I honestly can’t even begin to tell you how much I enjoy David Rosenfelt’s Andy Carpenter novels. Reading each new book is like enjoying a delicious hot coffee drink on a chilly day, smooth and bracing, going down quickly but oh-so-satisfyingly ... Mr. Rosenfelt’s plots are always intelligent and twisty, and I love so much how Andy is a modern-day Perry Mason, finding the real killer while clearing his clients’ names ... Andy is a wise-ass of the nicest kind, and his commitment to innocent people and animals makes him one of the easiest lawyers to root for in modern fiction. Deck The Hounds comes at the perfect time for getting into the holiday spirit, with a smart and hugely entertaining reminder of the importance of helping those less fortunate.
Along with his trademark courtroom twists, Rosenfelt provides a compassionate look at the plight of veterans suffering from PTSD. Series fans will appreciate the chance to catch up with Andy’s family, dogs, and investigative team, while new readers will find this feel-good tale a good introduction to the series. Plenty of humor, a passion for animal rescue, and a healthy dose of Christmas cheer make this the perfect holiday gift for animal lovers.
Fans who are familiar with Carpenter know that his wisecracks mask a determination to find justice; there is plenty of smart-alecky talk here, as expected, but the tale is also rife with exciting showdowns, plot twists, and, yes, a little holiday warmth, after all. Fans of legal thrillers that freely move in and out of the courtroom should definitely get acquainted with Andy Carpenter.