Blackout is a 3-year old female black mixed breed dog -- some lab, some shepherd, and who knows what else. She was adopted from a shelter by David Samuels, an environmental consultant from Boston, who named her Blackout after a blackout that occurred around the time he adopted her. David taught Blackout to sniff out chemicals and other substances.
Tragically, David's wife Lisa was killed in a car accident when he was still in Boston. This event prompts David, who has just turned 60, to make a dramatic life change. He decides to retire, taking Blackout with him and relocating to Asheville, NC.
But one day David gets a call from his former employer. Apparently, someone is polluting the French Broad River in Asheville with benzene. David reluctantly agrees to get involved, and with Blackout's help, uncovers a bizarre and sinister plot.
This story is told in Water's Edge featuring Blackout the Dog. It's available in paperback on Amazon.com and everywhere eBooks are sold, including the Amazon Kindle store, for the iPad and nook, and on Smashwords.
Blackout herself invites you to read her informative blog. Cheers!