Review: ‘Blizzard Showdown’ (Alaska K-9 Unit # 8) by Shirlee McCoy

About The Book
A missing-person case…

turns into a rescue operation.

After months of searching for Violet James, Gabriel Runyon and his K-9 partner finally track her down—just in time to rescue her from her ex-fiancé. Now they must safeguard the single mother and her newborn daughter. Leaving Violet’s Alaskan hideout is the safest option, but with a winter storm rolling in, it’s not just a murderer they have to escape…

From Love Inspired Suspense: Courage. Danger. Faith.

Alaska K-9 Unit

Book 1: Alaskan Rescue by Terri Reed
Book 2: Wilderness Defender by Maggie K. Black
Book 3: Undercover Mission by Sharon Dunn
Book 4: Tracking Stolen Secrets by Laura Scott
Book 5: Deadly Cargo by Jodie Bailey
Book 6: Arctic Witness by Heather Woodhaven
Book 7: Yukon Justice by Dana Mentink
Book 8: Blizzard Showdown by Shirlee McCoy

About Shirlee McCoy
New York Times best-selling author Shirlee McCoy loves books. She loves reading them. She loves writing them. She loves sharing them with family, friends, and total strangers on airplanes and in doctors’ offices. It’s no surprise that she loves being an author. Her first book was published in 2004. Since then, she’s written more than 55 novels. Her books have appeared on the New York Times, Publisher’s Weekly, and USA Today bestsellers lists. When she’s not writing, she enjoys spending time with family and friends and volunteering as a member of Chesapeake Search Dogs – a non-profit organization dedicated to finding the lost and missing and bringing closure to their families. A former teacher, she takes pleasure in helping others pursue their writing goals and enjoys sharing her knowledge with aspiring authors.
She enjoys hearing from readers and writers. You can email her at or catch up with her life and writing at
My Rating: 5 Stars!
‘She was cold. She was scared. She was alone.’

This has been a wonderful series, this K-9 one. The entire series has been spent searching for one woman, Violet James, thought to be a participant in violent crimes. However, law enforcement now know her to be innocent, but she is running from her ex-fiancé, the one who is really guilty. Only now she has a newborn with her. So not only does she need to keep herself and her infant daughter safe from this vicious criminal, she must stay safe in the Alaskan wilderness with a huge winter storm on the horizon.

The best was definitely saved for the last! Shirlee McCoy brings it here and I loved every single minute. She has crafted a decidedly dastardly bad guy, totally without remorse and any sense of right and wrong. I couldn’t stand him! And Bear! This dog wormed his way into my heart. Of course, being a dog lover, he didn’t even have to try to do that, but he was a great character in this book. I highly recommend this one. Absolute perfection!

Publisher: Love Inspired
Publication Date: November 30, 2021
Genre: Inspirational Suspense
Length: 204 pages
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