When Chicago billionaire financier Kenneth Druckman reports a home invasion and the kidnapping of his wife and child, the FBI calls in Mason (Mace) Reid and his dogs. Reid specializes in human remains detection and his cadaver dogs are among the best…and the best of his dogs is Vira (short for Elvira).

After Mace and Vira find the body of the mother, Vira’s special skill puts them on the trail straight back to Druckman. But there is still the young five-year-old girl to find, hopefully before the cadaver dogs are needed. Mace, his dogs and police detective Kippy Gimm follow all the twists and turns where the clues lead them.

Jeffrey B. Burton knows how to tell a tale and the characters of the humans and dogs are well developed, the mystery convoluted enough to keep the reader guessing and the ending satisfying.

This is the third book in this series and I look forward to the next!

5 stars