No Second Chances A British police dog-handler mystery
by Lyndon Stacey
Mystery & Thrillers
Pub Date: 1 July 2016
No Second Chances is not your usual mystery that starts with a body and goes from there. Rather, it is a complex drama hinging on two elements, a missing husband being sought by thugs and a teenage girl needing to find her boyfriend, a Traveler, so she can recover pawned jewelry before her mother discovers it is missing. Daniel Whelan and his canine partner Taz left the police service, but his experience comes into play when he encounters a pair of thugs threatening a neighbor. Lorna asks for Daniel's help as her husband Harvey is missing and she doesn't know what these men want. Her teenage daughter, who is as maddeningly self centered as only a 15 year old can be, manages to convince Daniel to help her as well. The only reason he has for doing so is that Lorna is much too troubled to deal with her daughter's issues at that moment....
Lost Dog A Gideon and Sirius Novel Book 3
by Alan Russell
Thomas & Mercer
Mystery & Thrillers, General Fiction (Adult)
Pub Date 14 Jun 2016
Lost Dog is a simply amazing novel that showcases the incredible, enduring bond that forms between rescue dogs and their adopters. This is no cozy mystery, but rather a dark and realistic thriller where dogs play a vital role, both Sirius, Detective Michael Gideon's K9 partner, and Angie a hound-mix seeking her missing owner.
Victims of abuse, both human and animal, frequently fall through the cracks. When Heather Moreland is abducted from her home, it is Angie through her perseverance draws the attention of Gideon and Sirius. A dog lover as well as K-9 officer, Detective Michael Gideon's compassion leads him to discover that Angie's owner, Heather, is missing and the possible victim of violence. Despite it not being his case, Gideon feels responsible for bringing Angie home, and he pursues the case relentlessly....