Part wolf and fiercely independent, Jim Ugly is a dog who answers to only one person. Unfortunately, that man -- Sam Bannock -- has disappeared. Rumor has it that Sam is dead, but to his son, Jake, something about that doesn't sound quite right. So Jake and Jim Ugly embark on a wild journey into the frontier West, where they find themselves pursued by a pretty lady, a theater troupe, and one very ornery yellow-legged man. And they all want to know one thing: Where is Sam Bannock?
When Jake hears talk about a fortune in missing diamonds, he wonders if his father is hiding out somewhere. Jake feels sure that Jim Ugly has the nose to pick up his father's trail. But eyes are watching every move they make. Whom can Jake trust on his search for the truth about his father?
This book is packed with adventure, and there is always somthing happening. A young boy with a dad wanted by a killer sapposedly died but he doesnt belive it. Every one wants the diamonds that he had but no one knows where they are. Its a race to find his dad and the diamonds.
This book is set for young adults that like adventure stories. It has words that you can understand easily without much comprehension. Adults will like this story becasue it goes back to the time when they were young. If your a young adult you will love this story.
This story is told from the point of view of a boy. He talkes to his dog as if he's a real human and has conflicts with him too. It tells what he is thinking and his story from his eyes. In this story he has many internal and external problems and conflicts which you get to see from his point of view.
This story has many up's and downs and funny parts and a variety of moods.This book was put togeher so it flows through and makes you not want to stop reading. It keeps you reading in suspence. It wont let you down.
If you read this book you wont be dissapointed.