Ruth’s house is broken into while she’s at work as nurse aide and a patient dies. The police arrives and takes finger prints, photos and notes. As she isn’t sure that she locked the doors and there’s no sign of forced entry, the police tells her to up her security. But Ruth feels violated. She sleeps at her neighbor Angie’s house. The next day she finds out whose dog’s been shitting on her front lawn – Tony’s. She also finds a shoe print in her garden and becomes a sleuth. She ask neighbors if they’ve seen anything and she tracks her stolen computer on her phone. She later befriends Tony as he’s strong and together they go one a quest to catch the thief.—Scott Filtenborg
Macon Blair used the experience of having his apartment broken into and laptop stolen, plus a lack of police follow-up, as some of the inspiration for this story.