Non stop action and suspense. Love the characters.
When Maggie finally accepted Scott as alpha and they were pack
No, but i certainlly will try another. He did a great job
I came close to tears a few times , but only when I thought Maggie was going to die
I think this was one of Mr. Crais's best works. I could not put it down. I hope to see a movie from this one!!!!
I'm addicted to Audible. May need an intervention!
...but it won't be the last. I loved this book, and I'm a cat person!
Good story, tho after the initial action, it slows down for too long. Could have done with fewer dog-bonding scenes - we get it already - and more action. Ending was great, tho seemed tacked on and not long enough. Compared to the Pike/Cole books, this wasn't as good, but maybe we'll see more of Scott and Maggie and have a chance to get to know them better. I'd definately listen to more. Narrator was pretty good; I'll look for other reads by him.
36 year old norwegian. I like alot of different kind of books.
Not an overly interesting book, but enjoyable crime fiction. I enjoyed the idea of having a dog as a main character, and it was done good. The performance was good, no issues there.
Definitely, I really enjoyed reading this book. As a puppy lover, I could relate to the relationship between Scott and Maggie. Wish humans could be as loyal as their pets.
The closest book I have read with such devotion to the pack was Breaking the Rules by Suzanne Brockmann.
This is my first
You don't leave the pack, protect the pack, protect the alfa
I really enjoyed this book because of the deep affection between man and dog. I loved the whole K-nine interaction. I visualized Maggie on the console of Scott's car because my puppy does the same when in the vehicles. The passenger seat is his seat no matter who sits there. Scott resilience was note-worthy. Just an all-around good reading. I tried to drag it out and make it last because I made a connection. Great work Crais and Andrews.
Amazing, amazing, Amazing
The friendship between Maggie and the owner.
The way Maggie rides in the car.
This book was truely awesome. This is a must listen to book. I could not put it down.
Listen mostly to urban fantasy and suspense/thrillers but also enjoy mysteries, sci-fi, fantasy, romance, adventure, classic, modern, spiritual or general literature. And I always like a bit of romance in any of my stories.
I'm always a bit nervous when I start a book that has a lot of great press and reviews. If my expectations are too high it can mean being disappointed in a book when normally I wouldn't have been. Fortunately that was not the case with this book. The story grabbed my interest right from the start and never let go. I'm not a big dog lover but Maggie worked her way into my heart as she did the same with Scott. The mystery and suspense was good. All in all just what I like in this sort of book. MacLeod Andrews did a good job with the characterizations. While not quite rising to the level of the best of the best performances he still did an admirable job with this book.
The main plot of the book seems both simple and transparent from the beginning. A man and a dog, both plagued by the death of a comrade and friend and both in need of healing, find their comfort, solace and the end of their pain with each other. While the plot seems simple the story is engaging, the characters seem real and the writing is first class. Although I felt that I knew what was coming I could not put the book down and, when I could not read it due to other things I had to do, I kept thinking about when I would be able to get back to Scott and Maggie.
In fact there are two intertwined plots in this book. The first, which I mentioned above, tapers down from being the main story line at the beginning to being only a thread toward the end. The second, about the search for the killers of Scott's first partner, expands as the first plot diminishes and, toward the end of the book, becomes a very large presence. Both plots are engaging and while I felt that the plot involving the theft and killing was relatively uninteresting it became more and more gripping as the story progressed and, by the end, became the driving force for the entire story and fully engaged me as a reader. I was so taken by the characters in this book that if I could find another Crais book with these two characters I would buy it in an instant.
An astonishingly good read, well narrated and highly recommended.
Tangential, eclectic, avid listener... favorite book is the one currently in ear.
This book ticks lots of boxes for me and I expect we will see a movie made from it. Quite a bit of gun violence, some characters with profanity... but not too intense, no sex. Heartwarming relationship as wounded police officer with PTSD is partnered with Iraq military dog who had similar trauma... they help each other heal while solving major case. A little more head-hopping type point of view than I like... but don't think it could be written without it. Love that Maggie dog.