The Wanted

The Wanted

'Just keeps getting better and better' Evening Standard As addictive as Lee Child and as explosive as Michael Connelly - THE WANTED is the new thriller from Robert Crais, and a NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 'Another rewarding page-turner by one ...

Author: Robert Crais

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ISBN: 1471157490

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Page: 336

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As addictive as Lee Child and as explosive as Michael Connelly - THE WANTED is the new thriller from Robert Crais, and a NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 'I can't wait for the next Robert Crais!' Bill Clinton Seventeen-year-old Tyson is a normal teenaged boy - he's socially awkward, obsessed with video games, and always hungry. But his mother is worried that her sweet, nerdy son has started to change... and she's just found a $40,000 Rolex watch under his bed. Suddenly very frightened that Tyson has gotten involved in something illegal, his mother gets in touch with a private investigator named Elvis Cole and asks him to do some digging. Cole uncovers a connection between Tyson and eighteen unsolved burglaries in LA's ritziest neighbourhood. Tyson spooks and runs. And then people start dying... Robert Crais' books have been published in a staggering 62 countries and are bestsellers around the world. He began his career writing for classic crime and police shows like Hill Street Blues, Cagney & Lacey, Miami Vice and LA Law. He is a Grand Master of the Mystery Writers of America. * * * PRAISE for THE WANTED * * * 'Cleverly plotted, stylishly written... another rewarding page-turner by one of the most reliable storytellers in modern crime fiction' Washington Post 'Los Angeles ace Crais extends his streak of sharp, enjoyable thrillers' Kirkus 'Gripping... The Wanted is a relentless thriller... I found myself engrossed by two terrible -- but remarkably compelling -- villains... a welcome literary gift from a master of the craft' HuffPost 'Taut... expertly crafted' Publishers Weekly 'An absolute must read' Mystery Tribune * * * PRAISE for ROBERT CRAIS * * * 'In Crais, a new star has appeared on the priovate eye scene - a dazzling first novel' -Tony Hillerman on The Monkey's Raincoat 'Far and away the most satisfying private eye novel in years. Grab this one - it's a winner!' -Lawrence Block on The Monkey's Raincoat 'Taken is intense and fast-paced and reads like a big-budget Hollywood blockbuster!' -CNN 'A tale of one man's bare-knuckled search for redemption. Like the best L.A. noir writers, Crais nudges the mystery genre into higher gear, tackling grand themes in exceedingly personal ways through flawed heroes and hard-to-spot villains' - LA Times Book Review on The Two Minute Rule
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The Forgotten Man

The Forgotten Man

Anyone who enjoys a well-written, fast-paced, noirish thriller with a great aha! moment shouldn’t miss The Forgotten Man.”—The Boston Globe In an alleyway in Los Angeles, an old man, clutching faded newspaper clippings and gasping his ...

Author: Robert Crais

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780385504317

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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“[A] riveting novel with a vivid sense of place . . . Anyone who enjoys a well-written, fast-paced, noirish thriller with a great aha! moment shouldn’t miss The Forgotten Man.”—The Boston Globe In an alleyway in Los Angeles, an old man, clutching faded newspaper clippings and gasping his last words to a cop, lies dying of a gunshot wound. The victim claims to be P.I. Elvis Cole’s long-lost father—a stranger who has always haunted his son. As a teenager, Cole searched desperately for his father. As a man, he faces the frightening possibility that this murder victim was himself a killer. Caught in limbo between a broken love affair and way too much publicity over his last case, Cole at first resists getting involved with this new case. Then it consumes him. Now a stranger’s terrifying secrets—and a hunt for his killer—give Cole a frightening glimpse into his own past. And he can’t tell if it’s forgiveness or a bullet that’s coming next. . . . “Robert Crais is a crime writer of incredible talent—his novels are not only suspenseful and deeply atmospheric but very hard to put down.”—Dan Brown, author of The Da Vinci Code “A brutal but exhilarating climax.”—USA Today
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A Dangerous Man

A Dangerous Man

A brilliant new crime novel from the beloved, bestselling, and award-winning master of the genre--and Joe Pike's most perilous case to date.

Author: Robert Crais

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons

ISBN: 9780525535683

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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A brilliant new crime novel from the beloved, bestselling, and award-winning master of the genre--and Joe Pike's most perilous case to date. Joe Pike didn't expect to rescue a woman that day. He went to the bank same as anyone goes to the bank, and returned to his Jeep. So when Isabel Roland, the lonely young teller who helped him, steps out of the bank on her way to lunch, Joe is on hand when two men abduct her. Joe chases them down, and the two men are arrested. But instead of putting the drama to bed, the arrests are only the beginning of the trouble for Joe and Izzy. After posting bail, the two abductors are murdered and Izzy disappears. Pike calls on his friend, Elvis Cole, to help learn the truth. What Elvis uncovers is a twisted family story that involves corporate whistleblowing, huge amounts of cash, the Witness Relocation Program, and a long line of lies. But what of all that did Izzy know? Is she a perpetrator or a victim? And how far will Joe go to find out?
Categories: Fiction

The Watchman

The Watchman

Working as a bodyguard for a spoiled federal witness, Joe Pike hatches a desperate plan to disappear with the woman in the underworld of Los Angeles and turn on her would-be killers, an effort in which he enlists the help of private ...

Author: Robert Crais

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781451648966

Category: Fiction

Page: 422

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Working as a bodyguard for a spoiled federal witness, Joe Pike hatches a desperate plan to disappear with the woman in the underworld of Los Angeles and turn on her would-be killers, an effort in which he enlists the help of private investigator Elvis Cole. Reissue. 100,000 first printing.
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The First Rule

The First Rule

And it doesn't matter that, as he starts to investigate, he discovers that these criminals are bigger and better organised than he ever could have imagined, because they are about to learn the first rule: Don't make Joe Pike mad.

Author: Robert Crais

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781409107231

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Joe Pike is out for revenge and no cop, no bad guy, no one alive, is going to stop him. 'Crais just gets better and better . . . Crais's novels are as appealing as chocolate eclairs and just as satisfying. Trouble is, like cream cakes, I want to eat them all at once' Independent on Sunday 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. Ten years later, a group of armed men break into his Los Angeles home and brutally gun down him and his family. 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 these criminals are bigger and better organised than he ever could have imagined, because they are about to learn the first rule: Don't make Joe Pike mad...
Categories: Fiction

The Watchman

The Watchman

Working as a bodyguard for a spoiled federal witness, Joe Pike hatches a desperate plan to disappear with the woman in the underworld of Los Angeles and turn on her would-be killers, an effort in which he enlists the help of private ...

Author: Robert Crais

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781416561699

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Page: 384

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The Two Minute Rule

The Two Minute Rule

Devastated by the murder of his estranged police officer son on the day of his own release from prison, former bank robber Max Holman launches a renegade investigation and discovers that the chief suspect, a gang kingpin, is being ...

Author: Robert Crais

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743281614

Category: Fiction

Page: 325

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Devastated by the murder of his estranged police officer son on the day of his own release from prison, former bank robber Max Holman launches a renegade investigation and discovers that the chief suspect, a gang kingpin, is being deliberately and wrongfully targeted by the LAPD. By the author of The Forgotten Man. 200,000 first printing.
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The Sentry

The Sentry

When you're in mortal danger who can you trust to watch over you? Joe Pike is THE SENTRY in this explosive novel. After the nightmare of Hurricane Katrina, Dru Rayne and her uncle relocated to Los Angeles.

Author: Robert Crais

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781409116028

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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When you're in mortal danger who can you trust to watch over you? Joe Pike is THE SENTRY in this explosive novel. After the nightmare of Hurricane Katrina, Dru Rayne and her uncle relocated to Los Angeles. Five years later, their struggling restaurant faces a different danger. When Joe Pike witnesses Dru's uncle beaten by a neighbourhood gang, he offers his own brand of protection, but neither Dru nor her uncle want his help. And neither do the federal agents mysteriously watching their store . . . But Pike is falling for Dru, and won't back away whether she wants his help or not. As the violence escalates, Joe discovers Dru and her uncle are not who they seem - and now a vengeful, murderous force from their past is catching up with them...
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Demolition Angel

Demolition Angel

Robert Crais' massive new thriller takes a break from Elvis Cole and introduces a new heroine; bomb victim and tenacious detective Carol Starkey.

Author: Robert Crais

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ISBN: 0752832174

Category: Bombings

Page: 386

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Robert Crais¿ massive new thriller takes a break from Elvis Cole and introduces a new heroine; bomb victim and tenacious detective Carol Starkey. It is a novel of personal obsession, rivalry, corruption and breath-taking violence. John Michael Fowles has a natural talent: he understands explosives. He has a feel for them. It is a talent which he fully expects will take him onto the FBI¿s Ten Most Wanted list. Along the way he will match himself against the best ¿ the FBI¿s elite team of bomb technicians and one person in particular ¿ Carol Starkey, Detective in the LAPD Criminal Conspiracy Section. She is a woman who died for two minutes and forty seconds after being blown up by one of his bombs, and Fowles dearly wants her dead again. As the FBI attempt to find the link behind a series of bomb explosions that have been designed to kill their technicians, Special Agent Ben Williams stumbles on the bomber¿s secret: his desire to kill Starkey. If Williams can keep this from Starkey he can set a trap and catch the bomber. A trap that uses Carol Starkey as bait.
Categories: Bombings

Three Great Novels

Three Great Novels

But the gang have picked the wrong house. The accountant works for the mafia and holds all the local family's financial records.

Author: Robert Crais

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ISBN: 0752872303

Category: Detective and mystery stories, American

Page: 854

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LA REQUIEM - Karen Garcia is missing and her father doesn't trust the cops - so he turns to Elvis Cole and Joe Pike. It seems that Karen may be the latest victim of a distinctive serial killer and the police are determined to pin the blame on a witness. Cole has his doubts, and it's down to him to reveal the killer. But nailing the murderer will mean choosing between the two people he cares about most.... DEMOLITION ANGEL - John Michael Fowles has a natural gift: he understands explosives. It is a talent which he fully expects will take him onto the FBI's Ten Most Wanted list. Along the way he will match himself against the best - an elite team of FBI bomb technicians. When a special agent discovers the link behind the bombs that are killing his team, he knows he must set a trap - with human bait. HOSTAGE - When a convenience store robbery goes horribly wrong, the teenagers responsible make a run for it and crash into the nearby home of an accountant , taking the family hostage. But the gang have picked the wrong house. The accountant works for the mafia and holds all the local family's financial records. With the mob and the cops soon on the scene, it seems like there's no way out of the nightmarish three-way stand-off¿
Categories: Detective and mystery stories, American