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.
loved all the narrative from the dog's point of view. thought i knew a lot about dogs, but got a new perspective. not your run of the mill crime thriller.
the action an suspense was very well done and kept me completely interested.
no, 1st one.
having served in the marines in wartime and being a dog owner and lover, the prologue actually got me a little teary.
I have read or listened to almost all Robert Crais books, and think this is one of his best!
Loved all the great bonding, dog moments!
The narrator was great, the story was great. Even though I guessed who the bad guys were halfway through the book, it certainly did not change the way I felt about this book! Loved it!
Yes! I've been recommending this book to everyone I know who loves audio books, who loves dogs, and who enjoy a good police mystery!
I loved primary characters: Scott and Maggie. I loved how both characters,though broken, managed to reconnect with each other, life and hope. Besides, the author did a heluva job making Maggie real to me...that's pretty remarkable since Maggie is a dog!
Yes, he's performed a few of Nora Roberts' books and I love the cadence of his voice and how he pulls you into the characters' lives.
I cried in opening of the book...where we learn about Maggie. My heart broke in the first chapter where Scott loses his partner. I found myself "talking" to the characters on my treadmill, as the story unfolded.
Buy it, use a credit...worth every moment of your time!
I am a 57 year old book addict. I started out reading Daniel Steele and Sidney Shelton novels 30 years ago. Since then I have added literally hundreds of authors. I take the time to write reviews on books that sweep me away. So if I have really loved that particular book. There have been a couple over the years I reviewed because I truly hated them too.
This is going to be a favorite.
This story flowed well. Without giving spoilers I can't explain better.
He read this One with feeling.
I did read it in one sitting. If there had been a sequel I'd be listening to that one now.
I want to hear more!
The story told from different characters, including the dog, made the plot unfold in an interesting and engaging way.
Rather not give away the plot!
Several where the relationship between the man and dog developed into love. Sweet.
A really good listen!
I usually detest books in which animals are characters, so I'm not sure why I chose this, but I really liked it. Decent police procedural, well-read (especially the male characters and the dog chapters), but what elevates it is the growth of the relationship between the police officer and his dog. Both are scarred veterans (he from the LAPD and she from the Marines) and I found the chapters written from the dog's point of view fascinating.
Violence was not gratuitous and there was no torture or serial killers for which I give it high marks. Good potential for what I assume will be a series.
fun, fast, gripping.
Maggie the dog, seeing things from her perspective was fun.
His women's voices were good.
Emotional, funny, riveting
I like it when the author tells the story from the prespective of the main characters, especially the dog.
Yes, I laughed out loud and almost cried.
This book is so worth listening to. You will not be disapointef!
This was an excellent read. I tried to drag it out because I didn't want it to end. The plot was ok but the interaction and story between James and Maggie was wonderful. I enjoyed being in their company. Yes; it brought tears and made me laugh out loud sometimes. The reader did a super job of putting you into the scenes. The last few minutes had you holding your breath...worried about the ending. I hope there will be another book with these characters and the reader.I've listened to other of Crais' books. This one is the best!
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