In the sixth installment in the New York Times bestselling mystery series that the Los Angeles Times called “nothing short of masterful,” Chet and Bernie are handed a hard case in the Big Easy.
Chet and Bernie, the best canine/human P.I. team in the business, encounter a prison work crew that includes Frenchie Boutette, an old pal they sent up the river. Frenchie begs Bernie to go find his brother Ralph, a reclusive inventor who has disappeared—along with his houseboat—from the bayou. Not long after, Bernie fends off a deadly attack from a member of a shadowy gang called the Q’s. The attacker dies without revealing anything.
In bayou country, Chet and Bernie meet the no-good Boutette family and their ancient enemies, the maybe-even-worse Robideaus. At first it looks like Ralph’s disappearance is tied to a dispute between the two families over a load of stolen shrimp. But Chet turns up a buried clue that sends them in a new and dangerous direction involving the oil business. The more they find out about Ralph and what he knew, the less their chances of surviving to do anything about it. Now they’re up against Big Oil, shadowy black ops figures, and the Q’s—plus Iko, a legendary bayou gator with a big appetite…
A top-notch addition to the “deliciously addictive” (Publishers Weekly) series, The Sound and the Furry is an irresistibly suspenseful and humorous read that will keep you begging for more.
Bestseller Quinn's entertaining sixth Chet and Bernie mystery (after 2012's A Fistful of Collars) once again successfully uses the conceit of a dog able to understand English, albeit only literally (e.g., a reference to "cash cows" has Chet anxious about actual cows, who "have a way of looking at you that I don't like one little bit"). While driving outside the Valley in the unnamed western state where they live, the pair stop for a road gang, because you never know if you'll "bump into an old pal," as indeed they do. Frenchie Boutette, who was imprisoned for fraud after they busted his scheme to cheat disabled Vietnam vets, needs their help finding his inventor brother, Ralph, who has disappeared from his home near New Orleans. Quinn (the pen name for suspense author Peter Abrahams) sends his endearing duo to Louisiana, where their search for Ralph becomes a lot more than a missing person's case.
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Another great book!
Once again I thoroughly enjoyed another book featuring Chet, oh, and of course Bernie. Trying patiently to wait for the next adventure. Recommend highly!
Chet is the man
Iv'e read all of the books in this series and find
Them very entertaining. Iv'e had dogs all my life
And I find the comments of Chet to be right on.
Dogs truly have a one tract mind, mostly about
Food, and this is portrayed quite well in these
Stories. Can't wait until the next one.
Another great Chet & Bernie adventure
Lots of fun. Watch out for Iko though!