The Lost (Mace Reid K-9 Mystery #3) (Hardcover)

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This is book number 3 in the Mace Reid K-9 Mystery series.


The Lost is the next mystery from author Jeffrey B. Burton starring an extraordinary cadaver dog and her handler.

Glencoe, Illinois: A home invasion turned kidnapping at the mansion of billionaire financier Kenneth J. Druckman brings Mason “Mace” Reid and his cadaver dog, Vira, to this wealthy northern suburb of Chicago. Druckman was assaulted, left behind while his wife and young daughter were taken for ransom.

Brought to the scene by the FBI, Reid specializes in human remains detection, and Vira is the star of his pack of cadaver dogs he’s dubbed The Finders. After Vira finds the dead body of the mother, former supermodel Calley Kurtz, everyone is on high alert to find Druckman’s missing daughter before the five-year-old disappears forever. But the trail Vira finds on the property’s dense woodlands leads right back to Druckman himself.

With the help of Detective Kippy Gimm, Reid and Vira must race against the clock. Nothing is as it appears to be . . . and the red herrings could be lethal.

About the Author

JEFFREY B. BURTON is the author of many novels including The Finders, The Chessman, and The Eulogist. He is an active member of Mystery Writers of America, International Thriller Writers and the Horror Writers Association and lives in St. Paul, Minnesota with his family.

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Praise for The Lost

“A high-octane thriller that will keep you guessing until the electrifying ending. Exceptional character development and breakneck pacing. If you haven’t yet read a Mace Reid Mystery, what are you waiting for?” —Liv Constantine

"Boy, this book has it all... Gatsby-like wealth, fraud, murder, kidnapping, ransom... a heart-stopping ending, and dogs. Lots of dogs. It shouldn't be so much fun to read about such things. But it really is." —Steve Thayer

“Burton masterfully peels away the layers of the villains’ plot. This is a howdunnit of the highest quality, a page-turner that you won’t want to put down.” —Raymond Benson

"A thriller that’s not only compelling but offers a good many chuckles along the way . . . You’ll savor this one, I guarantee it.” —William Kent Krueger

"Action, humor, and danger collide in The Lost . . . Burton brings each character to life—humans and animals—with wit and heart. A wild and satisfying adventure." —Mindy Mejia

Praise for Jeffrey B. Burton and the Mace Reid K-9 Mysteries

“If you love a good page turner check out this series.” --Vick Mickunas, NPR

“Burton carefully crafts each dog’s personality, ensuring that they, like the humans, are fully realized characters. Dog lovers are in for a treat."—Publishers Weekly

"In the crowded mystery field, Burton has created a special place that combines brave dogs, a likable protagonist who tries to avoid trouble, and plenty of action."—Pioneer Press

Product Details
ISBN: 9781250808622
ISBN-10: 1250808626
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Publication Date: June 28th, 2022
Pages: 288
Language: English
Series: Mace Reid K-9 Mystery