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Publisher Description

42-year-old Steve Levitan has lost everything that matters to him – his marriage, his home and his career. After finishing a brief prison term for computer hacking, he returns to his home town of Stewart's Crossing, PA with his tail between his legs.

With his parole officer peering over his shoulder, Steve begins a technical writing business and takes a part-time job as an adjunct professor of English at his alma mater, Eastern College. He reconnects with an old friend, the local police detective, hangs out at a coffee shop, and enjoys the natural beauty of Bucks County and the stimulating college environment. Starting over helps him numb the pain of all he's lost, including the two unborn children his ex-wife miscarried before their divorce.

The last thing he needs in his life is a shaggy, bossy golden retriever. But when his next-door neighbor, Caroline Kelly, is murdered, Steve becomes her dog's temporary guardian. Rochester seems determined to solve the mystery of Caroline's death, digging up clues and pushing Steve to investigate. As they nose through Caroline's past, her friends and her career searching for motives, the bond between man and dog grows.

But it's only when Steve uncovers a connection between Caroline's death and some uncomfortable situations between his students and his colleagues that Steve realizes that in order to save his own life, and the life of the dog he's come to love, he's going to have to come face to face with a killer with nothing left to lose.

Mysteries & Thrillers
January 15
Samwise Books
Draft2Digital, LLC

Customer Reviews

Kay 7072 ,

Gotta love a Hard to Put Down Book

The goofy Golden Retriever is the clever star and just when you think you know who is the villain, the plot thickens and you don’t. A great read for folks who think they know what a crowded work schedule is like, until they find out how the dog’s “dad” handled his!

Knute1066 ,

In DOG we Trust

Read about half way when the authors political and negative Jewish and Christian attitude were not what I was interested in reading. I’m also sure Martin Luther King speaking his I’ve got a dream speech, spoke of God not Mr. Plakcy’s god. The book was slow, tedious and a waste of time reading. The dog was the best part. Too bad the “hero” was boring.

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