When lonely and troubled teenager Tom White secretly witnesses the world of underground dog fights, he is horrified by what he sees.
But Tom feels a deep connection with one of the dogs he momentarily encounters, a young pit bull snatched from an animal shelter by the vicious gang of 'dog-men'.
Without a thought for his own safety, Tom steals him.
While on the run, a remarkable bond develops between dog and boy that rekindles lost feelings of love and trust within each of them. It is a friendship that offers hope and salvation to both ...
Until they are caught.
|Publisher:||Pan Macmillan Australia|
|Sold by:||Barnes & Noble|
|File size:||263 KB|
|Age Range:||14 - 18 Years|
About the Author
On leaving school Euan Leckie found work at a number of London media agencies before embarking on a career within the computer graphics industry as an animator. He took the opportunity to write Underdog following a redundancy and returned to education as a mature student, winning a first class degree and overall University prize for academic excellence at the age of 44.
A keen angler and environmentalist, Euan has fished all over the world supporting catch-and-release and sustainable fishing practices. He is currently involved in a number of environmental initiatives in the UK that include wave energy, sustainable development and urban farming.
His interest in dogs and their welfare is shared by his wife Emma. Together they live on a countryside smallholding in Northamptonshire with their children Esme and Ralph; and family of rescued dogs, cats and horses.