Nice entertaining book with the added element of getting into the head of a trained German Shepard serving in Afghanistan and with the LAPD.
Enjoyed the story and the way it's told from different characters point of view - including the dog. Only complaint it wrapped up too quickly. I was stilll ready for more story but the book was done. Focusing on different guard dogs might make a very interesting series.
Myst/thrillers and ✨fun fantasies✨are my favorites but always open for a good story.
Fast paced read with a good story of two injured and deflated spirits suffering from loss. Maggie, a retired USA K9 and Scott a LAPD cop, understand each other where others don't. They recognize and understand the pain and damage that they can see in each others eyes.
Only because of this shared grief can they, in a relatively short time, build a fierce and unbending loyalty. Their ever growing bond helps them to start to replace what they have both been sorely missing, "a partner".
Scott has an all consuming need to solve the unresolved case surrounding his partners death. As Scott and Maggie get deeper into the case and things start to heat up, they realize all is not what it seems. They find that the good guys are not necessarily good and the bad guys could be just like Scott and his former partner. Victims.
Macleod Andrews does a good job narrating. This is a good listen that was not overly wordy and has a little something for everyone, dog lover or not.
I enjoyed this mystery, with my favorite part being the relationship between Officer Scott James and his police dog, Maggie. Both man and dog have been wounded physically and emotionally and the story of them bonding was a fun one. The other plot is James's search for the murderer of his partner. That part felt like a standard mystery, and when Maggie was not in the picture, this felt more like an average mystery. Fortunately, Maggie did play a big role in much of this novel, raising this to a four star story to me. Overall, this was very pleasant entertainment.
I love a good book
I was fascinated by the point of view of Maggie, the dog. This could have been so lame, but it was fascinating. Plot was satisfying and kept me engaged throughout. I'm quite satisfied and would read another from Crais.
You get the feel of the story being in audio
The bonding between man and dog
Being a dog lover, when Maggies first partner was killed I thought wow. Good healing story for man and beast.
Very good, being a fan of Pike and Cole I think this tops the cake.
Aussie truckie, on the long haul!
Not being the biggest dog lover, i still felt this book was a good read. It took me a little while to really get into it. The intro to the main characters almost had me stopping the book and listening to another, but i bit through it (pardon the pun), and it turned out to be a entertaining listen. Almost made me want to get a dog.... Almost.
This book got me right away...having two children in the service, I could related to the dogs reaction and wanted to save the soldier myself.
It was an interesting turn of events the lead you to cheer for the characters.
Wonderful plot, very different
Average detective story. Good suspense toward the end.
Two things are happening.
Scott and a dog recently recovered from gunshot wounds. They lost their work partners in the shootings. They suffer post traumatic stress and jump when they hear loud noises. The dog was a military dog sniffing for bombs in Afghanistan. Scott was a Los Angeles cop. The story begins with Scott joining the K-9 division where he meets Maggie the dog. The two begin training and living together. They form a neat bond. Parts of the story are Maggie’s point of view. After she bonds with Scott, everything she does is to love and protect him. He is Pack. The best part of the book was this relationship. I enjoyed it. I want to get a dog now.
Police detectives investigate a crime. Bad guys are still a threat and kill cops and others to cover it up.
This part was ordinary. Not bad but not special. It’s the same things we’ve seen many times before in TV shows and books. It’s a police procedural. I would have preferred more interesting evidence or interesting ways of getting evidence. Instead we get the easy way of catching bad guys at the end.
The narrator MacLeod Andrews was very good.
Genre: crime mystery suspense
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.