Conifer, CO (PressExposure) December 10, 2008 -- Patricia Crandall, author of many published short stories and poems has released her first novel, The Dog Men, which takes a fictional look at the horrors of the sordid sport of dog fighting and the sick and seedy characters who inhabit it.
Her book involves two kids who inadvertantly become entangled in a dog fighting ring and are held hostage when they witness the sadistic sport first hand. Crandall found a plethora of material available in newspaper articles documenting criminal cases on the books.
Dog fighting came under public scrutiny in 2007 when Atlanta Falcons Quarterback Michael Vick was convicted of running an illegal dog fighting and gambling ring. He is currently serving time in prison for the crime. A former Animal Control officer stated, âWith dogs that don't win, it's not uncommon for them to be electrocuted, shot, hung or burned.â Another sources said owners sometimes file the canine teeth to a sharp point and put ground glass in the dogs fur before a fight.
The Dog Men is available through the publisher, PublishAmerica.com and at major online bookstores like Amazon.com. For more information visit Crandall's website at http://www.patriciacrandallauthor.com.