Suspect

Suspect

Large Print - 2014
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Struggling to reclaim his career after the devastating murder of his partner eight months earlier, LAPD cop Scott James is teamed with a traumatized military canine named Maggie who assists Scott in an effort to track down his late partner's killer.
Publisher: Waterville, Me. : Large Print Press, 2014, c2013.
Edition: Large print ed. --
ISBN: 9781594136726
1594136726
Characteristics: 467 p.

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cherymcginness
Apr 24, 2017

Love the dog in the story,

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Daffyduck4
Jan 12, 2016

I thoroughly enjoyed this book and intend reading all of Mr. Crais's books which should take care of my reading through 2016! *****

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Dops
Jan 05, 2016

Very good book, holds your interest, love the dog Maggie and getting her input on her situation was special.

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rahmmie
Oct 19, 2015

Fun read, entertaining, and quite emotional

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Reads_A_Lot
Sep 29, 2015

This book wasn't as good as I had hoped. The plot of a wounded cop and service dog healing together was appealing to me. But it was just average and not much depth. It didn't grab me and pull me in.

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Dreamstime
Dec 16, 2014

Interesting story about mutual healing and attachment between two broken characters. Enjoyed the shifting perspectives. The plot primarily provides the background for the transformative effect that Scott and Maggie have on each other.

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Mothercat
Dec 02, 2014

New author for me, really enjoyed this book so will look for more by him. Good tight writing, believable and pace didn't flag. Finished it in a day, made me want to keep reading.

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Zoelexi777
Sep 05, 2014

First time reading this author and I absolutely loved it. The connection shown between Scott and Maggie was wonderful. Great story. I will be reading more of his books.

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rp3276
Jun 24, 2014

A great read. The story of a K9 Dog and its handlers and a story of a handler. I have not had the dogs perspective since the CALL OF THE WILD.

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hjandmg
Apr 17, 2014

I too, was sorry when this book ended. The interaction between dog and handler is brilliant and doubt it can be surpassed

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Merner01
Jul 26, 2013

Enjoyed the book. 1st Crais book I've read. I'll pick up more. Good summer read. Finished while sitting on a beach in Kennebunkport. Recommend highly.

DanniOcean Mar 25, 2013

In Robert Crais’ new book there are two heroes, one human and one canine. Scott is a member of the LAPD suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder after he was shot and his partner Stephanie was killed on the job. He startles at loud noises, is on painkillers for his wounds, and has the same nightmare over and over – Stephanie calling out, Scotty, don’t leave me! Six months later the nightmares persist and the investigation into her murder has gone nowhere.

Maggie is a Marine, and a German shepherd. She is trained to sniff out bombs in Afghanistan. Her world is her crate and a green ball, and her pack is her handler Paul. But while they are on patrol, Paul is fatally wounded and Maggie is shot as she tries to protect him. Now she suffers from PTSD too, and has no crate, no ball and no one.

Still hurting from his wounds, Scott applies to the LAPD K-9 unit and despite not being a dog person, he is drawn to a German shepherd who watches but never engages. Despite misgivings about both the officer and the dog, the K-9 unit leader, Leland, pairs them up and very slowly Scott and Maggie get to know each other. Just as slowly, the investigation starts to pick up, but it is when Scott and Maggie hit a brick wall that the thriller really kicks in.

Crais switches perspectives from Scott to Maggie to tell his tale – although he very consciously keeps Maggie’s voice canine (there is no anthropomorphism here, and the story is the better for it). The chapters are short, succinct, and as the story develops, more perspectives are added and the pace picks up to racing speed, giving the story more depth. Although I picked it up for the mystery, the police procedural eventually took a back seat to watching how two wounded souls begin to trust, love and heal each other. Let’s hope this is the beginning of a new series from Robert Crais.

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