Lawyer Andy Carpenter and his golden retriever, Tara, work to free a man who risked it all to help a dog in need
Lawyer Andy Carpenter and his wife, Laurie, enjoy walking their dogs, Tara and Sebastian. By this point in their marriage, it’s routine. When out for one of their strolls, their simple ritual isn’t so simple anymore. Across the street, a man is mistreating his dog. Three things happen at once: Andy yells, Laurie runs to stop the abuse, and so does a closer passerby, who so thoroughly beats the owner that both are arrested when the cops arrive.
Andy scoops up the dog and takes him to the Tara Foundation, the dog rescue organization that’s always been his true passion. Meanwhile, at the police station, the passerby is identified as Matthew Jantzen, and he’s wanted for murder. Andy and Laurie are struck by the fact that Jantzen, a man on the run, would nevertheless intervene to help a dog, and decide to find out more.
Dog Eat Dog, the twenty-second installment in the Andy Carpenter series, features the charming cast of characters - old and new - that David Rosenfelt is known for and the dogs that accompany them.
Early in Edgar finalist Rosenfelt's enjoyable 23rd Andy Carpenter mystery (after 2020's Silent Bite), the semi-retired Paterson, N.J., defense attorney is enjoying a stroll with his wife, Laurie, and their dogs when they see a man kicking a pug on a leash. They rush to the rescue, but another bystander, Matt Jantzen, gets to the man first and saves the pug after a brief fight. The police arrive and take the pug's owner and Matt into custody, and Matt is soon arrested for the double murder of Peter Charkin and his girlfriend in Maine two years earlier. Though DNA found underneath Charkin's fingernails matches Matt's, Matt asserts his innocence, and Andy decides to represent him in court. Andy travels to Maine, where he discovers Charkin had dangerous ties to drug dealers and a quasi terrorist militia group. Laurie and her partners from her investigation group, the K Team, later lend assistance. Unpredictable yet credible plot twists, along with Andy's dry sense of humor and wit, keep the pages turning. Longtime fans and newcomers alike will have fun.
DOG EAT DOG
5 STARS ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
This story/plot kept me on the edge of my seat!!! Hooked me from the beginning.
Twists and turns that were incorporated intrigued me. There is much more to the story/plot than dogs. One of the best that I have read from this author!!! And, I have enjoyed a couple of them.
Each of David Rosenfelt’s eBooks are unique...tells of interesting, yet, different stories.
This is one that I will be re reading!!!