The 300 dogs of Steamboat Springs, Colorado, all know their places. At the top is McKinley, a malamute who's head dog of the whole town. All of the dogs-and McKinley's human family-rely on him to protect them and maintain order. Avi, the Newbery Medal author of Crispin: The Cross of Lead , peeks into the secret lives of dogs in this thrilling adventure tale. Robert Ramirez's narration gives voice to a dog willing to risk any peril to do the good thing.