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The Hook Runyon Mystery Series
Book 1: The Yard Dog

THE YARD DOG
A Hook Runyon Mystery, Book 1
SHELDON RUSSELL
ISBN-13: 9780373268900
April 2014
Worldwide Library
www.harlequin.com
Paperback
$7.99 US / $8.99 CAN
332 Pages
Mystery
Rating: 4 Cups

The badge Hook Runyon carries may not hold much weight beyond the railroad, but when a death occurs on his turf he makes a point of following through. Spark Dugan was a simple man in all aspects of his life; his death, however, is anything but.

Leaving New York for a POW camp in Middle of Nowhere, Oklahoma is not exactly a step up in Dr. Reina Kaplan’s career. Despite that, she is glad to get away to a place where she can start fresh and meet new people.

All inquiries into Spark’s death are getting Hook nowhere; in fact, he is getting stonewalled at every turn. Nothing about this feels right; not the way Spark died, and especially not the way everyone wants Hook to leave it alone. Reina is the exception, with her unfailing ability to lift his spirits and give him a renewed sense of purpose in a life that has beaten him down too many times to count.

This story has the amazing ability to make you feel like you are slipping back in time. The dialogue and characters are so authentic, it brings to mind stories you have probably heard from your grandparents. Hook is a man you feel you can count on, and Reina is exactly the strong sensible woman any man would be glad to know. Hook is the type of character that I am certain will garner a loyal following, and I am glad to be part of it.

Lototy
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