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.
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.
I loved that it kept you guessing about who the actual bad guy was.
The author used the two characters, to heal each other. That is a lesson we can use in our lives.
The Seargent was awesome! I remember one just like him in Basic Training. Tough but fair.
When the Seargent entered the hospital room to talk to the nurse.
Listening to books is the way I separate from the stress of being an attorney. I enjoy fiction, mystery thrillers, an occasional romance, and books about cutting edge medicine and science. I was a History major so that is always interesting too.
Yes, I loved all of the details given about dogs in the police and military, oh and I AM a dog lover, so how could I not.
Usually, I can thing of one that stands out in a book, but this whole book was full of heartwarming memorable moments.
I never just read anymore, well almost never, but I'd say he brought another special kind of voice to life in this particular book.
As I said I found the whole book moving but particularly when Maggie out thought the humans.
Would highly recommend this book to anyone who loves and respects animals.
This was an easy listen, I couldn't put it down...or turn it off!! I lost sleep over this book! I love the connection and bond revealed between human and K9. I enjoyed MacLeod Andrews narration very much! If you have are familiar with Robert Crais, you must read!! If this is your first, you are in for a thrilling ride!
Stumbled across this book and based on the reviews I took a chance. Really enjoyed the book even though I wished it was longer. The narration was well done and given that I'm a dog lover I could really relate to the story line.