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A New Leash on Life Paperback – November 26, 2011

4.5 out of 5 stars 22 customer reviews

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"A New Leash on Life" will keep young readers spellbound and it makes on the edge of our seat reading! As a veteran reading specialist I will have this on my top list and will rant and rave as I  spread the word out there to schools as a great literature adoption.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (November 26, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1467995967
  • ISBN-13: 978-1467995962
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,081,307 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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K-9 Cop: Case # 1 The Dreck Report is an excellent story idea that unfolds in Seattle Washington. I enjoyed riding along with Lt. Spencer Watley, a seasoned, no-nonsense cop and his partner Sgt. Pepper, a German Sheppard named after the Beatles' song and was drawn in further when these two cops paths crossed with Justin Andrews, an extremely intelligent thirteen-year-old computer whiz with a gift for hacking and pranking the form an unlikely trio. To the surprise of everyone involved the three join forces to fight organized cyber criminals that electronically extort, steal, and sabotage on a grand scale. The high-tech team of criminals called the cyber killers is lead by a very dangerous and cunning cyber troll that just happens to be a woman. With so many unexpected twists and turns the author captives your attention and keeps it throughout the entire book. I loved this read; it brought back memories of my own childhood with my dog, Rex. The authors uncomplicated yet highly descriptive writing style stirred my senses and transported me back in time to my own childhood, a time of uncertainty and fear that the author describes eloquently. K-9 Cop: Case # 1 The Dreck Report is a beautifully written story of love, loss, and acceptance that is sprinkled with the life lessons we all encounter growing up. I only wish that I could have had the opportunity to read this story as a young boy. Wait, we are all young boys inside. I am so glad that I have had the chance to enjoy this book and look forward to more from this series.
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Spencer is a cop and not a very pleasant one either. He may be good at his job but he is pricklier than a cactus. After a case gone wrong, he finds himself in the body of a purebred Briard dog named Pepper who also happens to be his K-9 partner in life whom he loved with all his heart. Spencer has to do some good on earth and learn a few lessons in order to move on to the good place in the afterlife. He’s not particularly happy with his assignment to help out a particularly dysfunctional family but really has no choice. Meanwhile, he also wants to solve the case that caused his own death. All of this makes for an entertaining read. The writing doesn’t always flow smoothly but it reads much like a cross between a hard boiled mystery and a cozy whodunit. The characters are interesting and although there is a little bit of violence there is nothing overly graphic. Spencer having to deal with being a dog is quite funny and there are a few twists I wasn’t expecting, in particular one involving King, a German shepherd also inhabited by a human. I loved the bad guys who were the perfect stereotype of a hard boiled mystery’s criminals. This was a fun book to read and written purely for entertainment. I read this using the digital format on my ereader and it formatted well. The cover is cute and fit the book’s story line.
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I seriously thought I have read too much serious, heavy and matured books lately. Im glad I picked this book up because it was very enlightening, This book may intend for the young readers but I still find myself having a great time reading it. I liked how I got to see the main idea behind of this book right away; the incarnation of someones life. The plot was astounding and I liked how fast-paced the book was. However, some details were a bit confusing during the accident but other than that, everything else was perfect. There were not many complications in this book thus did not give much suspense during the climax but that was exactly what I want to read, something very relaxing and full of humour. As for the characterisations, I liked how the author created two connected characters; Justin and Spencer and how they started helped each other after the accident. I also liked that we could read about before and after personality of Spencer which changed quite a lot. Overall, as for me, the book was very entertaining and there was no doubt about it. There were a lot of lessons for young readers who read this book, it was full of moral values and I highly recommended this book for young readers.
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Lieutenant Spencer Watley spends his days searching for the Cybercriminal gang responsible for his father’s death. Following a lead, he does a stakeout, and is killed while intercepting the crooks. He returns in the body of his K-9 partner. Now, he must help a dysfunctional family before he can enter heaven. But in the meantime, he is a target for the criminals who killed him.

This fun read had an array of interesting characters. It read like a thirty minute comedy skit. I liked Spencer even though he was an arrogant, selfish douche. And the bumbling crooks were more than entertaining. I could visualize each of them as they fumbled through everything they did. It reminded me of the Home Alone crooks. There were laugh out loud moments, as well as subdued, heart rending ones, as it always is when kids are involved. This is one book I would read again and again.
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