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.
I rank Suspect very high because it taught me how dogs think.
The dog dialog
It made me think
Didn't read the print version.
Cotton Malone books.
Rapp deciding to take matters into his own hands.
I couldn't take more than an hour or so with any book, no matter how compelling.
I drive long distances and that's when I love to have audio book company. It makes the miles pass more quickly.
ThisBook is not only well written, it is very real and helps the listner understand the dedication of men and the dogs they work with. Understanding the interaction of the two main charactors makes it hard to turn off !
Maggie and her handler are both fragile and their relationship is beyond comment.
No! Very impressed.
Maggie's loyalty to pack in the beginning is very real and you end up praying they save her.
Our son-in-law is Military Cannine and has talked to us about the dogs he works with like they are family. The truth and honesty of the training of these animals earns and deserves out attention and respect. This is an awesome story.
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.
Kept me on the edge of my seat and I could not wait to hear what happens next.
This is my first but I will definitely read more.
Maggie and Scott's loyalty to each other moved me so much.
Great Detective story, great dog story, just a great overall book.
By the end of this book, I was in suspense. Good read.
My first animal training book.
rich, clear, smooth
Yes. It was a good story with a great ending. You really cared for these characters.
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.
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.
I haven't read anything quite like it. Much of the story is told from the dog's perspective.
The right blend of passion and compassion to highlight the small redemptions each character experiences.
What becomes of war dogs when their war is over?
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.
Scott, Maggie, pack
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.
Great storyline capturing you early. Educational as well, I learn a lot more about my own dog.
Scott, the main caharcter was strong and believeable.
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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