Most people read for knowledge, excitement or comfort. I find that this series gives me a bit of excitement and a great deal of comfort. It is a bit like Thanksgiving, where I am surrounded by a lot of familiar people who make me laugh, and I just never know what is going to happen next. Rosenfelt feels most comfortable dealing in sarcasm where Andy is concerned, and that makes me happy. His other characters; Laurie, Edna, Marcus, Willie, Sam, Hike, Corey and the newest member of his firm, Eddie, play off of Andy perfectly as each mystery unfolds. Each book in the series introduces another dog or two, but Tara will always be number one in Andy’s (and my) heart.
In Silent Bite Willie asks Andy to help out his former cell mate who has been arrested for murder. Andy is reluctant to do so because he would much rather be retired (he is independently wealthy so money is no issue) but has trouble saying no to Willie. The more the team investigates, the more it feels like his client is being set up, and Andy uses all of his power and wit to find out the truth.
Once again this book is a perfect opportunity for the reader to spend the holidays with old friends.
Publisher - Minotaur Books
Date of Publication - October 13, 2020