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No Going Back (Daniel Whelan #1)

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The first in an exciting new mystery series featuring ex-police dog handler Charlie Whelan - When two young sisters run away on Dartmoor, Charlie Whelan and his German shepherd, Taz, are called into action, and a desperate search quickly turns up one of the girls. However, rather than showing relief at being rescued, she seems terrified. Darkness halts their hunt for her ...more
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published May 1st 2010 by Severn House Publishers (first published 2010)
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Jan 28, 2014 Andreanne rated it liked it
I read it in french (Sans retour)..the translation wasn't that great, but the story is good.
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Sep 29, 2015 Wendy Hearder-moan rated it liked it
In defiance to the title, I HAVE "gone back" read the rest of the series in order after inadvertently starting with the third. I'm really enjoying getting to know Daniel Whelan and his dog, Taz. Some of the reviews mention this author in the same breath as Dick Francis and I think the comparison is fairly apt, in terms of a hero who seems to be able to accomplish miracles despite extensive physical injuries. And Taz gets a lot of credit too! As noted by one reviewer, the author obviously c ...more
Sep 08, 2015 Scott rated it really liked it
I really like mystery thrillers. The author has a good grasp of how words can be used to create a compelling story.
The dustjacket reads: “The first in an exciting new mystery series featuring ex-police dog handler Daniel Whelan”. That statement, coupled with a great dustjacket was all I needed to crack the book open.

About twenty years ago I devoured all the Dick Francis novels I could get my hands on. However, I moved on to other authors and sort of forgot what it was I liked about his writing. All I can say is that Lyndon Stacey would make a worthy successor to Dick Francis. The author’s love of all things
Jun 25, 2012 Sheila rated it really liked it
Daniel is an ex dog handler in England. He was forced to quit the police force because of something he did. You don't know what that reason is until fairly far into the book. He is separated from his wife, Amanada and his 8 year old son, Drew. His son desperately wants to live with his father, but Daniel works long hours as a truck driver delivering feed to horse stables and other animal farms. After his dog, Taz finds a little deaf girl for two grandparents, his picture is in the paper. He rece ...more
Oct 17, 2010 Susan rated it liked it
Disgraced former police officer Daniel Whelan and his dog Taz have gained a local reputation after finding a lost child. So Whelan isn't too surprised when a man calls to beg them to find his two daughters, lost in the Dartmoor mists. He finds one girl, and learns that the other returned to her father and his surly brother on her own. But he's still suspicious of the pair--why did they call him instead of the police?--and when he sees a girl who looks like the older of the two, he's even more su ...more
Aug 26, 2010 Grey853 rated it liked it
Shelves: mystery
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Sep 16, 2013 Vaibhav Manoharan rated it really liked it
A really Good Mystery that I've read in a long time. Lyndon Stacey has written this story in a fast paced manner. The story keep you engaged through-out! It's the story of 2 Detectives, Daniel and Taz. The former is a retired Police officer who works as a cattle feed delivery driver and the latter, a retired Police Dog. They solve one crisis and the next emerges each giving a clue of the original problem. It's a "nice" read though.
Aug 24, 2010 Kitty rated it liked it
Daniel Whelan is a former police dog handler who was forced to leave the force. His police dog was forced into retirement, too, so they are still together. He meets a distraught father who seeks help finding his 2 daughters on the moor. But something seems strange to him. Why were the girls running away? He can't let it go, and his life is beset by frighteners. All the more puzzling...
Jun 27, 2013 Jools rated it it was amazing
Really good read, fast paced story, believeable characters (to the point where I so want to meet Taz!) - I listened to this as a talking book, and couldn't wait to get to the next disc each time. Very highly recommended
Oct 18, 2011 Erika rated it really liked it
Really enjoyed the first in this series with the new character of Daniel and his ex-police dog Taz. Looking forward to carrying on reading this series, very engaging.
Joella Tunnell
Dec 06, 2010 Joella Tunnell rated it really liked it
A pretty good story of an ex-policeman and his retired police dog - the first of a series of their adventures with bad guys.
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Mar 28, 2013 Lindsay Aly rated it liked it
A huge proof-reading error. All the publicity and the blurb on the back refer to him as Charlie. How could they have missed that?
Aug 19, 2010 Christine rated it liked it
New author for me.
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Lyndon Stacey is an animal portrait artist by trade and has a love of Western style horse riding. She lives in the Blackmore Vale in Dorset, with three assorted dogs and two cats, and is now a full-time writer.

Her many interests include horse riding, animal psychology, classical music, genealogy and exploring the countryside on her motorcycle.
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