Excerpt from Dog Tags

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Do you like dogs? Do you like them better than humans? Andy Carpenter does. I read Dog Tags, the eighth book in David Rosenfelt’s Andy Carpenter series, and it was great. Funny, engaging, a legal suspense/private eye story with lots of emphasis on dogs. Very engaging characters.

I take out my cell phone and point it in the general direction of the dog and the officers surrounding him. “I’m videotaping this,” I say. “Anything happens to that dog, it’s going viral.”

Of course, I barely know how to use the cell phone, and I can’t imagine it has video capabilities, but it’s dark out, and the officers would have no way of knowing that.

David Rosenfelt, Dog Tags

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A German Shepherd police dog witnesses a murder and if his owner–an Iraq war vet and former cop-turned-thief–is convicted of the crime, the dog could be put down. Few rival Andy Carpenter’s affection for dogs, and he decides to represent the poor canine. As Andy struggles to convince a judge that this dog should be set free, he discovers that the dog and his owner have become involved unwittingly in a case of much greater proportions than the one they’ve been charged with. Andy will have to call upon the unique abilities of this ex-police dog to help solve the crime and prevent a catastrophic event from taking place.


  1. J.E. Fountain says:

    I like Andy’s slightly devious solution

  2. thanks for the suggestion. I’m going to like this one.

  3. What a fun book! Great teasers. Thanks for visiting my blog 🙂

  4. Sometimes I do like dogs more than I like people, so yes, this one appeals to me. I hope Andy is able to figure out what happened so he can save the dog and his human companion.

  5. Hmmm suspense, love this. It sounds like a good read

  6. w0rdtrix says:

    Good teaser! Mine: Inferno by Dan Brown

  7. Oh this sounds like a fun read! Esp for is dog lovers!

    Trish – my teaser

  8. What a threat. 🙂 Great teaser.

  9. That teaser made me laugh!

  10. This one does sound really good. I hope you enjoy it. My teaser this week comes from the urban fantasy Magic Lost Trouble Found by Lisa Shearin. Happy reading!

  11. Interesting story. Bet that in real life police dogs need defending more than we might think.

  12. Aww…..gotta love a guy who would represent a dog!
    My teaser today is from Orphan #8

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