The First Rule
The team thought that Frank Meyer had got out of the 'life' safely. He had put an end to his mercenary days, turned over a new leaf and settled down with his wife and children. It had been a hard decision but, encouraged by his boss and friend Joe Pike, he had walked away. But ten years later, a group of armed men break into his Los Angeles home and brutally gun him and his family down. It's a vicious, cold and professional job. The crew leave no trace behind except the bodies. But they have made one catastrophic, and almost certainly terminal, mistake - Joe Pike. Because Pike is now determined to hunt down and eliminate everyone involved in the attack one by one. And it doesn't matter that, as he starts to investigate, he discovers that this group of criminals are bigger and more well-organised than he ever could have imagined - part of sprawling gang of east European mafia. None of that matters, they are going down anyway.
- Hardback | 320 pages
- 165 x 240 x 26mm | 556g
- 18 Mar 2010
- Orion Publishing Co
- Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
- London, United Kingdom
About Robert Crais
Robert Crais is the author of the bestselling Cole and Pike novels. A native of Louisiana, Crais moved to Hollywood in the late 1970s where he began a successful career in television, writing scripts for such major series as CAGNEY AND LACEY, MIAMI VICE and HILL STREET BLUES. In the mid-1980s, following his success with the TV buddy genre, Crais created a series of crime novels based around the characters Cole and Pike. In addition, Crais has also written several bestselling standalone thrillers. Robert Crais lives in Los Angeles with his wife and family.
'With slambam action from glamorous Hollywood to the LA ghettos, some surprising twists, and superbly drawn characters this thriller shows Crais is rightly up there with the American crime writing elite, including Michael Connelly and Dennis Lehane.' -- Alex Gordon PETERBOROUGH EVENING TELEGRAPH 'This is heroic fiction with high voltage action scenes as carefully choreographed as anything on the broadway stage. Once again Robert Crais delivers. What can I say? I'm a fan. Read this and you will be too.' CRIMESQUAD 'Crais knows how to keep a plot on the boil, and Pike's many followers will lap up his latest adventure with enthusiasm.' YORKSHIRE EVENING POST