When you read THE GIRL WHO DISAPPEARED TWICE, you’ll meet Hero, the extraordinary four-legged member of my new maverick investigative team Forensic Instincts. He’s one awesome bloodhound! He’s also a certified FBI Human Scent Evidence dog, who’s instrumental in working the kidnapping case that’s at the heart of THE GIRL WHO DISAPPEARED TWICE. You’ll also see that I dedicated Hero, and my book, to Freddy, who was an FBI Tactical Canine Dog who gave his life in the line of duty.
Freddy was a Belgian Malinois, a beautiful dog who’s the Belgian equivalent of a German Shepherd. He threw himself in front of a bullet and allowed the FBI to bring down a group of alleged terror suspects in Detroit, Michigan. He was honored in a special ceremony in Quantico and his name is listed among the other FBI canine heroes.
As a result of all my research, I wasn’t surprised to read several articles that said that a Belgian Malinois was part of the SEAL team that invaded Osama Bin Laden’s compound and assassinated him. Evidently, the heroic dog was strapped to a Navy SEAL and lowered from a helicopter to the ground, where he did his job along with the rest of the team.
I am SO proud of our heroic military and law enforcement dogs– they’re one more reason to place dogs at the top of the best-of-the-best list!
I can’t wait for you to meet Hero… only 10 more days to go until THE GIRL WHO DISAPPEARED TWICE hits the bookshelves and e-readers!