Lawyer Andy Carpenter and his golden retriever, Tara, work to free a man who risked it all to help a dog in need
Andy Carpenter and his wife, Laurie, enjoy walking their dogs, Tara and
Sebastian. By this point in their marriage, it’s routine. When out for
one of their strolls, their simple ritual isn’t so simple anymore.
Across the street, a man is mistreating his dog. Three things happen at
once: Andy yells, Laurie runs to stop the abuse, and so does a closer
passerby, who so thoroughly beats the owner that both are arrested when
the cops arrive.
Andy scoops up the dog and takes him to the Tara
Foundation, the dog rescue organization that’s always been his true
passion. Meanwhile, at the police station, the passerby is identified as
Matthew Jantzen, and he’s wanted for murder. Andy and Laurie are struck
by the fact that Jantzen, a man on the run, would nevertheless
intervene to help a dog, and decide to find out more.
Dog Eat Dog,
the twenty-second installment in the Andy Carpenter series, features
the charming cast of characters - old and new - that David Rosenfelt is
known for and the dogs that accompany them.
About The Author
I am a novelist with 27 dogs.
have gotten to this dubious position with absolutely no planning, and
at no stage in my life could I have predicted it. But here I am.
childhood was relentlessly normal. The middle of three brothers, loving
parents, a middle-class home in Paterson, New Jersey. We played sports,
studied sporadically. laughed around the dinner table, and generally
had a good time. By comparison, "Ozzie and Harriet's" clan seemed
I graduated NYU, then decided to go into the movie
business. I was stunningly brilliant at a job interview with my uncle,
who was President of United Artists, and was immediately hired. It set
me off on a climb up the executive ladder, culminating in my becoming
President of Marketing for Tri-Star Pictures. The movie landscape is
filled with the movies I buried; for every "Rambo", "The Natural" and
"Rocky", there are countless disasters.
I did manage to find the
time to marry and have two children, both of whom are doing very well,
and fortunately neither have inherited my eccentricities.
number of years ago, I left the movie marketing business, to the
sustained applause of hundreds of disgruntled producers and directors. I
decided to try my hand at writing. I wrote and sold a bunch of feature
films, none of which ever came close to being actually filmed, and then a
bunch of TV movies, some of which actually made it to the small screen.
It's safe to say that their impact on the American cultural scene has
About fourteen years ago, my wife and I started the
Tara Foundation, named in honor of the greatest Golden Retriever the
world has ever known. We rescued almost 4,000 dogs, many of them
Goldens, and found them loving homes. Our own home quickly became a
sanctuary for those dogs that we rescued that were too old or sickly to
be wanted by others. They surround me as I write this. It's total
lunacy, but it works, and they are a happy, safe group.
This audiobook had me laughing out loud, all the while it kept my attention.
story begins in New Jersey, and ends in Maine, and starts with a man
horribly abusing a dog. Before Attorney Andy Carpenter and his wife a
retired policewoman, Laurie, can get there to help, a kind hearted man,
Matthew Jantzen, actually risks everything to save the dog.
course, Andy ends up trying to help Matt, and we are off on a journey
that really looks impossible. Can Andy save Matt? Well, can you fight
I am now looking forward to more in this series, it was that good!
I received this audiobook through Net Galley and Macmillian Audio, and was not required to give a positive review.
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