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Ryder Creed and his K9 search-and-rescue dogs return in the second installment of this exciting series, teaming up once more with FBI profiler Maggie O’Dell in their riskiest case yet.
When Ryder Creed responds to a devastating mudslide in North Carolina, he knows that the difference between finding survivors and the dead is time. He and his sturdiest search-and-rescue dog, Bolo, get to work immediately, but the scene is rife with danger: continued rainfall prevents the rescue teams from stabilizing the land; toxic household substances spread by the crushing slide fill the area with hazardous waste; and the detritus and debris are treacherous for both man and dog to navigate. But most perilous are the secrets hidden under the mud and sludge—secrets someone would kill to protect. For this is no ordinary rescue mission. Among the buildings consumed by the landslide was a top-secret government research facility, and Creed has been hired to find what’s left of it. 

Then rescuers recover the body of a scientist from the facility who was obviously dead before the landslide—killed by a gunshot to the head. The FBI sends Agent Maggie O’Dell to investigate, and she and Creed are soon caught in a web of lies, secrets, and murder that may involve not only the government facility, but decades-old medical experiments that are the subject of current congressional hearings. As more bodies are found under even more unusual circumstances, they come ever closer to exposing the truth—but with unknown forces working against them, Maggie, Creed, and the dogs are running out of time.

Fiction & Literature
July 28
Penguin Publishing Group

Customer Reviews



I read the first book in the series and now this one. Although I truly liked the story, I couldn’t get used to the author explaining something after the fact.......a character would provide an answer and you’re wondering what you missed. I’d do a complete word search to see the explanation would come through later. I know this is a series but too many of the connected story lines are left hanging so you have to assume how it all ends since not everything is answered clearly in the next book.

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Somebody to love

Sort of ends in a cliff hanger. Really excited to see where Maggie and Creed end up! Stop torturing Maggie and give her somebody to love. Please!!!! Great read, interesting stuff ties in with what's in the news for infectious diseases.

Carol M Smith ,

Alex Kava's Silent Creed

Image being buried inside a mudslide….It dries quick acting
like cement.
This is what happens to Ryder Creed in North Carolina. Will
he get to see the light of day again?
What has happened to Bolo, his search and rescue dog? Did
he survive the mudslide?
Ryder Creed had been a K-9 handler in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Ryder is now training dogs for search & rescue. He is called
upon to go to North Carolina after a landslide has covered a
covert government research facility that is testing
biological /chemical warfare. He and his dog are to locate both
the dead and alive.
Maggie O’Dell, FBI agent is sent to oversee that things are
done correctly?? It seems several bodies found died not
Because of the slide but by being…Shot!!!! Who killed
these people? Who took the chemical vials?
Fast paced well plotted with surprising twists and turns leading
to a very unexpected ending.
The main characters are well developed with an undeniable
chemistry to each other. The supporting characters add
suspects and flavor to the story.
Full of drama, suspense, excitement, horror and surprises at
every turn of the page!!!!
This is the second book in the authors new Ryder Creed Series.
It can be read as a stand alone.
Thank you to First To Read for this eBook.
My opinion is my own.

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