The Case Down Under (Octavius Bear 16) – by Harry DeMaio
Bearoness Belinda suggests that she and Octavius retire. He can become a Consulting Detective Emeritus. He’s torn. Old habits and interests die hard. They compromise on a test. A one year sabbatical tour with the Twins, away from UUI, the Hexagon and above all, criminals. The Octavians are left in charge. First stop – A trip to Australia joined by Chief Inspector Bruce Wallaroo and Private Detective Matilda Roo.
But a funny thing happens on their way around Oz. They’re involved in two murders, contract rigging, money laundering, petty violence, monsoons, an accident and several near misses. Was Bruce right when he asked, “You’re not really going to retire, are you? Leopards can’t change their spots and bears can’t shed their fur.” We’ll see!
Author Harry DeMaio