Andy Carpenter is the protaganist of a series of legal thriller novels written by American author David Rosenfelt. Carpenter is a lawyer with a love for dogs. Andy and his dog Tara solve cases as a team, saving the lives of both humans and dogs.


David Rosenfelt is an American novelist of mystery novels featuring Andy Carpenter. Carpenter is much like Rosenfelt himself; an attorney in the corporate world and dog lover. He and his wife founded the Tara Foundation, a dog rescue non-profit organization.