The Good Boy
11-year-old Joel Murphy's family has had a rough year. First his father, a Chicago police officer, becomes involved in a scandal that results in him being demoted to K-9 duty. His parents are always arguing, and his older sister McKenna has made some dangerous new friends. Joel's only friend is his father's K-9 partner, Butch. Hoping to keep McKenna from doing something she'll regret, Joel and Butch follow her to a party. A shooting occurs, and soon Joel and Butch are on the run from some very bad guys. A compelling page-turner by the author of Last Known Address (2009).