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Silent Creed

“Slient Creed”

“Silent Creed,” by Alex Kava. G.P. Putnam’s Sons. $26.95. Murders, secrets, lies, political cover-up, a devastating mudslide, an edgy relationship and search-and-rescue dogs add up to a fast-paced, riveting read in this second Ryder Creed novel set in contrasting environments of Washington, D.C., and North Carolina’s Haywood County. Boasting more twists and turns than a […]

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Among the Wolves

“Among the Wolves”

“Among the Wolves,” by Toni Shelbourne. Hubble & Hattie. $16.99. I read—and only wished it could have been me up close and personal with these mesmerizing and sometimes mystical creatures. Shelbourne worked for the UK Wolf Conservation Trust from 2001–2010, where she served as a senior wolf handler and education officer while bonding closely with […]

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“Lawyer for the Dog”

“Lawyer for the Dog,” by Lee Robinson. Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Press, $24.99. It wasn’t exactly the ending I envisioned, but this fun-filled Southern-based novel is a clever and amusing portrayal of a middle-aged attorney Sarah Baynard and Sherman, a miniature schnauzer that suddenly becomes the conduit for every relationship in her life. The author, […]

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Talking with Dogs and Cats

“Talking with Dogs and Cats

“Talking with Dogs and Cats,” by Tim Link. New World Library. $14.95. This primer for maximizing your relationship with your pets is akin to a college or professional football coach’s playbook designed to produce cohesiveness and teamwork on the field and off. Link seeks to establish a pathway for owner understanding of the pet’s bark […]

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Lessons from Tara

“Lessons from Tara”

“Lessons from Tara,” by David Rosenfelt. St. Martin’s Press. $25.99. While the psyche of countless animal adoptions stretch far from home for the author and his wife, Debbie Myers, stretch far from home, it’s the angst and admiration these creatures have brought upon the couple’s lives that is front and center here. Call their previous […]

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