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.
Love giving Maggie a voice. Scott & Maggie overcome a lot. can't wait for next book.
Suspect is a rather mundane police thriller. Not much exciting or clever. The one true value in the listen is getting to know the heroic police dog, Maggie. She makes it worth the time.
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Keeps it interesting to the end. Too many people to keep up with. Good to have a story about man and dog, helping each other. Like the ending.
if you enjoy crime mystery and are a dog lover, this book is for you. Great twists and turns and wat, character development. can't wait for the next book!
I don't remember what drew me to this book, but I'm glad it worked. This book is easily in the top 3 of my favorite books. The story keeps you engaged from start to finish.
One reason I like this book so much is that I train dogs (GSDs) and hence can appreciate and relate to the dog's behavior and many of the training problems and sessions mentioned in the book. I have given this book as a gift and the person (also a GSD dog trainer) also enjoyed it very much.
Just for kicks, Sgt Leland reminds me a lot of my dog trainer.
This was a very good book for thrill seekers and dog lovers. I am looking forward to listening to more by this writer. Its cool that you get to experience multiple views of the happenings from the characters.
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