In this second Gin & Tonic mystery, the stakes are raised when someone connected to an embezzlement scheme Ginny Mallard and Teddy Tonica are investigating is murdered. A professional problem solver, Ginny Mallard can't resist a call for help. And try as he may, Seattle bartender Teddy Tonica is powerless to resist a challenge. They may not agree on much-Teddy prefers bar cat Mistress Penny, while Gin's shar-pei, Georgie, is her constant companion-but these friendly rivals make perfect sleuthing partners. When Gin learns that the shelter where she adopted Georgie is being ripped off by a thief, she's determined to find out what kind of lowlife would steal from a place devoted to rescuing dogs and cats. Gin and Teddy plan to rattle a few cages and save the animals from losing their home. But when a body is discovered, and nearly everyone is lying, Gin and Tonica discover that it takes more than talk to nab a killer. Sometimes the best way to solve a crime is to bring on the big dogs. Or dog and cat, as the case may be...?