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.
The interaction between the main character and Maggie the dog kept the book interesting. When you add the suspense of the plot to the relationship of the man and dog you have a great read.
I can't think of any books that I have read that are similar to the path taken by the author of this book.
One of the best moments in the book is during the climax near the end when you see how much of a "pack" the handler and dog have grown to become.
If you are looking for a good read that will leave you wanting "Book 2" I would recommend Suspect.
definately a favorite!
maggie, author made us remember how important our loved pets can affect our lives
he's great to listen too, really brought characters to life!
no, but not cause it wasn't good enough! i just can't sit that long!
I travel alot & sometimes the audible books can take awhile(being book or narrator) for me to be drawn in. this book had me from beginning to end!
I enjoy authentic characters, in believable circumstances, mostly fiction, blended with historical fact, of any genre, with romance added.
I would believe that I would have been equally satisfied.
The relationships lost, then transformed.
The scenes where the relationships were lost at the beginning.
Looked forward to my commute so that I could listen.
Brought tears to my eyes! I love when I can invest emotionally in a story and identify with authentic charecters regardless of race or species!
As a parent of GSDs and fan of a good Cop story involving GSD relationships with their trainers, this book works very well. Looking forward to the next adventure of Maggie and her Master.
I absolutely LOVE the point of view of the dog, Maggie! The entire book was so well done that I had a difficult time stopping when I needed to be working. Very well written and narrated.
Absolutely, I have already listened to it 3 times!
because it is very well written, the facts involved in both the dogs behavior and training are on spot, and with the handler.
This was not just pulled from imagination, but researched very well !
I refuse to write spoilers = sorry ;)
A clear and easy voice that kept me listening/
yes, and I did.
It is rare to find a GOOD book in this subject that a person who knows and trains dogs can believe and enjoy.
this book had me on all aspects.
I laughed, I cried, I cringed, I was ready to attack !
It makes me want to go back into training !
I miss holding a good dog while it takes a solid bite!
Animal Lovers Read!!
Yes, I could have if it was posible.LOL
Animal lovers will love this book. I am an avid lover of dogs especially, so I loved it. The relationship between dog and owner is truly amazing!
The notion of bonding a PTSD cop with a PTSD dog in a thriller was attractive to me as a sometime dog-resuer. But, the plot is a bit contrived and the characters, including the dog, rather one-dimensional.
Great book! To be fair, I love dogs (no bias there, right?) and I'm a sucker for books that elicit an emotional response. Put the two together and I'm a drawn in.
If you've ever been though a frightening or emotional situation with a beloved pet, you'll likely enjoy this book. No matter how much you love an animal, going through something difficult together somehow puts that relationship on a different level. It's that unspoken, unconditional bond between dog and man that is nearly impossible to sum up in words, but somehow Robert Crais did so extremely well...and all while wrapping it up in a very suspenseful plot. I will be reading this book again!
couldn't put it down
loving my dog more
yes...when the dog speaks of 'pack' and 'alpha'
I have a new found appreciation of a dog's nose
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