Roses & Thorns

Roses & Thorns

Sunday, September 21, 2014

K9 Blue: Ground Zero by Matt McCredie


Police dog handler Mike Winters and his furry partner Falcon love a good chase. They’ll do anything to protect the streets of Sydney, whether it’s tracking a murderer through the woods or breaking up a bar brawl. It’s all fun and games until the bad guy gets hurt. And then it’s just fun.

Lately though, it seems that violent incidents are on the rise. When Mike and Falcon’s beloved commander is killed in action, Mike is determined to bring the perpetrators to justice, but he has no idea just how deep this malevolent plot runs. A terrorist organisation has devised a plan to attack the city from all sides, and they have taken over a refueling ship in Sydney Harbour.

Mike and Falcon must use all of their wit and courage to battle the killers, expose police corruption, and, if they’re lucky, save a city from obliteration.


I love animals as long as they have legs, but I especially love furry ones. And I deeply respect Service Animals, especially the ones who put their lives on the line along with their partners—Police and War Dogs. So how could I resist a book about a K-9 Officer and his four-legged partner? With Australia on my bucket list, what could be better than a book about an Aussie K-9 team?

The time during which this book takes place, however, would not be the best time to visit Sydney. Try as they might, Mike and Falcon are unable to stop the entire terrorist attack on their beloved city. There are only two of them and they can’t be everywhere at once stopping a multi-pronged attack. But, they’re in the thick of it, and between Mike’s quick thinking and Falcon’s iron jaws they give a pretty good account of themselves.

Mr. McCredie, the dog on your book cover caught my attention. Your excellent writing kept it. The only reason I did not give you five stars is that your editor needs to go back to school and learn a bit more basic grammar. I would have expected better from a major publisher like HarperCollins. I received this book from NetGalley. Was it a proof copy? Were some of the glitches I noticed caught and fixed before the actual release? I fervently hope so.

Length:  241 Pages

Digital Price:  $2.99

Thanks for visiting. Rose, Julie & Rochelle

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