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No Man's Land

(FBI K-9 #4)

4.39  ·  Rating details ·  95 ratings  ·  38 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
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published November 26th 2019 by Kensington Publishing Corporation
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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 ...more
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 ...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 ...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 ...more
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
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 ...more
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
Oct 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: suspense, mystery
"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
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.
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
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
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
Katherine Holom
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 ...more
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
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 ...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 ...more
Nov 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love reading suspense mysteries and I love reading history, and this series combines the 2 into a great page turner.
“No Man’s Land” introduced me to Urbexing, and new terms that I had never heard before. The combination of figuring out why elderly people are left to die in abandoned buildings, description of the buildings and their history, and how Meg and Hawk, her team of co workers and friends plus some new faces, work together work in solving the crime, left me on the edge of my seat and
Tara Stapledon
Nov 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Review: No Man's Land by Sara Driscoll

FBI Agent Meg Jennings and her K9 partner Hawk are exploring an old abandoned building (a hobby called urban exploring) on their day off as a fun way to keep their skills sharp when Hawk finds a body. This leads them on the hunt through more dangerous buildings searching for victims and trying to catch a serial killer.
This engaging mystery shows the bond between dog and handler and the attention to detail makes you feel like you're there climbing rotten
Jen Poffenberger
Aug 21, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I just finished this book. I have followed the series since the first book. It follows FBI Agent Meg Jennings, her K9 Hawk and her fellow cohorts. In this book they are after a killer that is targeting older people and leaving them in Urbex exploration buildings. Driscoll described the places in great detail. I felt like I could see what Meg was seeing. I love that the core characters are working together again, but also expanding the group in this book. I look forward to book #5. If you like ...more
Nov 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
High tension situations, interesting facts of industrial production.

Urban exploration , or Urbex, involves trespassing onto abandoned buildings to explore inside often dangerous conditions.

K-9 search and rescue teams include Meg Cabot and her dog Hawk. This time they are in a race to find abducted seniors left to die alone in URBEX sites. Finding a connection between victims leads to a killer whose exploits put Meg in a life threatening situation which trigger her deepest fears.

I volunteered
Oct 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another great book in the K9 FBI series! It hooked me from the start and kept me up late reading to finish!

Meg and her search and rescue canine Hawk are on the case of seemingly random senior citizen kidnappings. A race is on to find the next victim before it's too late. Assisted as usual by investigative reporter Clay McCord, firefighter EMT Todd Webb, and Meg's sister Cara, Meg must battle her own phobia in order to find the seniors in the abandoned buildings they are being left in.

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
Oct 07, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really liked this book and I hope there are many more to come. I adore reading anything with service animals or German Shepherds most especially though, I love them in K9 and SAR positions. That said, the book also needs to gather my attention in other ways and the group of friends and co-workers is pretty fantastic.

This group of characters is entertaining and encouraging, it kept me motivated and while this is the very first I've read of this series it will not be my last. I cannot wait to
Ellen White
Oct 18, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Love stories with the FBI and special service dogs. This deals with a killer hurting the elderly, abandoned building leaving them there and the killer been at it too long. Meg wants to stop him, and with her team, they have to find a connection to this madman.
Good series, and the plot, catches you from the beginning.
Given ARC for my voluntary review and my honest opinion by Net Galley
and Kensington.
Nov 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A well plotted and entertaining suspense, with a great cast of characters and a solid mystery.
I liked the characters and the mystery kept me guessing till the end.
Even if it's not the first in a series it can be read as a stand alone.
Highly recommended.
Many thanks to Kensington Books and Netgalley for this ARC, all opinions are mine.
Leah Hines
Nov 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This latest edition to the series is full of tension! I often found myself holding my breath. Meg and Hawk along with Webb stumble into a case that is twisted and horrible. The rest of the cast of characters are back along with some new. I hope we get to see more of them in future books. This book is full of mystery, suspense, action, and intrigue.
Diane Griffin
Dec 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sara Driscoll

This was an extremely exciting adventure! I love these stories with the search and rescue teams. I really like the characters and the dogs in these stories. Excellent job. I highly recommend!
Dec 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great Read!

I love this author’s work. Her story, characters, background, and information gleaned from the story are amazing. I always enjoy the dogs dynamic as well. Great job at storytelling!
Illustrious Illusions
Dec 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
What a different K9 team! I loved the action and excitement of this one. Urban settings with lots of new terms and excitement. A well written story with great characters and it didn't feel like a lot of other books on the market! I look forward to reading more from Sara Driscoll!
Dec 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What another fantastic story that kept me on my toes! Loved the inclusion of old comrades and meeting new ones! Here’s to hoping theirs a book five!
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Sara Driscoll is the pseudonym for authors Jen J. Danna and Ann Vanderlaan.

Other books in the series

FBI K-9 (4 books)
  • Lone Wolf (FBI K-9 #1)
  • Before It's Too Late (FBI K-9 #2)
  • Storm Rising (FBI K-9 #3)