By Laurien Berenson
Win, position. . .Or Die.
The obvious center assault that killed kennel proprietor Max Turnbull has left seven doggies in mourning, and his spouse Peg suspecting foul play. however the in simple terms proof is their lacking prize pooch--a pedigreed poodle named Beau.
Enter Melanie Travis. together with her younger son fortunately ensconced in day damp, the thirty-something instructor and unmarried mom is talked into investigating her uncle's death--unofficially, in fact. Posing as a poodle breeder looking for the precise stud, Melanie hounds Connecticut's elite dogs competitions, and unearths an best friend in fellow breeder Sam driving force. yet her affection cools while she's wear the odor of Sam's questionable previous. . .and scorching at the path of a poodle-hating neighbor and one elusive assassin who isn't able to come to heel.
For, as Melanie quickly discovers, in a championship dog-eat-dog global, the intuition for survival, and successful, can end up deadly.
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You’ve got to remember he were a rich man then, with people lifting their hats and calling him Sir. No one knew he’d been the Ghost Bandit. ” Then I heard him slide the bolt across the door, and I knew he’d locked me inside. ” he shouted. “But you’ll not cheat me out of the gold under your feet. ” ‘Through the crack of the door I saw him climb to his horse, but I reckoned it were just a trick and he’d be back to steal my nuggets. I fetched them out from under my pillow – those seven fat, beautiful lumps of gold.
Finn thought rebelliously. I like being in Jack Henry’s world! 46 six A G R AV E L LY V O I C E was humming along to the radio: ‘I’ve been rich, and I’ve been poor, ‘Some say rich is best . ’ Jack Henry stopped singing when Finn appeared. ‘Sounds as if life’s the same as ever it was. ’ Finn had done a project on bushrangers; he’d drawn a map of Mad Dog Morgan’s country and made a Ned Kelly mask of cardboard painted grey. This was the first time he’d thought about how people felt when their gold was stolen.
Jack Henry sat quietly when he’d finished the story, while the wallaby joey grazed and the ghost collie watched her with his sharp green eyes. But Finn crossed the creek and found the tree. A black scar zigzagged down the trunk to the ground; pieces of the scorched trunk had worn away so that he could see it was dead and hollow inside. But the other side of the tree had come back to life, and had grown up tall and green. 56 seven THE N E X T M O R N I N G Jack Henry was still sitting exactly where he’d been when Finn left the afternoon before.
A Pedigree to Die For (Melanie Travis, Book 1) by Laurien Berenson