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The Finders

A Mystery (Mace Reid K-9 Mystery, Book One)
Narrated by: Matt Godfrey
Series: Mace Reid K-9 Mystery, Book 1
Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins

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Publisher's Summary

Jeffrey B. Burton's The Finders marks the beginning of a fast-paced new mystery series featuring a heroic golden retriever cadaver dog named Vira and her handler, Mason Reid.

Mason "Mace" Reid lives on the outskirts of Chicago and specializes in human-remains detection. He trains dogs to hunt for the dead. Reid’s coming off a taxing year - mourning the death of a beloved springer spaniel as well as the dissolution of his marriage. He adopts a rescue dog with a mysterious past - a golden retriever named Vira. And when Reid begins training Vira as a cadaver dog, he comes to realize just how special the newest addition to his family truly is....

Suddenly, Reid and his prize pupil find themselves hurled into a taxing murder case that will push them to their very limits. Paired with determined Chicago Police Officer Kippy Gimm, Mace must put all his trust in Vira's abilities to thwart a serial killer who has now set his sights on Mace himself.

©2020 Jeffrey B. Burton (P)2020 Vibrance Press

Critic Reviews

"I was cheering for Vira the golden retriever from start to finish and you will be, too. The Finders gets its hooks into you and doesn't let go." (Spencer Quinn, author of the New York Times best-selling Chet and Bernie series)

"When Chicago dog trainer Mace Reid rescues a fearless golden retriever named Elvira - Vira for short - he doesn’t know he’s just saved the best cadaver dog ever. But the clever K-9 proves her mettle when she and Reid join forces with police officer Kippy Gimm to take down a serial killer whose next victim may be Reid himself. The first in a new series, The Finders boasts a compelling roller-coaster ride of a plot, but ultimately the star of the show is Vira, a fierce beauty of a canine that dog lovers will find impossible to resist." (Paula Munier, USA Today best-selling author of A Borrowing of Bones)

"Sharp, determined and intuitive, Vira the golden retriever is the Sherlock Holmes of cadaver dogs." (Neil S. Plakcy, author of the Golden Retriever mystery series)

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  • GrayKnight
  • 01-07-2020

Almost a very good book

I found a lot to like about "Finders". Great premise, vivid characters (especially the villain), and solid writing. Mace would have been more likable if he weren't so dimwitted. Good thing for him the dogs were smart.

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  • TerriLynn
  • 15-08-2020

Good Old Fashioned Mystery with Great Dogs

Likable characters Wonderful dogs Humor Action Nice Flow Well Written Easy Listen Will buy next book in this series and explore other books by writer and narrator! I am a dog trainer, and found this book to be compassionate, accurate and made feel all warm inside. The feelings he has toward his dogs mirrors exactly the way my heart swells with love for my dog(S) and the incredible bond I have with them! Great job!

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  • Kim
  • 25-07-2020

Prepare for... nothing. No Surprises here

Here's another potential good story gone weak. Jeffrey makes the common mistake that more suspense makes for a better book. We need the suspense, the conflict; but it needs to be plausible. And suspense needs to be suspenseful. This isn't. Every situation that happens is obvious. The dogs make it interesting if you're a dog lover like me. But not even his star Golden Retriever can rescue this weak storyline. You won't we surprised by any of the events to the point they become absurd, insulting your intelligence. Then you'll do what I did and stop listening and delete the book.

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  • Beatrice
  • 16-07-2020

5 stars

The Finders is a surprisingly entertaining cozy mystery with engaging characters. I really enjoyed this book and look forward to others in this series.

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  • TAC in MN
  • 07-10-2020

Makes an unbelievable story believable

Well written, nice elements of humor in a terror story and keeps you engaged.

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  • canvas00
  • 02-09-2020

Quality stuff!

The characters are well developed, the suspense is palpable, and the overall story line is addicting. More, please!

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  • lynette
  • 27-08-2020

I really like this book

The plot line is really out there, but it works. The characters are well developed and likable and I quickly got sucked right in. I hope the next volume is coming out soon. The writer style is concise, Pleasant, and the character development is on point.

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  • Candy
  • 15-08-2020

Small parts of this book are worth reading.

I looked forward to enjoying a mystery featuring an unusual dog and handler, which in part this story was, however half the story was a tedious bloody and perverse view from a sadistic serial killer. The author seemed to attempt a light hearted dog loving hero such as David Rosenfelt’s Andy Carpenter An interesting dog trainer with a gifted dog showed promise. To bad the author spent half the book inflicting his sadistic killer on the reader.

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  • Jessica
  • 29-07-2020

very fun

fans of David Rosenfelt and Jana Deleon will really enjoy this author. the overly critical reviews are a bit much. its a very fun, cozy mystery. no its not a mjor thriller but it is really enjoyable and has some great twists etc. loved it!

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  • amazonmama
  • 21-07-2020

Knocked it outta the park!

If you're a fan of David Rosenfelt's Andy Carpenter series w/ Grover Gardner... you'll love this audiobook. Ooooo if they could collaborate on a book, it would be epic lol.

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  • evelyn rowlands
  • 10-07-2020

great storyline and dogs

a murder story that keeps you gripped till the end and you go from laughing to shock at the same time . makes you wonder what your own dog is really thinking looking forward to more