After his mother’s funeral, several odd things happen to Dave Bartok: a stranger collapses in his office; one simple good deed leads him into the company of a very bad crowd; for some reason his girlfriend can’t get enough of him; and he meets a dog who will change his life for ever. Can an honest man stay true to himself in a dishonest world? Can a man love a woman who doesn’t love his dog? And how much information can you really get from a lamp-post? Dave is about to find out… This shaggy dog tale is a page-turning, thrilling read: endearing and gripping by turns, and very, very funny.