Husband-Wife Team Releases Third Installment of Sam the Coydog Series

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Canine courage takes center stage in ‘The Returning,’ an action-packed crime drama.

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Situations and circumstances beyond the ordinary often create heroes from normal people and creatures who otherwise would live ordinary uneventful lives.

Authors Michael and Linda Harris published “The Miracle of Sam” in January 2013. The book chronicles the journey of Sam, a golden retriever coydog, into the hearts of the Harris family. Sam’s heroic adventures started in the second installment, “The Shift.” The fictional book is about two women healers and how they, with the aid of a USFS volunteer and Sam, prevented more killings. The couple now introduces the third installment, “The Returning,” to continue Sam’s exploits in restoring peace in Sedona.

A few years ago, a father-and-son serial killer team was stopped in Sedona on the way north to Canada. Sam and the healers were instrumental in putting them behind bars. In “The Returning,” a plot of revenge ensues when one of the killers escapes and plans to harm those who put him away. What follows are events that narrate how Sam fearlessly faces danger to save his community.

A story of hope, grit and heroism, “The Returning” highlights a dog’s vital role in battling the evil that disturbs Sedona. Through Sam’s story, the authors stress that heroes are made, not born. Situations and circumstances beyond the ordinary often create heroes from normal people and creatures who otherwise would live ordinary uneventful lives.

Laced with suspense, this crime drama appeals to pet lovers, female hero lovers, those who like crime novels with a twist and unique plot that is a cut above the ordinary. It teaches lessons on loyalty, friendship, human-animal bond and the triumph of goodness over evil.

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About the Author
Mike and Linda Harris are residents of Sedona, Arizona. They relocated to Sedona in 2003, leaving California for a less structured and more healthful lifestyle in a peaceful, beautiful place. Both are graduates of SDSU, and Mike Harris has authored several books under his name on technical subjects, including some that remain in the classified domain. He has a background in business development with emphasis on contract electronics for defense electronics companies.

Linda Harris has a business degree and was most recently a director of resident programs at one of the largest multilevel senior-care facilities in Southern California. She has been on television and is credited for assisting in the establishment of the ethics committee under which many of the senior-care facilities operate today.

The Returning * by Michael Harris
A Most Unusual Crime Drama
Publication Date: May 2, 2014
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 238 pages; 9781499011456
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 238 pages; 9781499011463
e-book; $3.99; 9781499011470

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