There is nothing like a golden retriever. I know, I know, it’s a big planet with a lot of wonderful things, but golden retrievers are the absolute best.
This is the first book in the Andy Carpenter defense attorney series by author David Rosenfelt. If you began reading these books in the middle of the series as this reader did, you will be rewarded by going back to the beginning and reading this one. Rosenfelt serves up an engaging tale with plenty of mysterious layers and plot twists that are sure to hold the reader’s attention from the beginning to the end of this 292 page book.
The plot takes off after the untimely death of Andy Carpenter’s father. Andy becomes a very wealthy man with $22 million and not a clue as to how his father came by this staggering amount. He must go back in time to when his father, a former New Jersey district attorney, began his legendary career. The book is a wonderful study in character and personal values. Andy realizes that just because someone is a lifelong acquaintance and a powerful business man or politician does not preclude them from committing evil and destructive acts.
As with the other books in this series, Andy’s faithful companion, Tara, a golden retriever, rounds out the cast of characters. A fun read – Woof!