This is a very touching story about a policeman recovering from being shot and losing his partner and a trained Marine dog who was shot and lost her partner. Both are suffering from PTSD. They both are mourning, hurting and afraid. I loved the policeman and the dog and pulled for both of them.
This author really knows dogs and I have no doubt that he has a dog (probably many dogs in his lifetime) and that he understands and loves dogs.
I recommend this book highly. Even if you are not a "dog person" the police story and murder mystery will keep your attention. Excellent story line and a satisfying read..
Great Dog Story
Don't know any
Each one where Maggie attempts to protect her men
Cried like a baby. I have a wonderful dog named Maggie
A good book for dog lovers.
Non stop action and suspense. Love the characters.
When Maggie finally accepted Scott as alpha and they were pack
No, but i certainlly will try another. He did a great job
I came close to tears a few times , but only when I thought Maggie was going to die
I think this was one of Mr. Crais's best works. I could not put it down. I hope to see a movie from this one!!!!
I'm addicted to Audible. May need an intervention!
...but it won't be the last. I loved this book, and I'm a cat person!
Good story, tho after the initial action, it slows down for too long. Could have done with fewer dog-bonding scenes - we get it already - and more action. Ending was great, tho seemed tacked on and not long enough. Compared to the Pike/Cole books, this wasn't as good, but maybe we'll see more of Scott and Maggie and have a chance to get to know them better. I'd definately listen to more. Narrator was pretty good; I'll look for other reads by him.
36 year old norwegian. I like alot of different kind of books.
Not an overly interesting book, but enjoyable crime fiction. I enjoyed the idea of having a dog as a main character, and it was done good. The performance was good, no issues there.
Definitely, I really enjoyed reading this book. As a puppy lover, I could relate to the relationship between Scott and Maggie. Wish humans could be as loyal as their pets.
The closest book I have read with such devotion to the pack was Breaking the Rules by Suzanne Brockmann.
This is my first
You don't leave the pack, protect the pack, protect the alfa
I really enjoyed this book because of the deep affection between man and dog. I loved the whole K-nine interaction. I visualized Maggie on the console of Scott's car because my puppy does the same when in the vehicles. The passenger seat is his seat no matter who sits there. Scott resilience was note-worthy. Just an all-around good reading. I tried to drag it out and make it last because I made a connection. Great work Crais and Andrews.
Amazing, amazing, Amazing
The friendship between Maggie and the owner.
The way Maggie rides in the car.
This book was truely awesome. This is a must listen to book. I could not put it down.
Listen mostly to urban fantasy and suspense/thrillers but also enjoy mysteries, sci-fi, fantasy, romance, adventure, classic, modern, spiritual or general literature. And I always like a bit of romance in any of my stories.
I'm always a bit nervous when I start a book that has a lot of great press and reviews. If my expectations are too high it can mean being disappointed in a book when normally I wouldn't have been. Fortunately that was not the case with this book. The story grabbed my interest right from the start and never let go. I'm not a big dog lover but Maggie worked her way into my heart as she did the same with Scott. The mystery and suspense was good. All in all just what I like in this sort of book. MacLeod Andrews did a good job with the characterizations. While not quite rising to the level of the best of the best performances he still did an admirable job with this book.
Excuse me, I mean, what a female dog! I'm usually not into "feel good" stories but this was wrapped around a police procedural/thriller so I was really able to enjoy it. the book's about a cop(Scott) and a marine who both lost their partners tragically in action but the unique thing about this book is the marine who lost her partner happens to be a bomb sniffing dog named maggie. Both Scott and Maggie are suffering emotionally and are having a really hard time functioning in the line of duty. Without giving too much away Scott and Maggie learned to trust each other and with that trust so begins the healing process. I know there's a message in this book somewhere about second chances and redemption and all that. I'm sure if I focus hard enough my primitive brain can figure out exactly what it is. this was a well written story that flowed very smoothly and did not have a lot of unnecessary dialog that detracts from the story. the reason I did not give it 5 stars is well, it's a feel good story and feel good stories really aren't my bag but I did enjoy it-just not enough to listen to it twice. MacLeod Andrews was very good as usual.
You guys, this is a unique and touching spin on the police procedural genre with very likeable characters so if you like dogs and crime stories you'll probably like this book.