RELEASE WEEK: The Joys of K-9 Research with Tee O’Fallon

The biggest regret of my career was not becoming a K-9 agent. It seems like such an obvious choice now. I loved conducting investigations…I loved dogs. Yet it never occurred to me to combine the two. Burning Justice is the ninth K-9 romantic suspense I’ve written, and for each of those books I’ve done significant research into the K-9 specialty highlighted in the story. Interviewing the dogs was the fun part!

Rockland County Sheriff’s Office K-9, Peyton
Rockland County Sheriff’s Office K-9, Peyton
Tee and Peyton
Tee and Peyton

The hero in Burning Justice, Brett Tanner, is an ATF canine handler investigating a deadly arson-for-profit case. Arson investigations were never something I did on the job, so I had to dig deep for this one. First, I spoke via phone with an ATF canine agent in Denver for close to two hours. Unfortunately, I didn’t get to meet him or his dog in person. Then the former chief of our local police department hooked me up with a county sheriff’s office arson K-9 detective and his dog, Peyton. Peyton is a lab rescue dog specializing in detecting accelerants. As you can see from the photo, my subject was quite enthusiastic!

Peyton’s mobile office
Peyton’s mobile office

I hope you enjoy reading Burning Justice as much as I loved writing it for you!

Tee O’Fallon 


Some cases are hot enough to kill.

After narrowly surviving a childhood fire that killed two of his friends, ATF Special Agent Brett Tanner knows what it’s like to get too close to the flame. The trauma only spurs him and his K-9 partner to track down the arsonists targeting a Colorado town. This latest warehouse blaze looks suspicious as hell…and there’s a body. Now it’s murder

Fiercely independent insurance investigator Gemma Scott has been burned enough times to know she doesn’t need anyone—especially a handsome agent with an agenda. Teaming up with the hardened and determined ATF agent means not just trusting her instincts…it also means trusting him.

Now they’re racing against an arsonist with a lethal agenda—one who’s willing to burn and kill to hide the evidence. But the killer is only part of a larger mystery. And the searing attraction between Gemma and Brett adds fuel to an already dangerously lethal fire. One that will smoke out a killer…along with Brett’s darkest secret.

Ready to dive in to K-9 Special Ops? Find out where to get book one here, and pre-order book two today.


Tee O’Fallon is the author of the Federal K-9 Series and the NYPD Blue & Gold Series. Tee has been a federal agent for twenty-three years and is now a police investigator, giving her hands-on experience in the field of law enforcement that she combines with her love of romantic suspense. When not writing, Tee enjoys cooking, gardening, chocolate, lychee martinis, and spending time with her Belgian Sheepdogs Loki and Kyrie. Tee loves hearing from readers and can be contacted via her website where you can also sign up for Tee’s newsletters.

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