The Fox, the Dog, and the King Book Cover The Fox, the Dog, and the King
The Cassie Tam Files, Book 2
Matt Doyle
LGBT, Lesbian, Science Fiction, Crime, Thriller
NineStar Press
July 23, 2018

New Hopeland City may have been built to be the centerpiece of the technological age, but some remnants of the old world still linger. The tools of the trade have changed, but the corruption remains the same, even in the criminal underworld …

When PI Cassie Tam and her girlfriend Lori try to make up for their recent busy schedules with a night out at the theatre to watch the Tech Shift performer Kitsune, the last thing they expected was for Cassie to get a job offer. But some people are never off the clock, and by the end of the evening, Cassie has been drawn into a mundane but highly paid missing pet case. Unfortunately, in New Hopeland City, even something as simple as little lost dog can lead you down some dark paths.

Until now, Cassie wasn’t aware that there even was a rabbit hole, let alone how far down it goes.

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Reviewed by Marie Loring

Member of the Paranormal Romance Guild Review Team

What seems like a cut and dried case of dog-napping quickly propels our loveable but grumpy PI, once again, into the bowels of New Hopeland for answers. What she finds, following lead after lead, are more questions. Not one to be deterred, despite the threat of death hanging over her head, she perseveres and brings things to a satisfying conclusion…well, as satisfying as anything can get in a city where corrupt might not actually mean corrupt.

Throw into this satisfying mix of intrigue and action, the budding romance with her girlfriend, Lori, and you have a story that works on all levels. Happily, the tech-talk in this book was toned down so that I could understand it, or perhaps having been through the genesis of book one, I was more in tune with Doyle’s inventive mind. Either way, this book flowed smoothly and not once did I lose track of the action.

Once again, Cassie Tam becomes your favorite investigator, only this time we get to see more of Caz as a person, which has you rooting for her all the way. The periphery characters are once again, exquisitely drawn, giving you just enough insight into their back-stories to yearn for more.

Yes! More, please!