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Scent of Murder

Scent of Murder

Cynthia G. Alwyn

Minotaur Books

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Brenna Scott is the founder of a volunteer search team in Sacramento, California, a group of people with their specially trained dogs ready when needed. When a series of children go missing, however, the team is pitted against an especially clever and deeply evil opponent.
Brenna is horrified when the kidnapper makes contact with her via email. As the disturbing game escalates in intensity, children continue to disappear, and the search dogs keep their noses to the ground. Everyone hopes the canine crime fighters will turn up a clue before it's too late. These amazing animals proceed with loyalty and dedication and their training and talents prove instrumental in solving these horrendous crimes.

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CHAPTER 1
"ARE WE LOST?" Jett asked.
Lightning dissolved the night.
"Wow." Brenna squinted and shifted her gaze to the dark floorboard. "That made my eyes ache."
Thunder boomed, deep and heavy. The rain's raps on the Suburban...

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Praise for Scent of Murder

“A powerful first novel that brims with suspense.” —Romantic Times

“The dogs are as fascinating as the people.” —Kirkus Reviews

“... a fast-paced mystery...Alwyn has created an exceptional first novel.” —Publishers Weekly

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Cynthia G. Alwyn

Cynthia G. Alwyn lives in Ft. Worth, TX. She has been a volunteer with a canine search and rescue team for nine years.

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