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The Watchman by Robert Crais
  

The Watchman

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If you like high octane, relentless and hard-boiled crime thrillers this is the book for you. Joe Pike is an ex police man turned mercenary with a conscience. As a favour to an old friend he agrees to protect a rich socialite who is a target after accidentally becoming a key witness in a federal drug and money laundering case. But everything is not as it seems; government agents arenât telling the whole truth and contract killers follow their every step. Definitely a book to be read in a single sitting.

If you like Robert Crais you might also like to read books by Michael Connelly, Harlan Coben and G M Ford.

Synopsis

The Watchman by Robert Crais

After his acclaimed stand-alone bestseller, THE TWO MINUTE RULE, Robert Crais returns with the eagerly awaited new Elvis Cole and Joe Pike novel. For Elvis and Joe, two of the most beloved characters in crime fiction, the action is getting a little close to home. The dangerous and enigmatic Joe Pike has always defied close examination, but in this breathtaking new thriller, that's all about to change...

Joe Pike owes a bad man a big favour. And the favor is to protect the life of Larkin Conner Barkley, a spoiled rich girl who happens to be a federal witness in a case against the mob. When Pike and the girl come under intense fire, he hatches a plan: disappear into the anonymous underbelly of Los Angeles, turn the table, and hunt down the hunters.

Enlisting the help of Elvis Cole, Pike uncovers a web of lies and betrayals; even the cops aren't who they seem. But as the body count rises, it becomes clear that Pike's biggest threat may be the girl herself - a vapid soul determined to destroy herself, unless Joe can fill the void in her bruised heart.

About the Author

Robert Crais

Robert Crais is the author of the bestselling Cole & Pike novels. A native of Louisiana, Crais moved to Hollywood in the late 70s where he began a successful career in television, writing scripts for such major series as CAGNEY & LACEY, MIAMI VICE and HILL STREET BLUES. In the mid 80s, following his success with the TV buddy genre, Crais created a series of crime novels based around the characters Cole & Pike. In addition, Crais has also written several bestselling standalone thrillers. Robert Crais lives in Los Angeles with his wife and family.

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Book Info

Publication date

21st March 2007

Author

Robert Crais

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Publisher

Orion Publishing Co

Format

Hardback

Categories

Thriller / Suspense
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ISBN

9780752873794

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