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Review: K-9 Defense by Elizabeth Heiter

Title: K-9 Defense by Elizabeth Heiter
Publisher: Harlequin Intrigue
Genre: Contemporary, Romantic Suspense
Length: 256 pages
Book Rating: B

Complimentary Review Copy Provided by the Author


To help a desperate woman’s search,

he’ll have to brave treacherous territory.

In the wilds of Alaska, grieving former marine Colter Hayes shuts out the world…until he and his combat tracker dog become Kensie Morgan’s last hope of finding her long-missing sister. The improbable mission starts to rekindle Colter’s desire to rejoin the world—while saving Kensie from a killer unsettles his heart. Can they find all they are searching for before it’s too late?


K-9 Defense by Elizabeth Heiter is a fast-pasted romantic suspense set in rural Alaska.

Kensie Morgan has never given up searching for her younger sister, Alanna, who was kidnapped at the age of five.  After learning of a note which is purported to have been written by Alanna, Kensie rushes to the small Alaskan town in hopes of finding her. Unprepared for the harsh weather conditions and isolated area, she cannot be dissuaded from her search for Alanna. Meeting reclusive Colter Hayes is a stroke of luck but even with his assistance will she find her missing sister?

Wounded in action, Colter moved to  the remote Alaskan town in order to recover from his wound and grieve the loss of his brothers in arms. Away from the hustle and bustle of city life, his PTSD and panic attacks are now under control. With only his combat mission dog, Rebel, to keep him company, Colter is surprised by how quickly he adjusts to having Kensie by his side. Despite his misgivings, Colter nonetheless assists Kensie throughout her investigation.

Kensie’s and Colter’s search for Alanna is a bit of a slow starter since the townspeople have a live and let live attitude. Kensie soon becomes convinced they are on the right track but local law enforcement is uncooperative. Many of the people live off the grid and fiercely protect their privacy. Kensie crosses paths with a couple of people she believes could help her find Alanna. When she finds herself in dangerous situations, will Colter rescue her before it is too late?

Set in the Alaskan wilderness, K-9 Defense is a fast-paced and suspense-laden romance. Colter and Kensie are appealing characters whose lives have been shaped by their respective tragedies.  Their search for Alanna is filled with tension as they try to figure out which of their suspects might have her.  Elizabeth Heiter brings their search to an action-packed conclusion. Fans of romantic suspense are sure to enjoy this  exciting Alaskan adventure.

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