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Author: Rachel Rose Narrator: Carrington MacDuffie Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2017 ISBN: 9781538423806
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This is an up-close look at the lives and work of the brave men, women, and dogs who serve and protect citizens in America and around the world.

An acclaimed poet, Rachel Rose never expected to spend her nights careening along the roads in high-speed chases or searching the woods for armed suspects. Yet once she decided to meet the people who devoted their lives to police K9 units, she found herself signing up for the ride-alongs, training runs, and other challenges faced by these courageous people—and canines—on a daily basis.

In this book, Rose introduces readers to police dogs and their handlers in the United States, Canada, Britain, and France, where their group’s official name translates as “the dog lover unit.” She is there to catch a criminal with Constable Matt Noel and Blackie, to patrol with Sheriff Gene Davis and Gunner, and to witness the tragic funeral of Constable Dave Ross, where K9 Danny follows the coffin, looking for his master.

With insight, humor, and awe, this book reveals the feats that these human and canine teams accomplish and the emotional and physical risks that they take for one another and for us.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Enter the intense world of both the dogs and people who form the K-9 corps. Every dog has its own unique personality.”

    Temple Grandin, New York Times bestselling author

  • “A comprehensive glimpse into an overlooked line of police work.


  • “What do you get when a poet does ride-alongs with police K-9 units in four different countries? You get a unique, insightful, and well-written book like this. It is a must read for anyone interested in these dedicated police officers and their valiant canine partners.”

    Stanley Coren, author of How to Speak Dog

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About the Author

Rachel Rose has won awards for her poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, including a 2014 and 2016 Pushcart Prize, and was named a Governor’s General Award finalist in 2016. She was Canada’s poet laureate of Vancouver for 2014-2017 and has been a fellow at the University of Iowa’s International Writing Program. She has published work in journals and anthologies in Canada, the United States, New Zealand, and Japan.

About the Narrator

Carrington MacDuffie is a voice actor and recording artist who has narrated over two hundred audiobooks, received numerous AudioFile Earphones Awards, and has been a frequent finalist for the Audie Award, including for her original audiobook, Many Things Invisible. Alongside her narration work, she has released a new album of original songs, Only an Angel.