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Suspect Audiobook

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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    "I suggest this book to EVERYONE with a heart."
    What made the experience of listening to Suspect the most enjoyable?

    The reader was excellent and the story line kept me interested.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The dog, of course.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The climax was a heart stopper.


    Any additional comments?

    Anyone who loves dogs, enjoys triumph over tragedy and the ability for love to cure will enjoy this book.

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    Pat UNIONVILLE, VA, United States 03-11-13
    Pat UNIONVILLE, VA, United States 03-11-13
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    "First Robert Crais book"
    Where does Suspect rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I really enjoyed Suspect. It was my first time reading a Crais novel. I will definitively try another. It kept my interest all the way through. I enjoyed the narrator as well.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I just enjoyed the connection between man and dog


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    Kindle Customer Memphis, TN, US 03-11-13
    Kindle Customer Memphis, TN, US 03-11-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Not typical Crais; But as a vet very enjoyable"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. Very entertaining and heartwarming


    Would you be willing to try another book from Robert Crais? Why or why not?

    I have them all


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

    Maggie


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

    Both


    Any additional comments?

    not what I was expecting; bogged down in a couple of places; but worth listening to again

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    Larry Montara, CA, United States 03-11-13
    Larry Montara, CA, United States 03-11-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Crais Channeling Smiley"

    Like Jane Smiley, Crais has employed the device of writing the inner thoughts of animals. In Smiley's case it is horses and in Crais' case it is dogs. In Crais' hands this does not work as well as when in Smiley's. Crais' dog Maggie comes across more as a manipulation of the reader, while Smiley's horses serve as actual characters.

    The book is OK, but Crais does a much better job when he uses human sidekicks like Joe Pike.

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    Bobby Somerville, MA, United States 03-11-13
    Bobby Somerville, MA, United States 03-11-13
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    "Robert Crais keeps getting better"

    It's fun to ride along and watch Crais explore new territory and to grow in his craft. This is a great story with an unusual twist and a fine performance. I only wish it was a little longer - the end seemed to come way too soon, and there was much more that could have been done with the cop and his dog. This may well be intentional, with a follow on book or maybe a new recurring character. I hope so.

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    Bev DOVER, PA United States 03-11-13
    Bev DOVER, PA United States 03-11-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Awesome!"
    Where does Suspect rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This was a real page turner. Now I want to read other books by Robert Crais!


    What about MacLeod Andrews’s performance did you like?

    Excellent!


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    "be prepared"

    I was in tears listening to the first chapter while I was on the bus and the thought of taking my headphones off never occurred to me - it was that good.

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    Stuart rd5 Hamilton, New Zealand 03-11-13
    Stuart rd5 Hamilton, New Zealand 03-11-13 Member Since 2013
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    What did you love best about Suspect?

    The whole thing just jelled and worked as a total


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Not edge of your seat sort of stuff really, more just sort of always interesting


    What does MacLeod Andrews bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The reading was surprising, you really felt the relationship between the main character and Maggie (the dog)


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

    Yep


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    Jennifer Voris Marin County 03-11-13
    Jennifer Voris Marin County 03-11-13
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    "Robert Crais Goes Canine"
    If you could sum up Suspect in three words, what would they be?

    Enjoyable storyline.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Maggie


    Any additional comments?

    I have read many Robert Crais books and always enjoy them. This book was a diversion from his regular storyline- a portion of the story is narrated from the dog's perspective. If you are a Robert Crais fan and you love dogs, this book is for you.

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    Carl Denver, CO, United States 03-10-13
    Carl Denver, CO, United States 03-10-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Nice Accompaniment on a Walk"

    This is a better than average police story. The author told the story from both the dog's and the cop's perspective and did an excellent job of going back and forth. Well structured plot and well worth the time to listen.

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