Monday, June 4, 2018

Lost Creed by Alex Kava

Lost Creed is the fourth book in the Ryder Creed series, and while it can be read as a stand alone novel I highly recommend reading the series in order starting with Breaking CreedSilent Creed and Reckless Creed otherwise this review contains ***SPOILERS***.

For years, Ryder Creed has been driven to help find the lost - his passion driven by the loss of his sister more than a decade earlier, a pain that has never healed and never gone away.  Training search and rescue dogs lets him give the rescue dogs he finds, or that are abandoned on his property, a new life and purpose to help people in need.  Not everyone in search and rescue knows the pain of that loss, the pain of never knowing what has happened to a loved one, the pain of not being able to bury someone you loved and lost - but Ryder Creed does, because they never found his sister Brodie.

Nearly sixteen years to the day since she disappeared, FBI Special Agent Maggie O'Dell makes an unexpected discovery - a clue about what might have happened to Brodie all those years.  Despite being exhausted after a grueling search and rescue with Bolo, nothing is going to stop Ryder from getting involved with the case - even though being involved will open up old wounds and bring him face-to-face with the past he has worked so hard to distance himself from, and the one person who lost just as much as he did.  No case is every straight forward though, especially when you are dealing with a cunning and manipulative criminal who wants to make sure the truth never sees the light of day.

Lost Creed is the latest book in the Ryder Creed series, and with each book I fall more in love with the characters and the dogs that fill his life.  Ryder is impulsive, driven, and not afraid to go after what he wants - even when it lands him in trouble.  The people around him are battling their own demons, making their own mistakes, and finding their own salvation.  The dogs are all bright and individual characters, holding their own in a world that is complicated and messy, little beacons of hope that keep the story moving and keep you wanting and hoping for more.  

Hopefully we don't have to wait too long for the next book in the series!

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Reviewed by Brilla

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