Saturday 24 May 2014

Book ~ "Paw Enforcement" (2014) Diane Kelly

From Goodreads ~ Introducing police officer, Megan Luz, and her loyal K-9 partner, Brigit - two Fort Worth cops who are worth their weight in kibble. 

Officer Luz is lucky she still has a job after tasering a male colleague where it counts the most. Sure, he had it coming - which is why the police chief is giving Megan a second chance. The catch? Her new partner can’t carry a gun, can’t drive a cruiser, and can’t recite the Miranda Rights. Because her new partner is a big furry police dog. So that’s what the chief meant when he called Megan’s partner a real b*tch.

With Brigit out on the beat, Megan is writing up enough tickets to wallpaper the whole station. But when a bomb goes off at the mall’s food court, it’s up to Megan and Brigit to start digging - and sniffing - for clues. With the help of dead-sexy bomb-squad expert, Seth Rutledge, and his own canine partner named Blast, Megan finds herself in a desperate race to collar a killer. Will justice be served - or will she end up in the doghouse?

Megan is a fairly new cop and recently got in trouble because she tasered her A-hole partner, Derek (he deserves it!).  She has a choice ... either take on a canine partner and do an anger management course or lose her job.  She begrudgingly partners with Brigit.

While on patrol in a mall, Megan and Brigit discover a bomb and are able to get the shoppers out before the bomb blows.  She meets Seth, a bomb squad tech and sparks fly.  The lead cop investigating lets Megan help with tracking down the bomber which makes her happy.  The bomber then strikes again, this time with innocent bystanders getting hurt.

This is the first book I've read by this author and I enjoyed it.  I liked the writing style ... it was funny and sarcastic yet suspenseful.  It is written in first person perspective from Megan's point of view and third person perspective from Brigit's point of view (which is funny) and the bomber's point of view (you don't know who the bomber is until towards the end of the book).

I liked Megan.  She's not perfect and despite getting the minimum pass mark on her anger management course, she still has bursts of emotion (like gleefully smacking the plastic testicles on her former partner's car every day).  Seth seems like a nice guy but has some family secret he is holding back on.  Brigit is a hoot and deep down is still a dog who loves attention and chewing on Megan's shoes.

I can see this being the first of a series (I hope so!).  I look forward to reading others by this author.

1 comment:

Masshole Mommy said...

This sounds like a great book!