By Lee Charles Kelley
Meet Jack box: Dog's ally "Ex-cop Jack box deserted manhattan to run a canines kennel within the rustic Maine woods. yet homicide and mayhem nonetheless appear to hound him at any place he is going ... Jack's a puppy coach and a behavioral expert -- let alone the "main squeeze" of shrewdpermanent and attractive, part-time health worker, Jamie Cutter. That's why he's status in a secluded cabin by means of alike on an icy December night, with Allison DeMarco mendacity useless on her kitchen flooring, and her high-strung Airedale, Ginger, going ape within the nook. You can't educate an outdated puppy -- or cop -- new tips, so this murder has Jack hooked ... specifically on account that bad Ginger looks the single witness! In a global of misbehaving mutts and pesky purebreeds, a killer might be ready to make Jack, Jamie, and their puppy-pals roll over and play dead.
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Or words to that effect. ” At that second session I noticed that the tie-line had been put up in the backyard. Allison had gotten someone else to do it. She was not a woman who was willing to have her desires thwarted. The last time I had seen her had been in early December. Ginger had turned nine months and we’d started her strict training regimen—sit, stay, heel, down at a distance, down while running full speed, coming when called—pretty heady stuff. Oh, and fetching Allison’s slippers. And she was great at all of it.
Her wild, uncontrolled energy was now totally focused on me. “Wow, she’s sitting,” said Allison. ” I thought Allison, like a lot of people, especially many dog trainers, would have trouble understanding this. But she didn’t. She tilted her head, smiled, and said, “Where were you when I was a kid? You could have done wonders training my parents. ” We had a laugh over that and then began our ﬁrst training session: basic puppy stuff; housebreaking, how to deal with mouthing of the hands and chewing on the furniture.
There’s always a certain amount of shortterm memory loss after any concussion. ” She had a puzzled look on her face. “Was Mrs. ” The sheriff said, “Sam, go on home and get cleaned up. Then put your uniform on and get back out here. I’m gonna need you to keep the press and any lookie-lous off the prop- A N OSE FOR M URDER 39 erty. ” Jamie—ever the doctor—asked Kirby, “Are you all right, Sam? ” Kirby grunted an embarrassed grunt. ” He shook his leg twice, pulled a toothpick out of his big forest-green parka, jammed it in his face, then stepped around Flynn and towered over me.