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Author:
Robert Crais
ISBN13:
978-0752898728
ISBN:
0752898728
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Publisher:
Orion; First Edition edition (March 18, 2010)
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Thrillers & Suspense
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1749 kb
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Rating:
4.9
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578

The novels of Robert Crais have been published in 62 countries and are bestsellers around the world. Most of Crais' books feature the characters Elvis Cole and Joe Pike, with The Watchman (2007), The First Rule (2010) and The Sentry (2011) centering on Joe Pike.

The novels of Robert Crais have been published in 62 countries and are bestsellers around the world. Robert Crais received the Ross Macdonald Literary Award in 2006 and was named Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America in 2014. Taken is a 2012 detective novel by Robert Crais.

Crais: It's a Joe Pike novel

Crais: It's a Joe Pike novel. Wasn't supposed to be, so I was taken by surprise, but that's the way Pike is. I planned to follow my last book, The First Rule, with an Elvis Cole novel, but I saw Pike meet a woman in Venice, California, a few moments after Pike saved her uncle from a robbery. Ideas for books come to me that way-I'll see an image. The way Pike looked at her, I knew right away I had to follow their story.

Robert Crais on Joe Pike. Joe Pike is back, and this time I'm ready. The Watchman was the first Joe Pike novel. Joe is now returning in The First Rule

Robert Crais on Joe Pike. Joe is now returning in The First Rule. I mean, I knew Joe was popular, but c'monnnn. Elvis Cole is a great character but Pike has such a depth of character that his stories are hard for me to resist. I just can't help but wonder what is actually going on behind those dark glasses.

Elvis Cole is a great character but Pike has such a depth of character that his stories are hard for me to resist. I've only recently been introduced to the Cole/Pike series, and overall kudos to Robert Crais for his skill at mixing action, suspense, humor and even the occasional dollop of heartfelt sentiment in these books. However, this is the first I've read where Joe Pike is the central figure and, frankly?. I much prefer Elvis (Cole) being center stage.

The Forgotten Man. The Last Detective.

Note: The year of each novel’s original publication is in parenthesis next to the title. 1. The Monkey’s Raincoat (1987). Anthony Award winner. Macavity Award winner.

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Robert Crais is the New York Times bestselling author of more than twenty novels, many of them featuring private investigator Elvis Cole and his laconic ex-cop partner, Joe Pike. Before writing his first novel, Crais spent several years writing scripts for such major television series as Hill Street Blues, Cagney & Lacey, Miami Vice, Quincy, Baretta, and . Law. He received an Emmy nomination for his work on Hill Street Blues, and one of his standalone novels, Hostage, was made into a movie starring Bruce Willis.

Following a growing dissatsifaction of a screen writer's constraints, Crais began writing novels.

The second Joe Pike solo adventure was better than the first, The Watchman. While I still never felt Pike was in jeopardy, the story had more twists and showed that Joe Pike has a softer side. Pike taking care of a baby was surprisingly touching. Following a growing dissatsifaction of a screen writer's constraints, Crais began writing novels. Requim, which is the 8th Elvis Cole novel, is what landed him as an author that defied all genres and in it outsurpassed even the legendary Ross Macdonald.

In his latest New York Times bestseller, the author of The Last Detective and .

Requiem unleashes his most powerful novel to date-a brilliantly plotted tale about justice, love, and the sins of a father and son. Raymond Chandler's Philip Marlowe: A Centennial Celebration.

  • I enjoy all the Robert Crais books but my stand-out favorites are the ones which feature Joe Pike. Elvis Cole is a great character but Pike has such a depth of character that his stories are hard for me to resist. I just can't help but wonder what is actually going on behind those dark glasses. This novel gives readers a closer, more personal insight into Pike.

    The story begins with a home invasion where three adults and two children are killed. It would have gone down as another in a horrible string of robberies and murders except this one had a special element, here the man murdered was one of Pike's guys - a member of his hand picked team - when he was a mercenary. The police are saying all the other incidents of this type were on people with known criminal leanings. Pike has to find out if Frank Meyer was dirty and prove it one way or another so he knows how to react to the death of his friend. Did Frank manage to fool Pike when they were working together?

    In order to solve this case Crais brings in Elvis Cole, Jon Stone, Pike and many of their contacts in the shadowy world folks like me hope to never see. I thought the plotting was absolutely spot on and the technology still held up well even though this was published in 2010 and we all know how quickly spy gadget development moves. The twist at the end was especially impressive.

  • If you're looking for an action packed book with interesting characters and a plot that keeps you guessing, look no further! What a wonderful, wild ride of a book. I've been a fan of the Joe Pike and Elvis Cole characters for a long time, but hadn't read one of Mr. Crais' books in a while. SO glad I read this book and highly recommend it. Although it deals with violence and bad people, the book also has plenty of heart and an ending that is both satisfying and ironic (no spoilers). I'm just sad I couldn't put it down, because I finished it too quickly!

  • Another great book about Joe Pike. You’d think that people would not be such huge fans of a book hero who is basically anti-social and doesn’t always play well with others, but there’s something about Pike that is lovable. Yes, I said lovable. For friends and those who he deems to be people that need help he is always there for them. In this book he is able to, once again, outsmart the bad guys. The good news is that the bad guys don’t all have to from the Middle East and south of the border. Now the author has got a whole slew of creepy thugs from Eastern Europe and the Balkans and, of course, Russia. And we can always depend on Joe Pike to teach them a lesson. Have read Joe Pike books before but somehow missed this one and was glad to get the chance to catch up. Enjoyed the book very much.

  • Robert Crais is a fine writer. He created one of my all-time favorite fictional characters, Elvis Cole. I first “met“ Joe Pike as Elvis’ dark, dangerous side-kick. Clever, snarky Elvis is never at a loss for words, whipping up dinner or chasing a clue with Joe by his side. But somewhere along the way, Crais and his readers let Elvis take a minor role in several Pike-driven books. This is one of those. The writing is still excellent, the dialog and the characters speaking it believable. The action is hot and the ending satisfying. I can take nothing from any of that. But I admit I’m pouting because Elvis has been eclipsed. For me that’s a real downer. Nevertheless, I recommend this and all of Robert Crais’ books.

  • Compelling. Robert Crais is a must buy, must read author. This stand-alone is easy to follow and difficult to put down. There is violence but it is not graphic or torturous. No drag-you-down drama.

    This storyline focuses on Pike and Elvis with Jon Stone assisting. It is realistic with plenty of twists to keep the reader guessing. Special Agent Walsh’s justice for her agent is excellent.

    Believable characters with distinct personalities. Thought-provoking and informative dialogue.

    I will continually re-read this story and always look forward to works by this author.

  • A fairly fast paced thriller with a couple of twists that keep you guessing. The main character may be a little too tough and deadly to believe but overall a decent read. I wouldn't place this as one of the top thriller series on the market but it is better than most.

  • A great addition to the Cole/Pike series. Crais gives us a superior product, as he has virtually every time since he hit his stride in LA Requiem. The plot may not be spectacular but Crais is a master at putting it together. Pike and Cole dealing with Serbian gangs in Los Angeles. There are the gangs, prostitutes, mercenaries, federal agents and babies. This time, we get to see Pike the invincible warrior but we also see Pike's softer side. It's all worth the price of admission. It could easily be read as a stand-alone even though it's part of a series.

  • This was a great read but I've read them all and will read any that come out in the future. Mr. Crais has not disappointed yet. I enjoy his experimentation with point of view of different characters. His plots are neatly woven but not extraordinarily twisted so much to be unrealistic. The development of Joe Pike is interesting compared to Elvis Cole and when they team up, theres no stopping them. Great Series! Its wonderful being able to look forward to time with a book