A Nose for Justice

A Nose for Justice

A Novel

Large Print - 2010
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With the ruins of her high-powered Wall Street job now far in the rearview mirror of her rented silver Camaro, thirty-two-year-old Mags Rogers arrives at her great-aunt Jeep's sprawling Wings Ranch to reassemble her life. In the passenger seat, with his suspicious nose to a cracked window, is Mags's beloved wirehaired dachshund, the urbane Baxter. Mags was named for her great-aunt, Magdalena - though everyone calls the spry octogenarian rancher Jeep. From piloting planes in World War II to discovering one of America's largest gold deposits, Jeep has enjoyed a lifetime jam-packed with love and adventure, and she's not done yet. At her side - to Baxter's low-down distress - is Jeep's loyal German Shepherd mix, King. The growlings are mutual: King sniffs that Baxter is a "fuzzy sausage." Meanwhile, someone pipe-bombs Red Rock Valley's pumping station, endangering the water supply near and far. Deputy Pete Meadows links the sabotage to a string of local murders, but he doesn't yet know if it's a corporate plot or twisted eco-terrorism. He's also called out to Wings Ranch when human bones are dug up in Jeep's barn; the dead man's ring identifies him as an elite Russian military officer from the late 1800s, apparently knifed to death. In her search to find out whodunit, Mags uncovers fascinating history about Jeep's ranch, including an intriguing connection to Buffalo Bill. Mags and Pete have mysteries to solve, among them why they are so drawn to each other. Baxter and King team up when it comes time to protect their humans. And all the while, Jeep Reed, the sassiest wit in the West, has a bold plan for Red Rock Valley in which they all will play a part.
Publisher: Detroit : Wheeler Pub., 2010
Edition: Large print ed
ISBN: 9781410430922
1410430928
Characteristics: 457 p. (large print) : ill. ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Hartman, Laura, - Illustrator

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rootyreader
Jun 22, 2015

Could have used some serious editing. Dialogue was stilted and story line was pretty weak. More pontificating than story.

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silverbookworm
Mar 18, 2013

I did not read this book. It should have been burned. Contains crude language and a homosexual character.

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Kate13Liz
May 11, 2012

Enjoyed the book even though the main human character seems implausibly wealthy. The story of water rights and the problems that can arise from it is current.
The mystery is well written but the ending is sort of a quick fix.
Still enjoyable to read though

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ReaderBillie
Dec 02, 2010

Many characters to keep track of.
Water conservation theme was foremost in Nevada's economy, with no solutions. A definite bias against "developers."

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