If you love thrillers packed with action and adventure, then The Pits by Greg Smith is definitely for you! This new book breaks new ground because, of all the crimes to receive major focus in literary thrillers, the one depicted in this book has to be one of the rarest. You will be hard-pressed to read a book that so brilliantly captures an animal’s legitimate role as a combat-hardened warrior fighting alongside his friend in deadly situations. It has already received over 30 reviews that give it a rating of 5 out 5 stars!
The Pits is a compelling story about U.S. Marine Captain Kramer and Shadow, an Anatolian Shepherd pup he befriends while serving in Afghanistan. There is an immediate bond between the two and they quickly become inseparable; even to the point that Shadow is adopted into the Corps and given the honorary rank of corporal. The dog officially earns the rank, along with the Purple Heart, when he risks his own life to save Kramer’s during a harrowing fire fight.
Kramer returns home to Oceanside, California with Shadow where the Captain’s life-long love of animals finds them both drawn into a campaign to oust local gangs involved in the blood sport of dogfighting. The two Marines soon discover that the streets of America can prove just as deadly as any in Afghanistan when an FBI task force enlists their aid to bring down a major crime lord. Kramer and Shadow are embroiled in a fight that promises either or both could die.