This is a new rendition of Rebakah "Beka" Cooper, a member of the Provost's Guard, from Tamora Pierce's fantasy world of Tortall. She was born in the slums of Corus, but was taken in by the Lord Provost. While his wife managed to "civilize" her sisters and brothers, Beka was hopelessly drawn to the life of a Guardswoman. In her first book, "Terrier," Beka journals her experiences in her first year as a "Dog" protecting the Lower City. She foils a kidnapper and an illegal opal mining operation. The second book, "Bloodhound," sees her a full officer as she travels with her partner Clary Goodwin to Port Caynn to uncover a counterfitting ring among the Rogues there. In her work, she's aided by her friends among the Rogue, her scent hound, Achoo, and a legacy of magical gifts that she's inherited from her father. She gathers voices and sounds from the dust spinners that live all over the city and listens to the voices of the dead as pigeons ferry their spirits to the after life. She creates quite a stir all over Corus, surrounded by her birds.