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Lt. Elliot Elliot, aka E Squared. A botched drug raid yanks him off the street and into a cubicle at the Pearson Institute of Health Sciences, where hes reduced to hunting down stolen laptops. Then the ultimate insult: track down an escaped lab animal, a seventy-five-pound black Labrador retriever.

But the dog turns out to be an extraordinary creature at the heart of an international collision between science, money, lust, and life itself. And as Elliot struggles to understand whats going on, the dog must wage its own desperate battle for survival .

Elliot encounters a trophy wife from his own past, a professional killer with a medieval bent, a comatose surgeon with a checkered history, and a billionaire locked in a frantic struggle to stay alive—all connected to a dog that guards a secret far deadlier than anyone can imagine.

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"Medical thriller meets gritty detective novel in this extremely well-written and suspenseful tale of a most unusual dog. When police detective Elliot Elliot is ordered to recover a missing research canine, he stumbles across a mysterious brain scan that contradicts the official records on his ex-girlfriend's comatose husband. In counterpoint, ruthless contract killer Victor Korvin seeks to capture the dog and deliver her to a financier desperate to save himself from a rapidly advancing medical condition. The nameless dog herself provides a third major viewpoint as her enhanced brain tries to make sense of the changing conditions that threaten her survival. Davis (The Third Pandemic as Pierre Ouellette) skillfully interweaves taut plotting, nuanced characters and convincing insight into the mind of a superintelligent animal who's still, at heart, a dog." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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A dog with extraordinary abilities goes missing and two men are sent to retrieve her. One is a detective in need of redemption, the other is a hired assassin. Their paths soon meet during their search, in this innovative, science-based thriller. Original.

About the Author

Pierre Davis (aka Pierre Ouellette) entered the creative realm at age 13 as a lead guitarist for numerous bands in the Pacific Northwest, including the nationally known Paul Revere and the Raiders. He went on to play with such jazz luminaries as saxophonist Jim Pepper and bassist David Friesen, all the while composing sound tracks for short films and videos. To support his music habit, he became a freelance writer and eventually co-founded an advertising agency specializing in high technology, serving as its creative director. During this period, he wrote two novels eventually published in seven languages, with both optioned for film. Pierre currently resides in Portland, Oregon, where he now devotes himself exclusively to writing fiction and playing jazz guitar in a little bar just down the street.

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Lisa Shields, November 24, 2009 (view all comments by Lisa Shields)
Everything that the reviewers have said is true and then some. This is a great read!
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ISBN:
9780440245087
Author:
Davis, Pierre
Publisher:
Dell Publishing Company
Subject:
Suspense
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Popular Fiction-Suspense
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Mass market paperback
Publication Date:
20090531
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Language:
English
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448
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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Medical thriller meets gritty detective novel in this extremely well-written and suspenseful tale of a most unusual dog. When police detective Elliot Elliot is ordered to recover a missing research canine, he stumbles across a mysterious brain scan that contradicts the official records on his ex-girlfriend's comatose husband. In counterpoint, ruthless contract killer Victor Korvin seeks to capture the dog and deliver her to a financier desperate to save himself from a rapidly advancing medical condition. The nameless dog herself provides a third major viewpoint as her enhanced brain tries to make sense of the changing conditions that threaten her survival. Davis (The Third Pandemic as Pierre Ouellette) skillfully interweaves taut plotting, nuanced characters and convincing insight into the mind of a superintelligent animal who's still, at heart, a dog." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , A dog with extraordinary abilities goes missing and two men are sent to retrieve her. One is a detective in need of redemption, the other is a hired assassin. Their paths soon meet during their search, in this innovative, science-based thriller. Original.
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