Citizen K-9
by Rosenfelt, David






"In Citizen K-9, bestselling author David Rosenfelt masterfully blends mystery with dogs and humor to create an investigative team that readers will be rooting for book after book. The Paterson Police Department has created a cold case division, and theywant to hire the private investigators known as the K Team to look into the crimes. After all, Corey Douglas and his K-9 partner, German shepherd Simon Garfunkel, recently retired from the force. Plus, another K Team member, Laurie Collins, used to be a cop as well. Their first cold case hits home for the K Team. A decade ago, at Laurie's tenth high school reunion, two of their friends simply... vanished. At the time Laurie had just left the force, and Corey was in a different department, so they had no choice but to watch from the sidelines. With no leads, the case went cold. As the team starts to delve deeper into the events leading up to that night-reopening old wounds along the way-the pieces start to come together. But someone wants to stop them from uncovering the truth behind the disappearance, by any means necessary"-





DAVID ROSENFELT is the Edgar-nominated and Shamus Award-winning author of more than twenty Andy Carpenter novels, including One Dog Night, Collared, and Deck the Hounds; its spinoff series, The K-Team; the Doug Brock thriller series, which starts with Fade to Black; and stand-alone thrillers including Heart of a Killer and On Borrowed Time. Rosenfelt and his wife live in Maine with an ever-changing pack of rescue dogs. Their epic cross-country move with 25 of these dogs, culminating in the creation of the Tara Foundation, is chronicled in Dogtripping.





Two young people, Chris and Kim, walked out of their high-school reunion late in the evening and were never seen again. The cops dug and dug but found only a playing card on the front seat of Chris' car. The two weren't lovers, and there was nothing murky in their backgrounds. This is the tantalizing opening, all puzzlement and mystery, of the third entry in Rosenfelt's Corey Douglas series, starring a retired cop who appears on the fringes of the author's Andy Carpenter series. The title is an awkward play on Welles' Citizen Kane, and here it's misleading; the no-nonsense shepherd Simon Garfunkel, featured prominently in the earlier installments, is barely present until the flashy ending. And there's no sled, no snow globe. The plot is a little misleading, too; after Cory and his colleagues take on the case, half the novel is given over to a tangle with drug gangs. The rousing finale, though, rooted in a mind-bending game of predictive theory, explains that playing card and delivers the violence we knew was coming. Copyright 2022 Booklist Reviews.





Two young people, Chris and Kim, walked out of their high-school reunion late in the evening and were never seen again. The cops dug and dug but found only a playing card on the front seat of Chris' car. The two weren't lovers, and there was nothing murky in their backgrounds. This is the tantalizing opening, all puzzlement and mystery, of the third entry in Rosenfelt's Corey Douglas series, starring a retired cop who appears on the fringes of the author's Andy Carpenter series. The title is an awkward play on Welles' Citizen Kane, and here it's misleading; the no-nonsense shepherd Simon Garfunkel, featured prominently in the earlier installments, is barely present until the flashy ending. And there's no sled, no snow globe. The plot is a little misleading, too; after Cory and his colleagues take on the case, half the novel is given over to a tangle with drug gangs. The rousing finale, though, rooted in a mind-bending game of predictive theory, explains that playing card and delivers the violence we knew was coming. Copyright 2022 Booklist Reviews.





Hired to help the Paterson Police Department close cold cases, the K Team and their human companions dive into a mysterious disappearance from a high school reunion. Seven years ago, car salesman Chris Vogel led dental hygienist Kim Baskin out from the celebration of the 15th anniversary of their graduation from Paterson Eastside High and off to a rest stop on the Garden State Parkway, where the police found his abandoned car the next day but no further trace of the two classmates. Impressed by their earlier successes, Capt. Pete Stanton wants retired officers Corey Douglas and Laurie Collins, together with their bone-crunching investigator, Marcus Clark, to reopen the case. Following information that Vogel, addicted to both drugs and gambling, had double-crossed Espinosa, the one-named dealer he worked for, the team quickly narrows their list of suspects to one. The question isn't whodunit but why-especially why whoever was responsible for the double disappearance left a single playing card, the king of clubs, behind in Vogel's car. Deciding that it's less important to convict Espinosa in this particular case than to get the goods on him for one of his unrelated criminal enterprises, Corey, who thrives on stirring up trouble, provokes Espinosa to set freelance killer Z, née Leonard Zamora, against the investigators in the hope of gathering new evidence, or at least providing the canine members of the team with opportunities to rescue their considerably more fragile human colleagues. In the end, the normally reliable Rosenfelt provides an explanation for the apparently random cross-country crime wave linked to other playing cards that's so lame readers will have to decide whether to feel insulted or amused. A forgettable mystery, lame wisecracks, and all too little work for those lovable canines. Copyright Kirkus 2021 Kirkus/BPI Communications. All rights reserved.






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