Desperate for help with the family’s new Irish setter, Ginger Barnes calls her dog-trainer friend for an appointment.“No,” Linda replies, “No, I can’t.”Fresh from a nasty divorce from Karl, a controversial diet-doctor, Linda is being accused of programming their jointly owned German shepherd to kill her ex. Gin agrees to intercede on behalf of the dog but soon realizes he can’t be saved without first saving Linda. The suspect pool includes a militant vegan, a receptionist fired for gaining weight, an assortment of dog fanatics, and a grieving single father of four. Updated from the 1998 St. Martin's Press version.