First Degree - Andy Carpenter, Bk 2 Author:David Rosenfelt No one can separate defense attorney Andy Carpenter from his golden retriever, Tara, and she returns his affection, standing loyally beside him through every investigation, no matter how dangerous or puzzling-and he is about to be confronted with one of his most difficult cases yet. — When a cop's body is found burned and decapitated, the last th... more »ing Andy expects is for a stranger to waltz into his office and admit to the crime. For the wisecracking millionaire attorney suffering from "lawyer's block", the case looks like a no-brainer, until the cops pick up another suspect: Andy's lead P.I., Laurie Collins, who happens to be the love of his life. Soon Laurie's case is looking bleak and Andy is becoming increasingly desperate. All he had wanted was a case to sink his teeth into. Now he gets one that's a kick in the head . . . and the heart.« less
The first book in this series didn't do it for me for some reason, but I really enjoyed this one. The courtroom drama was solid, and the banter was witty. I also can't resist any book with a dog on the cover.