This is book number 13 in the An Andy Carpenter Novel series.
A lawyer by day-and then only when he's forced to take on new cases-Andy Carpenter's true passion is the Tara Foundation, the dog rescue organization he runs with his friend Willie Miller. So it's frightening when Willie calls him to say the alarm has gone off at the foundation building, and there's clearly been a break-in. It turns out that a recently rescued dog, nicknamed Cheyenne since her arrival at the foundation, has been stolen. Andy and Willie track the missing dog to a house in downtown Paterson, New Jersey and sure enough, they find the dog...standing right next to a dead body. The man had been gruesomely murdered mere minutes before Andy and Willie arrived. Could it be a coincidence? Or could the dog theft somehow be connected to the killing?
Andy takes Cheyenne safely back to the foundation building, and that should be the end of his involvement, but Andy's curiosity-and his desire to keep the dog from further harm-won't let him stop there. The cops have just arrested a man named Tommy Infante for the murder, but as Andy looks into the circumstances surrounding the break-in and the dog theft, he starts to wonder if Infante might actually be innocent. And when Andy takes Infante on as a client and starts searching in earnest for evidence that will exonerate him, what Andy starts to discover terrifies him. The murder might be just one small cog in a plot with far-reaching implications, and unless Andy can uncover the truth in time, thousands of lives could be in imminent danger.
Once again David Rosenfelt has written a fast-paced and clever mystery with his characteristic blend of humor, larger-than-life characters, and propulsive plotting.
Praise for Who Let the Dog Out?
“With his sharp wit and skillful courtroom tactics, lawyer Andy Carpenter continues to shine in Who Let the Dog Out?…Readers familiar with Andy Carpenter mysteries will discover that Rosenfelt has a solid formula, and the end result is like eating ice cream on a hot day—satisfying to the very end.”—Associated Press
Praise for Hounded
“Great summer entertainment, a page-turning mystery with a lot of good laughs along the way.”—Portland Press Herald
“Heartwarming…This is an entertaining, feel-good read, populated with Jersey gangsters, ruthless criminals, and likable protagonists. Longtime fans and new readers alike will be charmed by wise-cracking, canine-loving Andy.”—Publishers Weekly
Praise for Unleashed
“Terrific…How does Rosenfelt manage to construct such clever and complex plots, tie them all together, make you love Andy more with every novel, and bombard you with non-stop humor, all at the same time? Only Rosenfelt can pull off that kind of quadruple-play. His is an absolutely unique mystery/comedy talent.”—Examiner.com
“[A] character-driven pleasure…Rosenfelt has had plenty of time to hone his protagonist’s wiseass humor and refine his oddball cast…[An] entertaining caper.”—Booklist