David Rosenfelt hits another home run with his latest woof
woof mystery, WHO LET THE DOG OUT? Andy Carpenter is
back. He receives a call from Willie Miller, his partner
at Tara Foundation, a dog rescue facility they operate
together. Cheyenne, a recent addition to the facility, has
been kidnapped. As all dogs there are equipped with a GPS chip
inserted into their body, they are off and running to the
location shown. They arrive to find Captain Pete Stanton of
the Paterson Police Department and enter the house.
Cheyenne is sitting on the floor next to a recliner.
In the chair is a dead body. Good thing Andy can multi-
task. As he looks at the bloody body of a man, decapitated
and head hanging, he screams, gags and runs from the room.
Who did this and why is his dog, Cheyenne, involved?
Andy is unlike most lawyers. He works only when he is
forced to do so thanks to having huge wealth from an
inheritance. He prefers betting on sporting events and
saving dogs. This time one of his dogs is involved, so as
a criminal attorney he jumps into this case. It is a fast-paced mystery with
lots of Andy's wise-assed humor to keep
us laughing but riveted to the plot and colorful cast of
characters. My favorite is Marcus, scary, powerfully built,
man of a few words who will take down any aggressor quickly
and with finality. Laurie, who Andy has married five months
ago, is a sweet and helpful ex-cop who is an excellent
sounding board for Andy and helpful in his chase to catch a
killer. They have Ricky, their adopted nine-year-old son who
is making a good father out of Andy slowly but surely. Andy
has a team that gets it done, whether by the happy, loyal
senior citizens or the CPA by day and Hacker Supreme when
info is needed, Hike is his name.
I am a long-time fan of David Rosenfelt and recommend all
of his books to those seeking an escape mixed with suspense
and humor and hilarious characters.
WHO LET THE DOG OUT? is interwoven with international diamond
smuggling, murders, and a bit of domestic terrorism, along
with a fight to save an innocent man, Tommy Infante. Tommy
is arrested by the police and put in jail because he
threatened the victim, George Downey, at a bar and said, "If
you don't give me the money you owe me, I will slit your
throat." Is that enough to convict Tommy? What tricks does
Andy have to save his client from this gruesome murder? Andy
comes to the rescue with flying colors.
In the next episode, Ricky must face the baseball/soccer
decision, Andy must work harder at being a new husband and
father and find another case he can win against
his rival prosecutor, Dylan, in court. I eagerly await the
next book by national best-selling author, David Rosenfelt.
He has me hooked.
A lawyer by day-and then only when he's forced to take on
new cases-Andy Carpenter's true passion is the Tara
Foundation, the dog rescue organization he runs with his
friend Willie Miller. So it's frightening when Willie calls
him to say the alarm has gone off at the foundation
building, and there's clearly been a break-in. It turns out
that a recently rescued dog, nicknamed Cheyenne since her
arrival at the foundation, has been stolen. Andy and Willie
track the missing dog to a house in downtown Paterson, New
Jersey and sure enough, they find the dog...standing right
next to a dead body. The man had been gruesomely murdered
mere minutes before Andy and Willie arrived. Could it be a
coincidence? Or could the dog theft somehow be connected to
Andy takes Cheyenne safely back to the
foundation building, and that should be the end of his
involvement, but Andy's curiosity-and his desire to keep the
dog from further harm-won't let him stop there. The cops
have just arrested a man named Tommy Infante for the murder,
but as Andy looks into the circumstances surrounding the
break-in and the dog theft, he starts to wonder if Infante
might actually be innocent. And when Andy takes Infante on
as a client and starts searching in earnest for evidence
that will exonerate him, what Andy starts to discover
terrifies him. The murder might be just one small cog in a
plot with far-reaching implications, and unless Andy can
uncover the truth in time, thousands of lives could be in
Once again David Rosenfelt has
written a fast-paced and clever mystery with his
characteristic blend of humor, larger-than-life characters,
and propulsive plotting.