This is book number 17 in the An Andy Carpenter Novel series.
In Rescued, David Rosenfelt again delights his readers with the charm and wit they’ve come to expect. Even the most fervent fans of the sardonic Andy Carpenter and his team will be enthralled by this latest case, where the stakes have never been higher.
Defense lawyer Andy Carpenter is reluctant to take on any more cases. He’d much rather spend his time working for his dog rescue organization, the Tara Foundation, than find himself back in a courtroom. However, when a truck carrying over seventy dogs from the South to the rescue-friendly northeast turns up with a murdered driver, Andy can’t help but get involved.
Of course Andy is eager to help the dogs, many of whom come to the Tara Foundation while awaiting forever homes – it’s the man accused of murder who he has a problem defending. The accused just happens to be his wife Laurie’s ex-fiance; her tall, good looking, ex-Marine ex-fiance. Even though he acknowledges having argued with the victim, he swears that he is not a killer, and though he would rather not, Andy has to admit he believes he's telling the truth.
For Andy, even with dozens of successful cases behind him, this case that his wife insists he take may prove to be his most difficult.
“Series fans will welcome this latest installment, and those unfamiliar with Andy and his crew will be delighted to have so much catching up to do.” -Booklist
"Andy is an affable, funny narrator, and his Nick and Nora–like banter with Laurie, a highly capable ex-cop, leavens the dark deeds they uncover. Series fans and newcomers alike will have fun." -Publishers Weekly
“Rosenfelt, like Dick Francis, keeps coming up with inventive ways to ensnare his hero in cases involving animals.” – Kirkus Reviews
"Fans of legal thrillers and golden retrievers, take heart." -Seattle Times
“One of the most unforgettable authors in the genre.” – Associated Press