Lawyer Andy Carpenter would rather spend his time working with his dog rescue organization, and being with his family and his two dogs, Tara and Sebastian. But in this 21st adventure (after Dachshund Through the Snow), Andy's friend Beth has found a stray that seems to have belonged to a murder victim. When the murdered man contacts Beth, asking for his dog back, Andy knows there must be more to this strange story. The man claims his life is in danger, and that's why he disappeared. As much as Andy doesn't want to get involved—anything to avoid a new case—he can't help but come to the rescue of a man who'd risk everything, even his life, to reunite with his dog.