The Good Boy

The Good Boy

Book - 2013
Average Rating:
Rate this:
"Edgar award winner Theresa Schwegel returns with The Good Boy, her most dramatic and emotional novel to date, a family epic that combines the hard-boiled grit of her acclaimed police thrillers with an intimate portrait of a young boy trying to follow his heart in an often heartless city. For Officer Pete Murphy, K9 duty is as much a punishment as a promotion. When a shaky arrest reignites a recent scandal and triggers a multimillion-dollar lawsuit, all eyes are on Pete as the department braces for another media firestorm. Meanwhile, Pete's eleven-year-old son Joel feels invisible. His parents hardly notice him--unless they're arguing about his "behavioral problems"--and his older sister, McKenna, has lately disappeared into the strange and frightening world of teenagerdom. About the only friend Joel has left is Butchie, his father's furry "partner." When Joel and Butchie follow McKenna to a neighborhood bully's party, illegal activity kicks the dog's police training into overdrive, and soon the duo are on the run, navigating the streets of Chicago as they try to stay one step ahead of the bad guys--bad guys who may have a very personal interest in getting some payback on Officer Pete Murphy"--
Publisher: New York :, Minotaur Books,, 2013.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781250001795
Branch Call Number: M SCHW
Characteristics: pages cm


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment
Jan 07, 2015

Good book, I enjoy reading books that strongly feature Chicago as the main setting. I would recommend this book.

ChristchurchLib Feb 09, 2014

"When 11-year-old Joel Murphy, the son of K9 police officer Pete Murphy, follows his older sister to a neighbourhood bully's party with his dad's furry partner, they witness a shooting that forces them to go on the run to stay one step ahead of the bad guys who are gunning for him and his father." Thrillers and Suspense February 2014 newsletter


Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number


Subject Headings


Find it at APL

To Top