This is the newest book from one of my favorite authors. I had to patiently wait 2 months past its release date for my library to get it due to being closed during the pandemic. The first 50 pages were confusing and filled with so much boat terminology and descriptions of the Florida waterways that I was about ready to call it quits. How could this be the Charles Martin book I was so anxiously awaiting. But once the dog got on board things started getting better. One by one, Murph picks up more strays and the cast of heartfelt characters CM is known for brought the book to life. The action scenes are over the top and you have to suspend belief that Murph and Gunner can survive all the bullets and mayhem. Since I wanted them to survive I was willing to do that. Although I have to admit that this wasn’t one of my favorites by this author, it’s still written in his style that pulls you into the characters and makes you want to read nonstop until the end - I read it in 2 days. Seems like there is a possibility here that he could continue this story with a sequel. I really liked the characters, so minus the boat stuff, I would look forward to seeing this group again.

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