The tragedy of homelessness in America is the heart of Bloody Paws, a detective story featuring veterinarians with dog euthanasia drugs and a pet crematory. Publisher Black Rose Writing released Bloody Paws worldwide on Nov. 24, 2021.
A disturbing portrait of the unsheltered, that is both heart-wrenching and horrifying, emerges as Oregon Veterinarians Jim Briggs and Helen Williams provide high-priced, concierge canine care to wealthy Portlanders, while offering free care for the dogs of the homeless. Sympathy for a down-on-her luck drug addict and fear of a violent gang of homeless men drive the plot. “Through vividly-drawn characters, Bloody Paws depicts how Americans feel about those who are sleeping on our sidewalks and eating out of garbage cans,” said author Bruce Lewis. “We see the homeless suffering and want to help. At the same time, we want it to go away—out of sight, out of mind. And we are frustrated by our government representatives who offer no solutions, despite giving them millions of tax dollars to solve the problem.”
Lewis was a newspaper crime reporter who won multiple awards for his news and feature writing.