An Andy Carpenter Novel, Book 17
I’ve been reading this series since the first book literally dropped into my hands through the book drop at the library where I was working. The cover, a skyline of NYC, drew me in but the writing has kept me coming back book after book. The cover of that original book, Open & Shut, has been updated with dogs to match up with the rest of the series. And it is a dog-centric series.
Andy Carpenter is a lawyer who inherited enough money so that he doesn’t need to work. He takes only one or two cases a year, and that suits him just fine. It gives him more time to spend with his dogs, his wife and son. probably in that order.
When a large truck is found at a New Jersey rest stop with a dead body in the front and lots of dogs barking in the back, Andy is called to help out. He has a rescue foundation for dogs, and with this many, his help is needed. Turns out his help is also needed when his wife’s ex-boyfriend is accused of being the killer.
Self defense is the way to go and it is not looking good for Andy and his legal team until the very end of the book, but getting there is half the fun. With his wise cracks, witty repartee and all the series regulars in place, I had a good time reading this book. These books do not have to be read in order but I think it best if you read the first book, it sets up the rest of the books in the series.
If you love dogs, wise cracks and legal fiction, and I do, this is a terrific read.
7/18 Stacy Alesi, AKA the BookBitch™
RESCUED by David Rosenfelt. Minotaur Books (July 17, 2018). ISBN 978-1250133069. 304p.