The Watchman

The Watchman

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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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 116 x 176 x 34mm | 199.58g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0752881914
  • 9780752881911
  • 298,723

About Robert Crais

Robert Crais is the author of ten Elvis Cole novels and three standalone thrillers, one of which, HOSTAGE, was made into a major film starring Bruce Willis. Crais has won numerous awards, and lives in L.A.show more

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"a gripping novel from one of the modern masters of thriller fiction" Waterstones Books Quarterlyshow more

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18,762 ratings
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4 42% (7,940)
3 18% (3,301)
2 3% (505)
1 1% (191)
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