cover image Silent Creed

Silent Creed

Alex Kava. Putnam, $26.95 (306p) ISBN 978-0-399-17077-5

Bestseller Kava's exciting sequel to Breaking Creed takes K-9 rescue dog trainer Ryder Creed and his dog, Bolo, to North Carolina's Haywood County, where there has been a major landslide. At the disaster site, the continual downpour makes the search for survivors dangerous. Among the missing are scientists working on a classified project at the local branch of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. After one of the bodies recovered by Creed's team turns out to be a murder victim, FBI agent Maggie O'Dell, the lead of Kava's other series (Stranded, etc.), joins in the homicide investigation. The suspense rises when Creed gets trapped in a mudslide, though he has reason to hope Bolo has escaped to bring help. The undercurrent of a potential romance between O'Dell and Creed adds heat. Creed is a multifaceted character whose hidden depths are only barely revealed in this intense thriller, which builds to an explosive conclusion. Agent: Scott Miller, Trident Media. (July)