It is always a pleasure to read one of J. A. Jance’s books. This one does not disappoint. J. P. Beaumont is bored with retirement. Mel solves this problem by agreeing to foster a dog in a domestic abuse situation that included an officer-involved shooting. Dinner in Seattle Maxwell Cole re-enters Beaumont’s life. Later that night, Maxwell died in a house fire. The story takes several twists and turns as Beau learns about dogs and he is trying determined if Maxwell’s death was an accident or murder. Beau has no standing in the matter so he must use his wits to learn any information. Will he succeed? How does Rambo/Lucy change Beau’s life? I highly recommend this book and series.