To me this is the best book ever written. I may be bias because I am owned by 3 Border Collies and live in the area where the book takes place but it is just an amazing book. Its the story of what a person will go through to get his best friend back. A mans dog (Nop) is stolen and he will do anything to get him back. If you like dogs its a good read, I have let many non dog owners borrow this book and they still like it. Its just a well written story.