Buster may be a small Yorkie, but he is mighty! The petite pooch is afraid of men and has never even seen grass before. Riley certainly has her work cut out for her as she takes charge in training her new furry friend.
Meanwhile, Finn is hot on the trail of a new mystery when he discovers a system of tunnels underneath the city that were used during the Civil War. Hoping to discover artifacts for his class presentation, he soon finds more than he had bargained for.
Strange things begin to happen each time he enters the tunnels. Riley senses a sinister presence that could put the pair in grave danger. Will the dynamic duo be able to outsmart the spirited specter?
As if Riley doesn’t have enough on her plate, her new neighbor, Hawk, may end up losing his dog. Lennox, Hawk’s service dog, is a Pit bull trained to help the military veteran with his symptoms of PTSD. When the city passes new Breed Specific Legislation, Hawk faces relinquishing the best friend he’s ever known. Can Riley convince the city that they are making a huge mistake before Lennox’s time runs out?
I greatly enjoyed reading the second installment in the Riley Carson series! Full of mystery and suspense, I was hooked from the first chapter. I love to see how much Riley’s character has grown since the first book. She is truly blossoming into a passionate animal advocate who is not afraid to stand up for what she believes in.
This book packs a powerful punch dealing with such a timely and polarized topic as BSL. There is such a stigma surrounding Pit bulls. These beautiful creatures are no more harmful than any other breed of dog. Due to misconceptions, many cities and states have passed BSL laws that have cost many “bully breeds” their lives. Wargula faces the issue head on through the empowered character of Riley.
This story is a great read for animal lovers ages 8 and up. I can’t wait to read about Riley’s next adventure!