A Bone to Pick

A Bone to Pick

The story of the Orangeboro Pack continues in A Bone to Pick, Book 2 of the XK9 “Bones” Trilogy.


A Bone to Pick – Book Two of the XK9 “Bones” Trilogy

This image has a variegated turquoise background and shows "A Bone to Pick" by Jan S. Gephardt as both an ebook and a fat paperback. In the picture a shaggy black Rex rides in a sleek yellow car with his head out the window with the terraced hills of Rana Station's Wheel Two behind him. The words across the top say, "'This whole series is on my instabuy list for life!' - Amazon Review. A Bone to Pick. Jan S. Gephardt." Cover art © 2020 by Jody A. Lee.
Cover Art © 2020 by Jody A. Lee.

Too valuable to kill? Oh, but that was then.

XK9 Rex was bio-engineered and cyber-enhanced to be the most perfect law enforcement canine ever created. Transmondian spymaster Col. Wisniewski thought he could turn him into the most perfect weapon.

But Rex had other plans. Wisneiwski couldn’t bend him to his will. The Colonel would have killed any other dog, but Rex was too valuable. Instead, Rana Station paid a literal fortune to add him and his XK9 Pack to the Orangeboro Police Department.

Now Rex and his Pack are working detectives on the trail of a criminal gang that blows up spaceships – and Rana Station has recognized XK9s as uplifted sapient beings. That means it’s illegal to buy them, so they’ve stopped paying that literal fortune. And this gives Col. Wisniewski a new license to kill.

How far must Rex go, to dodge his old enemy’s deadly intent and also crack the case?

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