Detective Michael Gideon is used to being handed L.A.'s oddest cases, but his newest one assigned itself. When Gideon's K-9 partner, Sirius, rescues a lost dog from a pack of coyotes, the duo tries to return her home - only to discover her owner is missing.
Heather Moreland has clearly disappeared under suspicious circumstances, and the more Gideon digs into her past, the more he's convinced of her abduction.
As Gideon strives to help the missing woman, he is also troubled by the suspicious death of Detective Langston Walker, the leader of a support group for families of murder victims. The last time they'd met, Walker told Gideon about a cold case he had reopened, making Gideon wonder if the detective's demise is the accident everyone believes.
In this third book in Alan Russell's gripping cop-K-9 series, Gideon and Sirius race to save a young woman - and stop another killer from striking again.
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"Good Man/Dog suspence series"
I have really enjoyed the Gideon and Sirius series so far. Alan Russell has set his own bar quite high with the first two books. This is the third and although I enjoyed it very much, I must say that I found the first two a little more suspenseful. I found this one to be slightly predictable.
The premise of the story is good and again it is suspenseful. A young woman recently filing for a divorce from an abusive husband is abducted. One year earlier she had adopted a severely abused dog who trusted no one. It took months but finally there is a breakthrough and they become inseparable. Now she's been abducted.
Ready? What kind of dog is it? It's a bloodhound mix!
Anyway, there's a good story here and other things going on. Very entertaining and recommended. I do HIGHLY RECOMMENDED the series.
Books don't have to be read/listened to in order but better that way, I think.
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"Alan Russell is becoming one of my favorite..."
...authors of non-espionage thrillers. First there was Multiple Wounds ( a multiple personality disorder novel), then the brilliant A Cold War (about a long term slave-like abduction), and now the 3 novel Gideon and Sirius police thriller series. This novel is the most recent novel in the Gideon and Sirius series. I exceeds expectations. My only complaint is with narrator Jeff Cummings who is not nearly as good as the material he is reading.
"An enjoyable book."
This was actually a pretty enjoyable book. This is the third book in a series of three. I read Book 1. I probably won't read Book 2. The author's writing style includes lots of bad jokes and cliches and too many references to oldie-goldies for my taste. However, the protagonist is likeable and I love the relationship between him and his K-9.
"The smell of a dog!"
Absolutely, I am a fan of Sirius and his owner.
The series has two other books, both winners THE BURNING MAN, & GUARDIANS OF THE NIGHT.
Perfect. The book is in first person and he does all of the characters perfectly. Gideon is a complex K9 cop with many sides. His knowledge of music and literature is extraordinary. His friends are few, although he easily relates to people--even though he denies it. Sirius does make it difficult to reject him--unless you're the bad guy or try to his man.
I tried. However it is a long one and I had to break it up. However, it is a "page turner".
Watching, listening to the working of the case, the tenacity of the man and dog as well as the absolute goodness of the man, the professionalism of the cop is captivating. In this story, Sirius rescues a rescue dog that has been turned loose by his owner as she is abducted. In addition to attempting to find the missing owner, he meets a retired cop who leads a self-help group for relatives and friends of murdered victims. A cold case of his new friend becomes a new case for Gideon. I strongly recommend this story in book or audio format.
Great idea spoiled by cringe/poor attempt at humour in narrative.
No sense of pace or creating suspence
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