New Jersey defense attorney Andy Carpenter is about to represent a young Bernese mountain dog in a custody fight, in David Rosenfelt's seventh legal thriller in the series. Few can rival Andy's affection for dogs, and he's determined to keep Waggy from falling into the wrong hands following his owner's murder. But it will take more than the attorney's usual courtroom theatrics to save this playful pup, as Waggy possesses a secret that someone is willing to kill to obtain. Andy soon discovers that everyone around him is in danger, including his golden retriever Tara and his longtime girlfriend Laurie, and he'll have to learn some new tricks to save those he loves most.
"[David] Rosenfelt injects this clever installment with courtroom twists, a peek into some scary DNA research and a romantic surprise."—Publishers Weekly (starred review)