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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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    Sheila United States 03-04-13
    Sheila United States 03-04-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Great Book - Loved the dog too"
    What made the experience of listening to Suspect the most enjoyable?

    I really enjoyed this book. I love animals and really enjoyed the dog as part of the story. Characters are all very likeable and they are easy to connect with.


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

    Kept me on the edge of my seat and I could not wait to hear what happens next.


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

    This is my first but I will definitely read more.


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

    Maggie and Scott's loyalty to each other moved me so much.


    Any additional comments?

    Great Detective story, great dog story, just a great overall book.

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    Rose PEARLAND, TEXAS, United States 03-04-13
    Rose PEARLAND, TEXAS, United States 03-04-13
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    "Pretty Good"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    By the end of this book, I was in suspense. Good read.


    What other book might you compare Suspect to and why?

    My first animal training book.


    What three words best describe MacLeod Andrews’s voice?

    rich, clear, smooth


    Do you think Suspect needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Yes. It was a good story with a great ending. You really cared for these characters.


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    Daniel Juckette Corrales, NM, United States 03-04-13
    Daniel Juckette Corrales, NM, United States 03-04-13 Member Since 2011

    I discovered audio books when my required reading for my profession left me with no time to read for pleasure. Now every chore is a read.

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    "I don't do many reviews. This book is an exception"
    If you could sum up Suspect in three words, what would they be?

    This is a story about a badly damaged man and a badly damaged dog healing one another. I have seen this happen in real life, so it is gratifying to find that it has worked it's way into the action fiction genre.


    What other book might you compare Suspect to and why?

    I haven't read anything quite like it. Much of the story is told from the dog's perspective.


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

    The right blend of passion and compassion to highlight the small redemptions each character experiences.


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

    What becomes of war dogs when their war is over?


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    Bernadette CASTLE HILL, Australia 03-04-13
    Bernadette CASTLE HILL, Australia 03-04-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Exciting from start to finish"

    I didn't want the book to end. It was exciting and really well delivered. Held my attention all the way through. Developed the characters and the plot right from the start. Would recommend it to anyone.

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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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