Winner of the 2019 TCK Publishing Reader's Choice for Best Mystery
"The Ryder Creed books are absolutely phenomenal." -Suspense Magazine
"A flawed, fierce protagonist whose first and absolute loyalty is to his dogs, plus compelling storylines: a slam-dunk recipe for late-night reading!" -The Bark
Ryder Creed rescues abandoned dogs and turns them into heroes. But this time, it's Creed who may need rescuing when a madman leads him and Agent Maggie O'Dell on a gut-wrenching scavenger hunt.
Sixteen years ago, Ryder Creed's sister, Brodie vanished from an interstate rest stop. She was only eleven and Creed was fourteen. Her disappearance ripped apart his family and has haunted Creed.
Now a former Marine with his own scars, Creed has dedicated his life to his K9 business. He takes discarded and abandoned dogs and trains them for scent detection. Together they search for the lost and the missing. And always, Creed has held onto the hope that one day he might find out what happened to his sister.
A thousand miles away during a police raid, FBI Agent Maggie O'Dell stumbles upon a clue that may explain what happened to Brodie Creed all those years ago. But to find the answers she'll need to make a deal with a madman. And the search that follows will be as agonizing for Creed, as are the answers he discovers.
A trailblazer in the K9 mystery genre, Kava creates a "dynamic between Ryder and his canines that reveals a world rarely shared in fiction and perhaps nowhere presented more effectively than in this series." -Phil Jason, Florida Weekly