Jenny Vaughn loved Roy Landell since they were kids, so their engagement should have been a joyful celebration. But Jenny barely recognizes the man in front of her. It’s more than his appearance—ragged and gaunt—it’s the deep darkness behind his eyes, and his new obsession with his lost war dog.
Roy didn’t have an easy childhood, haunted by the rumors surrounding his mother’s suspicious death. So after his brutal tour in Vietnam, Roy’s return to Mt. Washington, Ohio is anything but happy. Except for his reunion with Bluka, the vicious German Shepherd who saved Roy’s life during battle. Fiercely loyal to Roy, Bluka is hostile toward anyone who comes near the battered Landell house, including Jenny.
Before long, the town is talking again. Neighborhood pets and innocent people are getting hurt—even killed—under mysterious circumstances. Is it coincidence, is the aggressive war dog to blame, or is some darker force from Roy’s past at work? To clear Roy’s name and save their future, Jenny must find out, even if it means using herself as bait.