Play Dead

Play Dead

By David Rosenfelt

Grand Central Publishing, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780446614528, 369pp.

Publication Date: August 1, 2009

Description
Few can rival attorney Andy Carpenter's affection for golden retrievers, especially his own beloved Tara. After he astonishes a New Jersey courtroom by successfully appealing another golden's death sentence, Andy discovers that this gentle dog is a key witness to a murder that took place five years before. Andy pushes the boundaries of the law even further as he struggles to free an innocent man by convincing an incredulous jury to take canine testimony seriously. It will take all the tricks Andy's fertile mind can conceive to get to the bottom of a remarkable chain of impersonations and murder, and save a dog's life--and his own--in the process.


About the Author
DAVID ROSENFELT is the Edgar and Shamus Award-nominated author of five stand-alone thrillers and eleven Andy Carpenter novels, including "Who Let the Dog Out". He and his wife live in Maine with their ever-changing pack of rescue dogs.


Praise For Play Dead

On PLAY DEAD:
"Riveting....Alive with reliable Rosenfelt's wit and heart."
-Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"A taut thriller full of whiplash plot twists and wisecracking dialogue."
-Entertainment Weekly

"[Andy Carpenter's] most ambitious case yet...absorbing."
-Kirkus

"A cracking good yarn...As always, Andy's offbeat, outspoken personality shines on every page, and the balance of humor and mystery is dead-on."
-Booklist (starred review)