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Bark of Night by David Rosenfelt
Narrator: Grover Gardner
Series: Andy Carpenter #19
Published by MacMillan on July 16, 2019
Length: 6 hours, 52 minutes
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When defense lawyer Andy Carpenter’s veterinarian asks to speak to him privately at the checkup of his golden retriever, Tara, the last thing Andy expects is Truman. Tiny, healthy French bulldog Truman was dropped off days ago with instructions to be euthanized by a man everyone thought was his owner. But now the owner is nowhere to be found.
Andy is furious. Who would want to euthanize a perfectly healthy dog with no explanation? He is willing to whisk Truman away to the Tara Foundation, the dog-rescue organization which is Andy’s true passion. They will find a home for Truman. But that’s not all the vet tells Andy. Thanks to Truman’s chip, it’s discovered that the man wasn’t Truman’s owner at all.... Truman's real owner was murdered.
It’s now up to Andy - with help from his loyal sidekick Tara, Truman, and the rest of the gang - to solve this case. In the latest in the popular Andy Carpenter mystery series, David Rosenfelt’s charmingly clever wit and love of dogs are back and better than ever.
Bark of Night is the newest in the Andy Carpenter series. I read the first book, Open and Shut, but couldn’t read all the rest before this one. At least, I had a basic introduction to the world and some of the characters. At least 12 years has passed since the first book.
Andy doesn’t like the idea that someone tried to dispose of Truman and ends up looking into his owner’s murder. His method is a tried and true one of digging into everything until people are annoyed and try to kill him. Andy has a straight forward view of things and now has a pretty big team to assist him with all his case work. It’s fun to follow his researching information for and around his cases.
It is often mentioned the walk with their two dogs, Tara and Sebastian, at the end of the day often. Andy talks to Tara. But the dogs are not really part of the plot which disappoints me a bit. Since the first book, Andy has funded a dog rescue. Truman ended up there. I enjoy Andy’s humor as he gathers information. It moves on to the courtroom as he defends someone. So there are plenty of smart work in the research and trial work.
I was comfortable with the narrator already and he is the character for me. His voice seemed right for the region. I listened at my usual 1.5x speed.
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