CRAIS: REVIEWS - THE WATCHMAN
RAVES FROM AROUND THE WORLD!
"Packed with whiplash plot twists
and taut dialogue, Crais' latest
deftly reveals the taciturn, damaged
Joe Pike. THE WATCHMAN is as good a
psychological test case as it is a
"Fans of the Elvis Cole series have
long wished for an installment
focusing on sidekick Pike, and their
wish is more than granted with this
stunningly emotional thriller."
- Starred Review
Joe Pike, the intriguing, enigmatic
partner of L.A. PI Elvis Cole, takes
center stage in this intense
thriller from bestseller Crais (The
Two Minute Rule). To pay back an
old debt, Pike is coerced into
protecting Larkin Barkley, a
hard-partying young heiress whose
life is in danger after a "wrong
place wrong time" encounter that
quickly escalates and spins out of
control. The enemy is shadowy,
violent and relentlessóbut the
fierce, focused Pike, one of the
strongest characters in modern crime
fiction, is equal to the challenge.
The breathless pace and rich styling
are sure to appeal to readers of
hard-boiled fiction in general..."
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