K9 Heroes: Together We Protect, Defend, and Conquer as One
Author: Nicole Arbelo
Publisher: Outskirts Press (2009)
Binding: Paperback, 296 pages
Presents stories of courage and duty, friendship and family, loss and love, as told by the men and women serving with the Military Working Dogs, whose tasks include scouting, search and rescue, and the detection of explosives. Families and friends remember the servicemen and women, and their Military Working Dogs, who gave their lives for their country's service, as well as presenting a vivid picture of the life and times of a K9 Military Working Dog handler.
K9 Heroes is a tribute to Military Working Dogs and, especially, to Sgt. Adam Cann and his dog, Bruno. In the pages of Arbelo's book we are introduced to the special relationship between handlers and their canine partners. K9 Heroes is clearly the story of one facet of military life and experience.
Using the language of those interviewed, sometimes with quotation marks and sometimes without, sometimes with writer's comments and sometimes without, makes the stories believable. This is without a doubt a book about one aspect of military life from a non-military person who is passionate about her subject(s).
Reviewed by: Carmen Stenholm (2010)