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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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I am a Dog person

loved it! A real "page turner". Great dog story. If you love dogs you will love it

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A decent book

What did you like best about Suspect? What did you like least?

Maggie was a nice departure from the typical crime thriller character. The other characters were fine, just not anything unique or memorable. The book was a bit slow throughout.

Who was your favorite character and why?

The loyal German Shepherd, Maggie. Maggie had suffered the loss of her best friend just as Scott, the lead character, had dealt with a similar loss. Maggie, as expected, saved the day and was the ultimate hero.

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

The narrative was pretty well done although Scott's "dog praise" was too goofy for me to take seriously.

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

If the author chose to develop the characters more thoroughly then I might give him another try.

Any additional comments?

Not bad, not great and definitely better than I could do myself. Nothing memorable but I was intrigued just enough to keep listening. There were times that I wanted to return my purchase but the author did just enough to hold my attention.

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  • Fred
  • San Francisco, CA, USA
  • 09-22-16

A great tale especially for dog lovers.

I really enjoyed this book. I got hooked from the first paragr the raph and couldn't wait for the next chapter. Sure it's predictable but that never hurt Hollywood.

A good entertaining read.

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Awesome Book

I Loved this book! Kept me on the edge of my seat! Exciting! Dog lovers will like.

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  • Alisha
  • Nashville, TN, United States
  • 09-20-16

Helped pass the time

Nothing too deep here. Not a lot of character development and the peak of the action is short-lived. Was just ok.

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Suspect

What did you love best about Suspect?

The relationships between Maggie and the men in her life.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Hard to pick just one, so it has to be Maggie and Scott

What about MacLeod Andrews’s performance did you like?

Great performance with the many different characters

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

I don't usually cry listening to books, but there were a couple of times that I cried with what was happening with Maggie.

Any additional comments?

The first book of the series and I have since read the second which is just as good.

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  • EFB
  • Santa Monica CA.
  • 09-19-16

More this a man and his dog story

This book was amazing. I love the way it was told from the point of view of the characters including Maggie the German Sheppard. I would recommend this to all.

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loved maggie and scott, write more!

i loved maggie's story- the details of her abilities- like, how precise and how much she can smell. plus, the way she related to scott, in the car or when she was afraid or happy. the author must of taken time to know how dogs will act. scott is young and ambitious at the beginning of the story. as the story progressed i liked him more and more as he was learning and changing. scott's youth or inexperience meant he made foolish mistakes, which provoked me a bit. but maggie helped him in several of those occasions. this is only one way that they make a great team. i hope to read many more stories with maggie and scott.

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Loved this book!

I loved this book! I am an animal lover to the point that I sometimes can't watch or even listen to anything where animals are hurt or killed. (Even Disney movies) So, I was almost afraid to listen to this book. I am so glad I did. It was a very good story with good characters and the performance was really good. I will most definitely look for more books by this author and narrator.

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Suspenseful and satisfying

If you love a dog story this is for you. Have tissues handy though. Interesting human characters too.