In Dog We Trust (Golden Retriever Mysteries, #1)

In Dog We Trust (Golden Retriever Mysteries, #1)

by Neil S. Plakcy

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Overview

42-year-old Steve Levitan has lost everything that matters to him – his marriage, his home and his career. After finishing a brief prison term for computer hacking, he returns to his home town of Stewart's Crossing, PA with his tail between his legs.

With his parole officer peering over his shoulder, Steve begins a technical writing business and takes a part-time job as an adjunct professor of English at his alma mater, Eastern College. He reconnects with an old friend, the local police detective, hangs out at a coffee shop, and enjoys the natural beauty of Bucks County and the stimulating college environment. Starting over helps him numb the pain of all he's lost, including the two unborn children his ex-wife miscarried before their divorce.

The last thing he needs in his life is a shaggy, bossy golden retriever. But when his next-door neighbor, Caroline Kelly, is murdered, Steve becomes her dog's temporary guardian. Rochester seems determined to solve the mystery of Caroline's death, digging up clues and pushing Steve to investigate. As they nose through Caroline's past, her friends and her career searching for motives, the bond between man and dog grows.

But it's only when Steve uncovers a connection between Caroline's death and some uncomfortable situations between his students and his colleagues that Steve realizes that in order to save his own life, and the life of the dog he's come to love, he's going to have to come face to face with a killer with nothing left to lose.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940155388630
Publisher: Samwise Books
Publication date: 01/15/2016
Series: Golden Retriever Mysteries , #1
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 4,990
File size: 543 KB

About the Author

Neil Plakcy is the author of over thirty romance and mystery novels. He lives in South Florida with his partner and two rambunctious golden retrievers. His website is www.mahubooks.com.

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In Dog We Trust 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was quite possibly one of the best books I have ever read. It was well-written, had an excellent plot, and kept you hanging onto every word. I never wanted to put it down! Overall, a very, very good book with a surprising end.
Anonymous 5 months ago
I loved this book! The main character,the plot, the way the love between man and dog is so sweet, It exceeded my expectations
Anonymous 5 months ago
enjoyed every minute of it. love dogs and you'll love this book.
Anonymous 5 months ago
This book is what i always wanted to read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Have not read it looks like good book eapecially if you like dogs
Carl80 More than 1 year ago
Steve Levitan is a convicted felon. Through a lapse in internal discipline, he did a little computer hacking and soon found himself in prison. Released on parole, he returns to his home, Bucks county, Pennsylvania, where he obtains a position as a part time faculty, teaching English at a local college. His marriage fell apart, which is another factor setting up everything that follows, murder, car chases, odd and interesting characters, such as a sort of hard guy named Santiago, Steve's parole officer, and a couple of cops, one of whom is a long-time school buddy of Steve. Then there is the dog. Who names their dog Rochester? The dog belonged to a dead woman, and dog and Steve bond almost immediately, although both seem to have serious issues with authority. Without revealing too much, this is a very "now" detective novel, delving into computer and other crime. How closely do you reads your credit card statements? The novel is well written, smooth and interesting. It's always good when a crime novel teaches or reminds readers of information they should know. This story does that, without preaching or lapsing into lecturing. The classroom scenes and internal dialogues regarding student attitudes are authentic. For anyone who enjoys a jaundiced look at small college academic life, this novel is a pleasure to read on another level. Everything about this novel smacks of a professional, polished approach. The writing is smooth, the characters well developed, and they stay in character. The plot has been carefully laid out and proceeds at a good pace. It's conclusion is satisfying. Then there's the dog, Rochester. Dog lovers will be pleased to know that the author refrains from anthropomorphizing the dog. Undeniably talented, Rochester is helpful throughout the novel, but only in naturally occurring, that is, doggy ways. "In Dog We Trust" is a completely enjoyable way to spend a reading afternoon.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best book ever.....