Bloodhound

The Legend of Beka Cooper #2

By Tamora Pierce
(Random House Books for Young Readers, Paperback, 9780375838170, 576pp.)

Publication Date: May 25, 2010

Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the Summer 2009 Kids' List
“Beka Cooper returns as a full member of the Provost's Guard in this thrilling follow-up to Terrier. This time, Beka and Goodwin are headed to Port Caynn, where a counterfeiter is endangering the entire realm. And Kel finds that her heart is in as much danger as her country, as her new beau may well be part of the gang she is seeking.”
-- Sara Glassman, Little Professor Book Center, Homewood, AL


Description

Beka Cooper, the heroine of Terrier, is no longer a Puppy.

She's a Dog now—a full-fledged member of the Provost's Guard, dedicated to keeping peace in Tortall. But there's unrest throughout land. Counterfeit coins are turning up in shops all over the capital city of Corus, and the nation's economy is on the brink of collapse.

The Dogs discover that the counterfeit money seems to originate in Port Caynn. So Beka heads upriver to investigate, traveling with her mentor, Goodwin; Achoo, a hound whose nose is as sharp as her claws; and the pigeon Slapper, who carries the voices of the dead.

In Port Caynn, Beka delves deep into the gambling world, where she meets a charming banking clerk named Dale Rowan. Beka thinks she may be falling for Rowan, but she won't let anything—or anyone—jeopardize her mission. From the Silversmith's Guild to the Provost's House to the city sewers, it won't be enough for Beka to be her usual Terrier self. She'll have to learn from Achoo how to sniff out the criminals—to be a Bloodhound. . . .




About the Author

Tamora Pierce is the author of more than two dozen books, as well as the co-author of White Tiger from Marvel Comics. She lives in Syracuse, New York, with her husband, Tim, five cats, two birds, and various freeloading wildlife. Visit her online at www.tamorapierce.com.

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