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Suspect | [Robert Crais]

Suspect

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.
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Publisher's Summary

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.

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    Jerry Wheaton, IL, United States 03-04-13
    Jerry Wheaton, IL, United States 03-04-13 Member Since 2012
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    "This Book Made me Want to Get a Dog Again!"
    If you could sum up Suspect in three words, what would they be?

    Scott, Maggie, pack


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes!


    Any additional comments?

    Just a great listen all around. Really paints a vivid picture of the bond between a military/police dog and his handler. Loved the parts of the story where the author gave us the dog's perspective. This book flew by! Really hated to see it end.

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    Michael Winmalee, United States Minor Outlying Islands 03-04-13
    Michael Winmalee, United States Minor Outlying Islands 03-04-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Really enticing story. Hard to stop listening"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Great storyline capturing you early. Educational as well, I learn a lot more about my own dog.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Scott, the main caharcter was strong and believeable.


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    sioux koster mckinney, tx United States 03-03-13
    sioux koster mckinney, tx United States 03-03-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Dog Lover Alert"

    Robert Crais is a fantastic author. I've read most of his books. I love Elvis and Joe, but this was a nice break from the character novels. I cried, I laughed, I could visualize the story in my mind. The only disappointment was a couple of situations where I thought a 7-year police officer should have been more savvy of possible outcomes to his actions. The dog part of the story was heartbreaking and "real" to me. Thank you for a good listen.

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    Kathy Auberry, CA, United States 03-03-13
    Kathy Auberry, CA, United States 03-03-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Enjoyed having a dog as one of the main characters"

    I enjoyed this book enough that I will definitely check out a second book by Robert Crais. I am not familiar with this author so it will be interesting to see if he includes dogs in each of his books.

    I did really enjoy the dog perspective in this novel, and fell in love with Maggie. Her "feelings" were as real as the humans. Nice suspense, and enjoyed a more realistic storyline than some of the fictional police stories. The main characters seem believeable, although the story line is a little bit of stretch. Even some of the ancillary characters, were not caricatures, but actual people. But the best part really is experiencing the evolution of relationship between Scott and Maggie.

    Thanks, looking for another Crais title.

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    Debbie Lake Havasu City, AZ, United States 03-03-13
    Debbie Lake Havasu City, AZ, United States 03-03-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Excellent Book!"

    This is such an excellent book, I couldn't stop listening to it - I almost finished it in one listen. If you've ever loved a dog, you'll love this book even more. If you think dogs are amazing creatures, you'll have even more appreciation for this book. But, even if you're not a "dog person", this is still a great book.

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    carolyn 03-02-13
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    "very difficult to hear... had turned up to max"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    i guess what i heard was ok but really had to listen carefully because of sound issues..


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    Reney 03-02-13
    Reney 03-02-13 Member Since 2010

    I like to listen to adventure stories and funny stories. I have a real preference for travel tales and sometimes even enjoy a good mystery. I love fiction, but also like to learn facts. I like all kinds of stories. Follow me, if you do too!

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    "Beautiful Story of Courage and Friendship"
    Where does Suspect rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This would definitely be in my Top Ten!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    My favorite character was Maggie, the German Shepard. She is loyal, beautiful, loving and brave. Just like the Shepard I once had. It's a unique perspective that she shares as one of the main characters of the story.


    Which character – as performed by MacLeod Andrews – was your favorite?

    I thought the performance was very good for all the characters. I liked the audio.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    A few tears were shed in the the 1st Chapter when Maggie gets hurt while serving in Afghanistan. After all, Maggie is a Marine just as dear and proud as any who have served. Her trust and loyalty to her handler is very touching and I found that this first chapter really pulled me in to the story.


    Any additional comments?

    A great book for dog-lovers! A sweet story - Ok, maybe a little corny at times, but hey! aren't we all just a little "sappy" when it comes to our dogs!

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    Nan Ayers San Mateo, CA 03-02-13
    Nan Ayers San Mateo, CA 03-02-13 Member Since 2006
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    "Couldn't Put This Down!"
    If you could sum up Suspect in three words, what would they be?

    If you love dogs and a good mystery you will love this. The story is told from different perspectives - and the dog's is fascinating. We all wonder what our dogs are thinking - now we know!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Maggie the dog is dedicated, damaged, caring, fun - a perfect character


    What about MacLeod Andrews’s performance did you like?

    Andrews gets it just right! You know the characters but he doesn't overplay - particularly when he speaks for the dog.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    The Pack


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    Lindsay United States 03-01-13
    Lindsay United States 03-01-13 Member Since 2013
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    "German shepherd lovers will have an appreciation"
    Would you try another book from Robert Crais and/or MacLeod Andrews?

    Maybe. I keep having this feeling like I'm waiting for the intro to end and really get started with the plot. Then I look down and out of 6 hours, there's only an hour left. Hmm...


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    david spring, tx, United States 03-01-13
    david spring, tx, United States 03-01-13
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    "Suspenseless Action"

    I'm not sure what the critics see in this book. In my opinion, the dialogue was forced and plastic and the parts where suspense was supposed to build, Mr. Crais stopped it in it's tracks by telling us what the dog was thinking. And the narrator used some fake voice trying to sound like a 40's reporter, for 8 straight hours! I'm just glad it's over. If this is the best crime writing today, I think I'll go to another genre.

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