Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Suspect [Hardcover]

I've finished "Suspect" by Robert Crais.

Product Description

The explosive new masterpiece of suspense from the #1 New York Times – bestselling author.

LAPD cop Scott James is not doing so well. Eight months ago, 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. A German shepherd who survived three tours in Iraq and Afghanistan sniffing explosives before losing her handler to an IED, her PTSD is as bad as Scott’s.

They are each other’s last chance. Shunned and shunted to the side, they set out to investigate the one case that no one wants them to touch: the identity of the men who murdered Stephanie. What they begin to find is nothing like what Scott has been told, and the journey will take them both through the darkest moments of their own personal hells. Whether they will make it out again, no one can say.

About the Author

Robert Crais is the author of many New York Times bestsellers, most recently Taken, which debuted at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list, and The Sentry. He lives in Los Angeles.

Product Details
Reading level: Ages 18 and up
Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: Putnam Adult; First Edition first Printing edition (January 22, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0399161481
ISBN-13: 978-0399161483

My Review:

One night LAPD officer Scott James is left for dead and his partner Stephanie is killed which has left him feeling angry, guilty and he's about to explode.

Maggie is a ex-military work dog who was injured in the line of duty and lost her handler Pete in Afghanistan. 

8 months later Scott is reassigned to K-9 division and he hooks up with Maggie who also suffers from PTSD.  They both work together to overcome their disabilities and to learn to work together and trust each other.  I really enjoyed the strong bond that grows and strengthens between them as Scott investigates to uncover who were involved in Stephanie's murder.

I really enjoyed Maggie's point of view and how she would all she could to protect her Alpha/pack even give up her life if need too.  It was very informative to read about all the excessive training the K-9 went through and the commitment .


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