"When the going gets tough a well-trained dog means the difference between life and death"
Reviewed by Clare O'Beara
Posted June 8, 2016
Romance Series | Romance Suspense
Second in the series about dog training for police work,
this Arizona adventure opens with a bang. David Evans is
former army medic who arrives in Desert Valley on a train
also carrying a couple of drug smugglers. When they are
spotted they stab an elderly guard and run for it. David
phones for help and does his best to aid the injured man.
TRUTH AND CONSEQUENCES brings Whitney Godwin and her brown
and white pointer Hunter to answer the call. She's
her dog for drug searches but didn't expect to work so
close to home. But when Whitney is the one with a gun
trained on her, the medic might be her only hope. Wow, and
it's still just the second chapter!
The 'Rookie K-9 Unit' series is written by different
authors with some recurring characters. The unit is trying
to solve the murder of a top dog trainer. Lenora Worth has
bravely chosen to focus on a pointer which is a working
used to track and indicate game, but not aggressive or
guarding like a Shepherd or Doberman. This limits Hunter's
usefulness in a chase and his breed characteristics are
well elaborated. Game dogs are useful to law enforcement
because they don't tire of work and lose focus. But
is a rookie cop and drug smugglers are violent and
desperate. Whitney is also a mother, with a baby adding to
I'm constantly astounded by the disparity between this
of police story and the thrillers which assure us that
everyone is under surveillance and American agencies track
all movements by camera, licence plate recognition and
computer. In this dramatic tale the drug dealers seem to
hunting down the eye witnesses to their crimes and there
isn't a CCTV in the entire town nor on the train. Putting
up cameras might feel like an invasion of privacy, but the
main losers would be the hoodlums.
TRUTH AND CONSEQUENCES also shows the work carried out by
David in the town medical clinic. Not enough staff or
is his wry summation as he assists the local doctor. He
supports stifling the drug dealing which is leeching funds
out of the area and ruining lives. Whitney swiftly wins
admiration, in this fine, suspenseful romance, which can
read without blushing.
THE PROTECTOR'S MISSION
Honoring a promise to a fallen comrade, former army medic
David Evans heads to Arizona to check up on the soldier's
sister. But as his train pulls into Desert Valley, David
witnesses a drug run gone wrong and narrowly avoids the
bullets flying his way. And when the police show up, he
discovers the investigating officer is the woman he's supposed
to look after. With a fiercely protective K-9 partner and a
new badge, Whitney Godwin insists she can take care of herself
and her infant daughter. But the criminals want both David and
Whitney permanently silenced, so David will stop at nothing to
protect the family he yearns to join.
Rookie K-9 Unit: These lawmen solve the toughest cases with
the help of their brave canine partners
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