Silent Creed by Alex Kava
Silent Creed is the second in a new series by Alex Kava about an ex-marine (Ryder Creed) who now runs a K-9 Search and Rescue business.
When the Department of Defense requests Ryder and his dogs to help out at a mud slide in North Carolina, he discovers he will be working for someone he knew from Afghanistan. Ryder feels he owes Lieutenant Colonel Peter Logan, but that doesn’t mean he has to like working with him again. The past seems to be coming back and biting him – hard. He ends up fearing for both his own and his dogs lives.
FBI Agent Maggie O’Dell comes back into Ryder’s life when she is asked to check into the slide by her on-again/off-again boyfriend Benjamin Platt. Benjamin is currently sitting in on the congressional hearings about decade old medical experiments on unsuspecting army and civilian personnel. If the mudslide took out one of the D.O.D. Research facilities, Ben’s boss wants someone he can trust down there, so Ben asked Maggie. But he may be sending her into more danger than he thought when one of the bodies found has a bullet-hole in it, and another is showing signs of chemical burns. If this research facility has anything to do with congressional hearings going on now, the mudslide may not be the only deadly thing they have to worry about. As more secrets are unearthed by this slide, Ryder and Maggie start to doubt everyone around them, including Ben.