Suspect by Robert Crais


8 Critic Reviews

Crais deftly balances his human and animal characters.
-Sun Sentinel


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

From the Paperback edition.

About Robert Crais

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Robert Crais is the author of many New York Times bestsellers, most recently The First Rule, The Sentry, and the #1 bestseller Taken. He lives in Los Angeles.
Published October 7, 2014 by G.P. Putnam's Sons. 416 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime, Action & Adventure, Nature & Wildlife. Fiction
Bestseller Status:
Peak Rank on Feb 10 2013
Weeks as Bestseller
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Critic reviews for Suspect
All: 8 | Positive: 6 | Negative: 2

Publishers Weekly

Above average
on Dec 24 2012


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Book Reporter

Reviewed by Joe Hartlaub on Jan 24 2013 book’s end you will be sorry that the story is over.

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Booklist Online

Reviewed by Bill Ott on Feb 19 2013

...plot- and character-driven in equal measures.

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Huffington Post

Reviewed by Rob Taub on Jan 17 2013

"Dogs give us something just as we give something to them," said Crais, and I never realized just how much until I finished reading his book. Suspect is a rare hybrid -- a first class crime thriller and a story about love between two friends.

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Reviewed by Kevin Tipple on Aug 25 2013

Certainly this is not a Joe Pike/Elvis Cole type novel and is not intended to be one. Readers and reviewers expecting that kind of novel will be disappointed. Taken for what it is, something new and very different than his previous books, Suspect is a good book from a very talented author and well worth your time.

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The Big Story

Reviewed by Bruce DeSilva on Jan 22 2013

...a story that is action-packed, deeply touching and sure to be one of the best-written and most original crime novels of the year.

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Sun Sentinel

Reviewed by Oline Cogdill on Jan 18 2013

Crais deftly balances his human and animal characters.

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Reviewing the Evidence

Below average
Reviewed by Anne Corey on Jan 19 2013

The plot of this novel is less compelling than it might have been...

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