Keiki is a Rottweiler owned by police officers Lei and Michael. Descended from a long line of warrior dogs, her only mission is life is to defend her masters and their infant son. The problem is, Keiki is deathly afraid of fire, so when an arsonist targets her ‘family,’ she feels unable to function. Other animals, especially, Blue, a retired police dog, come to her aid, and together, they prove that love can conquer fear.
Warrior Dog by Emily Kimelman is an interesting story in that it’s told from the animal’s point of view. Unlike most such stories that are intended mainly for youngsters, this one is definitely for adults, and the author brings Keiki, Blue and the other animals to life in a most realistic manner. There is tension and mystery as the reader follows Keiki as she comes to grips with her fears. You don’t have to be a dog lover to like this book.
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my unbiased review. I give it four stars.