School Library Journal - School Library JournalGr 5-8-- In this latest high quality offering from a prolific author, 14-year-old Cesare ``Sox'' Newmann's beloved black German shepherd, Heidi, is stolen by criminals intent on turning purebred watchdogs into vicious guard dogs that they can sell. The tough neighborhood of the Albuquerque setting, the supportive family, and the local vernacular of the convincing first-person narrative are incorporated into this plausible mystery. Reluctant readers will be attracted not only to the book's brevity but also to the level of suspense maintained; the story won't disappoint them. Smoothly written and nicely paced, the mystery's predictable conclusion conveys a message in Sox's realization that his fears of being a ``chicken'' are unfounded in the face of his heroism. His rescue mission provides an exciting climax, and the book contains a nice plug for libraries as sources of important information. --Connie Tyrrell Burns, Mahoney Middle Sch . , South Portland, ME
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He only wanted to get his dog back... Sox tried to get his dog back after being stolen the week before. Sox says he got a letter from a kennel that said ¿Hey kid sorry about your dog, check us out if you don't find her¿. So that made him want to check the place out and do some undercover work. First he played it out safe a made his brothers check the kennel out just in case. He then plays it out for a summer job. But will the people wonder why all of a sudden a boy shows up a the place to work. Will they let him in on some secrets? Even worse will he ever see his dog again?