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MAGIC (Dog Mysteries Book 1)

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  • Sales Rank:39,750
  • Format:Kindle eBook
  • Language:English (Published)
  • Media:Kindle Edition
  • Edition:4
  • Pages:293
  • Publication Date:January 8, 2014
  • ASIN:B005BCO8DM


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Synopsis
Frankenstein meets Lassie.

Two decades of genetic research and experimentation, subsidized by the Iranian Ministry of Health and Medical Education, produces an amazing animal of the sub species Canis Lupus Familiaris. It appears to be a large golden retriever; however, it has one salient attribute that separates it from the rest of the canine world, it possesses the intelligence of an adult human being. Named Magic by the Marine whose life he saves, he travels from war torn Iraq to America and beyond.

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By Sky's End
Format:Kindle Edition
I fell in love with Magic.
I was reminded of my childhood attachment to Old Yeller when Magic was trying to save Quinn from the Iraqi after the Humvee accident. I felt my heart-strings tug for our dog-hero, Magic, who will risk his own life to save ours just like I felt for Old Yeller and Lassie.

From the first paragraph, I was intrigued and pulled into the read, though it wasn't obvious this was a dog's point of view. I thought Magic was just a dog until he reveals, "I read we have 100,000 times better smell than humans". That made me do a mental stop and think, "What? Dogs can't read".

The discovery that Magic is a "super" dog was a fun surprise.

Magic's storyline is innovative, fresh, fun, and exciting. The characters are well identified and personable. The dialogue flows with a natural ease that is unique to each character. I love reading Magic's point of view because it's so fresh and, well, dog-like. It's great to see our human world through his eyes and experiences. Magic's world makes me smile.

Then the evolving twist of the sci-fi intrigue and powerful bad guys is more than I anticipated and the story really got larger and more delicious.

Mr. Humm shows a mastery of story tempo with Magic. As if he could read my mind, he charged up the tempo at just the right moment, holding my interest and keeping me on the edge of my seat.

The story kept unfolding in unique and imaginative ways. The "good guys" kept getting into seemingly unsolvable situations.

The climax brought a convergence of all the suspense, plot and mystery in a masterfully woven delivery.

I read Magic in one sitting, unable to put it down and now that my vacation to Magic's world is finished, the memories of my journey leave me smiling and still exhilarated.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The best dog story I ever read! January 23, 2013
By santi7
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
For a long time "Watchers" by Dean R Koontz was the best story I ever read with a dog in it. But this ripping full tilt adventurous story blew it out of the water! It sounded like it really was comming from the point of veiw of a dog with human intelligence. And it was breakneck non-stop speed for the first part. I think I was one quarter through the book before it slowed down for a second and I took a full breath! I highly recomend this book for anyone, even if you are not into "dog" books. I especially recomend it for people who like adventures, military stories, dog owners, police, detectives, spy and mystery books. It will not disappoint! PS. Just so you know that I'm not alone on this high opinion of this book, I lent my kindle to a Marine veteran who works at my job so he could read it, and he came back raving about it too.
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