I loved this book. It is so well written and narrated, I felt as if I was right there with the main characters. And this is the very 1st time I read/learn about special dogs, police dogs, and it brings such a huge respect for animal and teachers/owners of these wonderful dogs. I look forward to my next reading of books from Robert Crais.
yes good story, fast paced. Lots of action.
yes, wanted to know what was happening and why.
Emotion. Even from a man's point of view he was full of emotion and you felt each characters feelings.
Very heart warming and a tear jerker.
Lover of life and lover of books! I read/listen to a wide range (many) but my favorite non fiction are self-help and autobiographies.
I expected a book much different and was thrilled with the content. After the first few chapters it was apparent the direction it would take. However, what wasn't apparent was the ending.
Throughout the book, I kept thinking, Officer James is either a rookie (which he wasn't) or a complete goof when it comes to investigation and general observation techniques. However, it became apparent the main character was Maggie (in my mind) and the role she would play in the entire novel.
I kept rooting for her versus Officer James who she was partnered with in their 'recovery'.
As others stated, it is more a book of healing than crime drama and the early chapters set-up the entire book. If you read many crime novels in the past, the 'villains' become obvious 2/3 into the book.
This is a book that I kept turning on and hoping my 'trip' wouldn't end so I could finish it.
Again, not your normal crime novel but more of a book of healing and value.
Heart, suspense, intense
All of Crais books are great but each stands alone.
Many moments, couldn't pick one
I was afraid to get this book as I was afraid it would be some goopy "what a sweet dog" book. But I trusted the author, based on all his other books, not to throw me a lemon. And, he didn't .. Great Book. !! If you haven't read Robert Crais, do yourself a favor and start now. Hours and hours of awesomeness.
Yes, especially if they are a dog person or a veteran or a cop.
I like the facts about the olfactory senses of a dog. How they are a permanent memory like we humans remembering the colour orange. I also liked the descriptor of how Maggie didn't understand certain things but 'knew' what they meant by the demeanor, smell and tone of voice of her leader. I think what moved me most was that Scott wanted in the k=9 unit so he could be alone and not have ' a partner'- but soon learned that his K-9 partner was as much if not more of a partner than a human. That the leash was more like a nerve running between dog and handler.
Pack - is Everything. Alpha Happy, Pack Happy.
Would be nice to know if there is a way to train these Military or police dogs to allow 'friendlies' like the paramedics to approach their alpha/masters when they are injured-like a specific command word that would make the dog allow them to help.
I started this book when I first downloaded it and was so upset within the 20 minutes thinking that maggie the Military War Dog had been killed, that I stopped listening. About a year later I decided to give it another try and very pleased that I did. Worth the read.