Audie Award Finalist, Thriller/Suspense, 2014
For 25 years, Robert Crais has written extraordinary novels of crime and suspense. He is "a master of crime fiction" (Associated Press); "his novels get better with every new book" (Portland Oregonian); "Crais is hands-down the world’s greatest crime writer" (The Huffington Post).
But in Suspect, he may have written his most remarkable novel of all.
LAPD cop Scott James is not doing so well, not since a shocking nighttime assault by unidentified men killed his partner, Stephanie, nearly killed him, and left him enraged, ashamed, and ready to explode. He is unfit for duty - until he meets his new partner.
Maggie is not doing so well, either. The German shepherd survived three tours in Iraq and Afghanistan sniffing explosives before she lost her handler to an IED and sniper attack, and her PTSD is as bad as Scott’s.
They are each other’s last chance. He was a young cop on the rise; she was bred to guard and protect. Now they are shunned and shunted to the side. They are suspect. And together they will set out to investigate the one case that no one wants them to touch: the identity of the men who murdered Stephanie.
Nine months and sixteen days later, they remained free. They were still out there.
What they begin to find is nothing like what Scott has been told, and where it will lead them will take them both through the darkest moments of their own personal hells. Whether they will make it out again, no one can say.
Thrilling, emotional, intense, with some of the best characters and well-crafted writing in all of crime fiction, Suspect is further proof that "Crais just keeps getting better" (Publishers Weekly).
©2013 Robert Crais (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
Posted this to Facebook: To my dog lover friends... there is a book. Suspect by Robert Crais is about a military dog in civilian life. I'm listening to it for maybe the 6th, 7th time, in love with the story and grateful to Audible for giving us an experience that one cannot get by just reading, MacLeod Andrews as narrator who gives it an amazing dimension. It's worth joining Audible just for this book!
I wasn't sure if this would be a book for me or not but I was so sucked in from the beginning. The relationship between the animal and her handlers was amazing and I was not able to turn the book off until it was finished. Don't pass this one up!
If you don't absolutely LOVE dogs this book is not for you. I don't and it wasn't. I tried until the dogs thoughts about the smell of the man's rectum and crotch being like the colors of the rainbow .... Say what? Dogs are dogs. I like 'em well enough but they do not need special bags to be carried in, sweaters, air conditioned dog houses, chemotherapy or cemeteries in my opinion. They are dogs. Not people. Not babies not FREAKIN' HUMAN for goodness sake. They are DOGS and I do not intend to listen to how one supposedly thinks for a few minutes certainly not for a few HOURS in an audiobook. You people are crazy! It's a story about a man and a dog. Babies, real babies are in the world who need this kind of love showered on them. Real people are starving dying being mistreated in this world, look out for all of them the way you do dogs and this book wouldn't even be written. What a waste of time.
the narrator really brought the dog's perspective to life and even opened my mind up to my own dogs
I wasn't sure if the dog aspect of this story would make it too touchy-feely, but I really enjoyed it, as well as the narrator's reading of the few chapters that were from the dog Maggie's point of view. The story and narration hooked me from the start and I was really feeling sorry for the main character and dog whenever it looked like the past was going to repeat itself.
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