The Watchman

The Watchman

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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.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 304 pages
  • 160 x 242 x 28mm | 574g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0752873792
  • 9780752873794
  • 1,060,090

Review quote

"(the book) functions admirably as a thriller... (his books) provide so much pleasure to so many of us... including to me" -- David Sexton Evening Standard "This thriller takes off like a cat with its tail on fire, and it's still smoking by the time it hits the last page." -- Alex Gordon Peterborough Evening Telegraph "Yet more tough, cracking stuff from Crais, who returns to form by giving his best characters Elvis Cole and Joe Pike plenty of lethal action" -- Henry Sutton Daily Mirror "It's a simple enough plot, but Crais packs it with terrific action and dialogue. He gets better and better." -- Marcel Berlins The Times "The story moves along at top speed in typical Crais fashion, with lots of ultraviolence, gallows humour and great writing. A must from first page to last." -- Mark Timlin The Independent "Packed with plot twists and suspense, The Watchman serves up a finely balanced offering of action and intrigue which will keep you guessing right to the finish" Canary Wharf City Life "This is a novel of suspense, and it keeps racking up the tension until the very end. Crais is an old-timer at this kind of thing and THE WATCHMAN is him at his very best." -- Vincent Banville Irish Timesshow more

About Robert Crais

Robert Crais is the author of the Elvis Cole novels. He has won the Anthony and Macavity awards and been nominated for an Edgar. He lives in the Santa Monica Mountains with his wife and three cats.show more

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4 42% (8,173)
3 18% (3,392)
2 3% (515)
1 1% (200)
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