Lost Creed

Lost Creed

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"The Ryder Creed books are absolutely phenomenal." --Suspense Magazine

"A flawed, fierce protagonist whose first and absolute loyalty is to his dogs, plus compelling story lines: a slam-dunk recipe for late-night reading!" --The Bark

Ryder Creed rescues abandoned dogs and turns them into heroes. But this time, it's Creed who may need rescuing when a madman leads him and Agent Maggie O'Dell on a gut-wrenching scavenger hunt.

Sixteen years ago, Ryder Creed's sister, Brodie vanished from an interstate rest stop. She was only eleven and Creed was fourteen. Her disappearance ripped apart his family and has haunted Creed.

Now a former Marine with his own scars, Creed has dedicated his life to his K9 business. He takes discarded and abandoned dogs and trains them for scent detection. Together they search for the lost and the missing. And always, Creed has held onto the hope that one day he might find out what happened to his sister.

A thousand miles away during a police raid, FBI Agent Maggie O'Dell stumbles upon a clue that may explain what happened to Brodie Creed all those years ago. But to find the answers she'll need to make a deal with a madman. And the search that follows will be as agonizing for Creed, as are the answers he discovers.

Publisher: Omaha, Nebraska : Prairie Wind Publishing, c2018
ISBN: 9780997389777
099738977X
Branch Call Number: FIC KAVA
Characteristics: 324 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

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PurelyJoy
Sep 10, 2019

Really enjoying this K-9 series. I recommend Lost Creed.

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bethwpr
May 02, 2019

I really like Alex Kava books; they're good thrillers for vacation and the like. This one was predictable, but I was so entertained, I didn't care.

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DM_kcls
Apr 12, 2019

Ryder Creed is one of my favorite new characters and I really enjoy his interaction with Maggie O'Dell. One thing Alex Kava does really well is integrate her characters from separate series and she does it very well in' Lost Creed'.

The story and subplot in 'Lost Creed' is very interesting. Unfortunately, in the real world human trafficking and the harm some inflict on others is far too real and yet in the story it's a bit unreal to have a 'happy' ending after all those painful years. I do think the resolution will be good for the ongoing stories of 'Ryder Creed'.

There was one ugly, gratuitous statement the author made that made me angry on pg 86:

"The Labrador's hearing wasn't as keen as it used to be, even with his left ear folded back. From where Creed stood, he could see the N103 branded on the dog's underflap. That was how the military used to label their K9 dogs, like they were just another piece of equipment."

I call BS on that. We recently lost our 'career change' pup of 13 years. She was raised to become a guide dog for the blind, but she 'failed' the specialized guide dog school and we were fortunate enough to adopt her into our family. Our beautiful white lab had an identifying tattoo in her ear. Many/most service dogs do, especially those born before the advent of chips and their more recent affordability. So, Ms. Kava and others, those tattoos are not just another ugly slur against the military. They serve a very important purpose to the dog, the person he's guiding and/or his handler.

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namiha
Oct 28, 2018

In Lost Creed, the 4th installment of the Ryder Creed series, FBI agent Maggie O’Dell finds evidence which could lead to the whereabouts of Ryder Creed’s missing sister Brodie, who disappeared 16 years ago. A fast, suspenseful read from Nebraska author Alex Kava. If you haven’t read Kava before, start with the Maggie O’Dell series.

caj1222204441801 Sep 02, 2018

Wow, the first book I've read from this author and loved it. Characters and dogs are vivid. Can't wait to read the when series. A must read If you like mysteries.

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BLACKSQUIRREL_1
Aug 05, 2018

I love the Creed series. Rescue dogs who now save people. This one was very emotional. I'm familiar with Project Harmony and the heartbreaking stories they deal with, so this struck close to home.

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USAF1969
Jul 17, 2018

I am a big fan of Alex Kava generally, and I especially like her Ryder Creed series. LOST CREED is an awesome read. Like all her books, they read fast because they have a well-crafted plot line and there always something that makes you read 'just one more page' until you are done way too soon. I love the complex personality of Ryder - I mean, a kid with a tough childhood, a wounded veteran, and a guy who trains rescue dogs - a lot more to this guy than just solving crimes. And this book shows that from cover to last page. No spoilers from me, though. If you haven't read any of the Ryder Creed books, I would suggest getting the first one and catching up - otherwise you miss a lot of context just starting with this book. Or just dive in and start with this one! Whatever floats your boat. Hopefully we'll see more of Kava's books for awhile to come yet. Enjoy!

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ValinOR14
May 16, 2018

I was surprised I didn't like this book more than I did. I've LOVED the previous books and I was wildly excited to read this one. I found the canine underwater search and recovery fascinating to read about. Backstory details about Ryder's sister, Brodie, and his mom, Olivia, were interesting, too. I'm not a romance novel reader, however, and Lost Creed was too sappy for me in places. I'm all about the SAR. Give me Ryder and Grace rather than Ryder and Maggie, lol! Does this mean I won't be reading anymore of the Ryder Creed series? Oh, heck no. I'm not giving up, yet!!

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