Bernie is invited to give the keynote speech at the Great Western Private Eye Convention, but it’s Chet that the bigshot P.I. in charge has secret plans for. Meanwhile Chet and Bernie are hired to find a kid who has gone missing from a wilderness camp in the high country.
The boy’s mother thinks the boy’s father, her ex, has snatched the boy, but Chet makes a find that sends the case in a new and dangerous direction.
As if that weren’t enough, matters get complicated at home when a stray puppy that looks suspiciously like Chet shows up. Affairs of the heart collide with a job that’s never been tougher, requiring our two intrepid sleuths to depend on each other as never before.
I picked up this book on CD because I was traveling this week and needed to quickly grab something. I knew nothing about the author or his series, but I liked his play on words in the titles, so I decided to “read” it.
I had to get used to listening to someone read the book (not a fan of this particular narrator), but quickly fell in love with the style. I didn’t realize the book was in the dog’s POV, but it added a lot of humor. I found myself laughing out loud — I hadn’t expected the book to be funny! I will definitely try another Spencer Quinn book (but I think I’d rather read it).
Word of caution: this is not a Christian book, so there’s a bit of swearing in it (enough to earn it an R-rating), but nothing else too graphic. If you don’t mind a bit of language, give it a try!