"Bring Buca home," a phrase that resonates as Daniel begins his journey to rescue his beloved dog Sambuca from a powerful crime family.

Birthdays are never a happy occasion for Daniel Tanner. He lost his parents, at age four when they went to purchase a birthday gift.

He moves back in with his grandfather who is struggling with Alzheimer's in Baxter Falls, CT. As a self-employed carpenter he is experiencing hardships, i.e., theft of materials, clients in arrears, and an unwanted puppy complicate his life. The dog Sambuca was a birthday gift for his thirty-first birthday. The same present his parents were going to procure for him. His guilt over their tragic death has caused him to resent dogs.

Meanwhile, in Misery, Kansas organized crime strong arms a family to lease their farm. After a series of unfortunate events, the Wyatt's succumb to Mr. Dominick, the head of a mafia-esque syndicate.  The new venture will be headed by his son who has grandiose ideas and an immaturity level to match.

In the year that follows, Daniel and Sambuca bond. Daniel's business thrives until thieves attempt to steal his material. Daniel and Sambuca thwart the attempt. His canine companion saves his life. This episode cements their friendship, and they become kindred spirits.

Sambuca gets kidnapped and Daniel is devasted. He tracks down the kidnapper and offers him an ultimatum he can't turn down. 

Daniel travels to Misery, Kansas where small-town politics and trumped-up charges threaten to keep him from his mission. How can he save Sambuca when he can't save himself?


I want more!   ​Nancy B., ​SC

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        Testimonials

If you have any questions or comments, especially about Chapter 1, or have a picture of you and your pit bull, please email me. I'd love to hear from you! glenncanning17@gmail.com

The book is not published yet. 

All the characters are well thought out and the twists & turns were great... you brought me to tears several times.       Colleen G.,​ PA

I loved it.  It is very powerful.    Todd L., MA  

A real page turner.   Roger M., CT

The story line is unlike any dog story I've ever heard of or read before & that's what makes this story so unique, interesting and different from the rest.   Brian Mac ,​ CT  

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The narrative is suspenseful, heartfelt, gut-wrenching, sometimes humorous and a roller coaster of emotions.  This page turner will have you begging for a sequel.  Don't worry... one is being planned!