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*Starred Review* The most multifaceted and appealing new protagonist in crime fiction this year just may turn out to be a dog—and a hard-boiled dog, to boot. Maggie is a German shepherd trying out for the LAPD’s K-9 unit, but it looks like she isn’t going to make it. A former military dog, Maggie survived three tours in Iraq and Afghanistan but was severely wounded (her handler was killed) and now suffers from the canine version of PTSD. LAPD cop Scott James, shot during an altercation in which his partner was killed, also suffers from PTSD and has been assigned to the K-9 unit, but it doesn’t look he’s going to make it, either. Scott and Maggie immediately bond, but the hard-nosed sergeant who heads the unit doubts whether either one can measure up. Man and dog think otherwise, however, and as Scott continues—off the books—to investigate the shooting that cost his partner her life, he finds that Maggie has his back, just as his partner did. Taking a break from his critically acclaimed Elvis Cole and Joe Pike series, Crais launches what looks like a stand-alone, but anyone who reads 20 pages of this gripping and heartrending thriller will devoutly pray that it’s the beginning of a new series. As Scott digs deeper into the death of his partner, he stumbles on a massive cover-up. That story is thoroughly involving and skillfully presented, but, frankly, it’s hard for the reader to think of anything but Maggie. We become singlemindedly obsessed with the safety of this beautiful, sensitive, and stunningly intelligent animal, much as Maggie lives to protect and please Scott. Crais take us inside Maggie’s head—and, even more, her remarkably sensitive nose—but always in the most believable of terms (this is no talking-dog cozy). A read-in-one-sitting thriller, plot- and character-driven in equal measures. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Crais has hit the New York Times best-seller list eight times, with Taken making it to number one. The track record will jump-start this one, but the book itself will do the rest. --Bill Ott --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Thoroughly involving and skillfully presented ... A read-in-one-sitting thriller, plot- and character-driven in equal measures BOOKLIST --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Product Details

  • Series: Wheeler Publishing Large Print Hardcover
  • Paperback: 467 pages
  • Publisher: Large Print Press; Lrg edition (January 7, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1594136726
  • ISBN-13: 978-1594136726
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 1 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,881 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #358,767 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Robert Crais is the author of the best-selling Elvis Cole novels. He was the 2006 recipient of the Ross Macdonald Literary Award.

A native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, he grew up on the banks of the Mississippi River in a blue collar family of oil refinery workers and four generations of police officers. He purchased a second-hand paperback of Raymond Chandler's The Little Sister when he was fifteen, which inspired his lifelong love of writing, Los Angeles, and the literature of crime fiction.

He journeyed to Hollywood in 1976 where he quickly found work writing scripts for such major television series as Hill Street Blues, Cagney & Lacey, and Miami Vice, as well as scripting numerous series pilots and movies-of-the-week for the major networks.

Feeling constrained by the collaborative working requirements of Hollywood, Crais resigned from a lucrative position as a contract writer and television producer in order to pursue his lifelong dream of becoming a novelist. His first efforts proved unsuccessful, but upon the death of his father in 1985, Crais was inspired to create Elvis Cole, using elements of his own life as the basis of the story. The resulting novel, The Monkey's Raincoat, won the Anthony and Macavity Awards and was nominated for the Edgar Award. It has since been selected as one of the 100 Favorite Mysteries of the Century by the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association.

Crais conceived of the novel as a stand-alone, but realized that, in Elvis Cole, he had created an ideal and powerful character through which to comment upon his life and times. Elvis Cole's readership skyrocketed in 1999 upon the publication of L. A. Requiem, which was a New York Times and Los Angeles Times bestseller and forever changed the way Crais conceived of and structured his novels. Larger and deeper in scope, Publishers Weekly wrote of L. A. Requiem, "Crais has stretched himself the way another Southern California writer, Ross Macdonald, always tried to do, to write a mystery novel with a solid literary base." Booklist added, "This is an extraordinary crime novel that should not be pigeonholed by genre. The best books always land outside preset boundaries. A wonderful experience."

Crais followed with his first non-series novel, Demolition Angel, which was published in 2000 and featured former Los Angeles Police Department Bomb Technician Carol Starkey. In 2001, Crais published his second non-series novel, Hostage, which was named a Notable Book of the Year by the New York Times and was a world-wide bestseller. The editors of Amazon.com selected Hostage as the #1 thriller of the year. A film adaptation of Hostage was released in 2005, starring Bruce Willis as ex-LAPD SWAT negotiator Jeff Talley.

Robert Crais lives in the Santa Monica mountains with his wife, three cats, and many thousands of books. Additional information can be found at his website, www.robertcrais.com.

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184 of 193 people found the following review helpful By Kindle Customer on January 27, 2013
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Awesome book! We feel great sadness for the reviewer who failed to appreciate the accuracy and insight of Crais's description of human animal relationships. We don't know he did it but Crais captured the human dog interaction as well as we have ever seen. Dogs were not literally domesticated, as were cattle and horses. They and humans developed a symbolic relationship. There is interdependence, not co-dependence, which exists nowhere else in nature on such a regular basis.

My wife and I have been rescuing severely abused Dobermans since 1995. We have taken dogs that other good people have not been able to help. Fortunately we have had significant success. Crais compressed the time needed for rehabilitation in these cases as he acknowledges, but the overall description is something only truly recognized by those who have experienced it. We have had dogs who were almost beaten to death, or starved past saving, or so injured as to require months of daily care. And they have come back to be the most loving and caring companions imaginable.

My wife and I both are Criminal Justice Professionals and receive threats on a regular basis. My my wife has been disabled for the last 5 years, yet I never have to worry about her at home by herself because four large Dobermans stand guard with their lives and provide constant love and companionship. They also guard and include in their pack our four cats.
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119 of 131 people found the following review helpful By Tired Turtle on January 22, 2013
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This tale will grip you from the first page. I have not read a book in one sitting for many years--but I did read Robert Crais' latest "Suspect" with only a few interruptions for soda and snack. The two new members of the Crais cast are a wounded military dog named Maggie and a wounded LA Cop named Scott James. Though both are badly damaged they refuse to quit on their chosen careers and join forces to both heal themselves, vanquish their own hidden demons and still pursue the murderous pack who killed Scott's partner and almost killed him. For the older readers this is a "grown up" tale of a man and his dog in the genre of the best episodes of Rin-Tin-Tin or Lassie, which were popular in our youth. It is rewarding to watch as these two seriously wounded individuals bond and become a cohesive "pack" looking out for each other's welfare and aiding each other in their quest for justice and healing. Let us hope this is the first in a long running series of Scott and Maggie adventures. I very highly recommend this book. Robert Crais has excelled with this new offering. Do not miss out--pick it up and read it. Though, fair warning--once you start reading you won't stop till the final page is turned.
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54 of 58 people found the following review helpful By Kindle Customer on January 23, 2013
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I was a K9 handler for 7 years. This book captured the partnership better than anything I ever read. I was hooked from the first word.
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47 of 51 people found the following review helpful By Zim on January 24, 2013
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I could not put it down. I read it too fast and now must wait forever for a new book. Mr. Crais, please stop being so cruel and give us more than one book a year. Now I don't know what to wish for...Elvis and Joe or Scott and Maggie. I love them all. I really hope there will be more Scott and Maggie books. Maybe Mr. Crais could give us one Scott and Maggie book and one Elvis and Joe book a year. Sounds like a good idea, huh?
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43 of 48 people found the following review helpful By Geraldine Ahearn TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on January 22, 2013
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Bestselling author, Robert Crais delivers a crime thriller that draws the reader in immediately with a compelling story that mesmerizes from beginning to end. I love dogs from when I was a child, and love crime thrillers, and this author creates a story with unforgettable characters as you crave for more. This is my first read of this author, but it will not be my last. My only regret is not finding his books in the past. Robert Crais does not disappoint, and I rate him as high as I value the books of James Patterson. The story begins with the life history of Maggie, a military dog, injured in the line of duty. Scott James, a police officer, also injured in the line of duty teams up with Maggie to work together on investigations of finding evidence for Scott's shooting, and his partner's killer. Maggie and Scott have a lot in common as they try to combat their disabilities, and learn a great deal from each other. The bond they share could never be broken as their trust continues to build. The author draws a colorful portrait as he portrays the true meaning of dedication and loyalty, while introducing to the reader the training and commitment required to work as such a team. This riveting, emotional story is told through the eyes of Maggie as it tugs at the heart. A mystery of corruption, greed, murder, and much more. The hero is a character we will remember, long after this book is closed. Entertaining, heartfelt, suspenseful, and highly recommended!
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Morgan Lindsey on February 7, 2013
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With no Joe or Elvis, I was apprehensive that I would not enjoy this book. I could not have been more wrong. It was a wonderful story. I loved all the characters and I sure hope we see them again in later books. Maggie was, of course, my favorite and I loved the chapters written from her point of view. I hated for it to end! Great book!!
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By John Slivinski on February 4, 2013
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I always look forward to a new Robert Crais book because he is one of the very best writers. I was a bit sad at first that he is introducing new characters in this book but I am not sad any more. I almost never write Amazon reviews because I have to hunt and peck the letters out on my Kindle. This book was worth the effort. I couldn't put it down and sacrificed sleep to keep reading. The story is great, the characters really pulled me in to their plights because of the trauma they suffered and the descriptions of the emotions being felt, and the canine protagonist caused me to immediately fall in love with her! I was extremely impressed with this latest novel. A riveting, exciting and much anxiety-producing read..It would be a shame to not have the story continue in another book!
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