Robert Crais is an excellent writer. I've listened to his other books and have always enjoyed them. This is a stand alone novel. I am the mother of a Marine and one if the first characters you meet in this book is Maggie. She's a german shepard and a Marine. She and her handler are responsible for sniffing out IED's and apprehending suspects. They got my attention right away. Maggie is an excellent Marine and knows that you never leave anybody behind or desert your partner. You will also meet a police officer who is trying to recover from being shot and the loss of his partner. The two pair up and face their demons (PTSD) together. I loved this book. I recommend it to anyone 16 and older.
Yes. Good story line that keeps one's attention throughout.
My first comment, War heros come in many shapes.
This was a great book. Well narrated, good story and so much heart impossible not to love!
All about bravery, honor and love.
Yes, I feel it was worth the credit and the time spent. Entertaining.
I really liked this story of a police officer and a former miltary service dog both with Post Traumatic Stress disorder. They end up together solving a crime and helping each other to heal.
I can't say that this was my favorite Crais book, but he goes down an absolutely new path and pulls it off with great skill. His development of the dog as a central character was fantastic. Moreover, as soo as I began to worry that the story was a bit single-dimensional, he drops a fantastic twist.
Yes definitely, because it had 'suspense' and I enjoy that.
I liked the parts that came from the dog's point of view. These were not over done, the author didn't try to give the dog human thoughts or feelings, it was just right.
No, but I will check out others now.
Yes, but I couldn't and that was frustrating.
The story itself, and I liked the narrator. Loved having a DOG involved too!!
I've never written a review on here, mainly because I'm too lazy. But "Suspect" moved me so much that I felt compelled to share my feelings. This was my first Robert Crais book, and it's my understanding that it's his only book about Scott and K9 Officer Maggie. I hope there are more to come - this has potential to be a richly rewarding series. The book's first chapter reeled me in and kept me there. There's plenty of edge-of-your-seat suspense, and the narrator does a fine job of reading all the different characters. But the best part of the book is the relationship between Scott and Maggie. I particularly like the chapters written from the dog's point of view -- third person voice, not first, thankfully -- and not anthromorphic. We see the world as Maggie sees the world, which is more simplified than a human's world, yet we still appreciate how keenly intelligent and loyal she is.
I was hesitant to give this book a full five many stars solely because it's not what I would consider "classic literature." But for its genre -- police detective/mystery/thriller -- it is very well constructed. I was so emotionally invested in the characters that I didn't want the book to end, and when it did, I felt a little sad that I couldn't remain in that world. And any book that makes me feel that way deserves five stars in my opinion.