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Unleashed (An Andy Carpenter Novel) Hardcover – July 23, 2013
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“Rosenfelt very well could be the funniest American author alive today…He's charming, likable, self-deprecating, self-aware and utterly hysterical.” ―Associated Press
“Rosenfelt demonstrates again that he's a master storyteller in this immensely enjoyable new Andy Carpenter novel. His writing is crisp, his plot unfolds at a rapid clip and his characters are people you'd like to hang out with. Surprises in the plot and gripping courtroom scenes make it difficult to put down.” ―RT Book Reviews (4 stars) on Unleashed
“Unlike Rosenfelt's supercharged stand-alones, books in the Andy Carpenter series are more leisurely, character-driven pleasures…Rosenfelt has had plenty of time to hone his protagonist's wiseass humor and refine his oddball cast, which, alongside millionaire defense attorney Carpenter, includes four octogenarian computer whizzes, a taciturn bodyguard, and a brainiac accountant. [An] entertaining caper.” ―Booklist on Unleashed
“A fun mystery…surprising enough that I gasped in public.” ―New Jersey Star Ledger on Leader of the Pack
“Andy is as effervescent as ever, and the courtroom byplay is consistently entertaining.” ―Kirkus Reviews on Leader of the Pack
“Rosenfelt walks a line between pulse-pounding suspense and laugh-out-loud humor…One of the best in the business.” ―Associated Press on One Dog Night
“A blessed anomaly in crime fiction . . . Rosenfelt peels back the layers of puzzlement ever so skillfully, tantalizing us throughout until, finally, both Andy and the reader are enlightened…A gem. ” ―Booklist (starred) on One Dog Night
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Nothing is quite as it seems, and the more Andy and his friends investigate the case, the more complicated and dangerous it becomes.
This was my first reading adventure in the "Andy Carpenter Mystery Series". And this book, book eleven in the series, has convinced me that I should read more of David Rosenfelt's works. The story's fast paced, humorous and keeps you turning the pages. I'm not always a fan of mysteries containing a lot of humor-or what the author perceives as such. It takes true talent to keep humor going throughout a long story and the author does a great job of it.
It is later learned from the coroner that Barry was poisoned prior to crashing and the poison had incapacitated him probably causing the crash. Barry's wife Denise is the main suspect for administering the poison. Sam was very close to Denise, having been her high school sweetheart. Sam asks Andy to defend her and he grudgingly agrees. As Andy starts investigating leads, key witnesses seem to be murdered. The author keeps throwing out hints that this is all tied to a big terrorist plot.
With mounting evidence pointing to Denise as Barry's murderer and no substantive proof for her defense she decides to blame Sam for Barry's murder and pretty soon Andy has to defend Sam for the murder. Rosenfelt does his usually masterful job keeping the story flowing and keeping the reader engaged as it seems that Andy is racing the clock to come up with something to keep Sam from spending a long time in jail.Read more ›
I have read every Andy book so am disappointed in this one. It had lots of potential but falls short of the mark.
The chapters are shorter than usual and that's saying a lot. It did not start to come together until more than halfway through. Laurie, Marcus and Andy going into an armed camp without back-up was stupid and beyond what I could go with. Also Andy defending Denise when he wasn't sure if she murdered or not goes against Andy's own rules.
I love the characters but the story deserves more time to develop
I love all the books. I have been reading them all summer.
all the characters are strong and have a place in the books.
I don't have one favorite over another.
Im not sure which order they come in.
I have not been unhappy with any of the outcomes.
I would like it if amazon would put them in order so I know which ones I need to read.
If you love dogs and good stories you will love this series!
He sneaks into an armed camp with an unknown number of bad guys. This group is associated with about a half dozen violent muders in multiple states. Totally out of character for him. And he takes with him Laurie, the love of his lfe.
The third person with them, Marcus, is instructed to kill the guards if necessary. Without 100% proof?!
Instead of telling the FBI about all this he only asks that they get SWAT teams in the area. He doesn't bother to give them any more information like, oh let's say, the address of the camp.
Also I agree with others that the ending felt rushed as if it was required to end in about 300 pages.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Me and my friends love Andy Carpenter Mysteries, they are fun to read, have surprises. We can't wait for the next one in July. Keep them coming.Published 17 days ago by Frances Grady
If you have read one of Mr. Rosenfelt' books you have read all of them with few changes.. That being said, I LOVE his books..maybe it's the dogs in his stories. Read morePublished 19 days ago by Alice A McKane
I loved this book. It held my interest completely. Andy is defending Denise Philip who is a high school friend in the murder of her husband, Barry Philip. Read morePublished 21 days ago by C. Masters
Not the best. Slow start, it seemed. The characters are becoming dull with no growth in sight. Andy's sexual obsession with Laurie is getting tiring. Read morePublished 1 month ago by RFT
I love these books! Serious, funny, make you think like a detective (or lawyer). Do read them all, preferably in order.Published 1 month ago by K. Crowe