Characters By Chapter
Elizabeth Robinson
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Chip Day laborer looking for work
AndyCarpenterDefense lawyer, also runs the Tara Foundation, a dog rescue organization
MarthaBoyerWoman who fosters abandoned dogs, fighting a zoning board complaint about her dogs, aka Pups
JakeBoyerMartha's deceased husband, killed in a drive-by shooting 1 ½ years ago
WillieMillerFormer client & Andy's partner in the dog rescue organization
FredBrandenbergerManager of the Passaic County animal shelter
StanleyWadeHead of the Passaic County zoning board
IreneHoughJudge presiding over the arraignment
VinceSandersEditor of the local newspaper, friend of Andy
HikeLynchAndy's law partner
JonathanWickensLawyer for the city
RandyHennesseyPups' new neighbor who filed the complaint, murder victim
LaurieCollinsAndy's wife, former cop
RickyDiazAndy & Laurie's adopted son
Tara Andy's golden retriever
Sebastian Andy's basset hound
PeteStantonPolice captain, friend of Andy
LutherCrenshawPolice detective in charge of Pups' case
SondraMillerWillie's wife, also works for the Tara Foundation
AlanSilverPolice sergeant
Puddles Pups' miniature poodle
Dr.SonayaPhysician who treated Pups at the hospital
JasonRidgewaySouth Dakota town councilman elected to state senator, appointed to the Environ-mental & Natural Resources Committee
 CaffeyMeets Ridgeway in Las Vegas, blackmails him with an incriminating video
RitaGordonPassaic County courthouse clerk
HarrisonChambersPresiding judge in Pups' trial
DanTresselAmbitious young prosecutor in Pups' trial
Charlie's Sports bar Andy frequents
DavidBarnettBusiness associate of Jake Boyer, real estate investor, was with Jake the night he was killed
RaymondParkerLocal gang member, aka "Little Tiny"
SamWillisAndy's accountant & computer whiz
Edna Andy's "less than hardworking" assistant
MarcusClarkInvestigator on Andy's team, the "muscle" of the group
MicaelaReasonerTeenager helping take care of Puddles
JerryKoosmanLeft-handed pitcher for the Mets
DocGoodenPromising right-handed pitcher who ruined his career & life with drugs
WalterTillmanLocal attorney handling the Boyer's legal, financial & real estate matters
TeresaHennesseyRandy Hennessey's wife, a nurse
Big TinyParkerLittle Tiny's brother, gang leader
MaryDixonNeighbor of Pups
HankBoyerJake Boyer's long-missing son, now a blackjack dealer in Deadwood, S.D.
KyleHoltProspective dog adopter
JimmyRollinsAndy's bookmaker in New Jersey
SharonBoyerHank's wife
DebraRidgewayJason Ridgeway's wife
FrankieCalderoneSmall-time hood who was in touch with Hennessey
Hilda & EliMandelbaumIn Sam's YMCA computer class for seniors
MorrisFishmanIn Sam's YMCA computer class for seniors
LeonGoldbergIn Sam's YMCA computer class for seniors
CurtisHayslettDetective in charge of the murder investigation of Jake & Little Tiny's deaths
Mr.WentzPolice commissioner
NolanWeislerHank Boyer's lawyer
KatieNylandSister of one of Pups' neighbors, witness in the trial
JuanitaTorresCourt reporter, documented the hearing dealing with Hennessey's complaint
LindaDevereauxWitness who testifies she had an affair with Jake Boyer
Dr. CynthiaHerreraPups' oncologist at Sloane Kettering
NicholasSummersDetective who led police search for Barnett
DierdreMalonePups' best friend
FloydReynoldsCriminal masquerading as Hank Boyer