The K Team is back in the second installment in this spinoff series from bestselling author David Rosenfelt's beloved Andy Carpenter mysteries.
Corey Douglas and his K-9 partner, a German shepherd named Simon Garfunkel, are recently retired police officers turned private investigators. Along with fellow former cop Laurie Collins and her investigating partner, Marcus, they call themselves the K Team, in honor of Simon.
The K Team’s latest case – a recent unsolved murder – gives Corey a chance to solve "the one that got away". Corey knew the murder victim from his time on the force, when he was unable to protect her in a domestic dispute. Now, he is convinced the same abusive boyfriend is responsible for her murder. With some help from Laurie’s lawyer husband, Andy Carpenter, the K Team is determined to prove what the police could not, no matter the cost. What they uncover is much more sinister than they could have imagined.
Known for his dog-loving stories and addictive characters, bestselling mystery author David Rosenfelt presents Animal Instinct, the second installment in this engrossing new series about a dynamite investigative team and their canine partner.
In Edgar finalist Rosenfelt's winning sequel to 2020's The K Team, former police officers turned PIs Corey Douglas and Laurie Collins look into the shooting death of Lisa Yates on a street in Paterson, N.J. While on the Paterson PD, Corey was called to a domestic dispute involving Lisa and her live-in boyfriend, Gerald Kline. It was obvious that Gerald had hit Lisa, but she refused to press charges. Regretting he didn't do more, Corey is sure Gerald had Lisa killed. Though lacking a client, Corey and Laurie, who's the wife of defense attorney Andy Carpenter, the author's main series lead, decide to investigate anyway to get justice for Lisa. Rounding out the team are investigator and muscle Marcus Clark and Corey's K-9 partner, German shepherd Simon Garfunkel. The believable plot takes surprising twists as the insightful private detectives uncover an intricate conspiracy that reaches beyond a spurned lover. Andy becomes involved when Corey is arrested for a second murder. Rosenfelt smoothly mixes humor with a sharp plot and appealing characters. This series deserves a long run. Correction: An earlier version of this review misstated the title of the author's previous book.