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The Watchman by Robert Crais
  

The Watchman

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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.

If you like Robert Crais you might also like to read books by Michael Connelly, David Baldacci and Lee Child.

Synopsis

The Watchman by Robert Crais

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.

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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Publication date

3rd March 2011

Author

Robert Crais

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Publisher

Orion Publishing Co

Format

Paperback
400 pages

Categories

Thriller / Suspense
Books of the Month
Crime / Mystery
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Crime & mystery

ISBN

9781409135593

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