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The Watchman

by Robert Crais

Part of the Cole & Pike Series

Books of the Month Crime / Mystery eBooks of the Month Thriller and Suspense

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February 2008 Book of the Month.
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 aren’t telling the whole truth and contract killers follow their every step. Definitely a book to be read in a single sitting.

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The Watchman Synopsis

A long time ago, Joe Pike asked for help. In return, he would, one day, be called upon to return the favour, no questions asked. That day has come.

 

Joe Pike is asked to protect the life of Larkin Conner Barkley, a spoiled rich girl who happens to be a federal witness in a major case. But someone is leaking information about their whereabouts, and the killers are getting all too close. So Pike he hatches a plan: disappear into the anonymous underbelly of Los Angeles, turn the tables, 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 - an edgy, yet intensely vulnerable soul determined to destroy herself, unless Joe can fill the void in her bruised heart.

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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9781409135593
Publication date: 03/03/2011
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780752873794
Publication date: 21/03/2007
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781409135593
Publication date: 3rd March 2011
Author: Robert Crais
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 400 pages
Genres: Books of the Month, Crime / Mystery, eBook Favourites, Thriller / Suspense,
Categories: Crime & mystery,

About 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.   Author photo © Jerry ...

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