By Robert Crais
From the number 1 New York occasions bestselling writer of the Elvis Cole and Joe Pike sequence comes an exhilarating novel featuring LAPD K-9 Officer Scott James and his German shepherd, Maggie.
Nine months in the past, a surprising attack through unidentified males killed Scott James' associate, Stephanie, approximately killed him, and left him enraged, ashamed, and able to explode. he's undeserving for duty—until he meets his new partner.
Maggie isn't really doing so good, both. A German shepherd who survived excursions in Afghanistan sniffing explosives prior to wasting her handler, her PTSD is as undesirable as Scott’s.
they're each one other’s final likelihood. And they’re approximately to enquire the single case nobody wishes them to the touch: deciding upon the lads who murdered Stephanie. yet what they locate may possibly eventually holiday them both.
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Don’t depart me, Scotty. Scott drifted towards her voice. I won’t go away you. I by no means left. I won’t go away you currently. He drifted nearer, and the darkness grew gentle. The voice turned barking. Scott opened his eyes, and reached up. Maggie Maggie attacked the intruder with primal ferocity, and fought to deliver him down. Her fangs were designed for this. They have been lengthy, sharp, and curved inward. They sank deep, and whilst he attempted to tug away, his personal struggles pressured them deeper, making his get away even much less most probably. Her fangs, as was once her bone-crushing jaw, have been presents from her wild ancestors earlier than her sort have been tamed. The instruments for killing have been in her DNA. Scott secure. Pack secure. She had ranged forward to guard him, yet now her middle soared while Scott entered the room. They have been pack. A pack of 2, they have been one. Scott attacked, combating beside her and for her, struggling with as pack, and Maggie’s hovering middle packed with bliss. a noisy, sharp crack ended it. Scott fell, and his altering scents pressured her. His discomfort and worry washed via her as though they have been her personal. The odor of his blood stuffed her with hearth. Alpha damage. Alpha demise. Maggie’s international shrank to Scott. safeguard. safeguard and safeguard. Maggie published the intruder, and became to Scott. She frantically licked his face, whined, cried, and tousled her rage on the intruder as he crawled earlier them. She stood over Scott, and snapped her jaws as a caution. defend. safeguard. The intruder ran away, however the girl approached. Maggie knew her, however the girl used to be now not pack. Maggie twisted up, caution the girl. She barked and snapped. Maggie slashed the woman’s arm and held her at bay. Then she felt Scott’s calming contact. Maggie’s center leaped with happiness. She licked his face, therapeutic him along with her center, as his middle now healed her. Scott opened his eyes. “Maggie. ” She used to be immediately alert. Maggie appeared into his eyes, staring at, ready, short of his command. Scott glanced towards the massive room past the door. “Get’m. ” Maggie leaped over Scott with no hesitation and sprinted after the intruder. His clean blood odor used to be effortless to stick to. She powered up the smell cone, stretching and pulling, and closed on him in seconds. She flashed in the course of the warehouse, outdoor into the sunlight, and observed the fellow who damage Scott stumbling towards a automobile. Maggie ran tougher, pleasure in her middle, for this was once what Scott sought after. she's going to get’m. the fellow observed her coming, and raised a gun. Maggie knew this was once an act of aggression, yet this was once all she understood. His aggression fueled her rage, and darkened her objective. She stared at his throat. she's going to get’m. Scott secure. Pack secure. Maggie introduced herself into the air, baring her fangs, jaws open extensive, her middle packed with a bad, excellent bliss. She observed the flash. forty four. 11 HOURS LATER Keck/USC clinic Emma Wilson, ICU/Recovery Nurse 3 girl nurses and lady surgeons instructed her the ready room used to be jam-packed with hunky younger law enforcement officials. Emma used to be death to work out, even if additionally they warned her in regards to the nasty outdated Sergeant who scowled and shouted. He’ll be on you love an assault puppy, they instructed her.