I'm happy to say that I've completed nearly 7/8ths of the next book. This one (tentatively titled A Dog's Best Friend, but never hold me to a working title) brings back old friends Adam March and his beloved pit bull, Chance. Although they are essentially secondary characters in this tale, it's been really lovely to renew an old friendship. Adam is now a fund-raising consultant working with human services and animal rights organizations when he's hired to work with a foundering artists collaborative in the Berkshires. There he meets boutique hotel owner Skye Mitchell, and, because there'd be no story otherwise, Adam and Chance become involved in Skye's struggle to keep the hotel open and with her very troubled teenage daughter.