Against the Paw (Paw Enforcement Series #4)

Against the Paw (Paw Enforcement Series #4)

by Diane Kelly

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ISBN-13: 9781250094803
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 05/03/2016
Series: Paw Enforcement Series , #4
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 195,006
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author


Diane Kelly is a former state assistant attorney general and tax advisor who spent much of her career fighting, or inadvertently working for, white-collar criminals. She is also a proud graduate of the Mansfield, Texas Citizens Police Academy. The first book in Diane’s IRS Special Agent Tara Holloway series, Death, Taxes, and a French Manicure, received a Romance Writers of America Golden Heart Award. Book #2, Death, Taxes, and a Skinny No-Whip Latte, won a Reviewers Choice award. Diane has combined her fascination with law enforcement and her love of animals in her K-9 cop Paw Enforcement series.

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Against the Paw (Paw Enforcement Series) 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Five stars. Characters are very likeable. Like that the? dog has her own little chapters, giving her opinions and analysis of the situation.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The duo are great working together fighting crime! Enjoyed the novel!
KrisAnderson_TAR More than 1 year ago
Against the Paw by Diane Kelly is the fourth book in A Paw Enforcement series. Megan Luz is an officer with the Fort Worth Police Department. Megan’s partner is Sergeant Brigit (Megan does not play well with others—a Taser was involved). Megan is a patrol officer and they are currently on the lookout for Ralph Hurley, a dangerous fugitive. He targets females (who are alone), breaks in, steals their debit cards and coerces their PIN from them (awful man). In addition, a peeper has popped up! Megan is determined (and a little fixated) to catch this creeper before he escalates. The press dubs him the Berkley Place Peeper (not very original). The local neighborhood watch is getting involved thanks to Garrett Hawke, president of Berkley Place Neighborhood Watch. Garrett is very proactive and is increasing the neighborhood watch patrols (and getting in the way of the police). Will Megan and Brigit be able to find this guy (without getting into more hot water with the chief)? Of course, Brigit might go on strike. The vet stated that Brigit needs to lose some weight, but Brigit does not agree. Brigit looks forward to her rewarding liver treats (for doing a good job). Megan has her work cut out for her. Join Megan and Brigit in Against the Paw to see if their hard work pays off with an arrest (and treats for Brigit)! Against the Paw has good writing, some interesting characters, and a good setting of Fort Worth, Texas. I love Brigit’s comments (she gets her own chapters). They are hilarious and provide a nice humor to the book. I love how she manages to get her treats despite her diet. Dogs can be stubborn and that is shown with Brigit. She loves her work as long as she gets the appropriate rewards (food). Brigit is a nice contrast to Megan. The story is told is alternating points-of-view: Megan, Brigit, and “Tom” (the peeper). There are parts of the novel that I really did not like. There is one character, Derek “The Big Di—“ Mackay that is rude, crude, and sexist. I really wish the author would write him out of the series (he is what prevents this book from being a true cozy mystery). Mackay is sexist and makes horrible (degrading) comments. I do not understand why Megan does not file a sexual harassment complaint with human resources (I would document his comments and find a way to record them). I know it is just a book, but Mackay and his remarks extremely offensive (and they affect my enjoyment of the novel as well as the rating I give it). I thought it was easy to figure out the identity of the peeper. I give Against the Paw 3.75 out of 5 stars. The book does contain some foul language and there are a couple of slow areas. I thought there was a little too much of the book devoted to the romance between Megan and Seth Rutledge (bomb person with the Ft. Worth Fire Department). We get to see them on a date and then a double date (and then there is Sean’s mother). Will I read the next book in the series? Yes. I can hope that Mackay gets another Taser taken to his nether regions (that really made me laugh because he deserved it). Also, I like the characters and want to see what happens with them (especially Brigit). I received a complimentary copy of Against the Paw from NetGalley in exchange for an honest evaluation of the novel.
InspirationalAngel531 More than 1 year ago
Title: Against the Paw - Paw Enforcement Book 4 Author: Diane Kelly Published: 5-3-16 Publisher: St Martin's Pres Pages: 363 Genre: Mystery, Thrillers & Suspense Sub Genre: Animals; Police Procedure; Cozy Mystery; ISBN: 9781250094803 ASIN: B016I7ION8 Reviewer: DelAnne Reviewed For: NetGalley My Rating: 5 stars . Officer Megan Luz would rather be out with her K9 partner Bridget chasing down the missing burglar parolee who sees to have taken fight. Instead she needs to keep control on the neighborhood watch patrol headed by self-absorbed and arrogant Garrett Hawke that is fast turning into a vigilante mob. It seems a Peeping Tom is lurking in the affluent community of Berkley Park and Hawke is riling up the natives against the police. Megan and Seth continues to develop. There are a few subplots as well that keep readers involved in the story. Bridget steals the scenes, I think she is my favorite character. She has such a large personality as I read her thoughts I can see the expressions on her face reflecting her thoughts. I love it when we can hear what the furry characters are thinking. Megan and the other characters are just as well written and developed. Diane Kelly has managed to make them seem so real that you will have a definite reaction to almost all except the peripheral ones. Some are good and some you will want to just slap to knock some since into them. The plot is well done and moves quickly and stays fresh to keep the reader involved. My rating is a 5 out of 5 stars.
weluvdopey More than 1 year ago
This is a great book; this is the fourth book in the Paw Enforcement series by Diane Kelly. This book can be read as a standalone, but once you read one you will want to go back and read the others. Megan Luz is a police officer and her K-9 partner Brigit are on the lookout for a convicted burglar who’s broken his parole. When a peeping tom was spotted in an affluent Fort Worth neighborhood, they are looking for a few good watchdogs. Megan and Brigit now have to find the peeping tom, and the burglar. If you are looking for a great book, then you need to read this book. I am looking forward to reading the next book by this great author. A Review copy was provided to me in exchange for a fair and honest review. The free book held no determination on my personal