Play Dead Talk about muzzling a witness. When dog-loving attorney Andy Carpenter successfully appeals to spare a golden retriever from the gas chamber, he learns the pooch… 2007-05-29 Fiction Mystery and Thriller Warner Books
Book Review

Play Dead (2007)

Details Release Date: May 29, 2007; Writer: David Rosenfelt; Genres: Fiction, Mystery and Thriller; Publisher: Warner Books

Talk about muzzling a witness. When dog-loving attorney Andy Carpenter successfully appeals to spare a golden retriever from the gas chamber, he learns the pooch may be the key to a high-profile murder trial from five years earlier. Before you can say ''roll over,'' Carpenter's been shot at by any of a number of suspects: a shady operator from the Newark docks, a Jersey Mob boss, or someone with considerable pull at the Pentagon. In Play Dead, David Rosenfelt concocts a taut thriller full of whiplash plot twists and wisecracking dialogue from Carpenter's Godfather-quoting partner, proving that he's long since earned his crime-novelist pedigree. B+

Originally posted May 25, 2007 Published in issue #936 Jun 01, 2007 Order article reprints