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As the sole members of LAPD’s Special Cases Unit Detective Michael Gideon and his German shepherd partner Sirius work investigations considered bizarre even by Los Angeles’s standards Yet their latest case is than strange—it might be out of this worldRonald “Wrong” Pauley is a homeless man long fallen from grace When Pauley’s late night drinking is interrupted by a detonation of light he sees what he describes as a “being of light” in the alley below Pauley tries to help but ends up as a witness to what he believes is the murder of a fallen angelGideon and Sirius are already in the midst of trying to determine the identity of the so called “Reluctant Hero” who seemed to magically appear just moments after shots began ringing out at an elementary school Braving gunfire the hero tackled the shooter and then disappeared Both cases defy easy answers but when Pauley turns up dead the detectives are left with two murders to solve and lots of uestions Gideon and Sirius—along with help from a newfound friend—investigate that thin line between the real and surreal to make sense of these possible crimes


10 thoughts on “Guardians of the Night

  1. says:

    The 2nd in the Gideon and Sirius series I had trouble with the story line but I really enjoyed Gideon and of course his dog Sirius Not the worst book I read a bit of a disappointment but I'm a sucker for a dog


  2. says:

    So near is falsehood to truth that a wise man would do well not to trust himself on the narrow edge – CiceroYou think you’re the only one who can uote an ancient philosopher? Plato said ‘He was a wise man who invented beer’“Does that mean you’re ready for another?”“Far be it from me to contradict Plato” –Seth and Gideon Guardians of the Night There is no instance of a nation benefiting from prolonged warfare Sun TzuFrom secrecy and deception in high places come home America From military spending so wasteful that it weakens our nation come home America George McGovernMilitary contractors Self serving obsessive narcissistic And often? Well let’s just say “above the law” often comes with governmental protection – no matter what the contractor does And sometimes what the contractors do is beyond horrifyingGuardians of the Night is an unusual novel – a cutting edge look at cutting edge military technology to be sure But it grows well beyond a simple military suspense thriller That is an amazing story line in itself But there is a strong literary bent as well There are literary and movie references galore music and history and things that go bump in the night Add in a well developed believable character list convoluted storytelling and of course Sirius a police dog beloved by all who meet him – and you have a policemilitary thriller that is much than the genre it nestles withinGideon and Sirius are heroes They ran into a burning building to capture a serial killer and the public of course went wild There is an undercurrent a second storyline around the serial killer Haines which weaves through the story in a horrifying manner – much like watching the dead eyes of a Black Mamba you wait for the strike – the strike which will steal your lifeAnd then there is “The Reluctant Hero” – the man who saved a playground full of children yet will not identify himself After a run in with the Chief well and the Mayor too Sirius really shouldn’t write snarky emails ya know? Well it was funny Gideon and Sirius are on the hunt for a man who doesn’t wish to be found and dragged out in front of the public No one can protect their privacy in today’s world of political one upmanshipCan Gideon and Sirius stop a megalomaniac find a “Reluctant Hero” without destroying his life solve the murder of a homeless man with an incredible story to tell –and possibly solve the murder of a Angel?I received this book from “First To Read” Program All thoughts are my own – and I highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys a great story with a modern terrifying messagePublication date January 1 2015


  3. says:

    I guess you have to be a fan of his workIt was not my type of read maybe I was expecting something else when I selected this book I got bored very early on and found it hard to continue so I skipped from chapter 13 to chapter 27 and still felt I hadn't missed anything exciting No suspense or mystery to speak of in my opinion


  4. says:

    Enjoyable free Kindle book I believe this was the December Kindle First selection that I choseThe main characters are a uirky and very witty detective Gideon and his police dog partner Sirius They solve two interesting cases in this story and they're not at all your usual cases Gideon and Sirius are the special case team which leaves them room for some interesting and perhaps atypical police work I found the first 23 of the book really entertaining well developed and well written but the way the ending came together was a bit unbelievable to me and after such a great beginning a little disappointing Still it was a uick and enjoyable read I have not previously read The first book burning Man but this worked fine as a stand alone book My guess is that those who have read them both would enjoy this second one even


  5. says:

    I received a free advanced copy of this book from I uite enjoy crime novels and this book I did enjoy I didn't realise that this book was book 2 in the series but luckily I wasn't too confused with some of the events that occurred or were mentionedI absolutely loved the Harry Potter mentions And I understood most of what he said when it came to the Watergate Scandal and the other stuffOverall a good read


  6. says:

    Alan Russel knows how to tell a story This is the second in his detective series keeping Gideon and Sirius his trusted partner and canine Not disappointing at all and even better than the last book Looking forward the #3 I did not see the ending coming at all in any respect Keep it up


  7. says:

    This one really grabbed meI rarely leave a review because tastes are so personal Why this one?The relationship between Michael Gideon and Sirius is so good It adds something special to yet another albeit excellent police detective story The final piece is the moral ambiguity of Gideon Did he ask the devil for help?


  8. says:

    Solid writing and the characters are multi leveled It is hard to not be enad by Sirius the police dog He is my favorite


  9. says:

    35 starsA man his dog This is the author's second book following Burning Man featuring LAPD Detective Michael Gideon his canine partner Sirius It's been three years since they were both badly burned while apprehending the Weatherman a killer who continues to contact Gideon from prisonThree years of medical treatments physio command performances for the media as the LAPD's poster boy Now they're just relieved to be back at work as the sole members of the Special Cases Unit The investigations that come their way vary depending on whether Gideon is on or off his superior's hit listCurrently he's got two The first concerns finding the mysterious man who heroically tackled a gunman threatening a school promptly disappeared Then there's the case of the murdered angel Gideon is than a little sceptical when a homeless man tells him he saw an angel struck down by bright lights in a back alley But something about the guy compels Gideon to take him seriously he starts to digThe trail leads him to Drew Corde a high tech weapons developer who invents lethal toys for the DOD He's an arrogant git with a God complex not someone you want to cross Gideon is not easily intimidated what follows is a scary game of cat mouse As Gideon gets closer to the answers he knows Sirius has his back but at the eleventh hour help comes from an surprising source This is a fast paced well written police procedural with a wide range of characters Gideon's life revolves around girlfriend Lisbet a smart understanding graphic designer Seth who is his best friend next door neighbour font of wisdom And of course Sirius who holds the distinction of being bilingual Dog German There's an easy rapport among them that feels like real people who genuinely like each otherPeripheral characters include cops shifty businessmen a cast of colourful eccentric residents of the bohemian Venice Beach scene But the heart of the book belongs to Gideon his relationship with Sirius He's a decent intuitive guy who is good at his job but still haunted by the fire that changed his life The scars on the outside are obvious It's the ones on the inside that sneak up on him occasionally in the form of PTSD induced nightmares Luckily he has Sirius to pull him through Gideon's dialogue is economical infused with a dry wit He's prone to being a bit of a smart ass especially when dealing with superiors I enjoyed the many musical literary references The author even has him make a joking comment about real life writer Robert Crais whose book Suspect features another humancanine pair of detectives I really enjoyed this The plot is tight the main character someone you like immediately can't help rooting for The bond between man dog is touching one all animal lovers will be able to relate toBy the end Gideon has tied up most of the loose ends in both cases but realized he has some work to do in his personal life I look forward to seeing where this leads him in the next book   


  10. says:

    35 I liked the twist at the endI like the dog but the author tries too hard to be cleverAnd I really didn't give a shit about the main character's relationship with his ladyfriend and he spent a lot of time talking about thatAnd as a proceduralit pulls one of those tricks where everything is going along and then all of a sudden it breaks off and next thing you know he's explaining everything to the perp in a Sherlock Holmes kind of way Not a good procedural The best parts of procedure were skipped And the choices the author made about what does and does not get resolved by the endthat annoyed me I won't say any for spoilersSomething odd the guy appears to be mildly psychic but this doesn't really help him much with solving the crimes Not sure what the point is of that but it amused meI did like the dog I am kind of curious enough to consider reading the first in the series this is the second Even though most of the story as far as I can tell was recapped in the book I just read