The next scintillating novel in this acclaimed author’s delightful series featuring doggedly determined canine sleuths and their intrepid human companions.
Settling into ranch life with her wire-haired dachshund, Baxter, former Wall Street trader Mags Rogers doesn’t miss the world of investment banking—because its destructive tentacles have reached Reno, Nevada, where desperate families are squatting in foreclosed homes without water or electricity. Mags and her gregarious great-aunt Jeep Reed want to help, but they’re up against corrupt officials, ruthless politicians—and a merciless murderer. After a former banker is brutally slain, Reno deputy—and Mags’s unofficial significant other—Pete Meadows finds evidence of blackmail, shady real estate ventures, and other cutthroat business practices, but the killer seems to hold all the cards. Luckily, Mags and Jeep still have a few tricks up their sleeves: Baxter; Jeep’s German Shepherd, King; and some other canine detectives are officially off the leash—and on the hunt.
BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Rita Mae Brown's Fox Tracks.
“Captivating . . . [Rita Mae Brown] is adept at fashioning a clever and relevant plot and filling it with amiable people—and animals. Murder Unleashed is no exception.”—Richmond Times-Dispatch
“From murder to loveable canines, this book has it all.”—Suspense Magazine
“A great mystery [with] quirky and incredibly interesting characters.”—Examiner.com
In Brown's provocative second novel featuring wealthy Reno, Nev., octogenarian Jeep Reed (after 2010's A Nose for Justice), Jeep takes on nothing less daunting than solving the national financial crisis. Starting with a handful of foreclosed homes currently occupied by homeless squatters, she endeavors to rejuvenate the community, aided by great-niece Mags Rogers and local realtor Babs Gallagher. Too bad unscrupulous Patrick Wentworth, who's running for Congress, is working at cross purposes to the trio to further his political campaign. When a murder and then a young man's death appear to fan the flames of Wentworth's heated rhetoric, Jeep has no recourse but to fight back. Naturally, Jeep's trusty shepherd mix, King, and Mags's dachshund, Baxter, prove wiser than their humans. RMB fans, dog lovers, and those sharing her point of view will likely enjoy Jeep, an outspoken, no nonsense Mary Sue with a heart of gold. Others should be prepared for some flimsily veiled social proselytizing.