A Breed Apart
By Pierre Davis
(Dell, Mass Market Paperback, 9780440245087, 448pp.)
Publication Date: May 19, 2009
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Lt. Elliot Elliot, aka E Squared. A botched drug raid yanks him off the street and into a cubicle at the Pearson Institute of Health Sciences, where he’s reduced to hunting down stolen laptops. Then the ultimate insult: track down an escaped lab animal, a seventy-five-pound black Labrador retriever.
But the dog turns out to be an extraordinary creature at the heart of an international collision between science, money, lust, and life itself. And as Elliot struggles to understand what’s going on, the dog must wage its own desperate battle for survival .
Elliot encounters a trophy wife from his own past, a professional killer with a medieval bent, a comatose surgeon with a checkered history, and a billionaire locked in a frantic struggle to stay alive—all connected to a dog that guards a secret far deadlier than anyone can imagine.
Pierre Davis (aka Pierre Ouellette) entered the creative realm at age 13 as a lead guitarist for numerous bands in the Pacific Northwest, including the nationally known Paul Revere and the Raiders. He went on to play with such jazz luminaries as saxophonist Jim Pepper and bassist David Friesen, all the while composing sound tracks for short films and videos. To support his music habit, he became a freelance writer and eventually co-founded an advertising agency specializing in high technology, serving as its creative director. During this period, he wrote two novels eventually published in seven languages, with both optioned for film. Pierre currently resides in Portland, Oregon, where he now devotes himself exclusively to writing fiction and playing jazz guitar in a little bar just down the street.
“[Davis] has a graceful, witty style and his ability to render believable astonishingly improbable occurrences is the stuff of sorcery.” —Dallas Morning News
“The author has a sure instinct for clarity and an absolute genius for metaphor . . . unremittingly inventive.” —Entertainment Weekly