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No Man's Land

(FBI K-9 #4)

4.32  ·  Rating details ·  499 ratings  ·  87 reviews
Special Agent Meg Jennings and her search-and-rescue dog are on the trail of a killer hiding where others fear to tread...

For Meg Jennings and her K-9 companion, Hawk, exploring the ruins of a deserted building is an exciting way to sharpen their skills without the life-or-death stakes they face as part of the FBI's Human Scent Evidence Team. But deep in the echoing rooms
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Published November 26th 2019 by Kensington Publishing Corporation
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Jan 09, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audio

Book four in the Meg Jennings series has a serial killer hunting senior citizens. Meg and Hawk initially find the body of an 85 year old woman in an abandoned mental hospital while urbexing.

I’ve enjoyed all the prior books in this series. Driscoll does a great job of showing us the work done by the rescue teams. And in this book, we learn all about urbexing, or the exploration of abandoned buildings.

It’s always interesting when a book takes place in a setting that the reader knows well. Here,
Jan 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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NO MAN’S LAND (An FBI K-9 Book #4) by Sara Driscoll is the latest in this thrilling and fast-paced series featuring Special Agent Meg Jennings, her K-9 companion, Hawk and the FBI’s Human Scent Evidence Team. While each book can be read as a standalone, the characters continue to evolve and become more intertwined.

Meg and Hawk are out learning about “Urbexing” with her boyfriend and his coworker. The sites are run-down relics, cre
Oct 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In Sara Driscoll's fourth book in her FBI K-9 series, No Man's Land, Meg Jennings and her search and rescue dog Hawk, part of the FBI's Human Scent Evidence Team, become involved in a particularly heinous murder case where elderly people as old as their '80s are being left to die in abandoned urban locations, to live out their last moments alone and maybe in pain. Meg gets the case when Hawk finds the first body, entirely by chance, while he and Meg are on a non-work related exploration of a det ...more
No Man's Land is the fourth of the FBI K-9 series and the second that I have read. This is a murder mystery with an interesting premise. Urbex or urban exploration is a new concept to me but basically is an activity that people do to observe condemned sites that are left to deteriorate on their own. Explorers are going on these sites periodically to see how much they have changed, not to damage but observe. Meg Jennings and her search and rescue dog, Hawk, of the FBI K-9 unit, Meg's boyfriend an ...more
No Man’s Land by Sara Driscoll is the 4th book in the F.B.I. K-9 series, and once again the subject matter covered is a step into unchartered territory for me. I love how this series expands my knowledge. In the first book, Lone Wolf, the theme addresses bombings, a homegrown terrorist, and how rescue with dogs works in a bombed building or site. In the second book, Before It’s Too Late, there was the cryptanalysis and Civil War sites. In the third book, Storm Rising, readers saw what went on du ...more
Love reading the stories about service dogs especially those who are part of the Human Scent Evidence Team. Agent Meg Jennings and her pooch Hawk are FBI. When they are not actively on a case or a rescue they work to make their skills even better. No Man's Land is the fourth in this FBI K-9 series by Driscoll but they all stand alone story wise. The characters just keep getting more and more vital to this reader. Never heard of Urbexing before which is exploring the dilapidated and dangerous ab ...more
Maureen Caupp
Jan 01, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Although I would never enjoy exploring abandoned building myself, it was interesting learning about the explorations. I also enjoyed the descriptions of abandoned buildings in the area and how they operated before they closed down.
Monica Mac
Nov 15, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have read all of the books in the series so far and this book is a little different to the others. It reads well as a standalone, but the others are terrific books so why not read them too?

It has to be said that I prefer the format of the previous books a little more than this one e.g. Meg and Hawk are involved in searching for people after a natural disaster usually, whereas this one is about abducted people they are trying to find. Nevertheless, it is a well-written book and I thoroughly en
This one was interesting, starting out with Meg on her day off, checking out a potential new hobby, or at least a new way to train Hawk. I find Urban Exploring to be a bit odd. I can see the appeal of those wanting to see the crumbling places, but there is no way I'd go in there, would be too afraid for my own safety. Meg, unfortunately found a different bad aspect to urban exploring when she found a dead body and Meg being who she is couldn't let it go and found out more. The more seemed to lea ...more
Cathy Geha
Apr 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
No Man’s Land by Sara Driscoll
FBI K-9 #4

Have any idea what urbex is? I sure didn’t when I began reading this book but it was definitely something new and intriguing. Who knew that people go out dare-defilishly exploring buildings that are wrecks and no doubt should be condemned and knocked down BUT for Meg and her K-9 partner who go into dangerous places looking for survivors an urbex site is a great place to train...with someone that knows what they are doing. The descriptions of the derelict b
Jan 04, 2020 marked it as to-read
Set in the US, the reader is faced with vulnerability, greed, urbex (love this!), survival, rescue – physically and mentally, and a search for the truth.
Another winning read from Sara Driscoll and the K9 series! The opening was tense and had me hooked from the start! The minute Hawk was introduced on the page, I smiled – #GottaLoveHawk! I knew a body would not be far off…and I wasn’t wrong! One of the things I enjoy about this series are the tidbits of facts/information given at the start of eac
Oct 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mystery, suspense
"No Man's Land" is a suspense/mystery. This book is the fourth in a series, but you don't need to read the previous books to understand this one. This novel did spoil a previous mystery's whodunit, though.

The characters were engaging, interesting, and reacted realistically to events. Meg and her K9 partner mainly focused their efforts on racing to save the next victim from within ruined buildings. The danger to everyone from the buildings and from the killer kept the suspense high. Her team foun
Sue Plant
Nov 03, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sara-driscoll
would like to thank netgalley and the publisher for letting me read this book

hawk a k9 search and rescue dog and handler meg are out exploring a new site that will give hawk some new challenges

but hawks scents something and after a while they find the body of an oap in a position where she wouldnt have gotten in herself or out...why an abandoned building

as more oaps are being found alone in abandoned buildings a pattern is realised but what is the motive...

hawk and meg and her band of k9 rescue
Laz the Sailor
I have to give this author credit - she researches the hell out of some arcane topics.

However, the return to the trail-of-crumbs structure has lost it's spark. The supporting cast performs their roles diligently, but without inspiration.

That said, there are a couple of really intense scenes that are very well executed.

I'll read the next one in hopes that this one is just a dip in the series.
Dec 11, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Unique murder settings opens up the whole reality of urbexing. Meg Jennings and her dog Hawk try to reach new targets before it's too late, as they try to link a series of cruel murders of elderly victims. Great premise, nice international twist. Unfortunately, for me it began to feel like the adventures of the cool kids. Meg and her friends are all smart, physically fit, they have all the assorted special skills needed to solve the crime, they can face down their fears and take risks and no one ...more
Barbara Blindauer
I liked the adventure feel and the unique setting. Also enjoyed the history about the buildings. Then I got tired of reading about decrepit buildings that were impossible for a normal person to get to, being used as murder sites.
Judy Crudele
Feb 05, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: mystery
Although this book was good, I felt that some of the rescue scenes were a little over the top. Climbing 3 -4 stories in a rotten, crumbling building in the pouring rain and fierce wind and not getting hurt???? Possible but not probable.
Oct 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
No Man’s Land is a very good suspense. I enjoyed the well written plot and the characters. I have read other books in the series and enjoyed them as well. I definitely will be reading future books in the series. I received an arc from the publisher and this is my unbiased review review.
Lisa Henderson-Farr
Dec 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Thank you to Kensington Books and NetGalley for an advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

This is the second book of this series that I have read. I haven't read the first or third book of the series but believe me I am going to find the time to rectify that because this is one very intense series that will appeal to a lot of readers. A group of FBI agents with lovable furry partners, because how can you not love a series that includes man's best friend, that place themselves
Sep 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It's all about the details, and Sara Driscoll is a master at drawing you in with the details. Meg Jennings, Hawk and the rest of her 'family' are back at it, only this time it involves a previously unknown (to me) past time called Urbexing. This is basically the exploration of abandoned and/or nearly inaccessible structures, for fun! Only now someone is using these locations to play out their own adventures and it comes at the expense of the elderly. Meg and Hawk, along with Clay McCord and Todd ...more
nancy cashmere

Not as good as the previous books in the series. The story was confusing and convoluted. Not enough emphasis on the dog Hawk.
Dec 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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No Man’s Land
FBI K-9 #4
By Sara Driscoll
ISBN 9781496722478
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Special Agent Meg Jennings and her search-and-rescue dog are on the trail of a killer hiding where others fear to tread…

For Meg Jennings and her K-9 companion, Hawk, exploring the ruins of a deserted building is an exciting way to sharpen their skills without the life-or-death stakes they face as part of the FBI’s Human Scen
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Nov 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: author-provided, obs
I loved this fabulous novel! This one-of-a-kind mystery is challenging, finely plotted and executed with excellence. It is like visiting with old friends to spend time with the characters again, both Meg and her closest search and rescue buddy at the FBI, her sister and the guys they are dating. This story has exclusive victims and a setting that I have not seen before.

The setting the murders are woven into is that of going into urban exploration sites, buildings or building complexes that are l
Stanley McShane
A new author and series for me, Book 4 won't be the last. Love it when I can learn something new and No Man's Land teaches while it winds a heart-racing mystery around a service animal, search and rescue mystery. Hawk is a black lab and Meg Jennings, part of the FBI's Human Scent Evidence Team.

Meg is off on a weekend, looking to expand Hawk's skills in a new and exciting stage, exploring the ruins of abandoned buildings, long since deserted, left to decay and crumble into life-threatening ruins
Nov 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
No Man’s Land begins with Meg and her FBI K-9 dog Hawk spending their day off urbexing (urban exploring) with friends in an abandoned psychiatric hospital. The plan is to get some interesting search and rescue practice but things get real fast when Hawk leads them to a recently deceased elderly woman. As the woman is found inside a coal bin that she almost certainly would not have been able to enter on her own there is immediate concern that she was murdered. After Meg’s investigative reporter f ...more
My thoughts

Would I recommend it? Yes

Would I read more of this series? Yes, its one of my all time favorite series and I've been reading it ever since the first book came out so of course I'm going to keep read and re reading this series .

Would I read more by this author? Yes

Since the first book came out of this series I've been hooked so of course as soon as I saw this on NetGalley there was no way I wasn't going to read it, right from the very start I was hooked and the characters become some o
Cindy Dyson Eitelman
May 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2020
Urban exploration. I'd never heard of it.

Urban exploration (often shortened as UE, urbex and sometimes known as roof-and-tunnel hacking) is the exploration of man-made structures, usually abandoned ruins or hidden components of the man-made environment.

In this challenging case, Meg and Hawk go along on a jaunt to check out an abandoned building, just for training purposes. But, of course, they find a recently deceased body. (Hawk is not a 'cadaver dog' but if someone has died recently enough, t
Aug 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I am a huge fan of all the Jen J. Danna books, and I really enjoy the Sara Driscoll series. This book took Meg and Hawk into decaying buildings used for Urbexing. I had never heard of people exploring buildings the way some explore the out-of -doors and so was led into new vocabulary and new locations. In the beginning Hawk finds an elderly woman injured and trapped in an impossible place in an abandoned mental hospital. But nothing is as it seems, except locations. The bodies start to accumulat ...more
Oct 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sara Driscoll's latest foray into the world of Search and Rescue with Meg and Hawk is an amazing look into the mind of a serial killer. One expects excellent writing, meticulous research and close plotting in these books and this one is up to the usual standard and beyond. I was totally surprised by the whodunnit part though (I thought I was good at figuring these out before the reveal but this one took me by surprise!) The story starts with a sad beginning (as is not unusual for SAR work) and t ...more
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