie & Trevor, with very different backgrounds are drawn together by dangerous circumstances. Valerie & Trevor are very likeable characters. Valerie, whose sister recently died, is raising her sister's baby daughter. I love how she is learning to be a mom & balancing that with a dangerous job. It is heart warming to see how Trevor, who is very unsure about children, warms up to Bethany. I enjoyed how the relationship grows. Lexi is a police dog & loving pet. As a pet lover, it was a little hard to read when Lexi was in danger. All in all a good mystery & romance. It is refreshing how a good story can be told without graphic sex & foul language. That's why when I just want to read something light, I enjoy quick reads like those from Love Inspired.
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Full of adventure and mystery. I love dogs (we have 3!) so it made the story more enjoyable for me.
Sharon did a great job putting this story together.
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By silver37 on April 3, 2014
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I think these stories are the best. IT SHOWS THE LOVE AND LOYALTY OF BOTH DOG MASTERS. I WOULD RECOMMEND THIS BOOK TO ANY ONE WHO LIKES DOGS.
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