Two-time No. 1 New York Times bestselling author, Dog the Bounty Hunter, aka Duane Chapman, reveals his most intimate stories in Nine Lives and Counting: A Bounty Hunter’s Journey to Faith, Hope, and Redemption (Nelson Books, HarperCollins Christian Publishing), a gripping memoir releasing April 16, 2024. As one of the world’s most legendary bounty hunters with a career that reads like a series of high-octane novels, Dog now invites readers into his real-life drama with this untamed tale straight from his heart.

The memoir is an odyssey of resilience, rebirth and relentless pursuit, as Dog bares his soul on every page. As the canine connoisseur of second chances, he doesn’t shy away from the grit—”Memories of the painful events that shaped my childhood… triumphs and failures from my days as a single dad… and my most essential lifeline – faith in Jesus,” says Chapman.

An audacious leap from beyond the screen, Nine Lives and Counting is Dog’s invitation to join him in the hunt for wisdom, comedy and the essence of life itself. Penned with the raw honesty and objective truth that has been the hallmark of Dog’s illustrious career, this isn’t just a book – it is a manifesto of survival and love.

In one of his darkest moments, Dog found himself on a new journey of healing and redemption. Not only did he come to see God’s hand in his life, from the prayers of a faithful mother when he was a child to how God guided his steps and protected him throughout his dangerous career, but he also found love and renewed purpose through a divine appointment. Now Dog has launched a ministry with his wife Francie, whom he married in 2021, and speaks and preaches nationwide.

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“I will always hunt down fugitives to make them accountable to the law. Now I am also hunting down the outcast, the leper, the lame and the brokenhearted,” shares Chapman. “I am hunting the prisoner, the trafficked, the addict, the dysfunctional. I want to see them reborn and experience the redemptive love of Jesus. This is the Dog I was called to be.”

With each sentence, readers can walk alongside Dog through the harrows of crime and punishment, family and faith, and the fortuitousness of second and third acts.

Nine Lives and Counting is a bold call to the world to have a heart as boundless as the horizon – a horizon that marks the start of another chase, the beginning of new endeavors and an unwavering testament to the enduring human spirit.

Fans may watch the virtual Talk Shop Live event with Dog and his wife Francie to hear straight from the “Dog’s” mouth and pre-order signed copies via this link for the event at

To embrace the hunt with all the latest news and information about Dog the Bounty Hunter and the release of Nine Lives and Counting, go to https://ninelives.dogthebountyhunter.comFacebook and Instagram.

About Duane Lee Chapman:

Also known as Dog the Bounty Hunter, Chapman is an American television personality known for popular TV programs that follow his life and adventures as a bounty hunter. Dog is deeply involved in crime fighting and advocating for tougher legislation to curb crime. He is launching several media ventures, including a new TV show and podcast, and he is a New York Times bestselling author of two previous books. Dog operates Light Up the Darkness ministry with his wife, Francie, whom he married in 2021. They reside in Florida

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