By David Rosenfelt
(Minotaur Books, Hardcover, 9781250024725, 320pp.)
Publication Date: July 23, 2013
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Andy Carpenter’s accountant, Sam Willis, is stunned to receive a phone call out of the blue from Barry Price, a high school friend he hasn’t spoken to in years, pleading for help with something too frightening to discuss on the phone. Barry needs Sam’s financial acumen and lawyer Andy Carpenter’s legal expertise—and he needs them immediately. But when Sam almost runs over an injured dog lying in the road on the way to Barry’s house, he can’t drive off without waiting for help to arrive. By the time Sam makes it, Barry’s already taken off on a private airplane headed who-knows-where.
Assuming their help is no longer needed, Sam and Andy turn their full attention to helping the dog Sam found recover from his injuries. Then they learn that Barry’s plane has crashed, and they come to the terrifying realization that Sam was also supposed to have been killed on that plane. Barry was in far more serious trouble than either of them knew, and for Sam and Andy, the trouble is only beginning.
Unleashed, David Rosenfelt’s next Andy Carpenter mystery, is a thrilling read, full of Rosenfelt’s trademark clever plotting, humor, and engaging prose.
DAVID ROSENFELT is the Edgar and Shamus Award-nominated author of five stand-alones, most recently Airtight, and ten previous Andy Carpenter novels, most recently Leader of the Pack. After years living in California, he and his wife moved to Maine with twenty-five dogs that they’ve rescued. Rosenfelt's hilarious account of this cross-country move, Dogtripping, is being published by St. Martin’s Press in July 2013.
“Rosenfelt very well could be the funniest American author alive today…He's charming, likable, self-deprecating, self-aware and utterly hysterical.”—Associated Press
“Rosenfelt demonstrates again that he’s a master storyteller in this immensely enjoyable new Andy Carpenter novel. His writing is crisp, his plot unfolds at a rapid clip and his characters are people you’d like to hang out with. Surprises in the plot and gripping courtroom scenes make it difficult to put down.”—RT Book Reviews (4 stars) on Unleashed
“Unlike Rosenfelt’s supercharged stand-alones, books in the Andy Carpenter series are more leisurely, character-driven pleasures…Rosenfelt has had plenty of time to hone his protagonist’s wiseass humor and refine his oddball cast, which, alongside millionaire defense attorney Carpenter, includes four octogenarian computer whizzes, a taciturn bodyguard, and a brainiac accountant. [An] entertaining caper.”—Booklist on Unleashed
“A fun mystery…surprising enough that I gasped in public.” —New Jersey Star Ledger on Leader of the Pack
“Andy is as effervescent as ever, and the courtroom byplay is consistently entertaining.” —Kirkus Reviews on Leader of the Pack
“Rosenfelt walks a line between pulse-pounding suspense and laugh-out-loud humor…One of the best in the business.” —Associated Press on One Dog Night
“A blessed anomaly in crime fiction . . . Rosenfelt peels back the layers of puzzlement ever so skillfully, tantalizing us throughout until, finally, both Andy and the reader are enlightened…A gem.” —Booklist (starred) on One Dog Night
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