Friday, August 27, 2010

New Tricks

New Tricks

I told you I couldn't wait! Neither could my husband. So, I used my credit. We then spent about 7.5 blissful hours listening to Grover Gardner read David Rosenfelt's book to us. What a grand job he did of a really fun story and some very interesting characters!

The following is how the publisher summarized it:

Andy Carpenter gains possession of an adorable Bernese puppy whose owner was brutally murdered. Few can rival Andy's affection for dogs, and he will do whatever it takes to insure that this little pup doesn't fall into the wrong hands. However, his playful new friend is valued by several people, many of whom are willing to resort to violence to get what they want.
It will take more than Andy's usual courtroom theatrics to save this dog, including a little help from his beloved Golden Retriever, Tara. Andy soon discovers that anyone around him is in danger, including his longtime girlfriend, Laurie, and he will have to muster all of his wits to save those he holds most dear.

Looking at the cover photo and seeing how cute Bernese puppies are, why would/could someone kill such, any less people around it!?  There is wit and passion in this thrill ride of a "who done it" along with the dogie fun and human love. Will you figure out why people are willing to kill the puppy, as well as humans, before the stories end?  And why?  How many death's are incurred along the way?

Now should you fall in love with the wit and attitude of Mr. Rosenfelt's Andy and his dog, Tara, you are in luck! There are more books! I can only assume they too are complete and stand alone. Oh, there is more information about Andy's relationship his girl friend and Tara but the stories work as stand alone and could be read as such.

The newest epic, Dog Tags, has just been released.
Dog Tags
It will be difficult, but I must not get this or any of the others Mr Rosenfelt's stories until my TBR pile is lower. It will be hard (very hard) but...  


Lori Hedgpeth said...

Great review, Sandy! I have this one on my nightstand, can't wait to get to it!

Karen and Gerard said...

This sounds like one we would like! I'm going to look it up at the library.