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Mad Dog Justice

(Mad Dog #2)

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3.68  ·  Rating details ·  158 ratings  ·  32 reviews
Roddy Dolan, a surgeon, and Danny Burns, an accountant, are being hunted as prey. Someone is after them with lethal intentions but they don't know who or why. Whoever it is, and for whatever reason, they and their families are in the crosshairs of killers. Everything they know is unravelling. They must hide, send their families away, abandon their homes, and leave their li ...more
Paperback, 328 pages
Published September 1st 2014 by Thunder Lake Press (first published August 21st 2014)
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Wendy
May 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: nov-14
Mad Dog Justice, by Mark Rubinstein, is the sequel to Mad Dog House which I thoroughly enjoyed.
Roddy and Danny, blood brothers, are once again involved in a morally complex situation linked with gangsters, violence and murder.
Roddy, a surgeon, and Danny, an accountant, abandon life as they know it in order to find the ones responsible for attempts on their lives and the lives of their families.
There are many hold your breath moments, cat and mouse chases and surprising twists and turns. Fille
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Brenda
2.5s

As a stressed Danny Burns was trying to explain by telephone to his wife Angela why he was working so late, why he just couldn’t come home for dinner right then – it was tax time after all – he heard something outside his office door. Angela on the other end of the line was shocked and horrified to hear what she thought were gunshots – Danny didn’t respond to her screams…

Surgeon Dr Roddy Dolan was gutted to find his best friend in intensive care in hospital – the thoughts going through his
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Dan Santos
Aug 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I seriously need to either start reading some bad books, or stop reading Mark Rubinstein; one of the two.

“Mad Dog Justice” is the story of two friends who test the bonds of their lifelong friendship against society’s values and mores. Childhood friends Roddy and Danny have done something terrible: they’ve committed murder. Whether or not their victims deserved to die, they planned and carried out a vile execution style murder. If someone finds out what they did, they will go to jail for sure.

NYP
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Fran
Aug 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Mad Dog Justice: Mark Rubinstein

Roddy Dolan and Danny Burns were best friends until they weren’t. What happens to cause more than just a rift between these two men reverts back to a deal they made with a loan shark and a friend that was out to scam them both? Roddy is a well renowned surgeon and Danny an accountant. Their friendship goes back to when they were teens. Danny was smart, never really accepted by the tough or cool kids and Roddy with his Mad Dog attitude would step in and handle anyt
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Sarah (A French Girl)
*I received a free copy of the book from the author in exchange of a honest review*

The memory of what Roddy Dolan and his friend Danny Burns nicknamed the Snapper Pond is still haunting them. Yet, both suppose that this “accident” is buried deep in the past and will never resurface. They’re dead wrong.

As a stressed out Danny argued over the phone with his wife Angela, an armed man breaks into his office and shot him twice. Thankfully, Danny’s wounds weren’t fatal, but for his friend Roddy, the m
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Deborah
Oct 04, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley, own
Mad Dog Justice is the sequel to Mad Dog House. I had already read Mad Dog House and had not been impressed. Mark Rubinstein is a physician, as is his lead character Roddy Dolan; his choice to use medical terminology was, therefore, understandable but nevertheless out of place in what was intended to be a mob thriller. Mad Dog House was also far too long, with Dolan reflecting in practically every chapter about how much he loved his family and how fortunate he had been to become a surgeon living ...more
Linda
Nov 18, 2014 rated it liked it
The book was a quick and enjoyable read. The surgeon and the accountant were targeted by hit men, but they did not know why. For which of their of their indiscretions were they and their families in danger. They had to handle their trouble without police intervention because of past bad acts. While trying to not get themselves killed or arrested, they told their wives lies in an attempt to save their marriages.

I liked the plot. It was easy to follow without being simple. The author's writing mec
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Cathy Cuomo werner
Jun 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone who likes mystery/thrillers
Recommended to Cathy by: Mark Runinstein!
I love the Mad Dog books by Mark Rubinstein! They are engaging, smart and an easy read. My only problem is that I have to slow myself down from reading them so make the suspense last longer! I look forward to more from Mark!
Mad Dog Justice a continuation of of the Mad Dog series(?) Its like visiting old friends and catching up on what they are doing..
Sherri Lewis
May 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
If you are looking for an book that not only has a great storyline, but is also action-packed with unforgettable characters, then look no further than Mad Dog Justice. Very good book.... I look forward to reading more by this author.
Bill
Oct 08, 2014 rated it liked it
I won a paperback copy of “Mad Dog Justice”, a suspense novel by Mark Rubinstein, on Goodreads.com and am obligated to give an honest review. I gave it a rating of 3+ stars.

“Mad Dog Justice” is the sequel to “Mad Dog House”. Enough backstory is furnished here so that a reader needn’t read the first book to get up to speed. However, as I was reading, I found myself wishing I’d read the two books in order.

Surgeon Roddy Dolan is shocked to learn his lifelong buddy, accountant Danny Burns, has been
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Matt
May 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: media-ebooks
3⅔ stars of 5.

The second (and probably last) part of the Mad Dog stories takes place about 10 months after the first: Roddy Dolan and Danny Burns went back to their jobs as surgeon and accountant resp. When one day Danny got shot in his office and a little later a colleague of Roddy is murdered, it's clear to both of them, that no grass has grown over the events at Snapper Pond. Who is now out there to get them, and why? I don't think I reveal too much when I say that these questions will be res
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Amy (Lost in a Good Book)
Nov 13, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: owned
Note: I was provided a copy of this book for review.

This is the second book in the series but Rubinstein writes it in such a way that you don't need to have read the first in order to understand what is happening or who these guys are. Through conversations, flashbacks, thoughts, and memories the events in the first book are explained fairly well so that nothing is left unanswered or confusing for the reader. If you haven't read the first book (like I hadn't), then a great air of mystery is pres
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Jim
Aug 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2015
The continuing story from the previous novel, "Mad Dog House", author Mark Rubenstein has crafted another gritty, dark, and suspenseful tale. "Mad Dog Justice", again features as it's protagonist, Dr. Roddy "Mad Dog" Dolan, and his boyhood friend CPA wizard Danny Burns. Roddy and Danny had thought their business with Richard Grange and Associates had ended in the first book. But for the guys "The juice is running" and they don't realize it. First Danny is badly hurt in a shooting that occurred o ...more
Luccia Gray
Sep 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed Mad Dog House so much, I couldn’t wait to read the sequel, Mad Dog Justice, and read it in two days. Unfortunately I had other things to do, otherwise I would have finished it in just one day!
Although I would strongly recommend reading both, preferably in the order they were written, it can be read alone, but that would be a great pity.
Mad Dog Justice takes up almost a year after the events narrated in the first book. The two ‘blood brothers’, Roddy and Danny, are once again thrown int
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Todd
Mar 21, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Thriller mystery with an ending that leaves the reader wondering what happens next.

This mystery thriller centers around two lifetime friends (Danny and Roddy) trying to cope with the aftermath of a murder they committed. When Danny is shot and then an attempt is made on Roddys life they begin to peace together who is behind the threat. A determined police detective is hot on their trail and putting together the pieces of this mystery in a hurry. Will they get away with murder? Will they be kill
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Babus Ahmed
Oct 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Danny is shot in his office while he's on the phone to his wife, a few days later a doctor working at the hospital his best friend works at is shot too, the bullets in both shootings match but why would anyone try to kill Danny and his best-friend and blood brother Roddy? To cap it off Detective Morgan suspects that Danny and Roddy are up to their necks in something illegal and, like a dog with a bone, he won't let it go.

I really enjoyed this mystery/suspense thriller, I enjoyed the characteris
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Stacey
Oct 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-reads
Thank you to Goodreads First Reads and to author Mark Rubinstein for my good fortune to win a copy of Mad Dog Justice. This was a terrific suspenseful thriller, starting on page one and never letting up. Two professional men, a surgeon and an accountant, best friends since childhood, find themselves in the middle of a situation that they can't seem to get out of. And, our heroes are running for their lives. The problem is who is trying to kill them and why? To make matters worse, they fear for t ...more
Barb
Jun 13, 2014 rated it really liked it
This book is a great fast-paced novel that keeps you guessing on who the 'bad guy' is. It is the second one in a series and I think I would have enjoyed it a bit more if I had read the first book ahead of this one (as I wanted more details on the reason the men were being targeted by killers), but it does stand alone quite well (we did get more information throughout the course of the book).
I was expecting a book that was a lot more 'fluff', but this is a smart well-written novel. A recommended
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Collette Mcgaahan
Aug 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
The characters are likeable and the descriptive parts of the story very clear. I felt I was in New York on that subway carriage!
I would have given the book a five star rating but for one gripe...It felt like there had been one chapter written then removed and I can't say more than that really or it might be a spoiler. It didn't detract from the story however and I would recommend to anyone who loves a good thriller.....enjoyed the ending too.
Erinne
Jul 10, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: net-galley
This novel started out really well, it has a really interesting story line and is well written. My only issue was with some slight repetition on behalf of the characters through the story which I felt detracted from the fast paced novel.

Great story though, and I look forward to more from Mark Rubinstein.
Diane
Nov 03, 2014 rated it liked it
A story with secrets that could break the trust between a man and his wife and two men that have been friends since childhood. Paranoia starts to set in and people are being murdered. Do the secrets remain secret and is trust restored? It's a pretty quick read, so if you want to know check it out!
Eddy Bryant
Oct 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-reads
I received this book as a first reads from good reads and the author. I did not read the first book in the series, but it was easy to follow without it. It was a very good thriller. Highly recommended. Now I need to pick up a copy of his first mad dog novel.
Cathleen Ryan
Sep 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Enjoyed tremendously. Need a third to see what happens when the building of condos begins!
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Fantastic book.

An action filled book that gets better with each and every page. Great characters, great story, great book. A must read.
Allen Jaszcar
Nov 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An excellent mystery murder novel.

One of those books you can't put down. Well written. Fast paced and action packed. The characters are brought to life in a reLationship way
Tulay
Dec 06, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lies and more lies.

Greed, murders and Russian mobs. Promises, but never kept between husbands and wives. Too many repeated sentences. If you have time maybe you'll this book.
Lois
May 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Just as thrilling as its predecessor, Mad Dog House, at the hands of noted physician and psychiatrist Mark Rubinstein, comes Mad Dog Justice: A Novel, a tale of running from the recrimination that follows on the heels of the murder of a loan shark, whose untimely end one might have thought was inevitable. However, when it is the so-called ‘good guys’ that perpetrate what could be called ‘street justice’ is the crime involved any less heinous and devastating for those who are left behind? Not, it ...more
David Layne
Aug 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Once it's been done it's constants how the anti-hero feel after a compltely unexpected

Adventure takes over the lives of these lifelong friends. They both came. BrooKlyn but hard, -work and great families turned it all around for the DR. and the accountant. Besties thru life.and then it almost took it all away with murder s and mayhem and I it seems to all be
Taken care of when there are things coming that might just read the lives apart,again. Read it I am sure you will enjoy it as much as I did
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Michelle
Good book

You people should just read this book yourselves and write your own review on this novel yourself and I really enjoyed reading this book very much so. Shelley MA
Cindy
Oct 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
This is a sequel and it reads fairly easy without the first book, but of course events are much clearer with the first book. Roddy and Danny are back, kinda dealing with the guilt, or not, from events in the previous book. When bad things start to happen, they are convinced they know the reasons behind the bad things and the Mad Dog wants to come out to fix it. Well plotted, there are surprises plenty. A fun read. Received free copy for review.
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Mark Rubinstein graduated from NYU with a degree in business. He then served in the army as a field medic tending to paratroopers of the 82nd Airborne Division. After discharge, he re-entered NYU as a premed student.

As a medical student at the State University of New York, he developed an interest in psychiatry, discovering in that specialty the same thing he realized in reading fiction: every pat
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