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 anywhere 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 way of alike on an icy December night, with Allison DeMarco mendacity useless on her kitchen ground, and her high-strung Airedale, Ginger, going ape within the nook. You can't educate an outdated puppy -- or cop -- new methods, so this murder has Jack hooked ... in particular due to the fact bad Ginger seems the one witness! In a global of misbehaving mutts and pesky purebreeds, a killer can be ready to make Jack, Jamie, and their puppy-pals roll over and play dead.
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Yeah, I’m sorry. My name is Jack Field. I’m this dog’s trainer. I’m trying to get her under control. ” he said. ’ You know, get lost? Disappear? Bug off? Can’t you see this dog wants to kill you? ” Instead of listening to me, he actually took a few steps closer, which caused Ginger to erupt again. My hands were numb with cold and I almost lost my grip. I heard a soft click, turned my head, and was blinded by the cold blue-white glare of a ﬂashlight stabbing my eyes. 28 L EE C HARLES K ELLEY Looking at his silhouette, I could see that he was the tall, husky guy I’d noticed in the kitchen earlier—the one not wearing a uniform.
If you think she died of natural causes that’s ﬁne with me. But there is one other thing, Sheriff—how many women do you know in the State of Maine who run around the house this time of year in their bare feet? ” Before Flynn or Jamie or Quent or Carl could look at Allison DeMarco’s bare feet, Ginger slipped out of my grasp and bolted up the stairs to the second ﬂoor. A few seconds later she came bounding back into the kitchen. It was quite a sight—a curly-haired black and tan dog with sparkling A N OSE FOR M URDER 43 brown eyes, wearing a denim jacket and holding a fuzzy pair of pink bedroom slippers in her slobbery peanut-buttery mouth.
It was dark purple and didn’t change color when she applied pressure to it. ” Carl wrote it down. ” She laughed at him. “Are you in some kind of hurry here, Horace? I haven’t taken her liver temperature yet. Or the room temperature, for that matter. Even with that information, we won’t be able to narrow it down any further until after Dr. Reiner or Dr. Feeney does the autopsy. ” She was very thorough and efﬁcient and I stood staring at her, admiring her terribly. Flynn fortunately didn’t notice.