Kennel owner and ex-big city cop Jack Field cares more about dogs than he does about people -- with the exception of his lady-love, sexy local medical examiner Dr. Jamie Cutter.
That's why he can't stand around and do nothing when a helpless canine is unfairly accused . . . of murder!
The police up here in the Maine boondocks have discovered the body of a State Supreme Court Justice in his car -- his throat ripped to shreds -- and they're sure the culprit is Roark, the seemingly vicious boxer in the back seat. Jack, however, has serious doubts.
So, after first rescuing Roark from the authorities, Jack is determined to sniff out the real culprit with the help of his partner-in-crime-solving Jamie and a passel of playful beagles, including an especially talented dog named Maggie. But sticking his nose where it isn't welcome could prove a most deadly game indeed . . .