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- Print Length: 279 pages
- Publication Date: November 28, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0771JWYYJ
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- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,361 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
We Have Lost The Chihuahuas Kindle Edition
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And once again Mr. Matthews knocks the ball to the goal!! I don’t care what you think I’m a crazy fan of his writing! His writing allows you to let your mind go somewhere else for a brief time. And isn’t that what you want out of a fiction book anyway?
Got to love Howie and Britt! in this book President Winners’ new wife’s Chihuahuas go missing. (The one he’s met in Las Vegas of course!) Its classified as a Code Red because, like, duh! So Britt, newly employed by NSIS is set on the job. As is the police department. So chief Freddy gets on board. Even more so since the budget is being said to be an issue for the next year and they both want to be seen in a good light so they get more money for their departments.
Freddy of course asks Howie to help and they all go careening into London to try to find the three dogs.
Of course most of the staff at Buckingham Palace are quite happy to not see the Chihuahuas ever again, especially Donnie because he can be quite mean! So Freddy has to promise Howie a special dinner at an expensive restaurant to get his help. Cause of course Howie’s stomach runs his brain and Freddy wants his help badly to beat Britt to the end!
I’ve read all of the ‘We Have Lost’ books and I can’t get over how well Mr. Matthews writes everything so descriptive that you can just reach out and touch it. His characterizations are so spot-on you get a real feeling about the person. And they stay the same through all the books. Unlike some authors who may change a person slightly, but then that confuses you.
So just take a chance and pick this book up and give yourself a moment of relaxation and smiles.
Who let the dogs out, woof woof woof! (sorry just couldn't resist!)
The plot was well-paced, with lots of quirky suspects and supporting characters. The reveal was nicely done, with some bumps along the way, as I expect from Howie and Britt. Very much an en enjoyable read, and I look forward to the next book in the series.
And he doesn't.
Now that he's been released from his temporary assignment as a secret agent, you'd think he could go back to his own work as presidential spokesperson. But no... the First Lady's three chihuahuas have disappeared from her apartment. Try as he might to dodge, Howie gets sucked into helping his friend, the chief of police, track down the dognappers.
Meanwhile, Howie's wife, Britt, has just been sworn in as a secret agent. Her first assignment? Find those chihuahuas, preferably before the police do, and grab all the glory.
Unlike the longsuffering Howie, Mathews obviously loves his work. His broad satire, goofy situations, and snarky obsession with food are balanced by well-drawn characters and genuine suspense.
All in all, I find this fourth book in the "We Have Lost" series to be a Great Weekend Read.
And I don't even like chihuahuas.
It's a delightfully crazy, absurd time and as much as things change, some others don't. Government bureaucracy of the "Yes Minister" mentality still is alive and flourishing. The characters are also delightfully oddball and very likeable and the plot.?? ..well you should read this book to discover the fun for yourself.
While reading the book I feel as if I am a smiling Cheshire Cat with a silly grin from ear to ear, such is my enjoyment at Paul Matthews' wonderful descriptive turn of phrases.
However I am now finding the build up to the endings becoming a bit predictable and the same as in other books of this series....but I cannot think of any alternative, given the nature of the stories... and this certainly hasn't detracted from my overall enjoyment of the delightfully crazy ride we travel in sharing their adventures.
This book has my definite recommendation and look forward to further very funny absurdities from the obviously very funny mind of Paul Matthews.
Yes, this does have British humor (and I’m certain, as an American, I might miss some of it) but it is really funny, often of the chuckle out loud variety. This book also contains some oblique references to my own country’s current political chaos.
All in all, a fun quick read you won’t regret. Deserving of 5 stars, unless, like me you reserve that rating for the rare really great books you come across every few years.