The start of the story is just a little bland. Cole's character doesn't grab you and neither does the plot. The various connecting stories have to gel before you begin to enjoy this story as a whole. By mid-book the reader is beginning to be hooked, and the finale is totally satisfying.
In The Promise, Elvis Cole has been hired to find Amy Breslyn, and in the second paragraph, with no preamble whatsoever Robert Crais drops us right into the middle of the action where something clearly unsavory is taking place.
Suspect, Robert Crais's exceptional new novel, is about a special relationship that leads to mutual resurrection. "This is a story about a man healing a dog and the dog healing the man," said Crais. "It's a two-way street."