From across the ocean, to the Carolina Mountains, comes a boy and his faithful yellow dog. An unassuming hero, orphaned at the age of twelve, John is caught up in a web of lies and deceit. In the Shadow Dogs, John Lequire is stranger to adversity. Growing up in the New World, as others seek to do him harm, he struggles with his own inner demon, a recurring dream that haunts him through out his life. After the Battle of King's Mountain, he returns to his beloved Cheraw Indian friends and finds happiness for a while. Will John learn the secret of his father's death, or is it buried with the lies and deceit that have led John to this juncture in his life? The Holy Man once said that the future is often determined by the past. He told John, You were a boy. You did what you had to do to become a man. Do t regret the past. The past is like a dream. You cant change your past, more than you can change a dream as you sleep.