Dale Kinsall, DVM, and his young Beagle Sully are brand new to the high desert of the American Southwest. Determined to escape reminders of the catastrophic fire that scarred his memory and damaged his lungs, Dale arrives to a clinic populated by an eccentric staff, even odder clients - and a community all abuzz about a recent murder. The wagging tongues grow even louder when Dale himself stumbles across a second victim on his very first day at the clinic - a man drowned in his own drought-dusty backyard - and that’s just the beginning.
Dale’s new boss is less than pleased that scandal and chaos seem to trot along at Dale’s heels. Before much longer it becomes evident that Dale, Sully, and the clinic are all at risk, even as Dale’s fledgling relationship with a local colleague turns serious in more ways than one.
Trouble seems to be closing in on all of them. But how can Dale solve the mystery when he’s not even sure what the mystery is? And how can he protect everyone and everything he cares about? There’s only one thing for certain: just like Sully, Dale has a Nose for Trouble.
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thin plot, formulaic
Vet and dog focus.
I did not like that the main character did not take care of himself given his longstanding medical condition. I can't feel much sympathy for someone who keeps having urgent medical situations but eats poorly and doesn't have his meds nearby. The other characters were very thin and lacked depth.
No, not worth the money.
Have not heard this narrator before. He did fine-- it was the story I lost interest in.
No... not unless this author seriously develops his skills.
- Loyola "A former accountant and staff trainer. Now retired, I enjoy knitting and weaving. I enjoy intelligent, insightful books with lead characters I respect. I deplore novels fille with gratuitous violence and depraved sexual behavior written to shock the reader."