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Suspect

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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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    Karen NASHUA, NH, United States 11-27-13
    Karen NASHUA, NH, United States 11-27-13 Member Since 2012

    I'm a dedicated reader/listener. My tastes are very eclectic, and there's not much I don't like except horror and dull history.

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    "Heartwarming and engaging!"
    What did you love best about Suspect?

    I've never read anything by Robert Crais, but his books have been on my "want to read one of these" list, so I decided to try this one because of the good reviews. And I wasn't disappointed, although I realize this novel is not like most of Crais's books. I loved Maggie the most, but my heart also went out to Scotty who was so alone and hurting until Maggie came into his life. My heart broke when he was hurt again.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The characters -- Scott, Leland, and the detectives who supported Scott. And, of course, I loved Maggie and like the way Crais "got into her head."


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

    The narration was quite good, with clear definition between characters, although I didi think the high squeaky voice used when talking to Maggie was a bit overdone.


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

    When Scotty was shot and Maggie was protecting him from Crowley. I wanted Scotty to live, and Maggie wouldn't let Crowley help him, but I was also incredibly moved by Maggie's dedication to her alpha.


    Any additional comments?

    I will definitely read another book by Robert Crais, but it will have a hard time living up to this one!!

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    Amazon Customer Columbus, OH, United States 11-27-13
    Amazon Customer Columbus, OH, United States 11-27-13 Member Since 2016

    Friend of God... Saved by grace... Mother of 3 gifts... Wife of one... Worship dancer.... Educated by God, Academia and Willy Wonka...

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    "Will read this one again!"
    Where does Suspect rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is one of the best audiobooks I have read.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The story was great but I think what made the story both captivating and different from the rest was the perspective of the other main character - Maggie. I loved reading her chapters! It gave the mystery this endearing quality that is usually played out differently in books. Read it - You will understand!


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    Asenath Waite Boston 11-25-13
    Asenath Waite Boston 11-25-13

    Living is easy with eyes closed... and headphones on.

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    "Hell yeah, now that's how you write a good story!!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Suspect to be better than the print version?

    Definitely yes!!! MacLeod Andrews was AMAZING at performing this book, with just the right voices, intonation, emphases, silences and emotions. Wow!!!! Audible, thank you for this lovely book. However if you are reading this, I highly recommend you change the book's sample to the prologue. The very first scene is fast paced, draws you into this page-turner thriller, and I knew I was hooked from the very beginning.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Scott. His PTSD ached so bad, and his pain lingered in my mind.


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

    All of them were spectacular, but I especially liked Maggie. I find it an original take to incorporate the dog not only as a character but also one with episodes and thoughts. I love dogs and I don't doubt for a second their intelligence, but I've never seen it done before in a book, not like that. Very well-done, both the writing and the performance.


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

    Most of the book did. Especially the comments from the tough sergeant Leeland. A dog is man's best friend, and he knows it.


    Any additional comments?

    I can't believe I waited this long (nearly 2 months) since I bought this to have a listen. All the positive reviews here are right. Can't wait to check out other Robert Crais novels.

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    Matthew 11-13-13
    Matthew 11-13-13 Member Since 2013
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    "A Well Told Man and Dog story"
    Where does Suspect rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Suspect is fiction and the best books in my queue are the Great Courses Series non-fiction / history, but I enjoyed this man and dog love fest told from the perspectives of the dog and his handler.


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

    Yes. I love that the dog's point of view is presented. A traumatic event leaves the dog without his handler and a bit confused about his new job. The dog quickly bonds with his new handler who finds himself a suspect in the murder that he is investigating. There's some love interest and the story keeps the reader guessing about how the story will resolve.


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

    I enjoyed the male voice. His deep and resonant voice is easy on the ears and his portrayals of women are also believable. Definitely easy on the ears.


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

    I always get caught up in the stories, but this book definitely held my interest. It resolved a little too easily for my taste, but I liked the outcome. The story wasn't so much about solving a crime but about the relationships that bond one individual to another. A story well told by a powerful reader.


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    Robert 11-09-13
    Robert 11-09-13
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    "Wow! Excellent Book"

    This book was excellent from the beginning to end. The story line was great and the narrator wonderful.

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    Alison 11-05-13
    Alison 11-05-13
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    "Write Another!!!!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Suspect to be better than the print version?

    I did not know what to expect of this book, but I am glad I chose to listen. The story is well-written, and characters believable, and the narration superb. I really enjoyed this listen!


    What other book might you compare Suspect to and why?

    I don't know of any book to compare this one to, but I have read several more stories by Robert Crais since this book. Truly an exceptional writer.


    What about MacLeod Andrews’s performance did you like?

    His characters were believable, and he had great ease with gender and dialect changes.


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

    It was, but I spaced it out as it was soooo gooood!!!


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    adrienne EAGLE RIVER, AK, United States 10-29-13
    adrienne EAGLE RIVER, AK, United States 10-29-13 Member Since 2009

    Tell us about yourself!

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    "Fragile policeman and fragile working dog team up"

    I love this book! The backgrounds and eventual teaming of the man and dog made for a "feel good" story. Suddenly, while invesitigating a massacre, they really step in some deep doo doo. Lives and careers beyond their own are threatened. The satisfactory resolution wraps up all the loose ends.

    The narration by MacLeod Andrews is well done.

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    Amanda Riverside, CA, United States 10-29-13
    Amanda Riverside, CA, United States 10-29-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Great read"
    What did you love best about Suspect?

    Loved the vivid detail from human and animal perspective


    What did you like best about this story?

    You begin to root for the characters as the story progresses. Maggie steals your heart


    Which scene was your favorite?

    There are too many good scenes to name but watching the realationship between animal and human was very compelling.


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

    Mans best friend


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    Monique New York, New York, United States 10-25-13
    Monique New York, New York, United States 10-25-13 Listener Since 2008
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    "Wonderful book."
    Where does Suspect rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This book rates among the best audiobooks I've listened to.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    You will fall in love with Maggie and Scott.


    Have you listened to any of MacLeod Andrews’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I really enjoyed his performance in the Sandman Slim series but this performance is my favorite. MacLeod is very talented and he creates memorable characters.


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

    I cried and laughed but this book is also action packed. At certain parts of the book I wasn't able to sit still, I paced the floor.


    Any additional comments?

    I'm so happy that I found Robert Crais at this point in his career. He has written so many books that I look forward to reading or listening to.This is a message to the author: please give us more of Scott, Maggie and MacLeod.

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    Dennis United States 10-25-13
    Dennis United States 10-25-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Good story, good performance, a recommended read."

    I was not familiar with Robert Crais but I enjoy action thrillers and this is a very good one. I certainly was not disappointed and the book managed to hold my attention. I can recommend it.

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    BROXBURN, United Kingdom
    2/19/13
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    "Brilliant Read"

    Having been a fan of Robert Crais for as long as he has been writing, ordered this without a thought. Loved it from beginning to end. Scott James jumps of the page as a wounded but determined hero and his relationship with Maggie takes over the book. There is a good story at the back but the two main characters just capture your heart. Want more of these characters from Mr Crais and I think that says it all.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • mollyeyre
    Leicestershire UK
    2/13/13
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    "Superb"

    This wasn't such an intense thriller as one would expect from Robert Crais, and at the beginning I was a bit disappointed at the 'googey-goo' speak directed at the Maggie, the dog. However, I got used to it , and accepted the reasoning behind it.

    The story is really about the relationship between a police dog and her handler, but with a lot more complexities than that statement offers. The story was good, though as I suggest - not as intense or involved as one would normally expect. The characters were brilliant, and I really cared about their well being and how they solved the crime. An excellent read

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • CathyR
    Wales, UK
    2/11/13
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    "Robert Crais rocks!"

    This is one of the best stories, it was a very emotional roller coaster of a book not least because I love dogs and had GSDs for 25+ years. I loved Scott and Maggie and the interaction between them, the building of trust and love after the traumas they both suffered. Mr Crais has a wonderful insight into the relationship between dogs and humans.

    And the murder/mystery plot has everything to keep the listener enthralled. Can't recommend this enough!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Sandra
    United Kingdom
    6/10/13
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    "Another facet of Mr.Crais' storytelling."


    A wonderful, vivid book that brought me frequently to almost-tears!
    After the fabulous Elvis Cole and Joe Pike books, I did not see this one coming.
    What next?

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Robin B
    Hampshire, England
    4/21/13
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    "Newest Robert Crais thriller - Suspect""

    I really enjoyed every minute of this crime thriller in which Maggie - a German Shepherd and former (injured) war-dog became a police dog with the LAPD and has a starring role in helping her handler Scott James in solving a serious crime. Story is narrated in part by Maggie as well as by Scott James - so unusually you hear the dog's side of this riveting story. I listened to it over a couple of days in every spare moment that I had. Robert Crais goes from strength to strength with his story-telling. This is one of his best yet

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Theo
    Billingham, United Kingdom
    2/11/13
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    "Solid Crais"

    While anticipating the return of either Elvis Cole or Joe Pike, I happily downloaded the latest RC novel. Being a canine enthusiast, I did't find it hard to get caught by the story quickly. The vivid narration by MacLeod Andrews further helped to draw me in and I did only miss the familar and brilliant Robert Williams very little. The relatively short running time of 8,5 hrs makes the audiobook an enjoyable but all too quickly passing listen. All in all a nice plot albeit perhaps a bit predictable but then you won't download a crime book expecting James Joyce. Maybe not the best Crais ever but certainly worth the money and nice touch to have the "dog-angle" in the story.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs. S. Mccarra
    Scotland
    9/26/13
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    "There has to be more Scott & Maggie"

    Excellent story line. Love the build up of the dog/handler relationship. We must get more of this duo. In fact I want one NOW!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Ant
    St Albans, United Kingdom
    9/20/13
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    "A quick, enjoyable read for dog lovers"

    I am not a massive fan of action / crime novels, but I was highly recommended this book as a dog lover. I found the story to be enjoyable, but nothing special, the writing solid and easy going.
    In my mind, what separated this from any other well written, but run of the mill novel, was the dog. The telling of the tale partly from the dog's perspective was well done without the usual anthropomorphic view of animals as simply less intelligent humans. For me the dog was the hero of the story while the human character was the protagonist; this pairing worked rather well to produce an action story in which one emotionally invested in the characters and their relationship.
    The narrator gave a solid performance with some good characterisation. I enjoyed this, but I doubt I will pick up anything else by the same author, however, I know others (fans of the genre) who have become fans of Crais from reading this book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Fiona
    High Wycombe, United Kingdom
    7/30/13
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    "Bit sappy but I liked it - I love dogs."
    Would you listen to Suspect again? Why?

    Possibly.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    I suppose the dog bits were a bit sappy - but I didn't mind so much because I love dogs.


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

    When the dog thinks her previous master has returned. And realises he hasn't.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Christopher
    Leicester, United Kingdom
    4/29/13
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    "What an amazing book.... loved every second of it"

    I have been a fan of RC for a while now and I really like everything that he does.

    Suspect blew me away... I bought it to listen to in the car as I travel to see clients.. it cost me a days work, I couldn't switch it off.

    Very Highly recommended.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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