His Vet introduces him to Truman, a dog who has a problem. A man recently dropped him off with money and instructions to euthanize him immediately. The problem is that Truman is perfectly healthy and killing a healthy dog seems cruel. When the Vet checks Truman’s chip, he finds that the man who dropped him off wasn’t the owner. He asks Andy for help, and being a sucker for all dogs, Andy agrees.
This leads Andy to a murdered man and another man who is being accused of a murder he might not have committed. Andy reluctantly calls his crew together and agrees to defend the hapless young defendant. As always, the fun is in the crew. His chronically pessimistic partner, his office administrator who doesn’t want to administer and his accountant/computer guy all bring humor to the story and help Andy get out of (and into) many tight spaces.
Of course his wife Laurie, an ex-police detective, proves invaluable, as does Marcus, his large and intimidating investigator/bodyguard. Between them they keep Andy safely on the correct path, and eventually he saves the day. This is Rosenfelt’s 19th addition to his Andy Carpenter series, and while the stories aren’t quite as fresh as they used to be, the characters and humor still have me anxiously looking for his next offering.
Publisher - Minotaur Books
Date of Publication - July 16, 2019