yes, really enjoyed the story and characters
Can't tell that-will ruin the book!!
Maggie of course
I don't think like this but would love the movie
Loved this book. I listen to one or two a month as well as reading on the side. Would be the first I'd recommend to someone who wanted a good book. Was said when it ended. Book 2 with Maggie?
I really enjoyed this Crais book. Some of his narrators for the Elvis books put me off but this I enjoyed. Story was good, narration was good, I'll check for more.
This was my first experience with Robert Crais and I am hooked!! Of course, I love dogs, especially German Shepherds. I loved this book! Great story, great narrator, great listen!
This book starts with action packed scenes that will grab you immediately, I loved Maggie and think she is one of the best heroines I have read lately! The human characters are pretty great too. There is not much to criticize, the Narrator is great, the mystery is good, I was invested from start to finish. If you have ever loved a dog you will especially love this book.
Scott and Maggie - LAPD cop-on-the-rise and experienced Marine K9 - have both suffered similar severe losses and both are damaged both physically and emotionally. Unwilling to lose another partner, Scott pushes to join the K9 corps expecting that being paired with 'just a dog' will enable him to continue to be a cop. Maggie is there, waiting in a cage to be shipped back to another new home, having been deemed too disabled - physically and mentally - to be retrained as a police K9.
This is the story of how Scott and Maggie heal each other - and it is told (delightfully so) from both points of view. ("Alpha is safe. Pack is safe.")
It is, at the same time, a 'page turner' crime novel - the bad guys are very very bad, and tracking them down is the edge-of-your-seat, quick-turn-the-page-and-make-sure-they're-ok, whoa!-didn't-see-that-coming experience that it should be.
The narrator handled the different voices deftly.
I originally thought I'd listen to this book over the course of a few days. Boy, was I wrong. This is a compelling story with great characters. The pacing of the book is extraordinary and you'll be wishing the it would slow down a bit so you could take a break. My only criticism is I pretty much knew the where the story was going to end up by the middle of the book, but it was still fun getting there. However, I blame that on reading too many Michael Connelly books, so I'm pretty well trained to see where the twists are leading.
I have a very good friend who was a K-9 officer for a good portion of his career, and I was truly impressed with how well the author was able to represent the unique connection these folks have with their canine partners. More impressive was the authors ability to represent the dog's perspective of this relationship as well.
You won't regret this book in any way.
I liked the book, more for the parts involving the dog than the cop. Decent narration, too.
I did recommend because it's soooo good. I didn't want it to end, so I backed up to the middle and listened again.
Maggie - listen and you'll understand. I'm a DOG girl.
I liked his inflections and especially when he gives alpha commands to Maggie. I may not have read it that way.
Protect the Pack.
I think this is Robert Crais's best book yet! Maybe it's because I have 3 dogs!
A true fan of political intrigue and crime drama, leadership in life and business, and an occasional relaxing sci-fi shoot-em-up.
Probably not, but that is only because the characters and story are indelibly etched into my memory thanks to a well written book. What a great story!
Having worked with Police Dogs - both Belgian Malinois and German Shepherds, for nearly fifteen years and having handled four of them myself, it was truly refreshing to read a story about a service dog that actually captured the spirit of how these animals work and think. "Alpha safe, pack safe, pack happy!" Indeed, it's all about The Pack!More often than not working with these dogs is like dealing with a 2 year old child.However, there are those rare moments that come along from time to time where they emerge from their per-adolescent tendencies to become bigger than life and are so incredibly courageous. Likewise, the cop side of the story was well written too. Perhaps a little over the top, but it made for a great fictional story filled with passion and intrigue. I was listening to this book about the same time that rogue Ex-LAPD cop Chris Dorner went on his killing spree which made this story even more timely and effectual for me.I highly recommend this book for Police drama junkies, especially anyone that has worked with Police or Military K9's.
No, this was my first with MacLeod, and I found him enjoyable and wouldn't hesitate listening to him again. Bravo!
This is an easy one..."Pack"
I can't say this, because I didn't read "Suspect," I listened to it. The narrater was good.
"Suspect" is as good as Crais' other non-Elvis Cole books, like "Two-Minute" warning, for instance.
He gave a solid performance.
I'm a Robert Crais fan, and since Elvis Cole's voice sometimes gets a little stale, I enjoy it when Crais writes outside the shackles of the Cole-Pike partnership.