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A Dog Among Diplomats (Bull Moose Dog Run Series #2)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 25, 2013

    Canine force result 2

    Yep

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2008

    Droll & delightful crusading detective!

    Randolph is erudite, witty and successfully captures the criminal. He may be a dog but he is well educated. I love the premise and find the human and dog personalities and characters very entertaining. There is an interesting mystery that continues on from the first book 'A Dog About Town' and is not solved in this book, which makes it more fun to read.I highly recommend this series for intrique and chuckles.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 25, 2008

    Wonderful

    Couldn't wait for the 2nd book and it more then exceeded my expectations. My friends who are mystery novel and animal lovers are all reading the series now. Can't wait for number 3. What happens to Imogene? Will she ever be reunited with Randolph (who still adores her?)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2008

    'To be underestimated is to remain free.' - Randolph

    A Dog Among Diplomats could definitely be enjoyed on its own, as a quick recap of the backstory is provided at the beginning of the novel--but it is a series after all, so I would still recommend beginning with the first book, A Dog About Town (which I also reviewed). I called the first book a fun read--which it was, and this one is too-- (If you like Vespas, I think it's not spoiling the plot to say that one takes a prominent role in this novel. Has product placement $s begun for books now?). --But I would also add that these light-hearted elements give the book a deceptively simple air. In this sequel, Englert introduces a whole cast of additional characters, and the plot (mystery) as well as the themes grow more complex. Englert's writing skill is seen in that the plot does seem to unfold so effortlessly (it's a quick read), when in fact he is juggling dozens of plot threads and characters at a time. My favorite part of these novels, though, is probably not the plot itself but Englert's prose and his wry commentaries, such as his tongue-in-cheek defense of obvious distortions of history, filtered through a character who intends no irony, 'Leopold was merely taking the ideal sentiment of human brotherhood and rescuing it from the sordid march of history.' (This said just before a senseless murder occurs..) One more philosophical take-away, filtered through, Randolph (labrador-cum-detective and avid reader): 'Writing is the craft of the illusionist. A writer frames and reframes reality, and soon this mirror trick becomes the world.'

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    entertaining different type of whodunit

    Randolph the Labrador is considering a post dinner nap once the Chinese spareribs settles in his abundant stomach as staying awake proves difficult because his master Harry is dozing while some narcoleptic butchers the narration of the life of van Gogh. However, NYPD Detective Peter Davis calls bringing both Harry and Randolph out of their TV induced comas when he mentions ¿her¿. Peter is the lead detective on the disappearance of Imogen, who rescued Randolph from the pet ship morons and introduced him to her beloved Harry. --- Harry and Randolph quickly rush from their Upper West Side apartment to the East Village. Trusting but naive artist Harry and doubter Randolph are informed that their mutual significant other is tied to a homicide that is linked to the U.N. Randolph somewhat because he reads the Post and knows cops are either heroic, on the take, or idiots. Whereas Harry turns to a medium for guidance from the spirit realm, Randolph figures his buddy is acting too human. He goes undercover as a ¿therapy¿ dog to anxiety ridden U.N. diplomat Leopold Maranovsky of Near Upper Pilasia, a nation that is currently not annexed by its neighbors though Randolph knows that region keeps mapmakers employed. The canine must keep Harry safe as someone has to humiliatingly escort him when he does 1 and 2 and pick up the poop after him, and prove Imogen is innocent (hopefully alive too) by identifying the real killer now he has a chance as he has broken through the sanctimonious U.N. dog run barrier. --- Randolph continues to be A DOG ABOUT TOWN as he investigates the East Village homicide by infiltrating the U.N. Once again Harry assumes some spirit is guiding his canine as Randolph follows the clues. Readers who appreciate a different type of whodunit will want to read the tale of a genius dog living in a human world especially inside the U.N. where prejudicial diplomats from Near Upper Pilasia and Near Lower Pilasia interact with scorn. --- Harriet Klausner

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