Of course you love dogs -- but if you also love a good story with a dog as the hero, Water's Edge is a new book you might enjoy. An extra bonus: It takes place in Asheville.
Water's Edge features Blackout, a 3-year old female black mixed breed dog -- some lab, some shepherd, and who knows what else. She's jet black with a few white highlights. She was adopted from a shelter by David Samuels, an environmental consultant from Boston, who named her Blackout after a blackout that occurred around the time he adopted her.
David taught Blackout to sniff out chemicals and other substances. She became so good at it that David began to use Blackout as his "secret weapon" in helping to uncover pollutants and even track them to their source. As a result, Blackout became something of a local celebrity.
David has relocated to Asheville to retire, but he gets a strange call from his former employer. Apparently, someone is polluting the French Broad River with benzene. Knowing that Blackout's special skill could help, David reluctantly agrees to get involved.
David and Blackout get caught up in a chain of events that’s more sinister than anyone can imagine. In fact, river pollution is just the beginning of this wild ride. Ultimately, Blackout plays a key role in uncovering the plot -- and David finds out that “retirement” is more than he bargained for!
Water’s Edge is an environmental thriller with plenty of twists and turns. This novel marks the beginning of a new series with two unlikely heroes, Blackout the dog and his baby boomer owner.
Water's Edge is available as an eBook for just $2.99. Get a free sample at the Amazon Kindle store, on the iPad and nook, or at Smashwords.com . You can also follow Blackout the dog's blog.