In this imaginative legal thriller for dog lovers, an attorney tries to free an innocent man by convincing an incredulous jury to take the testimony a golden retriever seriously.

Few can rival attorney Andy Carpenter’s affection for golden retrievers, especially his own beloved Tara.

After he astonishes a New Jersey courtroom by successfully appealing another retriever’s death sentence, Andy discovers that this gentle dog is a key witness to a murder that took place five years earlier.

It will take all the tricks Andy’s fertile mind can conceive to get to the bottom of a remarkable chain of impersonations and murder — and hopefully save not only a dog’s life but also his own in the process.

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"Riveting....Alive with reliable Rosenfelt's wit and heart."—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"A taut thriller full of whiplash plot twists and wisecracking dialogue."—Entertainment Weekly
"[Andy Carpenter's] most ambitious case yet...absorbing."—Kirkus
"A cracking good yarn...As always, Andy's offbeat, outspoken personality shines on every page, and the balance of humor and mystery is dead-on."—Booklist (starred review)
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