Canine heroes Max, Rocky, and Gizmo return in this thrilling series finale. As the dogs head toward Texas, following a trail of beacons left by the kind-hearted Dr. Lynn, they encounter a stampede of horses. The horses are heading north, but warn the trio: "The only thing you'll find thattaway is the silver wall of doom. The wall is too high to jump, and touching it give creatures a nasty shock. It's no place for a couple of house pets."
Max is intrigued. Could this be the wall from his dreams? The wall keeping Max from his family? Helped by animals along the way -- including bats, raccoons, and armadillos -- the dogs find themselves deep in the desert, where they face a new enemy. Coyotes. On cue, Dolph and his wolf pack arrive, poised for a final showdown. Thanks to some quick thinking, Rocky is able to distract their nemesis, as the dogs inch closer to the ominous wall.
Ultimately, Max will be reunited with his family, as Dr. Lynn explains to her fellow scientists that the trio are key to researching and developing a cure for the Praxis virus. With the promise of home on the horizon, Emma and Charlie convince their parents to take in Rocky and Gizmo, too, and the legacy of the Last Dogs lives on.
Praise for The Last Dogs: "With suspense, action-adventure, and some droll touches...[The Last Dogs] offers a fast-paced read."
"Fans of animal adventure stories and mysteries will enjoy this exciting look at the resiliency and ingenuity of dogs."
Christopher Holt grew up in a house filled to the rafters with dogs. He draws on his memories -- of Salt, Pepper, Cupcake, Ariel, Shadow, Brandy, Sir Edmund Spunk, and Showtime Double Feature -- to create the four-footed heroes of The Last Dogs. He has worked other jobs -- most notably, selling gum balls and gum ball machines -- but began writing professionally at the age of eighteen. Christopher currently lives in Seattle, Washington.
Allen Douglas was educated at Syracuse University and has been freelancing as an artist for almost twenty years for many notable book-publishing and editorial clients. His artwork has been recognized by many prominent juried illustration competitions, including Spectrum: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art and the Society of Illustrators' Annual Exhibition. His studio is located in Rochester, New York.