Andy Carpenter isn't sure what to think when he gets a mysterious phone call from a good friend, policeman Pete Stanton, asking him to drop everything, drive to an unfamiliar address, and bring his girlfriend, Laurie Collins. He certainly isn't expecting to show up at a crime scene. But that's exactly where he arrives—at the house where Pete has just discovered the body of ex-convict Danny Diza. Upstairs are Danny's now orphaned eight-year-old son and basset hound. And that, Andy discovers, is why he and Laurie were called to the scene—Pete wants them to take care of the boy and the dog so they won't get thrown into the "system." This is already asking a lot, but soon Pete needs another big favor from Andy. Pete himself has come under suspicion for Danny's murder, and he needs defense attorney Andy to represent him…and to find out what really happened in Danny's house that day.
David Rosenfelt has done it again. Told with his characteristic humor and wit, Hounded is at once a heartfelt story about family and a page-turning legal thriller.
Praise for Hounded
“David Rosenfelt deftly works in wry humor, a love of dogs and New Jersey gangsters in Hounded, his highly entertaining 12th legal thriller featuring attorney Andy Carpenter.” —Associated Press
“Heartwarming…This is an entertaining, feel-good read, populated with Jersey gangsters, ruthless criminals, and likable protagonists. Longtime fans and new readers alike will be charmed by wise-cracking, canine-loving Andy.” —Publishers Weekly
“Hounded [is] great summer entertainment, a page-turning mystery with a lot of good laughs along the way.” —Portland Press Herald
Praise for Unleashed
“Terrific…How does Rosenfelt manage to construct such clever and complex plots, tie them all together, make you love Andy more with every novel, and bombard you with non-stop humor, all at the same time? Only Rosenfelt can pull off that kind of quadruple-play. His is an absolutely unique mystery/comedy talent.”—Examiner.com
“[A] character-driven pleasure…Rosenfelt has had plenty of time to hone his protagonist’s wiseass humor and refine his oddball cast…[An] entertaining caper.”—Booklist
Praise for Leader of the Pack
“Rosenfelt still weaves a compelling narrative that will stump even the expert Perry Mason fan.”—The Associated Press
“A fun mystery…surprising enough that I gasped in public…The ending is deeply satisfying.”—[New Jersey] Star Ledger
“Entertaining…Well-worked action scenes and fiery courtroom clashes [add] up to a good-natured read that isn’t quite as easygoing as it seems. Like its hero.”—Booklist