The way that he tells half the story through the dogs eyes is incredible. I have a whole new respect for our k9 friends. I was absorbed by the explanations told through the dogs eyes as I think most readers of this book will find themselves.
Crais' writing style, a "multiple" narrative where I never had to go back to figure out which character was in the moment.
Maggie, she yanked my heart out and then gave it back.
The male eye view
I have to admit it made me cry several times, however they were not all sad tears.
He rushed the ending a bit, unless of course he is planning on turning this into a series. Hint hint.
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.
Say something about yourself!
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
If you want to learn a little about dogs and listen to a good mystery, this is for you. I couldn't put it down. I just wish it was a little longer. I didn't want to see it end.
Tucked away in the beautiful mountains of New Mexico.
This was a good story about a broken military dog and a broken cop. Granted, the premise and the growing body count were pretty "out there," but the dog kept me in the story. I liked the way the cop and the dog started to grow together as a team...or "pack" in dog terms. That was probably the best part of the story and certainly overcame the weakness of the overall plot.
If you are a dog person, you will probably like the book.