London, 2046. The British Republic has a new First Lady. She’s Californian, ‘in-your-face, for sure’ and she’s got big plans for a Buckingham Palace refurb. When her three Chihuahuas go missing, one man is determined to avoid getting dragged into it all. His name is Pond. Howie Pond – presidential spokesperson, retired secret agent and cat lover.
Meanwhile, Howie’s wife Britt is handed her first assignment as a National Security and Intelligence Service rookie – to solve the mystery of the missing canine trio.
Will Howie manage to slope off to the pub before he can be roped into help? Will Britt unmask the dog-nappers and grab the glory? Find out, in the latest, crazy comedy-thriller from dog-loving British author Paul Mathews.
Chapter 1 (Short Extract)
When it came to household pets, Howie had always been more of a cat, than a dog, type of guy. And as he stood shivering in the cold January air of London’s St James’ Park, watching a Chihuahua sinking his teeth into his chief press officer’s right ankle, he was pretty sure his views on the subject wouldn’t be changing any time soon.
‘Argh! Get off me, you four-legged eejit!’ screamed Conor O’Brean, yanking the dog’s lead so hard, it lifted off the ground and flew a metre in the air before its paws touched terra firma again.
Rather than risk his own ankles, Howie decided to beat a strategic retreat in the way that senior commanders often did on the battlefield when things weren’t quite going to plan. Yes. He had full confidence in the Irishman under his command. Howie would allow him to regain control of the situation without his senior officer – who had no experience of hand-to-hand Chihuahua combat – getting in the way of the human-canine skirmish.
We Have Lost The Chihuahuas is available to pre-order from Amazon online stores worldwide from 1 November 2017 (priced £2.99 / $3.99). It will be released on 28 November 2017 (priced £3.99 / $4.99).
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