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Suspect Audiobook

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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    Patti Chubbuck 10-02-13
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    "An amazingly great story."
    Would you listen to Suspect again? Why?

    Absolutely. I have already started it over again as the story is well done.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Maggie; having her point of view makes the story great!


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

    This is the first time I've heard this narrator and he is excellent.


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

    Pack, alpha, protect.


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    Paige M. Overton Ventura, CA USA 10-02-13
    Paige M. Overton Ventura, CA USA 10-02-13 Member Since 2012

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    "Wonderful story!!"
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    I thoroughly enjoyed this book! I was so sad for it to end. I wish that the Scott - Maggie duo could be made into a series. I know that I've really enjoyed a book when my thoughts dwell on it for days or weeks after. This book did that for me.

    I am fairly new to this genre, but have recently become hooked. This book came up on the Daily Deal so I thought I'd give it a try. I'm so glad I did. The story intertwined a heartwarming story of love, trust and healing, but it was also a darn good mystery/thriller. There was lots of excitement to keep the story moving. While I though I'd enjoy the mystery part of the story more, I found myself looking forward to those scenes that developed the relationship between Scott and Maggie. I couldn't put the book down until I had finished it. I will definitely re-read it.

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    N. Rogers San Antonio, TX, USA 10-01-13
    N. Rogers San Antonio, TX, USA 10-01-13 Member Since 2008
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    "More Significant Than a Typical Thriller"

    I love dogs and also a good dog tale so I really enjoyed this book. It’s the story of Maggie, German shepherd and former Military Working Dog and her new handler, Scott James, an LAPD police officer who has recently transferred to the K9 division. Both dog and man have recently lost their partners in “battle” and are suffering from the physical and emotional results of these traumas along with multiple gun shot wounds. The two bond into a “pack” as they search for the people who killed Scott’s partner.

    What most impressed me about this book is the accuracy of Robert Crasis’ description of dogs, working dogs especially. He is clearly familiar not only with German Shepherds but also with Belgian Malinois, the other primary breed used for military and police work. He knew the similarities as well as the significant differences between the breeds. Maggie's physical, intellectual, and psychological gifts unfold with the plot, and training methods are correctly incorporated. I am somewhat familiar with these amazing animals since we have been fostering Military Working Dog puppies from the DoD Breeding Program at Lackland and presently live with two gorgeous adopted Mals. I know little about police procedures and cannot judge the validity of these in the book, but what pertained to dogs rang true.

    This was my first Robert Crasis book. I’m not a fan of police or crime novels, and purchased this one only because of the working dog/law enforcement connection--and the audiobook was on special sale. However, it was a good choice for me. I had difficulty putting it down and consider my time listening to this novel well-spent. For me Suspect turned out to be far more engaging than other books I have read in this genre. The relationship that developed between Maggie and Scott elevated this from a typical thriller to something significantly more.

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    Josephine Lomprey 09-30-13 Member Since 2013
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    "A great Love Story and Thriller"
    What made the experience of listening to Suspect the most enjoyable?

    The characters are so vivid and contemporary that the reader can almost share their joy and pain.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The continuity from one location and series of events to another.


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

    Maggie and did I say Maggie!


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

    The Pack mentality!


    Any additional comments?

    I could not put it down. While a new character I look forward to reading of Rick and Maggie's adventures again.

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    Mary Ruth Jeffersonville, IN, United States 09-30-13
    Mary Ruth Jeffersonville, IN, United States 09-30-13 Member Since 2012

    Tell us about yourself!

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    "Fantastic Book"
    If you could sum up Suspect in three words, what would they be?

    Spellbindng, moving, excellent.


    What other book might you compare Suspect to and why?

    Incomparable.


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

    This is the first book I've listed to with MacLeod Andrews' performing.


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

    It was a book I would like to listen to in one sitting - but I didn't do that. I made it last longer.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a book I've been recommending to my friends and family. Truly moving story.

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    Brad Littleton, MA, United States 09-30-13
    Brad Littleton, MA, United States 09-30-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Super Mystery with Officer and Canine Partner"

    Robert Crais is very gifted and writes rich mystery/thrillers with original plots and characters that are fully developed. In this excellent mystery, you have an officer recovering from a serious injury and a canine with a similar issue. So you have several plot lines, the arc of the thriller, the growing man/dog relationship and their respective career (fitness) perils. I loved this book. It raced along and along the way, I learned a fair amount about K-9 units. Highly recommended.

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    Igrayne Columbia, MO 09-30-13
    Igrayne Columbia, MO 09-30-13

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    "DOGS RULE"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would totally recommend this book to anyone who loves a good suspense and who loves dogs.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Suspect?

    The first chapter. Paul and Maggie touched my heart.


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

    He brought life to the characters.


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

    The scene with Maggie and Paul and the scene in the warehouse with Maggie and Scott.


    Any additional comments?

    Any book that can make me laugh, cry, and walk around smiling like an idiot is worth passing on. Read/Listen to this book!

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    Drew (@drewsant) Watertown, MA, United States 09-26-13
    Drew (@drewsant) Watertown, MA, United States 09-26-13 Member Since 2016

    Post apocalyptic listener with some thrillers mixed in. Follow me on twitter at @drewsant

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    "No real action and to straightforward"

    This book paints an interesting look at police K-9 teams, has interesting characters, but fails to deliver when it comes to real action and mystery. The book primarily follows Scott the new K-9 officer but offers glimpses from the dog’s, Maggie, perspective. The majority of the book focuses on their interaction and is a good lesson on how to evolve characters, but the plot is nearly in the background. There isn’t much action for a “thriller” and the mystery is pretty straight forward, but if you like dog (I do) and want to read about dogs (I don't really want to) you’ll probably like this book.

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    Sharon Salado, TX, United States 09-24-13
    Sharon Salado, TX, United States 09-24-13
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    "Now I know why it was $ 2.95."
    What would have made Suspect better?

    I listened for three hours. It was so boring I could not tell you what the story was about. I am a big fan of Crais's Elvis Cole Series. I could not believe he wrote this mess.


    What was most disappointing about Robert Crais’s story?

    everything


    Would you be willing to try another one of MacLeod Andrews’s performances?

    No problem with the narrator


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    NO


    Any additional comments?

    If it wouldn't take 30 minutes on the phone I would return it.

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    Terri Broomfield, CO, United States 09-23-13
    Terri Broomfield, CO, United States 09-23-13 Member Since 2015

    Sci-Fi, Fantasy, historical fiction, mystery, thrillers with sarcasm are my favorites with some Romance thrown in for fun.

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    "It Takes Two to Heel..... ummmm Heal"

    Warning: If you are prone to tear up please have some tissues close.

    Robert Crais is a master at making you feel the pain of these characters, especially for a crime novel, and MacLeod Andrews brings the story to life with his narration.

    This is the story of Scott (human police officer) and Maggie (canine Marine) who both saw their beloved partners fall under enemy fire despite their best and most valiant efforts. They are left with physical and mental scars. Circumstances throw them together and magic happens.

    I am definitely going to have to check out other books by Robert Crais.

    What a brilliant move by Audible to have a deal of the day. What a great way to be introduced to new authors and even new genre.

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