Edgar Award–winner Theresa Schwegel returns with The Good Boy, her most dramatic and
emotional novel to date, a family epic that combines the hard-boiled grit of
her acclaimed police thrillers with an intimate portrait of a young boy trying
to follow his heart in an often heartless city.
For Officer Pete Murphy, K9 duty is as much a punishment as
a promotion. When a shaky arrest reignites a recent scandal and triggers a
multimillion-dollar lawsuit, all eyes are on Pete as the department braces for
another media firestorm.
Meanwhile, Pete’s eleven-year-old son Joel feels invisible.
His parents hardly notice him—unless they’re arguing about his “behavioral
problems”—and his older sister, McKenna, has lately disappeared into the
strange and frightening world of teenagerdom. About the only friend Joel has
left is Butchie, his father’s furry “partner.”
When Joel and Butchie follow McKenna to a neighborhood
bully’s party, illegal activity kicks the dog’s police training into overdrive,
and soon the duo are on the run, navigating the streets of Chicago as they try
to stay one step ahead of the bad guys—bad guys who may have a very personal
interest in getting some payback on Officer Pete Murphy. Download and start listening now!