When Tim finds an abandoned little dog outside his house, he can't just leave him there, even though his parents hate the idea of pets in their house.
But it turns out that this is no mere homeless pooch - he's Grk, the missing pet of the ambassador of Stanislavia. Tim wants to reunite them, but it means that he will become embroiled in the dangerous politics of a secretive Eastern European country. It's not long before Tim finds himself breaking into a high-security prison, flying a helicopter, and making a nail-biting race for the border - all for the love of a very special dog.
Josh Lacey is the author of many books for children including The Island of Thieves, The Dragonsitter and the Grk series. He has worked as a journalist and written one book for adults, God is Brazilian. His first book for children, A Dog Called Grk, was shortlisted for the Branford Boase Award. Josh lives in London with his wife and daughters.