Michigan & Rookie – Guardians of the Night
It’s been said there is no bond greater than between a K9 handler and his partner. In Saginaw, Michigan—a city plagued with gang violence—Officer Joaquin Guerrero sensed God’s call to work the dangerous night streets with his K9 partner, a ninety-pound German shepherd police dog named Rookie.
On 9/11, Guerrero and Rookie responded to Ground Zero to help in the search efforts. For seven long days the pair worked “The Pile” with a never-give-up spirit. With Rookie as his mascot, Guerrero created Precinct 131, an educational program to keep kids from turning to gangs. Michigan and Rookie is a remarkable story of service to community and country.
About Barbara Marshak (Durham, North Carolina Author)
Barbara Marshak is the award-winning author of three books and over 150 published pieces. Her newest book, a collection of short stories and essays, is set to release in June 2018. Barbara’s work has been featured in regional periodicals all over the Midwest. She has made numerous appearances at book events from Minnesota to Arizona. Barbara is thrilled that two of her greatest passions—writing and the west—have converged in recent years. Now living on a guest ranch in the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota, she is working on her newest novel, Painted Skies.
BARBARA’S BOOKS: Along the Way: A Collection of Stories & Essays (Blue Prairie Press—coming June 2018) Award winning pieces; some old, some new. Each sharing a snippet of time, along the way. Seeds of Salton (Blue Prairie Press 2013) A beautifully moving story of courage, love, and the transforming power of forgiveness, set in Montana’s Open Range country. Michigan & Rookie: Guardians of the Night (Beaver’s Pond Press 2011) It’s been said there is no bond greater than between a K9 handler and his partner. Hidden Heritage: The Story of Paul LaRoche (Beaver’s Pond Press 2006) The remarkable story of Paul LaRoche, founder of Brulé, and his inspiring journey to share a message of reconciliation between Native America and mainstream America.
Copies of Barbara’s books are available at the High Country General Store in Hill City. She invites you to stop out and say hello! To see more, visit her website at www.Barbara-Marshak.com