Sunday, January 31, 2016

Suspect by Robert Crease

Suspect by Robert Crease is our February Mystery Book club selection.

Another great author I had missed.

This is a suspenseful, grab you story that is a quick read because it is so good.  I say it is also a "feel good" story. One of the main stories is Maggie, a German Shepard. I am always leery of stories with animals in it, especially grown up detective stories.(Spoiler alert) I am not a fan of sacrificing the animal for the sake of the story.


"LAPD cop Scott James is not doing so well. Eight months ago, a shocking nighttime assault by unidentified men killed his 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 three tours in Iraq and Afghanistan sniffing explosives before losing her handler to an IED, her PTSD is as bad as Scott's.

They are each other's last chance. Shunned and shunted to the side, they set out to investigate the one case that no one wants them to touch: the identity of the men who murdered Stephanie."
This was a book I wanted to skip ahead and read the ending  because I almost couldn't stand the suspense.
Hmmm. "It" says "Scott James and Maggie #1".  Sounds like we may be treated to another Scott and Maggie story.


  1. Crais' new book, published in November, is an Elvis Cole and Joe Pike story. However, it's also a Scott and Maggie story. Title is The Promise. Just FYI...

  2. Ohhh. I saw a reference to Scott and Maggie but yet it is an Elvis/Joe story. So I breezed over it. Thanks for the confirmation.