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Suspect by Robert Crais

Suspect (2013)

by Robert Crais

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Another excellent Crais Novel. Good reading. ( )
  searscho | Jan 5, 2017 |
Both Scott James and his new partner Maggie are mourning the deaths of their former partners. Will they be able to work together to solve a crime, even though Scott never really liked dogs?

After his partner is killed, officer Scott James is paired with a K-9 companion who is also recovering from the death of her handler. Together, they will track down the men who killed his partner.
  mcmlsbookbutler | Dec 14, 2016 |
Feel good" book. Awful prose.

The question:"Is it worth the read?".

If you're a dog lover yes. If you're a good fiction lover, no. I found the writing worse than pedestrian; it's almost incompetent at times. This another good example of "bland writing". Moves forward in a rudimentary, what-happens-next fashion, it doesn’t live, it doesn’t spin, it doesn’t shine. Every line is merely plunked down like one more cinder block on a construction site.

The best part of the book is the interaction between Scott and Maggie as they struggle to overcome PTSD, learn to trust, love and rely on one another, and discover that each offers the other the best chance for a new start in life.

As for the rest, go find greener pastures.

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  antao | Dec 10, 2016 |
This is an awful effort by a writer who had previously become one of my favorites. Crais' trademark humor and decent dialogue are missing, there's no character development to speak of, the prose is generic at best, and the plot wasn't particularly exciting. The only romantic involvement, another of Crais' standbys, is between man and dog.

Crais seems to have caught the Michael Connelly disease: reach a certain level of popularity, then try to squeeze as much out of it as possible by cranking out 'product'. ( )
  gmmartz | Jun 21, 2016 |
I have no idea how to rate this. i had great difficulty suspending disbelief but i was hooked on Maggie the dog and her story. so for Maggie, it's a 3.5 and for the story, characters, plot and such, it's a 2 but Maggie's story is worth the read. ( )
  mirrordrum | Jun 20, 2016 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0399161481, Hardcover)

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.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:13:35 -0400)

Struggling to reclaim his career after the devastating murder of his partner eight months earlier, LAPD cop Max Kent is teamed with a traumatized military canine named Maggie who assists Max in an effort to track down his late partner's killer.

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