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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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    David Agoura Hills, CA, United States 03-04-13
    David Agoura Hills, CA, United States 03-04-13 Member Since 2011
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    "fantastic read!!!!!"
    What did you love best about Suspect?

    I loved that the story kept moving with non stop action. I am a dog breeder (cavalier king charles spaniels). I was in love with the dog!!!! one of my favorite reads in the last year.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The dog stole my heart due to her beauty, loyalty, demeanor, etc etc


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

    A great voice that is not boring!


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

    The last chapters were amazing!


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    Lisa Lisario 03-04-13 Member Since 2011

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    "Well done!"

    I really liked this book. It was suspenceful, exciting, wonderfully written. I enjoyed it very much. Narration was well acted and the writing was equally as good. THANKS!

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    Jim Napa, CA, United States 03-04-13
    Jim Napa, CA, United States 03-04-13 Member Since 2011

    Worked in radio stations all over California from A to Z; KABC, Los Angeles and KZAP, Sacramento plus many more in between. I was a voice talent, copy writer and production director; I'm retired now but still do voice overs.

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    "What! No Elvis Cole? No Joe Pike? No worries..."

    I’ve been a fan of Robert Crais since his first book, written in 1987: The Monkey’s Raincoat. Suffice it to say, Suspect has two extraordinary characters that I hope to hear from again and again; enter Scott James and Maggie. You will cry. You will turn pages faster and faster and in the brilliant finale you will shed tears of joy. I truly loved this book and hope you will too.

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    D. Ashford 03-04-13
    D. Ashford 03-04-13
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    "Great new character for Crais"
    Would you listen to Suspect again? Why?

    Probably not, just too many new books.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Suspect?

    All the moments of the dog's thoughts.


    Any additional comments?

    I loved this book and have recommended it to everyone I know, especially dog lovers. Just a wonderful compelling story.

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    Jim Buda, TX, United States 03-04-13
    Jim Buda, TX, United States 03-04-13 Member Since 2012
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    "A must if you love dogs"
    Where does Suspect rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I rank Suspect very high because it taught me how dogs think.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Suspect?

    The dog dialog


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

    It made me think


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    Bruce 03-04-13
    Bruce 03-04-13
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    "Great read with believable characters"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Suspect to be better than the print version?

    Didn't read the print version.


    What other book might you compare Suspect to and why?

    Cotton Malone books.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Rapp deciding to take matters into his own hands.


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

    I couldn't take more than an hour or so with any book, no matter how compelling.


    Any additional comments?

    I drive long distances and that's when I love to have audio book company. It makes the miles pass more quickly.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Chris Wilton, California, United States 03-04-13
    Chris Wilton, California, United States 03-04-13 Member Since 2012
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    "This is about HEROS of a different breed!"
    Where does Suspect rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    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 !


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Maggie and her handler are both fragile and their relationship is beyond comment.


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

    No! Very impressed.


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

    Maggie's loyalty to pack in the beginning is very real and you end up praying they save her.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

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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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