Gary Lettner, after divorcing his wife, has finally found the perfect house for him and his eight-year old dachshund, Molly. Things seem perfect, that is until the first full moon when the dead begin to call out in voices only Molly can hear at first. Suddenly, Gary and Molly finds themselves participating in an act of revenge for atrocities that occurred in Gary’s perfect home.
Bradley Convissar’s Dogs of War is a tale of the inhumanity of some men and the lengths some will go to in order to seek vengeance for the cruelty they have been forced to endure. It is a very detailed and intriguing plot that kept me reading and wondering exactly where things were heading. Some parts were predictable and some truly did keep me thinking. As with many horror/ghost stories the suspension of belief is a must. There were some parts in Dogs of War where I inquired out loud to the room “WTF?” The author painted a vivid picture of the horrors that had occurred in his home. It was definitely brutal and not a pretty thing to imagine.
Molly, the dachshund, and her owner, Gary, were the two main characters. Molly was your typical dachshund fun loving and playful with an ear for the dead. Although I would say Molly is much more pampered than some dachshund’s as Gary won’t even let her walk up or down stairs because of potential back problems. Gary seemed to be just a typical man who loved his dog and was looking forward to his new life.
Overall Dogs of War was a good ghost story, especially for animal lovers who want to see the animals get their revenge. It’s definitely a different type of ghost story. Learn more about the author, Bradley Convissar, over at his website Pandora’s Children and by following him on Twitter: @Bconvisdmd
Espresso rating: Double with a splash of milk