A science experiment gone horribly awry has granted Max, Rocky, and Gizmo the unique ability to read and understand human words. Armed with this know - how, they continue to journey south, on the lookout for beacons planted by a trusted friend's owner - beacons that promise to lead the trio to their people. When the companions reach the ocean's edge, they find a free-spirited beachfront community. Reunited with long-lost friends (and introduced to a new delicacy - cat kibble), Max, Rocky, and Gizmo gain the motivation they need to keep going. But danger lies ahead. . . . As their travels take them deep into the spooky swampland, can they discover what's driven the humans away? Or have they finally reached the end of the long road? The Last Dogs: The Long Road is the third book in a thrilling series about three unlikely friends on an epic quest to find their people - and bring them home.