Best trick of the novel: how Mack convinces readers she does know what goes on in the canine head. -- Aspen Times, December 18, 2005
From the Back Cover
At last, adult and young dog-lovers can delight in this rare combination of mystery novel and perceptive animal story in the tradition of "Watership Down" and "The Hidden Life of Dogs." Koko, a city-smart Australian shepherd new to a small coastal village, enlists the distinctive skills of her country dog friends to solve the sudden and mysterious disappearance of two popular dogs. Readers will find amusing incidents where people misunderstand and inadvertently thwart the dogs' investigation, until Koko's humans finally follow their dogs' noses--and intelligence--to a heartwarming conclusion.