From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Elvis Cole and Joe Pike series comes a thrilling novel featuring LAPD K-9 Officer Scott James and his German shepherd, Maggie.
Nine months ago, a shocking assault by unidentified men killed Scott James' partner, Stephanie, nearly killed him, and left him enraged, ashamed, and ready to explode. He is unfit for duty—until he meets his new partner.
Maggie is not doing so well, either. A German shepherd who survived two tours in Afghanistan sniffing explosives before losing her handler, her PTSD is as bad as Scott’s.
They are each other’s last chance. And they’re about to investigate the one case no one wants them to touch: identifying the men who murdered Stephanie. But what they find could ultimately break them both.
One of Booklist's 10 Best Crime Fiction Books of the Year
Expect the expected in this stand-alone crime thriller from Shamus Award winner Crais (The Two Minute Rule). Maggie, a weapon-detecting German shepherd who was seriously traumatized in Afghanistan after an IED killed her human partner and she was shot by a sniper, is struggling as a new member of the LAPD K-9 Platoon. LAPD officer Scott James who was traumatized after unidentified gunmen killed his partner, Stephanie Anders, and seriously wounded him makes it his mission to get past Maggie's defenses to make her functional again. An attractive female detective assists James after his own return to form enables him to take a more active role in investigating who gunned down Anders. Dog lovers who believe the animals are superior to humans in every way will find this lukewarm tale of redemption inspiring. Fans of Crais's sharp-edged Elvis Cole novels will find less to admire. Author tour.
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Once I started reading this book I couldn't put it down. I'm not a dog person but Maggie captured my heart. I cried through the first chapter when Maggie lost Pete. But loved every moment when Maggie met Scott. What a great story and I hope we see more books about these 2 amazing characters. You won't be sorry you bought this novel.
...As a former Army dog handler in South Vietnam...981st MPC K9 platoon...
..This book has made me remember some of the most vivid feelings..
..I have all but forgotten...etc...Also a great story to get deep into...''Wolf,x150''...
Loved this book!
This is the first book I have read in a very long time that I could not put down. I instantly fell in love with Maggie and Scott. I hope this is the first of many featuring Maggie and Scott, I would definitely buy them!