Author: Spencer Quinn.
Review: This is book 7 of the mystery series with canine narrator and P.I. Bernie. I found the story to be humorous and very much enjoyed a story told from the dogs point of view. Both characters seemed real and enjoyed what they were doing. I would read all of the stories in the series given the opportunity.
I received this book as an ARC from the publisher and would rate it at 5 stars.
Thanks Frank for this review.
Synopsis: In the seventh book in the brilliant New York Times bestselling mystery series, canine narrator Chet and P.I. Bernie journey to Washington, DC, and the dog-eat-dog world of our nations capital.
Stephen King has called Chet a canine Sam Spade full of joie de vivre. Robert B. Parker dubbed Spencer Quinn's writing major league prose. Now the beloved team returns in another suspenseful novel that finds Chet sniffing around the capital city and using his street smarts to uncover a devilish plot.
Chet and Bernie pay a visit to girlfriend, Suzie Sanchez, a crack reporter living in far-off Washington, DC. She's working on a big story she can't talk about, but when her source, a mysterious Brit with possible intelligence connections, runs into trouble of the worst kind, Bernie suddenly finds himself under arrest.
Meanwhile Chet gets to know a powerful DC operative who may or may not have the goods on an ambitious politician. Soon Chet and Bernie are sucked into an international conspiracy, battling unfamiliar forces under the blinking red eyes of a strange bird that Chet notices from the get-go but seems to have slipped by everybody else. Most menacing of all is Barnum, a guinea pig with the fate of the nation in his tiny paws.
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published August 5th 2014 by Atria Books
Author Information: Spencer Quinn lives on Cape Cod with his dog Audrey, and is hard at work on the next Chet and Bernie adventure.
Spencer Quinn is a pseudonym of author Peter Abrahams.