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LAPD cop Scott James is not doing so well. Eight months ago, a shocking late-night 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 out explosives before losing her handler to an IED.

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.

Suspect is an explosive masterpiece from the Sunday Times bestselling author.


Thoroughly involving and skillfully presented . . . A read-in-one-sitting thriller, plot- and character-driven in equal measures
A touching relationship between man and dog
Robert Crais is, without question, one of the very best mystery writers of all time. And in Elvis Cole and Joe Pike he has created two of the most iconic figures in any genre
David Baldacci
A heart-tugging novel. Maggie holds us captive, enthralled by Crais' perceptive depiction of her amazing capacities
SUSPECT is an intense, fast-paced and thrilling page turner. Crais is winning raves
Robert Crais is hands-down the World's Greatest Crime Fiction Writer, and that's no joke
Anyone who reads 20 pages of this gripping and heartrending thriller will devoutly pray that SUSPECT is the beginning of a new series
Not only exciting but also deeply moving
Moving and thrilling . . . Man and dog make an unforgettable team you'll cheer on