Suspect will keep you on your toes throughout the whole story line. This thriller is packed with surprising twists that makes it among the best of modern crime fiction.
LAPD's Scott James is one of the easy-going guys on the force, until he and his partner Stephanie stumble upon a violent incident, and she doesn't make it out alive. The experience changes Scott from a likeable guy into an angry, unpredictable person; a bad combination for a cop.
Scott is assigned a new partner who has seen her bad days too. Three tours in Iraq and Afghanistan have scarred her emotionally after watching her own partner die from an explosive. The new partner, Maggie, is a highly trained German Shepherd and they find they understand each other.
As Scott and Maggie start on the quest to find Stephanie's killer, they find things they didn't expect, not only about the case but about themselves as well. The road is a long and arduous journey, both emotionally and physically. The story is full of twists and turns and nothing turns out as expected.
Author Robert Crais started his writing career in the television business, and branched out into novels with his well-known series featuring character Elvis Cole, a Los Angeles private investigator. He has had many offers to make the series into a movie or television show, but he has chosen to keep these books in print and audio form only. Hostage, published in 2001, was the only book adapted for a movie which starred Bruce Willis. Crais continues to focus on writing psychological thrillers that involve men and women of the police department.
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. What they begin
to find is nothing like what Scott has been told, and the journey will take
them both through the darkest moments of their own personal hells. Whether they
will make it out again, no one can say.
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