One more novel from Robert Crais, this one a stand alone one with no cross over of characters from the other series.
LAPD cop Scott James is recovering after being shot and his partner being killed when they stumble into a killing. He is just coming back on duty and training up as K9 cop, although he is probably still unfit for duty. He meets Maggie, an ex-marine explosives detection dog who lost her partner (handler and in her view alpha-dog) in an attack where she was also shot.
Neither of them should be back on active duty but they find each other and become ‘pack’. The story follows Scott’s determination to solve the case where he was shot but also how the dog and man become one unit and accept each other.
Robert Crais, style is often to switch who’s point of view he is writing from and in this story we are frequently in the position of the dog which makes things even more interesting.
I really enjoyed this story, which was sightly different from his other books. Very well written novel.