This was my first Robert Crais read and expect that I will be looking for more of his novels. I thought that MacLeod Andrews provided a great performance but will be following another reviewer's recommendation about narrators of other books by Crais.
I truly enjoyed this mystery about murder, post traumatic stress disorder, and the training of a K9 Team. Maggie is the dog who knows what it means to live in a "Pack." James is the severely injured, nearly killed, policeman who eventually learns to live in a Pack. The story grabs you by your collar and does not let go until the end, and then you want to read more! I especially liked how Robert Crais told us what Maggie was thinking and how he weaved the two view points together. I would not call this "a story about a dog" but a story about the development of love between a dog and a man with a murder mystery as the vehicle. It's a satisfying story. Recommend...
I liked this novel but wanted something more. I liked Clete's daughter... badass girl but by the end her role had changed from kickass to whimpy (something or other) don't want to be too harsh because people do change their minds and their beliefs. It started out with action, suspense and mystery. It had a good bit of action (shootem-up, bang!, bang!) but I think I was looking for a little more mystery and suspense throughout the book. Well, maybe it did but it just didn't interest me but I kept listening just to see how it would end... not too surprising... Also, this one had a little too much "supernatural" happenings but what can you expect from a setting such as New Orleans!.
Burke is now on my list of good, if not great, authors. He uses words like an artist uses paint! This is more than a police procedural story. Burke blends the themes of family and friends, mysteries and murder set in the chaos of the aftermath of Katrina in New Orleans. Dave tracks killers and criminals while using his instincts and good ole common sense. Another theme here was that of redemption. One character's desire to redeem himself was very powerful. I don't want to say too much, so I won't say anymore.
Set in the state of my birth, this novel held my attention and I was very motivated to see what will happen next. I loved the narrator, Will Patton is an excellent performer. I had not heard him before. He performs this story so well that you think that there are several narrators. He uses distinctive voices, and I did not have to wonder who was speaking.
I will continue with this series for some time to come. Recommend....