Desperate Creed (Book 5 Ryder Creed K-9 Mystery)

Desperate Creed (Book 5 Ryder Creed K-9 Mystery)

by Alex Kava


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A TRAILBLAZER IN THE K-9 FICTION GENRE, Kava creates a “dynamic between Ryder and his canines that reveals a world rarely shared in fiction and perhaps nowhere presented more effectively than in this series.” —Phil Jason, Florida Weekly

Award-winning author, Alex Kava pulls readers into the middle of the storm and has them gasping for air even as they turn the next page.


In Alabama: A deadly outbreak of tornadoes sends K9 handlers, Ryder Creed and Jason Seaver with their scent dogs, Grace and Scout to search for survivors. As storms intensify and Ryder and Jason race against time to save victims, they end up racing to save themselves.


In Chicago: Francine “Frankie” Russo is irritated when her young co-worker calls at 5:00 am for a video-chat and catches her in only a towel. She’s so annoyed with Tyler Gates that she’s barely paying attention when two men confront him on the street. In a matter of seconds, Frankie witnesses Tyler’s murder. Then the killers pick up the phone. And suddenly, they know what Frankie looks like, who she is, where she works and lives. She knows absolutely nothing about them. But one thing’s for certain—they’re coming for her next.


Frankie calls the only people she knows can help: her childhood friend, Hannah Washington and Hannah’s business partner, Ryder Creed. Hannah tells her to “come on home,” and she arranges a meeting for Frankie to meet with FBI agent Maggie O’Dell.

Meanwhile in the Florida Panhandle: Creed’s sister, Brodie is dealing with her own storm. She’s realizing that after sixteen years of captivity, surviving was only the first step.

With the killers hot on her trail, Frankie races to meet Maggie. But she has no idea that she’s driving straight into the grasp of another killer—a monster storm system. She and Maggie will need Ryder and Jason’s help, but no one is safe from the devastation. And by the time the sky clears, none of them will ever be the same.


In Desperate Creed Alex Kava, once again, delivers her signature trademark combining “well-developed characters” (Publishers Weekly) with “a highly original plot” (Suspense Magazine)then packing it with “twists, turns and suspense galore” (Modern Dog). “Did I mention the dogs? They and their human partners are simply the heart and soul of everything.” (Florida Weekly)

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781732006492
Publisher: Prairie Wind Publishing
Publication date: 08/08/2019
Series: Ryder Creed Series , #5
Pages: 332
Sales rank: 15,462
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.88(d)

About the Author

ALEX KAVA is a New York Times, USA Today and Amazon bestselling author of seventeen novels including the award-winning FBI Profiler Maggie O'Dell series and the critically acclaimed Ryder Creed K-9 Mystery series. Her novel Stranded was awarded both a Florida Book Award and the Nebraska Book Award. One False Move was chosen for the 2006 One Book One Nebraska and her political thriller, Whitewash, was one of January Magazine's best thrillers of the year. Published in over thirty countries, Kava's novels have made the bestseller lists in the UK, Australia, Germany, Japan, Italy and Poland. She is a member of the Nebraska Writers Guild and International Thriller Writers. Kava divides her time between Omaha, Nebraska and Pensacola, Florida.

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Desperate Creed: (Ryder Creed K-9 Mystery Series) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Anonymous 6 months ago
What an exciting and compelling novel! Yeah! Hidden Creed comes out soon. August 2019. Please keep these great-above-the-best Creed novels coming. Fast as you can I beg you Alex Kava! --BooksForMe
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Anonymous 11 days ago
I have live in Michigan, Texas, Kentucky, Colorado, Maryland.if you have been close to one driven by one or trapped in a basement. you will know how true this is. kept me reading none stop. cannot believe all of our people and dogs made it home safe.GOOD WORK , ALEX
Anonymous 18 days ago
Another fantastic story from Alex Kava! Thoroughly researched, fast-paced and exciting! Could not put it down! Fell in love with again with Grace, Ryder & Maggie. Can't wait for the next book!
Anonymous 28 days ago
I've been enjoying your books since the very beginning. Wow almost 20 years now. I share them with friends and we anxiously await each new one. Thank you for sharing your amazing talent with us and letting us all come along for the ride.
Anonymous 3 months ago
Having been through many tornadoes, you took me right back, and kept me on the edge of my seat! I DO NEED more Maggie and Ryder though. Thought we were getting there, and then the end happened. Awesome read, appreciate ypur research so much. Also love that you are unique and do not run with the 'popular pack'. Cannot wait for the next adventure!
Robynn 3 months ago
I have read the previous books and enjoyed them very much. This was a dud. The entire story is about tornados and very little plot development nor character development. This was a real yawn. Very disappointing.
Anonymous 5 months ago
Have read the entire series and they are outstanding reads. The next adventure can't come too soon. Real places, real people and well developed characters. Dog guy Bob in WA.
Anonymous 5 months ago
This was a wonderful read my only regret is I tore through it so finished it too fast
Anonymous 5 months ago
Alex Kava is a must buy author for me I love Ryder and Grace such a team
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Anonymous 4 months ago
Loved this book, can't wait for the next one!
Anonymous 5 months ago
This Ryder Creed series is so enjoyable to read. Always exciting with good plots. But the characters make the books. They are solid and strong get to know them well. They are good people involved in exciting plots. This one is just as good as all the others. Enjoy It! Kat