A Bitch in Time (The Right Bitch series #1) by Doranna Durgin
Approx. 5,220 words.
Published on August 7, 2010.
With her handler, Shiba patrols her territory for illicit magic. But Shiba has just lost her lifelong partner, and his replacement doesn't trust he--and he doesn't want to, for he's just lost his own partner. With nasty illicit magic sneaking across the border, what's a bitch to do? Of course, the real question is, will she do it in time...