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From the New York Times bestselling author of One Good Dog comes a tale of love, loss, and loyalty.
Rick Stanton was once a promising professional baseball player, but war changed everything. Rick returns home to his wife Francesca, shattered-but it was not just body and spirit he sacrificed for the war. He and Francesca volunteered their beloved dog, Pax, for the army's K-9 Corps, not knowing if they'd ever see him again...
"Will call for a few tissues as readers smile through tears."-Best Friends magazine
Keller Nicholson is the soldier who fought in the war with Pax by his side, and the two have the kind of profound bond that can only be forged in battle. Pax is the closest Keller has to a sense of family, and he can't bear the thought of returning him to the Stantons. Instead, an arrangement is made: Keller will work as Rick's live-in aide.As they try to build a new life out of the ashes, Keller and Francesca struggle to ignore their growing attraction to each other, and Rick, believing that he can no longer give Francesca what she needs and wants, quietly plans a way out. All three of them need healing-and Pax, with his unconditional love and unwavering loyalty, may be the only one who can give it to them...and guide them home.
"Touching and heartfelt."-Modern Dog magazine
The men's room stinks so badly that Rick walks past it and out the open back door of the tavern. He's in an alley, a brick wall conveniently placed, so that he conducts his business in privacy. Today was the last day...