The Wanted

The Wanted

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Investigator Elvis Cole and his partner Joe Pike take on the deadliest case of their lives in the new masterpiece of suspense from #1 New York Times-bestselling author Robert Crais.

Author: Robert Crais

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780399573903

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Investigator Elvis Cole and his partner Joe Pike take on the deadliest case of their lives in the new masterpiece of suspense from #1 New York Times-bestselling author Robert Crais. It seemed like a simple case—before the bodies started piling up... When single-mother Devon Connor hires Elvis Cole, it’s because her troubled teenage son Tyson is flashing cash and she’s afraid he’s dealing drugs. But the truth is devastatingly different. With two others, he’s been responsible for a string of high-end burglaries, a crime spree that takes a deadly turn when one of them is murdered and Tyson and his girlfriend disappear. They stole the wrong thing from the wrong man, and, determined to get it back, he has hired two men who are smart and brutal and the best at what they do. To even the odds, Cole brings in his friend Joe Pike, but even the two of them together may be overmatched. The police don’t want them anywhere near the investigation, the teenagers refuse to be found, and the hired killers are leaving a trail of bodies in their wake. Pretty soon, they’ll find out everything they need to know to track the kids down—and then nothing that Elvis or Joe can do may make any difference. It might even get them killed.
Categories: Fiction

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
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

View: 501

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.
Categories: Fiction

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

View: 147

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 First Rule

The First Rule

Joe Pike and his partner Elvis Cole must solve the murder of an old friend and his entire family in this gripping thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Robert Crais.

Author: Robert Crais

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101163283

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 206

Joe Pike and his partner Elvis Cole must solve the murder of an old friend and his entire family in this gripping thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Robert Crais. When Frank Meyer and his family are executed during a home invasion, the police begin investigating the secret life they're sure Meyer had. Joe Pike's on a hunt of his own: to clear his friend's name, and to punish the people who murdered him. What starts out as a simple trail gets twisted fast by old grudges, double crosses, blood vengeance, and a crime so terrible even Pike and his partner Elvis Cole have no way to measure it.
Categories: Fiction

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

View: 616

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.
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 Story Grid

The Story Grid

At the time, he'd written seven novels featuring a wise cracking and brilliant private investigator in Los Angeles named Elvis Cole and his dark compatriot Joe Pike. While the series was a commercial powerhouse, Bob wanted to go deeper.

Author: Shawn Coyne

Publisher: Black Irish Entertainment LLC

ISBN: 9781936891368

Category: Reference

Page: 344

View: 331

WHAT IS THE STORY GRID? The Story Grid is a tool developed by editor Shawn Coyne to analyze stories and provide helpful editorial comments. It's like a CT Scan that takes a photo of the global story and tells the editor or writer what is working, what is not, and what must be done to make what works better and fix what's not. The Story Grid breaks down the component parts of stories to identify the problems. And finding the problems in a story is almost as difficult as the writing of the story itself (maybe even more difficult). The Story Grid is a tool with many applications: 1. It will tell a writer if a Story ?works? or ?doesn't work. 2. It pinpoints story problems but does not emotionally abuse the writer, revealing exactly where a Story (not the person creating the Story'the Story) has failed. 3. It will tell the writer the specific work necessary to fix that Story's problems. 4. It is a tool to re-envision and resuscitate a seemingly irredeemable pile of paper stuck in an attic drawer. 5. It is a tool that can inspire an original creation.
Categories: Reference

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

View: 777

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...
Categories: Fiction

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

Publisher:

ISBN: 0752872303

Category: Detective and mystery stories, American

Page: 854

View: 968

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