In OUTFOXED New Jersey Defense Attorney Andy Carpenter is
going to prison. Not for a crime but for a new program
called Prison Pals. This
program gives inmates a chance to help train rescue dogs to
become more adoptable while giving them love and attention.
Andy is passionate about dogs and is founder of the Tara
Foundation, named after "the best dog in the world", and is
a dog rescue organization. He inherited a fortune and
prefers to work with dogs rather than with the law. One of
Andy's clients, Brian Atkins, has been working with an
adorable fox terrier named Boomer. How special they are
together! Andy is convinced when Brian is paroled after
serving three years for fraud in
Starlight, the tech company he started he should adopt
That changes the next day when Brian escapes with Boomer
and is seen at the scene of two brutal murders; his wife,
Denise and his ex-boss, Gerald Wright.
When Brian is arrested, he pleads innocent and seeks
Andy's help. As Andy begins to investigate, he and his
family are threatened by Mafia Chieftain Dominick Petrone.
Petrone's business model is fear, intimidation, and murder
and the cops are anxious to prosecute him. Time for the
team to get to work and put Petrone away and free Brian. Go
His team consists of Sam, his accountant and hacker
extraordinaire, Hike, another attorney who is depressive
and a downer but smart, Marcus, who can scare you to death
with a look and who is a PI and protector that Andy says, "I
would be comfortable facing a Russian tank division with
Marcus alongside me." His wife, Laurie, an ex-cop, and
Edna, the crossword specialist who is often secretary in
name only. This is a double murder with ties to the
internet, gambling, porn, drugs and money, lots of money.
Many bloody killings begin to pile up. Time for justice.
When it is time for trial, presiding Judge Henry Henderson,
aka Hatchet and prosecutor, Norman Trell, an ambitious up-
and-comer, have Andy and his team almost "down for the
count." When an unexpected witness comes forward, Andy
begins to put the pieces together. Andy is hilarious, his
antics and sarcasm have me laughing out loud. Boomer is
the icing on the cake in the finale. As usual David
Rosenfelt does what he does best: tell a GREAT story, with
a cast of characters you will find hard not to root for.
You did it again, David. Thank you and I look forward to
#15, coming soon I hope.
The next novel in David Rosenfelt's clever, humorous mystery
series featuring lawyer Andy Carpenter and his faithful dog,
Defense lawyer Andy Carpenter spends as much time as he can
working on his true passion, the Tara Foundation, the dog
rescue organization he runs. Lately, Andy has been especially
involved in a county prison program where inmates help train
dogs the Tara Foundation has rescued to make them more
adoptable, benefiting both the dogs and the prisoners.
the prisoners Andy has been working with is Brian Atkins, who
has 18 months left on a 5-year term for fraud. Brian has been
helping to train Boomer, an adorable fox terrier the Tara
Foundation rescued from a neglectful owner. Brian and Boomer
are clearly a terrific match. In fact, Andy hopes that Brian
will adopt Boomer himself, once his sentence is up. But one
day, Andy arrives at the prison to discover that Brian has
used Boomer to make an ingenious escape, and man and dog are
both in the wind.
The next day, the man on whose testimony
Brian was convicted is found murdered. Brian is caught and
arrested for the crime, though he forcefully protests his
innocence. Suddenly, Andy finds himself with a new client in
Brian and a new dog in Boomer. And as he starts to dig deeper
into the murder and the events leading up to it, Andy realizes
he might be putting them all in far more danger than anyone