By Linda O. Johnston

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Lauren Vancouver is the top of HotRescues, a no-kill animal defend north of l. a., yet it's usually human nature that places her within the direction of threat. similar to while she is helping rescue 4 cute beagle doggies that have been dumped down a drainpipe at a foul dog mill. one of many mill's staff has a heritage of puppy abuse-and a bone to select with Lauren. And while he's came across lifeless at HotRescues after threatening her, Lauren must sniff out the genuine killer to maintain herself out of a cage...

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In addition, the second sheet contained a separate list of proper names opposite which were the days of the week. At the bottom of the second sheet, in a space by itself, was the single notation: 9:15. Another hour went by as Frank puzzled over the strange letter. "Looks like a school report card," the thought occurred to him over and over again. '' Then he shrugged. " From somewhere below his room came the cheery sound of a dinner gong. " A good idea,'' Frank muttered. " A woman at the next table in the dining room started a conversation about the slow service.

He's no cowboy, that's sure," Joe muttered as Jake seated himself again and came toward them. " "And I'll tell you something else," said Kelly, as the man now rode stiffly past them, looking neither to right nor to left. "He shore ain't from around here. You can tell by the way he sits. '' Just then Jake pulled up and dismounted in a flurry of lather. "You shore made him sweat," Kelly observed with a dark look. "I did not hurt him, he's tough," snorted Jake. " "Wonderful," returned Joe with an obvious note of sarcasm in his voice.

Have to go now, Dad," he said. "One minute," came his father's voice again. "I'll have a plainclothesman wearing a hlack and white check tie at each of your other stops. '' Bushing from the booth the boy was just in time to get aboard the ship. The hostess smiled chidingly as he slid into his seat. Joe's wry smile rapidly faded into an expression of keen interest as Frank recounted his talk with their father. " he said under his breath. " warned Frank. '' From the tilt on our friend's head he may be listening.

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