by Dale Mayer

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The world of dogfighting is an ugly place ...

When Tophat, a missing K9 dog, is accidentally sent to Canada as part of a group of rescued dogs looking for adoption, Lucas knows he's the natural pick for this job. Plus he has another reason to be in the country. His sister lives there, and ... so does his ex-fiancée.

But when he arrives, Lucas finds Tophat was handed over to a trainer who deals with aggressive dogs. The news isn't good, especially after Lucas arrives at the trainer's property and is thrown into the dark underworld of dogfighting.

Tanya used to share her home with her two best friends, until one was killed in a hit-and-run and the other badly injured. Now living alone in a small apartment, Tanya realizes how much she's lost—including Lucas. Unexpectedly seeing him flips her world once more ...

As Lucas digs deeper into Tophat's disappearance, the dogfighting ring rises up to protect their own ...

Product Details

BN ID: 2940161232743
Publisher: Valley Publishing Ltd.
Publication date: 09/17/2019
Series: K9 Files Series , #5
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 1,442
File size: 546 KB

About the Author

Dale Mayer is a USA Today bestselling author who writes for the young, the old and those in-between - no matter what the age. Some of her books are hot, some are sweet. Some will keep you up at night with a light on to keep the boogie man away and some you'll want to cuddle close.

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Lucas 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
Anonymous 3 months ago
Absolutely Outstanding .I really enjoyed reading Lucas . This is book five in The K9 Files . Lucas is sent to Canada to search for and hopefully find TopHat a military war dog that was mistakenly sent there . Lucas has family and his ex Tanya there . Soon Lucas and Tanya find themselves knee deep into an illegal dogfighting ring . Those involved come calling . This story is fantastic , suspenseful , and Intriguing , very intense . So action packed throw in some romance , outstanding . I highly recommend taking the time to read and enjoy .I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
DevotedReadAholic 11 days ago
This was another great story in the K9 Files. Love seeing the animals being rescued. This one was especially intense as it dealt with dog fighting and the damage this does to the dogs. Enjoyed Lucas and TopHat and Tanya's relationship as it was rebuilt. All in all a good action/romance I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
hud270 23 days ago
This is a great book in the k-9 series, Lucas must find war dog Top Hat that was sent to Canada by mistake, his sister and ex girlfriend Tanya are there as well. This is a book that will grab you and make it very hard to put down. Excellent book in series. I would definitely recommend this series to anyone. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Nicolerko 24 days ago
This is the fifth book in the series and it's just as good as the previous books. This series just sucks me right into the stories. This book was no different. The characters had me hooked and when helping animals are involved sign me up. This is also a second chance romance. Lucas' assignment to find military K9 dog Tophat will bring him back into Tanya's orbit. My heart goes out to Tanya. Her life is falling apart. Could Lucas coming back into her life be the turn of luck for her? The suspense in this one had me on the edge of my seat. The bad guys in this one who were involved in the dogfighting deserved everything that's coming to them. This is a book that will have you flipping the pages because you just have to know what it going to happen next.
moonfox1234 24 days ago
I thought that this was an entertaining read. A storyline that will evoke strong emotions in the reader and likable main characters combine to make a very enjoyable read. Add in some action, excitement, danger, drama, tension and emotional turmoil and this is a book that will capture and hold your interest easily.
Anonymous 25 days ago
A really good read, full of action. I loved how Tanya and Lucas get a second chance. I will definitely be reading the next book in the series. I highly recommend this author. mjw
Fleur_W 27 days ago
Solid 4.5 star Lucas has a reason to go back home to Canada, he has been back but not for a long time and it isn't just his sister and her husband he needs to see but to also find Top Hat, what he doesn't expect is for his ex fiance Tanya to be so bold and want to catch up also while he is in town. As soon as he starts looking for Top Hat things take a turn for the worst not just for Top Hat and Lucas but also Tanya which leads us into a story of dog fights, murder, lies and distrust of many of the people that Lucas and Tanya come in contact with and that is what keeps you on edge while seeing where things go with this story. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Jutzie 28 days ago
Lucas by Dale Mayer The K9 Files Series Book Five Lucas Scott has been injured and is now out of the navy. When he gets a call from Titanium Corp about checking on a missing War Dog named Top Hat, he jumps on the mission. After all, it's in Canada so he can visit his sister and her family, and maybe he can tie up the loose ends with his ex-fiancée so he can move on. Tanya Nolan's life has gone down the crapper since she broke up with Lucas. One of her roommates was murdered; the other is in a coma after a hit and run. She was alone...lonely. When her friend Meg, Lucas's sister, mentions Lucas is there, Tanya decides it's time to face him and get the past settled. When Lucas agrees to take Tanya on a road trip to get Top Hat, they have no idea of what they are in for. Their search leads them onto a dark trail and danger that neither ever expected. I really enjoy these K9 stories. **Sexual Content and language
BookLover410 30 days ago
I really love this series, the characters and their dogs. So far each guy finding a dog has found love too. The story revolved around dog fighting, not going into details thank goodness but the aftermath of these poor animals. The characters know too much and the race is on to catch the bad guys before they take them out. Great story, I couldn't put it down.
CherylLoverofPugs 3 months ago
I impatiently wait for the books in this series as I love the story lines and I love that the books center around war dogs who have been released from military duty for one reason or another. In this book, Top Hat is the dog and I fell in love with him as I have with every dog in this series. I loved the interaction between Tanya and Lucas and how they put aside everything to search for Top Hat. I did not like reading about the dog fighting rings but know that they do exist and this story opened my eyes to how it happens and how the dogs are treated. I hated that the dogs are abused but again, I know this is happening in our everyday lives yet most people are not aware of how often it does happen. Dale really hit the nail on the head with this story and made me more aware of this situation. I loved reading this book and could not put it down as it pulled me in from the start and I sure did not want to put the book down to deal with everyday life. If you love dogs, and action and suspense you will love this book. Waiting impatiently for the next book in the series!.. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Dimac1 3 months ago
Another ex SEAL finds the one and this time it’s a past fiancée and all about second chances. Lucas and Tanya broke up because of differences but they still love each other very much and still both hold out hope that they will be together again. When Lucas is sent to Canada to look for Tophat, a K9 who was mixed up with other dogs, he encounters Tanya and the two set out on a road trip and finally have a chance to get closure...or do they. A great read with some steam, some action and suspense and second chances. These two were it for each other and I liked the way they work through their problems and are open and honest. I also liked that neither were with anyone else and never fell out of love. Their journey has some twists and turns and I liked the action on the farm...can’t wait for the next one. *I voluntarily read an advanced copy and expressed my honest opinion*
Kathy_JB 3 months ago
This is book 5 of The K9 Files. Retired SEAL Lucas is given the assignment of locating Top Hat, a War Dog, decommissioned and now missing. I have read the four books leading up to this book and each one just gets better than the last. Lucas is a hero dealing with so many things, including an ex and the plot is strong, with many, many twists and turns. Another page turner (the norm for Dale Mayer) and some lost sleep to find out how the book ends (also a norm for this wonderful author). Bravo!! I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Cheryl-S 3 months ago
This is book 5 in the K9 Files series and it features Lucas and Tanya. In this story Lucas is looking for a military working dog who was mistakenly taken to Canada, with other rescue dogs, to be put up for adoption. Lucas goes to a little town in Alberta where his sister lives as well as Tanya. Tanya is the love of his life and they broke up because he wanted children and she didn’t. There was NO smooth flow to this story line at all. The adventure with TopHat was great. The interaction between Lucas and Tanya was just plain weird. There was ZERO romance. Even the intimate scene towards the end felt too scripted. There was nothing sexy or appealing about either character, which was surprising because this author writes pretty great military romance. I felt more romance between Meg and Nathan, who are minor characters. I am a fan of this author but in my honest opinion, this book was disappointing. The cover is awesome!
Samanthagirl 3 months ago
Another K9 is missing. This time it is Top Hat who has been shipped in error to Canada. As Lucas has family living there he is tasked with looking for him. He finds much more than he bargained for when he arrives at his sisters home. Lots of action, an old romance, dog fighting and mystery to be solved as well as finding Top Hat. This is once again an excellent story, well written and extremely enjoyable.
Wendy S Hodges 3 months ago
Tense but gripping story full of danger and risk, Lucas is determined to rescue Top Hat and bring down those who treat dogs in this despicable way. That Tanya steps up beside him is icing on the cake. I understood her reasoning behind not wanting a family but also realised it had got screwed up with the feelings for her mother. There is action and threats from all direction in a suspense filled plot, obviously the people saying this dog was aggressive were not treating him right or he was just very scared by what was happening to him. Loving this fabulous series
Irene_SZ 3 months ago
Breaking up a Dog Fighting Ring…Since Lucas, a medically discharged former SEAL, has family in Canada where a war dog was accidentally shipped, he has agreed to find the dog. When Tanya, his ex-fiancé hears that he is in Canada and looking for the dog, she asks if she can accompany him. They soon realize that the dog is probably ensnared in a large dog fighting ring. As they try to keep the dog safe, Lucas and Tanya draw closer together. I received a free copy of this book from the author. This is my honest and voluntarily given review. This is a very suspenseful book, especially because it was hard for them to find people to trust. Dog fighting is a very brutal illegal sport and I didn't realize the extent of it in some communities. Adding to the story is Tanya and Lucas's relationship and how they resolved their past issues. This book is an excellent addition to the story.
Linda Carlson 3 months ago
Yay! I just love these K-9 stories! They tend to pull the heart strings a little more than the other stories and they can get quite emotional at times too! I love how fiercely Lucas searches for TopHat and his determination to stop the entire dog fighting practice all around the area including the small community where they find the War Dog. Dog fighting is an ugly pastime that I can’t even begin to understand the sense of. How can anyone find any kind of thrill or enjoyment hurting a dog let alone watch one dog tear apart another, all for money. I found myself getting agitated while reading about the many dogs being held. I was silently urging Lucas to hurry and find these poor, helpless souls. I also felt empathy for Tanya’s grudge against her mother for her lost childhood. The one thing she gained was the knowledge brought by being forced to learn how to care for a home and young children. This story is jam-packed with emotion and satisfaction of doing the right thing for the numerous, helpless animals. I enjoyed the bully being taken down and the successful outcome of this adventure! I loved it!
Maggs 3 months ago
Dale Mayer has a way of reminding us of ongoing issues by telling a story about people who are brave enough to fight these problems. OK, so the Navy Seals are amazing, the K9 dogs are special as well and the combo defending each other is something to see. Lucas (Navy Seal) has volunteered to go to Canada to search for Tophat a missing retired K9. Lucas has additional reasons for returning to Canada as his sister and her family live there as does his ex-fiance, Tanya. Lucas and Tanya parted ways as their ideas about raising a family didn't match well. Now Tanya has lost two roommates, one killed in a hit and run and the other in a coma after being badly injured in a separate incident. Tanya at the same time had issues at work forcing her out. All this has made her wonder about life choices and why these things have all happened so closely together. Meanwhile Tophat has been given to a trainer with questionable ulterior motives possibly bringing in the scary world of dog fighting. Tophat escapes his prison and Lucas arrives to put all the pieces together and protect the ones he loves while accomplishing this. Once again, well done Dale Mayer!
D-BookNerd1 3 months ago
This book has all the feels.. Lucas loves dogs, and has a mission to save a retired war dog named Top Hat. Tanya and Lucas have a past history that didn't end well. Will saving Top Hat bring them back together, or put them in the friend zone. I am always touched with the emotion Dale Mayer is able to bring out in me when I'm reading her books, and this series is one of my favourites. Alpha male, romance, and dogs..what's not to love :) The books can be read as standalones, but seriously.. they are so good you should read all of them in order I can't wait to see what happens in the next book in this series. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
cherlym 3 months ago
I am a fan of our deployed and a huge advocate for Dog rescue. All 3 of my dogs are rescues. That being said I was so on board with this K9 War Dog series. It makes one think even though the author does her best to make it a story of fiction and not assign blame anywhere. Dog fighting is atrocious. This was handled gently. Facts were provided of the nature of dog fights and possible end results, but its more about man kind being the evil perpetrator. Lucas goes to Canada where his sister and his ex girlfriend lives to locate TopHat a warrior K9. TopHat goes from one rescue group, to another, to a third that handles aggressive dogs. Dog fighting is a huge business in this area and shady dealings come to light. Unfortunately along with some shady cops, which sadly makes sense. He ends up connecting with his ex girlfriend Tanya, who is still good friends with his sister Meg, and they go on this endeavor together. There is murder and a hit run that take place before hand which land Tanya in a precarious position. The back story provided for Tanya explains a lot and Lucas patience and understanding is enviable. A serious subject handled as a gentle reminder to the viciousness of man. Thank you for the arc. All thoughts and opinions are my own and were unsolicited.