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

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Title:A Dangerous Man
Author:Robert Crais
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Genres:Mystery
ISBN:B07HW1BWHQ
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:336 pages pages

A Dangerous Man Reviews

  • Robin
    Jun 10, 2019

    Robert Crais's fabulous crime thriller series set in Southern California and Los Angeles, featuring the well established duo of the strong, silent and dangerous Joe Pike with his military background and PI Elvis Cole returns with this latest cracker of an addition. Joe is at the bank w...

    AsI have stated before, I have been a diehard fan of Robert Crais/Elvis Cole/Joe Pike for THIRTY YEARS. Seriously, when The Monkey?s Raincoat was published in 1987, I was working in a public library, grabbed it as soon as it came in, and was HOOKED. Since then, this has been one of t...

    I would like to thank Netgalley and Simon & Schuster UK for an advance copy of A Dangerous Man, the eighteenth novel to feature LA based Joe Pike and PI Elvis Cole. Pike has just left the bank when he sees teller, Isabel Roland, being bundled into a car. He manages to rescue her...

    This was my first Robert Crais novel. I could definitely see this being a TV series -- or movie. To me, there was nothing particularly ground-breaking or suspenseful here. The novel dives right in to the action. The settings and sequences are well done, but I didn't feel like I had any...

    Confession: when a Robert Crais book releases, I drop everything and read it, which happened yesterday with this. It's a very clean, clear, and fast story, as always. Joe Pike is the main character, who I prefer to Elvis Cole, but they are both here in full rescue mode. The hallmark of...

    I liked how Joe got pulled into this one and how once in the middle he was determined to help the girl and do the right thing. As time went on things got messy, so much was going on that came from the past. I felt for bad for Isabel and all that she learned about her family, but by the...

    Just got a galley of the newest Bob Crais (publishing next month). He's one of my favorites - can't wait to start! ...

    This series never disappoints. ...

  • Stephanie
    Jul 03, 2019

    Robert Crais's fabulous crime thriller series set in Southern California and Los Angeles, featuring the well established duo of the strong, silent and dangerous Joe Pike with his military background and PI Elvis Cole returns with this latest cracker of an addition. Joe is at the bank w...

    AsI have stated before, I have been a diehard fan of Robert Crais/Elvis Cole/Joe Pike for THIRTY YEARS. Seriously, when The Monkey?s Raincoat was published in 1987, I was working in a public library, grabbed it as soon as it came in, and was HOOKED. Since then, this has been one of t...

  • Gloria ~ mzglorybe
    Aug 12, 2019

    Robert Crais's fabulous crime thriller series set in Southern California and Los Angeles, featuring the well established duo of the strong, silent and dangerous Joe Pike with his military background and PI Elvis Cole returns with this latest cracker of an addition. Joe is at the bank w...

    AsI have stated before, I have been a diehard fan of Robert Crais/Elvis Cole/Joe Pike for THIRTY YEARS. Seriously, when The Monkey?s Raincoat was published in 1987, I was working in a public library, grabbed it as soon as it came in, and was HOOKED. Since then, this has been one of t...

    I would like to thank Netgalley and Simon & Schuster UK for an advance copy of A Dangerous Man, the eighteenth novel to feature LA based Joe Pike and PI Elvis Cole. Pike has just left the bank when he sees teller, Isabel Roland, being bundled into a car. He manages to rescue her...

    This was my first Robert Crais novel. I could definitely see this being a TV series -- or movie. To me, there was nothing particularly ground-breaking or suspenseful here. The novel dives right in to the action. The settings and sequences are well done, but I didn't feel like I had any...

    Confession: when a Robert Crais book releases, I drop everything and read it, which happened yesterday with this. It's a very clean, clear, and fast story, as always. Joe Pike is the main character, who I prefer to Elvis Cole, but they are both here in full rescue mode. The hallmark of...

    I liked how Joe got pulled into this one and how once in the middle he was determined to help the girl and do the right thing. As time went on things got messy, so much was going on that came from the past. I felt for bad for Isabel and all that she learned about her family, but by the...

    Just got a galley of the newest Bob Crais (publishing next month). He's one of my favorites - can't wait to start! ...

    This series never disappoints. ...

    Joe Pike teams up once again with Elvis Cole. Young Isabel Roland works as a bank teller. Pike walks in to do a transaction right before lunchtime, and on his way back to his car, he witnesses two men kidnapping her as she leaves the bank for lunch. Pike chases them down, saves Isabel,...

    A quick read and an exciting thriller. Cole and Pike at their best again. ...

    I haven't missed a Robert Crais book ever. Add this one to the list of blockbusters! I even read it in less than 24 hours, something I almost never do. This time round Elvis and Joe find themselves involved in a kidnapping. Will they protect the innocent victim? Uh, duh! Thanks to Netg...

    3.75 rounding up Good cat and mouse page turner but missed the humor often in a Crais book. ...

    ? ? ? ? 1/2 (rounded up) This originally appeared at The Irresponsible Reader. --- Pike clipped his .357 to his waist, and went to his Jeep. Sometimes Pike enjoyed silence. Sometimes the silence scared him. There's nothing like a riveting scene to start off a Thriller, ri...

    I'm a big fan of the Elvis Cole and Joe Pike series - and have read them all, dating back to The Monkey's Raincoat back in 1987. Now here we are 32 years and up to book number 18. The boys have aged well, and if they haven't eased into middle-aged (in print, OAPs in 'real-time') sedati...

    Pike exits a bank after making a deposit and witnesses a kidnapping. The young teller that had been attending him leaves for lunch and is approached by a man who lures her into the back seat of a car with a driver at the wheel. Pike isn't sure what he saw but follows them and gets impl...

  • Ned Frederick
    Aug 08, 2019

    Robert Crais's fabulous crime thriller series set in Southern California and Los Angeles, featuring the well established duo of the strong, silent and dangerous Joe Pike with his military background and PI Elvis Cole returns with this latest cracker of an addition. Joe is at the bank w...

    AsI have stated before, I have been a diehard fan of Robert Crais/Elvis Cole/Joe Pike for THIRTY YEARS. Seriously, when The Monkey?s Raincoat was published in 1987, I was working in a public library, grabbed it as soon as it came in, and was HOOKED. Since then, this has been one of t...

    I would like to thank Netgalley and Simon & Schuster UK for an advance copy of A Dangerous Man, the eighteenth novel to feature LA based Joe Pike and PI Elvis Cole. Pike has just left the bank when he sees teller, Isabel Roland, being bundled into a car. He manages to rescue her...

    This was my first Robert Crais novel. I could definitely see this being a TV series -- or movie. To me, there was nothing particularly ground-breaking or suspenseful here. The novel dives right in to the action. The settings and sequences are well done, but I didn't feel like I had any...

    Confession: when a Robert Crais book releases, I drop everything and read it, which happened yesterday with this. It's a very clean, clear, and fast story, as always. Joe Pike is the main character, who I prefer to Elvis Cole, but they are both here in full rescue mode. The hallmark of...

    I liked how Joe got pulled into this one and how once in the middle he was determined to help the girl and do the right thing. As time went on things got messy, so much was going on that came from the past. I felt for bad for Isabel and all that she learned about her family, but by the...

    Just got a galley of the newest Bob Crais (publishing next month). He's one of my favorites - can't wait to start! ...

    This series never disappoints. ...

    Joe Pike teams up once again with Elvis Cole. Young Isabel Roland works as a bank teller. Pike walks in to do a transaction right before lunchtime, and on his way back to his car, he witnesses two men kidnapping her as she leaves the bank for lunch. Pike chases them down, saves Isabel,...

    A quick read and an exciting thriller. Cole and Pike at their best again. ...

    I haven't missed a Robert Crais book ever. Add this one to the list of blockbusters! I even read it in less than 24 hours, something I almost never do. This time round Elvis and Joe find themselves involved in a kidnapping. Will they protect the innocent victim? Uh, duh! Thanks to Netg...

    3.75 rounding up Good cat and mouse page turner but missed the humor often in a Crais book. ...

    ? ? ? ? 1/2 (rounded up) This originally appeared at The Irresponsible Reader. --- Pike clipped his .357 to his waist, and went to his Jeep. Sometimes Pike enjoyed silence. Sometimes the silence scared him. There's nothing like a riveting scene to start off a Thriller, ri...

    I'm a big fan of the Elvis Cole and Joe Pike series - and have read them all, dating back to The Monkey's Raincoat back in 1987. Now here we are 32 years and up to book number 18. The boys have aged well, and if they haven't eased into middle-aged (in print, OAPs in 'real-time') sedati...

    Pike exits a bank after making a deposit and witnesses a kidnapping. The young teller that had been attending him leaves for lunch and is approached by a man who lures her into the back seat of a car with a driver at the wheel. Pike isn't sure what he saw but follows them and gets impl...

    I wish you could give half stars - If so I would give this 4.5 I would subtract from a perfect 5.0 for reasons described below. As with all the Robert Crais books I've read (and I've read all of them) his skill as an author and weaving of suspenseful thrillers is exceptional. In...

    If you are going to be kidnapped, you could do worse than have Joe Pike watch the whole scene go down and decide that he's not going to take it. Pike is an ex-cop and ex-marine now half partners in a private investigation agency and he lives by a very strict moral code. One that says w...

    4.5 stars. If you want to read a book you can?t put down, then pick one of Robert Crais? novels. I read this one in less than 12 hours, without a break. The perfect beach book. This is advertised as a Elvis Cole/Joe Pike novel but Joe Pike is the main character with Elvis playin...

    A well earned 4.3. I am biased though. Crais books are "go to" books for me. My problem is that I have read them all and now have to wait for him to write no. 19. When will there be a movie? I really want to see who gets cast as Cole and Pike. This one was a little different in that...

    This was a extremely by the numbers effort from the author whose primary series starring the dynamic duo seems to have been flagging. This results in a formulaic potboiler which flatters to deceive. The antagonists and the victims seem poorly developed characters who are not of any par...

    >Book Review ? A Dangerous Man >I am an independent reviewer. This book is the 18th in the Elvis Cole/Joe Pike series and ends in the mystery being solved. This book is more Joe than Elvis, but both are in the plot. Joe, through circumstances beyond his control, is trying to k...

    Joe Pike Rides Again!! Another incredible case of a young woman, with no knowledge of her dead parents former life, being hunted by a man her mother stole 19 million dollars from! This happened twenty-five years ago and the woman, Isabel, has no clue about either the money or her p...

    The latest in a long line of great books featuring Joe Pike and Elvis Cole . Joe intervenes in the attempted kidnapping of banK cashier , Izzy ?????? why was she kidnapped , who is after her ?? The kidnappers make bail and a terrified Izzy contacts Joe - a suspicious SU...

    Joe and Elvis are back! A Dangerous Man, obviously Joe if you're a fan of this series, has Joe making a deposit at his bank, a rather mundane chore unless you're Joe Pike. After he leaves the bank, he spots his teller being shoved into a car. In Joe fashion, he rescues the girl and hol...

    How is it that a book that essentially chronicles tedium can be so damned engaging? Dissect it and you?ll find that the latest Robert Crais novel, A Dangerous Man, is mostly a step-by-step procedural with two hardball LA investigators driving around SoCal tracking down a kidnapped wo...

  • Darcy
    Aug 06, 2019

    Robert Crais's fabulous crime thriller series set in Southern California and Los Angeles, featuring the well established duo of the strong, silent and dangerous Joe Pike with his military background and PI Elvis Cole returns with this latest cracker of an addition. Joe is at the bank w...

    AsI have stated before, I have been a diehard fan of Robert Crais/Elvis Cole/Joe Pike for THIRTY YEARS. Seriously, when The Monkey?s Raincoat was published in 1987, I was working in a public library, grabbed it as soon as it came in, and was HOOKED. Since then, this has been one of t...

    I would like to thank Netgalley and Simon & Schuster UK for an advance copy of A Dangerous Man, the eighteenth novel to feature LA based Joe Pike and PI Elvis Cole. Pike has just left the bank when he sees teller, Isabel Roland, being bundled into a car. He manages to rescue her...

    This was my first Robert Crais novel. I could definitely see this being a TV series -- or movie. To me, there was nothing particularly ground-breaking or suspenseful here. The novel dives right in to the action. The settings and sequences are well done, but I didn't feel like I had any...

    Confession: when a Robert Crais book releases, I drop everything and read it, which happened yesterday with this. It's a very clean, clear, and fast story, as always. Joe Pike is the main character, who I prefer to Elvis Cole, but they are both here in full rescue mode. The hallmark of...

    I liked how Joe got pulled into this one and how once in the middle he was determined to help the girl and do the right thing. As time went on things got messy, so much was going on that came from the past. I felt for bad for Isabel and all that she learned about her family, but by the...

  • Andrea
    Aug 04, 2019

    Robert Crais's fabulous crime thriller series set in Southern California and Los Angeles, featuring the well established duo of the strong, silent and dangerous Joe Pike with his military background and PI Elvis Cole returns with this latest cracker of an addition. Joe is at the bank w...

    AsI have stated before, I have been a diehard fan of Robert Crais/Elvis Cole/Joe Pike for THIRTY YEARS. Seriously, when The Monkey?s Raincoat was published in 1987, I was working in a public library, grabbed it as soon as it came in, and was HOOKED. Since then, this has been one of t...

    I would like to thank Netgalley and Simon & Schuster UK for an advance copy of A Dangerous Man, the eighteenth novel to feature LA based Joe Pike and PI Elvis Cole. Pike has just left the bank when he sees teller, Isabel Roland, being bundled into a car. He manages to rescue her...

    This was my first Robert Crais novel. I could definitely see this being a TV series -- or movie. To me, there was nothing particularly ground-breaking or suspenseful here. The novel dives right in to the action. The settings and sequences are well done, but I didn't feel like I had any...

    Confession: when a Robert Crais book releases, I drop everything and read it, which happened yesterday with this. It's a very clean, clear, and fast story, as always. Joe Pike is the main character, who I prefer to Elvis Cole, but they are both here in full rescue mode. The hallmark of...

    I liked how Joe got pulled into this one and how once in the middle he was determined to help the girl and do the right thing. As time went on things got messy, so much was going on that came from the past. I felt for bad for Isabel and all that she learned about her family, but by the...

    Just got a galley of the newest Bob Crais (publishing next month). He's one of my favorites - can't wait to start! ...

    This series never disappoints. ...

    Joe Pike teams up once again with Elvis Cole. Young Isabel Roland works as a bank teller. Pike walks in to do a transaction right before lunchtime, and on his way back to his car, he witnesses two men kidnapping her as she leaves the bank for lunch. Pike chases them down, saves Isabel,...

    A quick read and an exciting thriller. Cole and Pike at their best again. ...

    I haven't missed a Robert Crais book ever. Add this one to the list of blockbusters! I even read it in less than 24 hours, something I almost never do. This time round Elvis and Joe find themselves involved in a kidnapping. Will they protect the innocent victim? Uh, duh! Thanks to Netg...

    3.75 rounding up Good cat and mouse page turner but missed the humor often in a Crais book. ...

  • Hobart
    Aug 15, 2019

    Robert Crais's fabulous crime thriller series set in Southern California and Los Angeles, featuring the well established duo of the strong, silent and dangerous Joe Pike with his military background and PI Elvis Cole returns with this latest cracker of an addition. Joe is at the bank w...

    AsI have stated before, I have been a diehard fan of Robert Crais/Elvis Cole/Joe Pike for THIRTY YEARS. Seriously, when The Monkey?s Raincoat was published in 1987, I was working in a public library, grabbed it as soon as it came in, and was HOOKED. Since then, this has been one of t...

    I would like to thank Netgalley and Simon & Schuster UK for an advance copy of A Dangerous Man, the eighteenth novel to feature LA based Joe Pike and PI Elvis Cole. Pike has just left the bank when he sees teller, Isabel Roland, being bundled into a car. He manages to rescue her...

    This was my first Robert Crais novel. I could definitely see this being a TV series -- or movie. To me, there was nothing particularly ground-breaking or suspenseful here. The novel dives right in to the action. The settings and sequences are well done, but I didn't feel like I had any...

    Confession: when a Robert Crais book releases, I drop everything and read it, which happened yesterday with this. It's a very clean, clear, and fast story, as always. Joe Pike is the main character, who I prefer to Elvis Cole, but they are both here in full rescue mode. The hallmark of...

    I liked how Joe got pulled into this one and how once in the middle he was determined to help the girl and do the right thing. As time went on things got messy, so much was going on that came from the past. I felt for bad for Isabel and all that she learned about her family, but by the...

    Just got a galley of the newest Bob Crais (publishing next month). He's one of my favorites - can't wait to start! ...

    This series never disappoints. ...

    Joe Pike teams up once again with Elvis Cole. Young Isabel Roland works as a bank teller. Pike walks in to do a transaction right before lunchtime, and on his way back to his car, he witnesses two men kidnapping her as she leaves the bank for lunch. Pike chases them down, saves Isabel,...

    A quick read and an exciting thriller. Cole and Pike at their best again. ...

    I haven't missed a Robert Crais book ever. Add this one to the list of blockbusters! I even read it in less than 24 hours, something I almost never do. This time round Elvis and Joe find themselves involved in a kidnapping. Will they protect the innocent victim? Uh, duh! Thanks to Netg...

    3.75 rounding up Good cat and mouse page turner but missed the humor often in a Crais book. ...

    ? ? ? ? 1/2 (rounded up) This originally appeared at The Irresponsible Reader. --- Pike clipped his .357 to his waist, and went to his Jeep. Sometimes Pike enjoyed silence. Sometimes the silence scared him. There's nothing like a riveting scene to start off a Thriller, ri...

  • Judy Lesley
    Aug 06, 2019

    Robert Crais's fabulous crime thriller series set in Southern California and Los Angeles, featuring the well established duo of the strong, silent and dangerous Joe Pike with his military background and PI Elvis Cole returns with this latest cracker of an addition. Joe is at the bank w...

    AsI have stated before, I have been a diehard fan of Robert Crais/Elvis Cole/Joe Pike for THIRTY YEARS. Seriously, when The Monkey?s Raincoat was published in 1987, I was working in a public library, grabbed it as soon as it came in, and was HOOKED. Since then, this has been one of t...

    I would like to thank Netgalley and Simon & Schuster UK for an advance copy of A Dangerous Man, the eighteenth novel to feature LA based Joe Pike and PI Elvis Cole. Pike has just left the bank when he sees teller, Isabel Roland, being bundled into a car. He manages to rescue her...

    This was my first Robert Crais novel. I could definitely see this being a TV series -- or movie. To me, there was nothing particularly ground-breaking or suspenseful here. The novel dives right in to the action. The settings and sequences are well done, but I didn't feel like I had any...

    Confession: when a Robert Crais book releases, I drop everything and read it, which happened yesterday with this. It's a very clean, clear, and fast story, as always. Joe Pike is the main character, who I prefer to Elvis Cole, but they are both here in full rescue mode. The hallmark of...

    I liked how Joe got pulled into this one and how once in the middle he was determined to help the girl and do the right thing. As time went on things got messy, so much was going on that came from the past. I felt for bad for Isabel and all that she learned about her family, but by the...

    Just got a galley of the newest Bob Crais (publishing next month). He's one of my favorites - can't wait to start! ...

    This series never disappoints. ...

    Joe Pike teams up once again with Elvis Cole. Young Isabel Roland works as a bank teller. Pike walks in to do a transaction right before lunchtime, and on his way back to his car, he witnesses two men kidnapping her as she leaves the bank for lunch. Pike chases them down, saves Isabel,...

    A quick read and an exciting thriller. Cole and Pike at their best again. ...

    I haven't missed a Robert Crais book ever. Add this one to the list of blockbusters! I even read it in less than 24 hours, something I almost never do. This time round Elvis and Joe find themselves involved in a kidnapping. Will they protect the innocent victim? Uh, duh! Thanks to Netg...

    3.75 rounding up Good cat and mouse page turner but missed the humor often in a Crais book. ...

    ? ? ? ? 1/2 (rounded up) This originally appeared at The Irresponsible Reader. --- Pike clipped his .357 to his waist, and went to his Jeep. Sometimes Pike enjoyed silence. Sometimes the silence scared him. There's nothing like a riveting scene to start off a Thriller, ri...

    I'm a big fan of the Elvis Cole and Joe Pike series - and have read them all, dating back to The Monkey's Raincoat back in 1987. Now here we are 32 years and up to book number 18. The boys have aged well, and if they haven't eased into middle-aged (in print, OAPs in 'real-time') sedati...

    Pike exits a bank after making a deposit and witnesses a kidnapping. The young teller that had been attending him leaves for lunch and is approached by a man who lures her into the back seat of a car with a driver at the wheel. Pike isn't sure what he saw but follows them and gets impl...

    I wish you could give half stars - If so I would give this 4.5 I would subtract from a perfect 5.0 for reasons described below. As with all the Robert Crais books I've read (and I've read all of them) his skill as an author and weaving of suspenseful thrillers is exceptional. In...

    If you are going to be kidnapped, you could do worse than have Joe Pike watch the whole scene go down and decide that he's not going to take it. Pike is an ex-cop and ex-marine now half partners in a private investigation agency and he lives by a very strict moral code. One that says w...

    4.5 stars. If you want to read a book you can?t put down, then pick one of Robert Crais? novels. I read this one in less than 12 hours, without a break. The perfect beach book. This is advertised as a Elvis Cole/Joe Pike novel but Joe Pike is the main character with Elvis playin...

    A well earned 4.3. I am biased though. Crais books are "go to" books for me. My problem is that I have read them all and now have to wait for him to write no. 19. When will there be a movie? I really want to see who gets cast as Cole and Pike. This one was a little different in that...

    This was a extremely by the numbers effort from the author whose primary series starring the dynamic duo seems to have been flagging. This results in a formulaic potboiler which flatters to deceive. The antagonists and the victims seem poorly developed characters who are not of any par...

    >Book Review ? A Dangerous Man >I am an independent reviewer. This book is the 18th in the Elvis Cole/Joe Pike series and ends in the mystery being solved. This book is more Joe than Elvis, but both are in the plot. Joe, through circumstances beyond his control, is trying to k...

    Joe Pike Rides Again!! Another incredible case of a young woman, with no knowledge of her dead parents former life, being hunted by a man her mother stole 19 million dollars from! This happened twenty-five years ago and the woman, Isabel, has no clue about either the money or her p...

    The latest in a long line of great books featuring Joe Pike and Elvis Cole . Joe intervenes in the attempted kidnapping of banK cashier , Izzy ?????? why was she kidnapped , who is after her ?? The kidnappers make bail and a terrified Izzy contacts Joe - a suspicious SU...

    Joe and Elvis are back! A Dangerous Man, obviously Joe if you're a fan of this series, has Joe making a deposit at his bank, a rather mundane chore unless you're Joe Pike. After he leaves the bank, he spots his teller being shoved into a car. In Joe fashion, he rescues the girl and hol...

    How is it that a book that essentially chronicles tedium can be so damned engaging? Dissect it and you?ll find that the latest Robert Crais novel, A Dangerous Man, is mostly a step-by-step procedural with two hardball LA investigators driving around SoCal tracking down a kidnapped wo...

    Let me say upfront that I received a copy of this book by winning a Goodreads giveaway from G. P. Putnam?s Sons/Penguin Random House. Having said that, it in no way influenced my review. I always have loved Robert Crais books. Nothing better than spending a rainy afternoon with Joe a...

    Two strangers thrust Joe Pike into a convoluted case when they attempt to abduct Isabel Roland as she leaves the bank for her lunch break. Joe rescues her and police arrest the two would-be kidnappers, but those arrests set in motion a chain of events that pull Joe into a case filled w...

    Let me say upfront that I received a copy of this book by winning a Goodreads giveaway from G. P. Putnam?s Sons/Penguin Random House. Having said that, it in no way influenced my review. I always have loved Robert Crais books. Nothing better than spending a rainy afternoon with Joe a...

    I consider myself a Robert Crais fan, but even I have to admit this is a pretty lightweight addition to the series. This book is shown under the publication details as 352 pages and yet I read it in less than 12 hours with all kinds of interruptions from workmen in my house for about f...

  • Joan
    Aug 17, 2019

    Robert Crais's fabulous crime thriller series set in Southern California and Los Angeles, featuring the well established duo of the strong, silent and dangerous Joe Pike with his military background and PI Elvis Cole returns with this latest cracker of an addition. Joe is at the bank w...

    AsI have stated before, I have been a diehard fan of Robert Crais/Elvis Cole/Joe Pike for THIRTY YEARS. Seriously, when The Monkey?s Raincoat was published in 1987, I was working in a public library, grabbed it as soon as it came in, and was HOOKED. Since then, this has been one of t...

    I would like to thank Netgalley and Simon & Schuster UK for an advance copy of A Dangerous Man, the eighteenth novel to feature LA based Joe Pike and PI Elvis Cole. Pike has just left the bank when he sees teller, Isabel Roland, being bundled into a car. He manages to rescue her...

    This was my first Robert Crais novel. I could definitely see this being a TV series -- or movie. To me, there was nothing particularly ground-breaking or suspenseful here. The novel dives right in to the action. The settings and sequences are well done, but I didn't feel like I had any...

    Confession: when a Robert Crais book releases, I drop everything and read it, which happened yesterday with this. It's a very clean, clear, and fast story, as always. Joe Pike is the main character, who I prefer to Elvis Cole, but they are both here in full rescue mode. The hallmark of...

    I liked how Joe got pulled into this one and how once in the middle he was determined to help the girl and do the right thing. As time went on things got messy, so much was going on that came from the past. I felt for bad for Isabel and all that she learned about her family, but by the...

    Just got a galley of the newest Bob Crais (publishing next month). He's one of my favorites - can't wait to start! ...

    This series never disappoints. ...

    Joe Pike teams up once again with Elvis Cole. Young Isabel Roland works as a bank teller. Pike walks in to do a transaction right before lunchtime, and on his way back to his car, he witnesses two men kidnapping her as she leaves the bank for lunch. Pike chases them down, saves Isabel,...

    A quick read and an exciting thriller. Cole and Pike at their best again. ...

    I haven't missed a Robert Crais book ever. Add this one to the list of blockbusters! I even read it in less than 24 hours, something I almost never do. This time round Elvis and Joe find themselves involved in a kidnapping. Will they protect the innocent victim? Uh, duh! Thanks to Netg...

    3.75 rounding up Good cat and mouse page turner but missed the humor often in a Crais book. ...

    ? ? ? ? 1/2 (rounded up) This originally appeared at The Irresponsible Reader. --- Pike clipped his .357 to his waist, and went to his Jeep. Sometimes Pike enjoyed silence. Sometimes the silence scared him. There's nothing like a riveting scene to start off a Thriller, ri...

    I'm a big fan of the Elvis Cole and Joe Pike series - and have read them all, dating back to The Monkey's Raincoat back in 1987. Now here we are 32 years and up to book number 18. The boys have aged well, and if they haven't eased into middle-aged (in print, OAPs in 'real-time') sedati...

    Pike exits a bank after making a deposit and witnesses a kidnapping. The young teller that had been attending him leaves for lunch and is approached by a man who lures her into the back seat of a car with a driver at the wheel. Pike isn't sure what he saw but follows them and gets impl...

    I wish you could give half stars - If so I would give this 4.5 I would subtract from a perfect 5.0 for reasons described below. As with all the Robert Crais books I've read (and I've read all of them) his skill as an author and weaving of suspenseful thrillers is exceptional. In...

    If you are going to be kidnapped, you could do worse than have Joe Pike watch the whole scene go down and decide that he's not going to take it. Pike is an ex-cop and ex-marine now half partners in a private investigation agency and he lives by a very strict moral code. One that says w...

    4.5 stars. If you want to read a book you can?t put down, then pick one of Robert Crais? novels. I read this one in less than 12 hours, without a break. The perfect beach book. This is advertised as a Elvis Cole/Joe Pike novel but Joe Pike is the main character with Elvis playin...

    A well earned 4.3. I am biased though. Crais books are "go to" books for me. My problem is that I have read them all and now have to wait for him to write no. 19. When will there be a movie? I really want to see who gets cast as Cole and Pike. This one was a little different in that...

    This was a extremely by the numbers effort from the author whose primary series starring the dynamic duo seems to have been flagging. This results in a formulaic potboiler which flatters to deceive. The antagonists and the victims seem poorly developed characters who are not of any par...

    >Book Review ? A Dangerous Man >I am an independent reviewer. This book is the 18th in the Elvis Cole/Joe Pike series and ends in the mystery being solved. This book is more Joe than Elvis, but both are in the plot. Joe, through circumstances beyond his control, is trying to k...

    Joe Pike Rides Again!! Another incredible case of a young woman, with no knowledge of her dead parents former life, being hunted by a man her mother stole 19 million dollars from! This happened twenty-five years ago and the woman, Isabel, has no clue about either the money or her p...

    The latest in a long line of great books featuring Joe Pike and Elvis Cole . Joe intervenes in the attempted kidnapping of banK cashier , Izzy ?????? why was she kidnapped , who is after her ?? The kidnappers make bail and a terrified Izzy contacts Joe - a suspicious SU...

    Joe and Elvis are back! A Dangerous Man, obviously Joe if you're a fan of this series, has Joe making a deposit at his bank, a rather mundane chore unless you're Joe Pike. After he leaves the bank, he spots his teller being shoved into a car. In Joe fashion, he rescues the girl and hol...

    How is it that a book that essentially chronicles tedium can be so damned engaging? Dissect it and you?ll find that the latest Robert Crais novel, A Dangerous Man, is mostly a step-by-step procedural with two hardball LA investigators driving around SoCal tracking down a kidnapped wo...

    Let me say upfront that I received a copy of this book by winning a Goodreads giveaway from G. P. Putnam?s Sons/Penguin Random House. Having said that, it in no way influenced my review. I always have loved Robert Crais books. Nothing better than spending a rainy afternoon with Joe a...

    Two strangers thrust Joe Pike into a convoluted case when they attempt to abduct Isabel Roland as she leaves the bank for her lunch break. Joe rescues her and police arrest the two would-be kidnappers, but those arrests set in motion a chain of events that pull Joe into a case filled w...

  • Nick
    Jul 19, 2019

    Robert Crais's fabulous crime thriller series set in Southern California and Los Angeles, featuring the well established duo of the strong, silent and dangerous Joe Pike with his military background and PI Elvis Cole returns with this latest cracker of an addition. Joe is at the bank w...

    AsI have stated before, I have been a diehard fan of Robert Crais/Elvis Cole/Joe Pike for THIRTY YEARS. Seriously, when The Monkey?s Raincoat was published in 1987, I was working in a public library, grabbed it as soon as it came in, and was HOOKED. Since then, this has been one of t...

    I would like to thank Netgalley and Simon & Schuster UK for an advance copy of A Dangerous Man, the eighteenth novel to feature LA based Joe Pike and PI Elvis Cole. Pike has just left the bank when he sees teller, Isabel Roland, being bundled into a car. He manages to rescue her...

    This was my first Robert Crais novel. I could definitely see this being a TV series -- or movie. To me, there was nothing particularly ground-breaking or suspenseful here. The novel dives right in to the action. The settings and sequences are well done, but I didn't feel like I had any...

    Confession: when a Robert Crais book releases, I drop everything and read it, which happened yesterday with this. It's a very clean, clear, and fast story, as always. Joe Pike is the main character, who I prefer to Elvis Cole, but they are both here in full rescue mode. The hallmark of...

    I liked how Joe got pulled into this one and how once in the middle he was determined to help the girl and do the right thing. As time went on things got messy, so much was going on that came from the past. I felt for bad for Isabel and all that she learned about her family, but by the...

    Just got a galley of the newest Bob Crais (publishing next month). He's one of my favorites - can't wait to start! ...

  • Sue
    Aug 12, 2019

    Robert Crais's fabulous crime thriller series set in Southern California and Los Angeles, featuring the well established duo of the strong, silent and dangerous Joe Pike with his military background and PI Elvis Cole returns with this latest cracker of an addition. Joe is at the bank w...

    AsI have stated before, I have been a diehard fan of Robert Crais/Elvis Cole/Joe Pike for THIRTY YEARS. Seriously, when The Monkey?s Raincoat was published in 1987, I was working in a public library, grabbed it as soon as it came in, and was HOOKED. Since then, this has been one of t...

    I would like to thank Netgalley and Simon & Schuster UK for an advance copy of A Dangerous Man, the eighteenth novel to feature LA based Joe Pike and PI Elvis Cole. Pike has just left the bank when he sees teller, Isabel Roland, being bundled into a car. He manages to rescue her...

    This was my first Robert Crais novel. I could definitely see this being a TV series -- or movie. To me, there was nothing particularly ground-breaking or suspenseful here. The novel dives right in to the action. The settings and sequences are well done, but I didn't feel like I had any...

    Confession: when a Robert Crais book releases, I drop everything and read it, which happened yesterday with this. It's a very clean, clear, and fast story, as always. Joe Pike is the main character, who I prefer to Elvis Cole, but they are both here in full rescue mode. The hallmark of...

    I liked how Joe got pulled into this one and how once in the middle he was determined to help the girl and do the right thing. As time went on things got messy, so much was going on that came from the past. I felt for bad for Isabel and all that she learned about her family, but by the...

    Just got a galley of the newest Bob Crais (publishing next month). He's one of my favorites - can't wait to start! ...

    This series never disappoints. ...

    Joe Pike teams up once again with Elvis Cole. Young Isabel Roland works as a bank teller. Pike walks in to do a transaction right before lunchtime, and on his way back to his car, he witnesses two men kidnapping her as she leaves the bank for lunch. Pike chases them down, saves Isabel,...

    A quick read and an exciting thriller. Cole and Pike at their best again. ...

    I haven't missed a Robert Crais book ever. Add this one to the list of blockbusters! I even read it in less than 24 hours, something I almost never do. This time round Elvis and Joe find themselves involved in a kidnapping. Will they protect the innocent victim? Uh, duh! Thanks to Netg...

    3.75 rounding up Good cat and mouse page turner but missed the humor often in a Crais book. ...

    ? ? ? ? 1/2 (rounded up) This originally appeared at The Irresponsible Reader. --- Pike clipped his .357 to his waist, and went to his Jeep. Sometimes Pike enjoyed silence. Sometimes the silence scared him. There's nothing like a riveting scene to start off a Thriller, ri...

    I'm a big fan of the Elvis Cole and Joe Pike series - and have read them all, dating back to The Monkey's Raincoat back in 1987. Now here we are 32 years and up to book number 18. The boys have aged well, and if they haven't eased into middle-aged (in print, OAPs in 'real-time') sedati...

    Pike exits a bank after making a deposit and witnesses a kidnapping. The young teller that had been attending him leaves for lunch and is approached by a man who lures her into the back seat of a car with a driver at the wheel. Pike isn't sure what he saw but follows them and gets impl...

    I wish you could give half stars - If so I would give this 4.5 I would subtract from a perfect 5.0 for reasons described below. As with all the Robert Crais books I've read (and I've read all of them) his skill as an author and weaving of suspenseful thrillers is exceptional. In...

    If you are going to be kidnapped, you could do worse than have Joe Pike watch the whole scene go down and decide that he's not going to take it. Pike is an ex-cop and ex-marine now half partners in a private investigation agency and he lives by a very strict moral code. One that says w...

    4.5 stars. If you want to read a book you can?t put down, then pick one of Robert Crais? novels. I read this one in less than 12 hours, without a break. The perfect beach book. This is advertised as a Elvis Cole/Joe Pike novel but Joe Pike is the main character with Elvis playin...

    A well earned 4.3. I am biased though. Crais books are "go to" books for me. My problem is that I have read them all and now have to wait for him to write no. 19. When will there be a movie? I really want to see who gets cast as Cole and Pike. This one was a little different in that...

    This was a extremely by the numbers effort from the author whose primary series starring the dynamic duo seems to have been flagging. This results in a formulaic potboiler which flatters to deceive. The antagonists and the victims seem poorly developed characters who are not of any par...

    >Book Review ? A Dangerous Man >I am an independent reviewer. This book is the 18th in the Elvis Cole/Joe Pike series and ends in the mystery being solved. This book is more Joe than Elvis, but both are in the plot. Joe, through circumstances beyond his control, is trying to k...

    Joe Pike Rides Again!! Another incredible case of a young woman, with no knowledge of her dead parents former life, being hunted by a man her mother stole 19 million dollars from! This happened twenty-five years ago and the woman, Isabel, has no clue about either the money or her p...

    The latest in a long line of great books featuring Joe Pike and Elvis Cole . Joe intervenes in the attempted kidnapping of banK cashier , Izzy ?????? why was she kidnapped , who is after her ?? The kidnappers make bail and a terrified Izzy contacts Joe - a suspicious SU...

    Joe and Elvis are back! A Dangerous Man, obviously Joe if you're a fan of this series, has Joe making a deposit at his bank, a rather mundane chore unless you're Joe Pike. After he leaves the bank, he spots his teller being shoved into a car. In Joe fashion, he rescues the girl and hol...

  • Rex Fuller
    Aug 07, 2019

    Robert Crais's fabulous crime thriller series set in Southern California and Los Angeles, featuring the well established duo of the strong, silent and dangerous Joe Pike with his military background and PI Elvis Cole returns with this latest cracker of an addition. Joe is at the bank w...

    AsI have stated before, I have been a diehard fan of Robert Crais/Elvis Cole/Joe Pike for THIRTY YEARS. Seriously, when The Monkey?s Raincoat was published in 1987, I was working in a public library, grabbed it as soon as it came in, and was HOOKED. Since then, this has been one of t...

    I would like to thank Netgalley and Simon & Schuster UK for an advance copy of A Dangerous Man, the eighteenth novel to feature LA based Joe Pike and PI Elvis Cole. Pike has just left the bank when he sees teller, Isabel Roland, being bundled into a car. He manages to rescue her...

    This was my first Robert Crais novel. I could definitely see this being a TV series -- or movie. To me, there was nothing particularly ground-breaking or suspenseful here. The novel dives right in to the action. The settings and sequences are well done, but I didn't feel like I had any...

    Confession: when a Robert Crais book releases, I drop everything and read it, which happened yesterday with this. It's a very clean, clear, and fast story, as always. Joe Pike is the main character, who I prefer to Elvis Cole, but they are both here in full rescue mode. The hallmark of...

  • Krupal Kulkarni
    Aug 04, 2019

    Robert Crais's fabulous crime thriller series set in Southern California and Los Angeles, featuring the well established duo of the strong, silent and dangerous Joe Pike with his military background and PI Elvis Cole returns with this latest cracker of an addition. Joe is at the bank w...

    AsI have stated before, I have been a diehard fan of Robert Crais/Elvis Cole/Joe Pike for THIRTY YEARS. Seriously, when The Monkey?s Raincoat was published in 1987, I was working in a public library, grabbed it as soon as it came in, and was HOOKED. Since then, this has been one of t...

    I would like to thank Netgalley and Simon & Schuster UK for an advance copy of A Dangerous Man, the eighteenth novel to feature LA based Joe Pike and PI Elvis Cole. Pike has just left the bank when he sees teller, Isabel Roland, being bundled into a car. He manages to rescue her...

    This was my first Robert Crais novel. I could definitely see this being a TV series -- or movie. To me, there was nothing particularly ground-breaking or suspenseful here. The novel dives right in to the action. The settings and sequences are well done, but I didn't feel like I had any...

    Confession: when a Robert Crais book releases, I drop everything and read it, which happened yesterday with this. It's a very clean, clear, and fast story, as always. Joe Pike is the main character, who I prefer to Elvis Cole, but they are both here in full rescue mode. The hallmark of...

    I liked how Joe got pulled into this one and how once in the middle he was determined to help the girl and do the right thing. As time went on things got messy, so much was going on that came from the past. I felt for bad for Isabel and all that she learned about her family, but by the...

    Just got a galley of the newest Bob Crais (publishing next month). He's one of my favorites - can't wait to start! ...

    This series never disappoints. ...

    Joe Pike teams up once again with Elvis Cole. Young Isabel Roland works as a bank teller. Pike walks in to do a transaction right before lunchtime, and on his way back to his car, he witnesses two men kidnapping her as she leaves the bank for lunch. Pike chases them down, saves Isabel,...

    A quick read and an exciting thriller. Cole and Pike at their best again. ...

    I haven't missed a Robert Crais book ever. Add this one to the list of blockbusters! I even read it in less than 24 hours, something I almost never do. This time round Elvis and Joe find themselves involved in a kidnapping. Will they protect the innocent victim? Uh, duh! Thanks to Netg...

    3.75 rounding up Good cat and mouse page turner but missed the humor often in a Crais book. ...

    ? ? ? ? 1/2 (rounded up) This originally appeared at The Irresponsible Reader. --- Pike clipped his .357 to his waist, and went to his Jeep. Sometimes Pike enjoyed silence. Sometimes the silence scared him. There's nothing like a riveting scene to start off a Thriller, ri...

    I'm a big fan of the Elvis Cole and Joe Pike series - and have read them all, dating back to The Monkey's Raincoat back in 1987. Now here we are 32 years and up to book number 18. The boys have aged well, and if they haven't eased into middle-aged (in print, OAPs in 'real-time') sedati...

    Pike exits a bank after making a deposit and witnesses a kidnapping. The young teller that had been attending him leaves for lunch and is approached by a man who lures her into the back seat of a car with a driver at the wheel. Pike isn't sure what he saw but follows them and gets impl...

    I wish you could give half stars - If so I would give this 4.5 I would subtract from a perfect 5.0 for reasons described below. As with all the Robert Crais books I've read (and I've read all of them) his skill as an author and weaving of suspenseful thrillers is exceptional. In...

    If you are going to be kidnapped, you could do worse than have Joe Pike watch the whole scene go down and decide that he's not going to take it. Pike is an ex-cop and ex-marine now half partners in a private investigation agency and he lives by a very strict moral code. One that says w...

    4.5 stars. If you want to read a book you can?t put down, then pick one of Robert Crais? novels. I read this one in less than 12 hours, without a break. The perfect beach book. This is advertised as a Elvis Cole/Joe Pike novel but Joe Pike is the main character with Elvis playin...

    A well earned 4.3. I am biased though. Crais books are "go to" books for me. My problem is that I have read them all and now have to wait for him to write no. 19. When will there be a movie? I really want to see who gets cast as Cole and Pike. This one was a little different in that...

    This was a extremely by the numbers effort from the author whose primary series starring the dynamic duo seems to have been flagging. This results in a formulaic potboiler which flatters to deceive. The antagonists and the victims seem poorly developed characters who are not of any par...

  • Joanne Chase
    Jul 09, 2019

    Robert Crais's fabulous crime thriller series set in Southern California and Los Angeles, featuring the well established duo of the strong, silent and dangerous Joe Pike with his military background and PI Elvis Cole returns with this latest cracker of an addition. Joe is at the bank w...

    AsI have stated before, I have been a diehard fan of Robert Crais/Elvis Cole/Joe Pike for THIRTY YEARS. Seriously, when The Monkey?s Raincoat was published in 1987, I was working in a public library, grabbed it as soon as it came in, and was HOOKED. Since then, this has been one of t...

    I would like to thank Netgalley and Simon & Schuster UK for an advance copy of A Dangerous Man, the eighteenth novel to feature LA based Joe Pike and PI Elvis Cole. Pike has just left the bank when he sees teller, Isabel Roland, being bundled into a car. He manages to rescue her...

    This was my first Robert Crais novel. I could definitely see this being a TV series -- or movie. To me, there was nothing particularly ground-breaking or suspenseful here. The novel dives right in to the action. The settings and sequences are well done, but I didn't feel like I had any...

    Confession: when a Robert Crais book releases, I drop everything and read it, which happened yesterday with this. It's a very clean, clear, and fast story, as always. Joe Pike is the main character, who I prefer to Elvis Cole, but they are both here in full rescue mode. The hallmark of...

    I liked how Joe got pulled into this one and how once in the middle he was determined to help the girl and do the right thing. As time went on things got messy, so much was going on that came from the past. I felt for bad for Isabel and all that she learned about her family, but by the...

    Just got a galley of the newest Bob Crais (publishing next month). He's one of my favorites - can't wait to start! ...

    This series never disappoints. ...

    Joe Pike teams up once again with Elvis Cole. Young Isabel Roland works as a bank teller. Pike walks in to do a transaction right before lunchtime, and on his way back to his car, he witnesses two men kidnapping her as she leaves the bank for lunch. Pike chases them down, saves Isabel,...

  • Karen Voitik
    Aug 08, 2019

    Robert Crais's fabulous crime thriller series set in Southern California and Los Angeles, featuring the well established duo of the strong, silent and dangerous Joe Pike with his military background and PI Elvis Cole returns with this latest cracker of an addition. Joe is at the bank w...

    AsI have stated before, I have been a diehard fan of Robert Crais/Elvis Cole/Joe Pike for THIRTY YEARS. Seriously, when The Monkey?s Raincoat was published in 1987, I was working in a public library, grabbed it as soon as it came in, and was HOOKED. Since then, this has been one of t...

    I would like to thank Netgalley and Simon & Schuster UK for an advance copy of A Dangerous Man, the eighteenth novel to feature LA based Joe Pike and PI Elvis Cole. Pike has just left the bank when he sees teller, Isabel Roland, being bundled into a car. He manages to rescue her...

    This was my first Robert Crais novel. I could definitely see this being a TV series -- or movie. To me, there was nothing particularly ground-breaking or suspenseful here. The novel dives right in to the action. The settings and sequences are well done, but I didn't feel like I had any...

    Confession: when a Robert Crais book releases, I drop everything and read it, which happened yesterday with this. It's a very clean, clear, and fast story, as always. Joe Pike is the main character, who I prefer to Elvis Cole, but they are both here in full rescue mode. The hallmark of...

    I liked how Joe got pulled into this one and how once in the middle he was determined to help the girl and do the right thing. As time went on things got messy, so much was going on that came from the past. I felt for bad for Isabel and all that she learned about her family, but by the...

    Just got a galley of the newest Bob Crais (publishing next month). He's one of my favorites - can't wait to start! ...

    This series never disappoints. ...

    Joe Pike teams up once again with Elvis Cole. Young Isabel Roland works as a bank teller. Pike walks in to do a transaction right before lunchtime, and on his way back to his car, he witnesses two men kidnapping her as she leaves the bank for lunch. Pike chases them down, saves Isabel,...

    A quick read and an exciting thriller. Cole and Pike at their best again. ...

    I haven't missed a Robert Crais book ever. Add this one to the list of blockbusters! I even read it in less than 24 hours, something I almost never do. This time round Elvis and Joe find themselves involved in a kidnapping. Will they protect the innocent victim? Uh, duh! Thanks to Netg...

    3.75 rounding up Good cat and mouse page turner but missed the humor often in a Crais book. ...

    ? ? ? ? 1/2 (rounded up) This originally appeared at The Irresponsible Reader. --- Pike clipped his .357 to his waist, and went to his Jeep. Sometimes Pike enjoyed silence. Sometimes the silence scared him. There's nothing like a riveting scene to start off a Thriller, ri...

    I'm a big fan of the Elvis Cole and Joe Pike series - and have read them all, dating back to The Monkey's Raincoat back in 1987. Now here we are 32 years and up to book number 18. The boys have aged well, and if they haven't eased into middle-aged (in print, OAPs in 'real-time') sedati...

    Pike exits a bank after making a deposit and witnesses a kidnapping. The young teller that had been attending him leaves for lunch and is approached by a man who lures her into the back seat of a car with a driver at the wheel. Pike isn't sure what he saw but follows them and gets impl...

    I wish you could give half stars - If so I would give this 4.5 I would subtract from a perfect 5.0 for reasons described below. As with all the Robert Crais books I've read (and I've read all of them) his skill as an author and weaving of suspenseful thrillers is exceptional. In...

    If you are going to be kidnapped, you could do worse than have Joe Pike watch the whole scene go down and decide that he's not going to take it. Pike is an ex-cop and ex-marine now half partners in a private investigation agency and he lives by a very strict moral code. One that says w...

    4.5 stars. If you want to read a book you can?t put down, then pick one of Robert Crais? novels. I read this one in less than 12 hours, without a break. The perfect beach book. This is advertised as a Elvis Cole/Joe Pike novel but Joe Pike is the main character with Elvis playin...

    A well earned 4.3. I am biased though. Crais books are "go to" books for me. My problem is that I have read them all and now have to wait for him to write no. 19. When will there be a movie? I really want to see who gets cast as Cole and Pike. This one was a little different in that...

    This was a extremely by the numbers effort from the author whose primary series starring the dynamic duo seems to have been flagging. This results in a formulaic potboiler which flatters to deceive. The antagonists and the victims seem poorly developed characters who are not of any par...

    >Book Review ? A Dangerous Man >I am an independent reviewer. This book is the 18th in the Elvis Cole/Joe Pike series and ends in the mystery being solved. This book is more Joe than Elvis, but both are in the plot. Joe, through circumstances beyond his control, is trying to k...

  • Suz
    Aug 16, 2019

    Robert Crais's fabulous crime thriller series set in Southern California and Los Angeles, featuring the well established duo of the strong, silent and dangerous Joe Pike with his military background and PI Elvis Cole returns with this latest cracker of an addition. Joe is at the bank w...

    AsI have stated before, I have been a diehard fan of Robert Crais/Elvis Cole/Joe Pike for THIRTY YEARS. Seriously, when The Monkey?s Raincoat was published in 1987, I was working in a public library, grabbed it as soon as it came in, and was HOOKED. Since then, this has been one of t...

    I would like to thank Netgalley and Simon & Schuster UK for an advance copy of A Dangerous Man, the eighteenth novel to feature LA based Joe Pike and PI Elvis Cole. Pike has just left the bank when he sees teller, Isabel Roland, being bundled into a car. He manages to rescue her...

    This was my first Robert Crais novel. I could definitely see this being a TV series -- or movie. To me, there was nothing particularly ground-breaking or suspenseful here. The novel dives right in to the action. The settings and sequences are well done, but I didn't feel like I had any...

    Confession: when a Robert Crais book releases, I drop everything and read it, which happened yesterday with this. It's a very clean, clear, and fast story, as always. Joe Pike is the main character, who I prefer to Elvis Cole, but they are both here in full rescue mode. The hallmark of...

    I liked how Joe got pulled into this one and how once in the middle he was determined to help the girl and do the right thing. As time went on things got messy, so much was going on that came from the past. I felt for bad for Isabel and all that she learned about her family, but by the...

    Just got a galley of the newest Bob Crais (publishing next month). He's one of my favorites - can't wait to start! ...

    This series never disappoints. ...

    Joe Pike teams up once again with Elvis Cole. Young Isabel Roland works as a bank teller. Pike walks in to do a transaction right before lunchtime, and on his way back to his car, he witnesses two men kidnapping her as she leaves the bank for lunch. Pike chases them down, saves Isabel,...

    A quick read and an exciting thriller. Cole and Pike at their best again. ...

    I haven't missed a Robert Crais book ever. Add this one to the list of blockbusters! I even read it in less than 24 hours, something I almost never do. This time round Elvis and Joe find themselves involved in a kidnapping. Will they protect the innocent victim? Uh, duh! Thanks to Netg...

    3.75 rounding up Good cat and mouse page turner but missed the humor often in a Crais book. ...

    ? ? ? ? 1/2 (rounded up) This originally appeared at The Irresponsible Reader. --- Pike clipped his .357 to his waist, and went to his Jeep. Sometimes Pike enjoyed silence. Sometimes the silence scared him. There's nothing like a riveting scene to start off a Thriller, ri...

    I'm a big fan of the Elvis Cole and Joe Pike series - and have read them all, dating back to The Monkey's Raincoat back in 1987. Now here we are 32 years and up to book number 18. The boys have aged well, and if they haven't eased into middle-aged (in print, OAPs in 'real-time') sedati...

    Pike exits a bank after making a deposit and witnesses a kidnapping. The young teller that had been attending him leaves for lunch and is approached by a man who lures her into the back seat of a car with a driver at the wheel. Pike isn't sure what he saw but follows them and gets impl...

    I wish you could give half stars - If so I would give this 4.5 I would subtract from a perfect 5.0 for reasons described below. As with all the Robert Crais books I've read (and I've read all of them) his skill as an author and weaving of suspenseful thrillers is exceptional. In...

    If you are going to be kidnapped, you could do worse than have Joe Pike watch the whole scene go down and decide that he's not going to take it. Pike is an ex-cop and ex-marine now half partners in a private investigation agency and he lives by a very strict moral code. One that says w...

    4.5 stars. If you want to read a book you can?t put down, then pick one of Robert Crais? novels. I read this one in less than 12 hours, without a break. The perfect beach book. This is advertised as a Elvis Cole/Joe Pike novel but Joe Pike is the main character with Elvis playin...

    A well earned 4.3. I am biased though. Crais books are "go to" books for me. My problem is that I have read them all and now have to wait for him to write no. 19. When will there be a movie? I really want to see who gets cast as Cole and Pike. This one was a little different in that...

    This was a extremely by the numbers effort from the author whose primary series starring the dynamic duo seems to have been flagging. This results in a formulaic potboiler which flatters to deceive. The antagonists and the victims seem poorly developed characters who are not of any par...

    >Book Review ? A Dangerous Man >I am an independent reviewer. This book is the 18th in the Elvis Cole/Joe Pike series and ends in the mystery being solved. This book is more Joe than Elvis, but both are in the plot. Joe, through circumstances beyond his control, is trying to k...

    Joe Pike Rides Again!! Another incredible case of a young woman, with no knowledge of her dead parents former life, being hunted by a man her mother stole 19 million dollars from! This happened twenty-five years ago and the woman, Isabel, has no clue about either the money or her p...

    The latest in a long line of great books featuring Joe Pike and Elvis Cole . Joe intervenes in the attempted kidnapping of banK cashier , Izzy ?????? why was she kidnapped , who is after her ?? The kidnappers make bail and a terrified Izzy contacts Joe - a suspicious SU...

    Joe and Elvis are back! A Dangerous Man, obviously Joe if you're a fan of this series, has Joe making a deposit at his bank, a rather mundane chore unless you're Joe Pike. After he leaves the bank, he spots his teller being shoved into a car. In Joe fashion, he rescues the girl and hol...

    How is it that a book that essentially chronicles tedium can be so damned engaging? Dissect it and you?ll find that the latest Robert Crais novel, A Dangerous Man, is mostly a step-by-step procedural with two hardball LA investigators driving around SoCal tracking down a kidnapped wo...

    Let me say upfront that I received a copy of this book by winning a Goodreads giveaway from G. P. Putnam?s Sons/Penguin Random House. Having said that, it in no way influenced my review. I always have loved Robert Crais books. Nothing better than spending a rainy afternoon with Joe a...

  • Suz
    Aug 16, 2019

    Robert Crais's fabulous crime thriller series set in Southern California and Los Angeles, featuring the well established duo of the strong, silent and dangerous Joe Pike with his military background and PI Elvis Cole returns with this latest cracker of an addition. Joe is at the bank w...

    AsI have stated before, I have been a diehard fan of Robert Crais/Elvis Cole/Joe Pike for THIRTY YEARS. Seriously, when The Monkey?s Raincoat was published in 1987, I was working in a public library, grabbed it as soon as it came in, and was HOOKED. Since then, this has been one of t...

    I would like to thank Netgalley and Simon & Schuster UK for an advance copy of A Dangerous Man, the eighteenth novel to feature LA based Joe Pike and PI Elvis Cole. Pike has just left the bank when he sees teller, Isabel Roland, being bundled into a car. He manages to rescue her...

    This was my first Robert Crais novel. I could definitely see this being a TV series -- or movie. To me, there was nothing particularly ground-breaking or suspenseful here. The novel dives right in to the action. The settings and sequences are well done, but I didn't feel like I had any...

    Confession: when a Robert Crais book releases, I drop everything and read it, which happened yesterday with this. It's a very clean, clear, and fast story, as always. Joe Pike is the main character, who I prefer to Elvis Cole, but they are both here in full rescue mode. The hallmark of...

    I liked how Joe got pulled into this one and how once in the middle he was determined to help the girl and do the right thing. As time went on things got messy, so much was going on that came from the past. I felt for bad for Isabel and all that she learned about her family, but by the...

    Just got a galley of the newest Bob Crais (publishing next month). He's one of my favorites - can't wait to start! ...

    This series never disappoints. ...

    Joe Pike teams up once again with Elvis Cole. Young Isabel Roland works as a bank teller. Pike walks in to do a transaction right before lunchtime, and on his way back to his car, he witnesses two men kidnapping her as she leaves the bank for lunch. Pike chases them down, saves Isabel,...

    A quick read and an exciting thriller. Cole and Pike at their best again. ...

    I haven't missed a Robert Crais book ever. Add this one to the list of blockbusters! I even read it in less than 24 hours, something I almost never do. This time round Elvis and Joe find themselves involved in a kidnapping. Will they protect the innocent victim? Uh, duh! Thanks to Netg...

    3.75 rounding up Good cat and mouse page turner but missed the humor often in a Crais book. ...

    ? ? ? ? 1/2 (rounded up) This originally appeared at The Irresponsible Reader. --- Pike clipped his .357 to his waist, and went to his Jeep. Sometimes Pike enjoyed silence. Sometimes the silence scared him. There's nothing like a riveting scene to start off a Thriller, ri...

    I'm a big fan of the Elvis Cole and Joe Pike series - and have read them all, dating back to The Monkey's Raincoat back in 1987. Now here we are 32 years and up to book number 18. The boys have aged well, and if they haven't eased into middle-aged (in print, OAPs in 'real-time') sedati...

    Pike exits a bank after making a deposit and witnesses a kidnapping. The young teller that had been attending him leaves for lunch and is approached by a man who lures her into the back seat of a car with a driver at the wheel. Pike isn't sure what he saw but follows them and gets impl...

    I wish you could give half stars - If so I would give this 4.5 I would subtract from a perfect 5.0 for reasons described below. As with all the Robert Crais books I've read (and I've read all of them) his skill as an author and weaving of suspenseful thrillers is exceptional. In...

    If you are going to be kidnapped, you could do worse than have Joe Pike watch the whole scene go down and decide that he's not going to take it. Pike is an ex-cop and ex-marine now half partners in a private investigation agency and he lives by a very strict moral code. One that says w...

    4.5 stars. If you want to read a book you can?t put down, then pick one of Robert Crais? novels. I read this one in less than 12 hours, without a break. The perfect beach book. This is advertised as a Elvis Cole/Joe Pike novel but Joe Pike is the main character with Elvis playin...

    A well earned 4.3. I am biased though. Crais books are "go to" books for me. My problem is that I have read them all and now have to wait for him to write no. 19. When will there be a movie? I really want to see who gets cast as Cole and Pike. This one was a little different in that...

    This was a extremely by the numbers effort from the author whose primary series starring the dynamic duo seems to have been flagging. This results in a formulaic potboiler which flatters to deceive. The antagonists and the victims seem poorly developed characters who are not of any par...

    >Book Review ? A Dangerous Man >I am an independent reviewer. This book is the 18th in the Elvis Cole/Joe Pike series and ends in the mystery being solved. This book is more Joe than Elvis, but both are in the plot. Joe, through circumstances beyond his control, is trying to k...

    Joe Pike Rides Again!! Another incredible case of a young woman, with no knowledge of her dead parents former life, being hunted by a man her mother stole 19 million dollars from! This happened twenty-five years ago and the woman, Isabel, has no clue about either the money or her p...

    The latest in a long line of great books featuring Joe Pike and Elvis Cole . Joe intervenes in the attempted kidnapping of banK cashier , Izzy ?????? why was she kidnapped , who is after her ?? The kidnappers make bail and a terrified Izzy contacts Joe - a suspicious SU...

    Joe and Elvis are back! A Dangerous Man, obviously Joe if you're a fan of this series, has Joe making a deposit at his bank, a rather mundane chore unless you're Joe Pike. After he leaves the bank, he spots his teller being shoved into a car. In Joe fashion, he rescues the girl and hol...

    How is it that a book that essentially chronicles tedium can be so damned engaging? Dissect it and you?ll find that the latest Robert Crais novel, A Dangerous Man, is mostly a step-by-step procedural with two hardball LA investigators driving around SoCal tracking down a kidnapped wo...

    Let me say upfront that I received a copy of this book by winning a Goodreads giveaway from G. P. Putnam?s Sons/Penguin Random House. Having said that, it in no way influenced my review. I always have loved Robert Crais books. Nothing better than spending a rainy afternoon with Joe a...

    Two strangers thrust Joe Pike into a convoluted case when they attempt to abduct Isabel Roland as she leaves the bank for her lunch break. Joe rescues her and police arrest the two would-be kidnappers, but those arrests set in motion a chain of events that pull Joe into a case filled w...

    Let me say upfront that I received a copy of this book by winning a Goodreads giveaway from G. P. Putnam?s Sons/Penguin Random House. Having said that, it in no way influenced my review. I always have loved Robert Crais books. Nothing better than spending a rainy afternoon with Joe a...

  • Kathi Defranc
    Aug 08, 2019

    Robert Crais's fabulous crime thriller series set in Southern California and Los Angeles, featuring the well established duo of the strong, silent and dangerous Joe Pike with his military background and PI Elvis Cole returns with this latest cracker of an addition. Joe is at the bank w...

    AsI have stated before, I have been a diehard fan of Robert Crais/Elvis Cole/Joe Pike for THIRTY YEARS. Seriously, when The Monkey?s Raincoat was published in 1987, I was working in a public library, grabbed it as soon as it came in, and was HOOKED. Since then, this has been one of t...

    I would like to thank Netgalley and Simon & Schuster UK for an advance copy of A Dangerous Man, the eighteenth novel to feature LA based Joe Pike and PI Elvis Cole. Pike has just left the bank when he sees teller, Isabel Roland, being bundled into a car. He manages to rescue her...

    This was my first Robert Crais novel. I could definitely see this being a TV series -- or movie. To me, there was nothing particularly ground-breaking or suspenseful here. The novel dives right in to the action. The settings and sequences are well done, but I didn't feel like I had any...

    Confession: when a Robert Crais book releases, I drop everything and read it, which happened yesterday with this. It's a very clean, clear, and fast story, as always. Joe Pike is the main character, who I prefer to Elvis Cole, but they are both here in full rescue mode. The hallmark of...

    I liked how Joe got pulled into this one and how once in the middle he was determined to help the girl and do the right thing. As time went on things got messy, so much was going on that came from the past. I felt for bad for Isabel and all that she learned about her family, but by the...

    Just got a galley of the newest Bob Crais (publishing next month). He's one of my favorites - can't wait to start! ...

    This series never disappoints. ...

    Joe Pike teams up once again with Elvis Cole. Young Isabel Roland works as a bank teller. Pike walks in to do a transaction right before lunchtime, and on his way back to his car, he witnesses two men kidnapping her as she leaves the bank for lunch. Pike chases them down, saves Isabel,...

    A quick read and an exciting thriller. Cole and Pike at their best again. ...

    I haven't missed a Robert Crais book ever. Add this one to the list of blockbusters! I even read it in less than 24 hours, something I almost never do. This time round Elvis and Joe find themselves involved in a kidnapping. Will they protect the innocent victim? Uh, duh! Thanks to Netg...

    3.75 rounding up Good cat and mouse page turner but missed the humor often in a Crais book. ...

    ? ? ? ? 1/2 (rounded up) This originally appeared at The Irresponsible Reader. --- Pike clipped his .357 to his waist, and went to his Jeep. Sometimes Pike enjoyed silence. Sometimes the silence scared him. There's nothing like a riveting scene to start off a Thriller, ri...

    I'm a big fan of the Elvis Cole and Joe Pike series - and have read them all, dating back to The Monkey's Raincoat back in 1987. Now here we are 32 years and up to book number 18. The boys have aged well, and if they haven't eased into middle-aged (in print, OAPs in 'real-time') sedati...

    Pike exits a bank after making a deposit and witnesses a kidnapping. The young teller that had been attending him leaves for lunch and is approached by a man who lures her into the back seat of a car with a driver at the wheel. Pike isn't sure what he saw but follows them and gets impl...

    I wish you could give half stars - If so I would give this 4.5 I would subtract from a perfect 5.0 for reasons described below. As with all the Robert Crais books I've read (and I've read all of them) his skill as an author and weaving of suspenseful thrillers is exceptional. In...

    If you are going to be kidnapped, you could do worse than have Joe Pike watch the whole scene go down and decide that he's not going to take it. Pike is an ex-cop and ex-marine now half partners in a private investigation agency and he lives by a very strict moral code. One that says w...

    4.5 stars. If you want to read a book you can?t put down, then pick one of Robert Crais? novels. I read this one in less than 12 hours, without a break. The perfect beach book. This is advertised as a Elvis Cole/Joe Pike novel but Joe Pike is the main character with Elvis playin...

    A well earned 4.3. I am biased though. Crais books are "go to" books for me. My problem is that I have read them all and now have to wait for him to write no. 19. When will there be a movie? I really want to see who gets cast as Cole and Pike. This one was a little different in that...

    This was a extremely by the numbers effort from the author whose primary series starring the dynamic duo seems to have been flagging. This results in a formulaic potboiler which flatters to deceive. The antagonists and the victims seem poorly developed characters who are not of any par...

    >Book Review ? A Dangerous Man >I am an independent reviewer. This book is the 18th in the Elvis Cole/Joe Pike series and ends in the mystery being solved. This book is more Joe than Elvis, but both are in the plot. Joe, through circumstances beyond his control, is trying to k...

    Joe Pike Rides Again!! Another incredible case of a young woman, with no knowledge of her dead parents former life, being hunted by a man her mother stole 19 million dollars from! This happened twenty-five years ago and the woman, Isabel, has no clue about either the money or her p...

  • asdf
    Aug 10, 2019

    Robert Crais's fabulous crime thriller series set in Southern California and Los Angeles, featuring the well established duo of the strong, silent and dangerous Joe Pike with his military background and PI Elvis Cole returns with this latest cracker of an addition. Joe is at the bank w...

    AsI have stated before, I have been a diehard fan of Robert Crais/Elvis Cole/Joe Pike for THIRTY YEARS. Seriously, when The Monkey?s Raincoat was published in 1987, I was working in a public library, grabbed it as soon as it came in, and was HOOKED. Since then, this has been one of t...

    I would like to thank Netgalley and Simon & Schuster UK for an advance copy of A Dangerous Man, the eighteenth novel to feature LA based Joe Pike and PI Elvis Cole. Pike has just left the bank when he sees teller, Isabel Roland, being bundled into a car. He manages to rescue her...

    This was my first Robert Crais novel. I could definitely see this being a TV series -- or movie. To me, there was nothing particularly ground-breaking or suspenseful here. The novel dives right in to the action. The settings and sequences are well done, but I didn't feel like I had any...

    Confession: when a Robert Crais book releases, I drop everything and read it, which happened yesterday with this. It's a very clean, clear, and fast story, as always. Joe Pike is the main character, who I prefer to Elvis Cole, but they are both here in full rescue mode. The hallmark of...

    I liked how Joe got pulled into this one and how once in the middle he was determined to help the girl and do the right thing. As time went on things got messy, so much was going on that came from the past. I felt for bad for Isabel and all that she learned about her family, but by the...

    Just got a galley of the newest Bob Crais (publishing next month). He's one of my favorites - can't wait to start! ...

    This series never disappoints. ...

    Joe Pike teams up once again with Elvis Cole. Young Isabel Roland works as a bank teller. Pike walks in to do a transaction right before lunchtime, and on his way back to his car, he witnesses two men kidnapping her as she leaves the bank for lunch. Pike chases them down, saves Isabel,...

    A quick read and an exciting thriller. Cole and Pike at their best again. ...

    I haven't missed a Robert Crais book ever. Add this one to the list of blockbusters! I even read it in less than 24 hours, something I almost never do. This time round Elvis and Joe find themselves involved in a kidnapping. Will they protect the innocent victim? Uh, duh! Thanks to Netg...

    3.75 rounding up Good cat and mouse page turner but missed the humor often in a Crais book. ...

    ? ? ? ? 1/2 (rounded up) This originally appeared at The Irresponsible Reader. --- Pike clipped his .357 to his waist, and went to his Jeep. Sometimes Pike enjoyed silence. Sometimes the silence scared him. There's nothing like a riveting scene to start off a Thriller, ri...

    I'm a big fan of the Elvis Cole and Joe Pike series - and have read them all, dating back to The Monkey's Raincoat back in 1987. Now here we are 32 years and up to book number 18. The boys have aged well, and if they haven't eased into middle-aged (in print, OAPs in 'real-time') sedati...

    Pike exits a bank after making a deposit and witnesses a kidnapping. The young teller that had been attending him leaves for lunch and is approached by a man who lures her into the back seat of a car with a driver at the wheel. Pike isn't sure what he saw but follows them and gets impl...

    I wish you could give half stars - If so I would give this 4.5 I would subtract from a perfect 5.0 for reasons described below. As with all the Robert Crais books I've read (and I've read all of them) his skill as an author and weaving of suspenseful thrillers is exceptional. In...

    If you are going to be kidnapped, you could do worse than have Joe Pike watch the whole scene go down and decide that he's not going to take it. Pike is an ex-cop and ex-marine now half partners in a private investigation agency and he lives by a very strict moral code. One that says w...

    4.5 stars. If you want to read a book you can?t put down, then pick one of Robert Crais? novels. I read this one in less than 12 hours, without a break. The perfect beach book. This is advertised as a Elvis Cole/Joe Pike novel but Joe Pike is the main character with Elvis playin...

    A well earned 4.3. I am biased though. Crais books are "go to" books for me. My problem is that I have read them all and now have to wait for him to write no. 19. When will there be a movie? I really want to see who gets cast as Cole and Pike. This one was a little different in that...

    This was a extremely by the numbers effort from the author whose primary series starring the dynamic duo seems to have been flagging. This results in a formulaic potboiler which flatters to deceive. The antagonists and the victims seem poorly developed characters who are not of any par...

    >Book Review ? A Dangerous Man >I am an independent reviewer. This book is the 18th in the Elvis Cole/Joe Pike series and ends in the mystery being solved. This book is more Joe than Elvis, but both are in the plot. Joe, through circumstances beyond his control, is trying to k...

    Joe Pike Rides Again!! Another incredible case of a young woman, with no knowledge of her dead parents former life, being hunted by a man her mother stole 19 million dollars from! This happened twenty-five years ago and the woman, Isabel, has no clue about either the money or her p...

    The latest in a long line of great books featuring Joe Pike and Elvis Cole . Joe intervenes in the attempted kidnapping of banK cashier , Izzy ?????? why was she kidnapped , who is after her ?? The kidnappers make bail and a terrified Izzy contacts Joe - a suspicious SU...

    Joe and Elvis are back! A Dangerous Man, obviously Joe if you're a fan of this series, has Joe making a deposit at his bank, a rather mundane chore unless you're Joe Pike. After he leaves the bank, he spots his teller being shoved into a car. In Joe fashion, he rescues the girl and hol...

    How is it that a book that essentially chronicles tedium can be so damned engaging? Dissect it and you?ll find that the latest Robert Crais novel, A Dangerous Man, is mostly a step-by-step procedural with two hardball LA investigators driving around SoCal tracking down a kidnapped wo...

    Let me say upfront that I received a copy of this book by winning a Goodreads giveaway from G. P. Putnam?s Sons/Penguin Random House. Having said that, it in no way influenced my review. I always have loved Robert Crais books. Nothing better than spending a rainy afternoon with Joe a...

    Two strangers thrust Joe Pike into a convoluted case when they attempt to abduct Isabel Roland as she leaves the bank for her lunch break. Joe rescues her and police arrest the two would-be kidnappers, but those arrests set in motion a chain of events that pull Joe into a case filled w...

    Let me say upfront that I received a copy of this book by winning a Goodreads giveaway from G. P. Putnam?s Sons/Penguin Random House. Having said that, it in no way influenced my review. I always have loved Robert Crais books. Nothing better than spending a rainy afternoon with Joe a...

    I consider myself a Robert Crais fan, but even I have to admit this is a pretty lightweight addition to the series. This book is shown under the publication details as 352 pages and yet I read it in less than 12 hours with all kinds of interruptions from workmen in my house for about f...

    Karbo and Bender. Karbo and Bender. Karbo and Bender. Karbo and Bender. Karbo and Bender. Karbo and Bender. Karbo and Bender. Karbo and Bender. Karbo and Bender. Karbo and Bender. Karbo and Bender. Karbo and Bender. Names you will keep hearing throughout the first half of this book ...

  • Amanda Joyce
    Jul 01, 2019

    Robert Crais's fabulous crime thriller series set in Southern California and Los Angeles, featuring the well established duo of the strong, silent and dangerous Joe Pike with his military background and PI Elvis Cole returns with this latest cracker of an addition. Joe is at the bank w...

    AsI have stated before, I have been a diehard fan of Robert Crais/Elvis Cole/Joe Pike for THIRTY YEARS. Seriously, when The Monkey?s Raincoat was published in 1987, I was working in a public library, grabbed it as soon as it came in, and was HOOKED. Since then, this has been one of t...

    I would like to thank Netgalley and Simon & Schuster UK for an advance copy of A Dangerous Man, the eighteenth novel to feature LA based Joe Pike and PI Elvis Cole. Pike has just left the bank when he sees teller, Isabel Roland, being bundled into a car. He manages to rescue her...

    This was my first Robert Crais novel. I could definitely see this being a TV series -- or movie. To me, there was nothing particularly ground-breaking or suspenseful here. The novel dives right in to the action. The settings and sequences are well done, but I didn't feel like I had any...

  • Paromjit
    Jul 16, 2019

    Robert Crais's fabulous crime thriller series set in Southern California and Los Angeles, featuring the well established duo of the strong, silent and dangerous Joe Pike with his military background and PI Elvis Cole returns with this latest cracker of an addition. Joe is at the bank w...

  • Anne Szlachcic
    Jul 28, 2019

    Robert Crais's fabulous crime thriller series set in Southern California and Los Angeles, featuring the well established duo of the strong, silent and dangerous Joe Pike with his military background and PI Elvis Cole returns with this latest cracker of an addition. Joe is at the bank w...

    AsI have stated before, I have been a diehard fan of Robert Crais/Elvis Cole/Joe Pike for THIRTY YEARS. Seriously, when The Monkey?s Raincoat was published in 1987, I was working in a public library, grabbed it as soon as it came in, and was HOOKED. Since then, this has been one of t...

    I would like to thank Netgalley and Simon & Schuster UK for an advance copy of A Dangerous Man, the eighteenth novel to feature LA based Joe Pike and PI Elvis Cole. Pike has just left the bank when he sees teller, Isabel Roland, being bundled into a car. He manages to rescue her...

    This was my first Robert Crais novel. I could definitely see this being a TV series -- or movie. To me, there was nothing particularly ground-breaking or suspenseful here. The novel dives right in to the action. The settings and sequences are well done, but I didn't feel like I had any...

    Confession: when a Robert Crais book releases, I drop everything and read it, which happened yesterday with this. It's a very clean, clear, and fast story, as always. Joe Pike is the main character, who I prefer to Elvis Cole, but they are both here in full rescue mode. The hallmark of...

    I liked how Joe got pulled into this one and how once in the middle he was determined to help the girl and do the right thing. As time went on things got messy, so much was going on that came from the past. I felt for bad for Isabel and all that she learned about her family, but by the...

    Just got a galley of the newest Bob Crais (publishing next month). He's one of my favorites - can't wait to start! ...

    This series never disappoints. ...

    Joe Pike teams up once again with Elvis Cole. Young Isabel Roland works as a bank teller. Pike walks in to do a transaction right before lunchtime, and on his way back to his car, he witnesses two men kidnapping her as she leaves the bank for lunch. Pike chases them down, saves Isabel,...

    A quick read and an exciting thriller. Cole and Pike at their best again. ...

    I haven't missed a Robert Crais book ever. Add this one to the list of blockbusters! I even read it in less than 24 hours, something I almost never do. This time round Elvis and Joe find themselves involved in a kidnapping. Will they protect the innocent victim? Uh, duh! Thanks to Netg...

    3.75 rounding up Good cat and mouse page turner but missed the humor often in a Crais book. ...

    ? ? ? ? 1/2 (rounded up) This originally appeared at The Irresponsible Reader. --- Pike clipped his .357 to his waist, and went to his Jeep. Sometimes Pike enjoyed silence. Sometimes the silence scared him. There's nothing like a riveting scene to start off a Thriller, ri...

    I'm a big fan of the Elvis Cole and Joe Pike series - and have read them all, dating back to The Monkey's Raincoat back in 1987. Now here we are 32 years and up to book number 18. The boys have aged well, and if they haven't eased into middle-aged (in print, OAPs in 'real-time') sedati...

    Pike exits a bank after making a deposit and witnesses a kidnapping. The young teller that had been attending him leaves for lunch and is approached by a man who lures her into the back seat of a car with a driver at the wheel. Pike isn't sure what he saw but follows them and gets impl...

    I wish you could give half stars - If so I would give this 4.5 I would subtract from a perfect 5.0 for reasons described below. As with all the Robert Crais books I've read (and I've read all of them) his skill as an author and weaving of suspenseful thrillers is exceptional. In...

    If you are going to be kidnapped, you could do worse than have Joe Pike watch the whole scene go down and decide that he's not going to take it. Pike is an ex-cop and ex-marine now half partners in a private investigation agency and he lives by a very strict moral code. One that says w...

    4.5 stars. If you want to read a book you can?t put down, then pick one of Robert Crais? novels. I read this one in less than 12 hours, without a break. The perfect beach book. This is advertised as a Elvis Cole/Joe Pike novel but Joe Pike is the main character with Elvis playin...

    A well earned 4.3. I am biased though. Crais books are "go to" books for me. My problem is that I have read them all and now have to wait for him to write no. 19. When will there be a movie? I really want to see who gets cast as Cole and Pike. This one was a little different in that...

    This was a extremely by the numbers effort from the author whose primary series starring the dynamic duo seems to have been flagging. This results in a formulaic potboiler which flatters to deceive. The antagonists and the victims seem poorly developed characters who are not of any par...

    >Book Review ? A Dangerous Man >I am an independent reviewer. This book is the 18th in the Elvis Cole/Joe Pike series and ends in the mystery being solved. This book is more Joe than Elvis, but both are in the plot. Joe, through circumstances beyond his control, is trying to k...

    Joe Pike Rides Again!! Another incredible case of a young woman, with no knowledge of her dead parents former life, being hunted by a man her mother stole 19 million dollars from! This happened twenty-five years ago and the woman, Isabel, has no clue about either the money or her p...

    The latest in a long line of great books featuring Joe Pike and Elvis Cole . Joe intervenes in the attempted kidnapping of banK cashier , Izzy ?????? why was she kidnapped , who is after her ?? The kidnappers make bail and a terrified Izzy contacts Joe - a suspicious SU...

  • Elaine Tomasso
    Jul 13, 2019

    Robert Crais's fabulous crime thriller series set in Southern California and Los Angeles, featuring the well established duo of the strong, silent and dangerous Joe Pike with his military background and PI Elvis Cole returns with this latest cracker of an addition. Joe is at the bank w...

    AsI have stated before, I have been a diehard fan of Robert Crais/Elvis Cole/Joe Pike for THIRTY YEARS. Seriously, when The Monkey?s Raincoat was published in 1987, I was working in a public library, grabbed it as soon as it came in, and was HOOKED. Since then, this has been one of t...

    I would like to thank Netgalley and Simon & Schuster UK for an advance copy of A Dangerous Man, the eighteenth novel to feature LA based Joe Pike and PI Elvis Cole. Pike has just left the bank when he sees teller, Isabel Roland, being bundled into a car. He manages to rescue her...

  • ROBERT
    Aug 16, 2019

    Robert Crais's fabulous crime thriller series set in Southern California and Los Angeles, featuring the well established duo of the strong, silent and dangerous Joe Pike with his military background and PI Elvis Cole returns with this latest cracker of an addition. Joe is at the bank w...

    AsI have stated before, I have been a diehard fan of Robert Crais/Elvis Cole/Joe Pike for THIRTY YEARS. Seriously, when The Monkey?s Raincoat was published in 1987, I was working in a public library, grabbed it as soon as it came in, and was HOOKED. Since then, this has been one of t...

    I would like to thank Netgalley and Simon & Schuster UK for an advance copy of A Dangerous Man, the eighteenth novel to feature LA based Joe Pike and PI Elvis Cole. Pike has just left the bank when he sees teller, Isabel Roland, being bundled into a car. He manages to rescue her...

    This was my first Robert Crais novel. I could definitely see this being a TV series -- or movie. To me, there was nothing particularly ground-breaking or suspenseful here. The novel dives right in to the action. The settings and sequences are well done, but I didn't feel like I had any...

    Confession: when a Robert Crais book releases, I drop everything and read it, which happened yesterday with this. It's a very clean, clear, and fast story, as always. Joe Pike is the main character, who I prefer to Elvis Cole, but they are both here in full rescue mode. The hallmark of...

    I liked how Joe got pulled into this one and how once in the middle he was determined to help the girl and do the right thing. As time went on things got messy, so much was going on that came from the past. I felt for bad for Isabel and all that she learned about her family, but by the...

    Just got a galley of the newest Bob Crais (publishing next month). He's one of my favorites - can't wait to start! ...

    This series never disappoints. ...

    Joe Pike teams up once again with Elvis Cole. Young Isabel Roland works as a bank teller. Pike walks in to do a transaction right before lunchtime, and on his way back to his car, he witnesses two men kidnapping her as she leaves the bank for lunch. Pike chases them down, saves Isabel,...

    A quick read and an exciting thriller. Cole and Pike at their best again. ...

    I haven't missed a Robert Crais book ever. Add this one to the list of blockbusters! I even read it in less than 24 hours, something I almost never do. This time round Elvis and Joe find themselves involved in a kidnapping. Will they protect the innocent victim? Uh, duh! Thanks to Netg...

    3.75 rounding up Good cat and mouse page turner but missed the humor often in a Crais book. ...

    ? ? ? ? 1/2 (rounded up) This originally appeared at The Irresponsible Reader. --- Pike clipped his .357 to his waist, and went to his Jeep. Sometimes Pike enjoyed silence. Sometimes the silence scared him. There's nothing like a riveting scene to start off a Thriller, ri...

    I'm a big fan of the Elvis Cole and Joe Pike series - and have read them all, dating back to The Monkey's Raincoat back in 1987. Now here we are 32 years and up to book number 18. The boys have aged well, and if they haven't eased into middle-aged (in print, OAPs in 'real-time') sedati...

    Pike exits a bank after making a deposit and witnesses a kidnapping. The young teller that had been attending him leaves for lunch and is approached by a man who lures her into the back seat of a car with a driver at the wheel. Pike isn't sure what he saw but follows them and gets impl...

    I wish you could give half stars - If so I would give this 4.5 I would subtract from a perfect 5.0 for reasons described below. As with all the Robert Crais books I've read (and I've read all of them) his skill as an author and weaving of suspenseful thrillers is exceptional. In...

    If you are going to be kidnapped, you could do worse than have Joe Pike watch the whole scene go down and decide that he's not going to take it. Pike is an ex-cop and ex-marine now half partners in a private investigation agency and he lives by a very strict moral code. One that says w...

    4.5 stars. If you want to read a book you can?t put down, then pick one of Robert Crais? novels. I read this one in less than 12 hours, without a break. The perfect beach book. This is advertised as a Elvis Cole/Joe Pike novel but Joe Pike is the main character with Elvis playin...

    A well earned 4.3. I am biased though. Crais books are "go to" books for me. My problem is that I have read them all and now have to wait for him to write no. 19. When will there be a movie? I really want to see who gets cast as Cole and Pike. This one was a little different in that...

  • Shannon
    Aug 14, 2019

    Robert Crais's fabulous crime thriller series set in Southern California and Los Angeles, featuring the well established duo of the strong, silent and dangerous Joe Pike with his military background and PI Elvis Cole returns with this latest cracker of an addition. Joe is at the bank w...

    AsI have stated before, I have been a diehard fan of Robert Crais/Elvis Cole/Joe Pike for THIRTY YEARS. Seriously, when The Monkey?s Raincoat was published in 1987, I was working in a public library, grabbed it as soon as it came in, and was HOOKED. Since then, this has been one of t...

    I would like to thank Netgalley and Simon & Schuster UK for an advance copy of A Dangerous Man, the eighteenth novel to feature LA based Joe Pike and PI Elvis Cole. Pike has just left the bank when he sees teller, Isabel Roland, being bundled into a car. He manages to rescue her...

    This was my first Robert Crais novel. I could definitely see this being a TV series -- or movie. To me, there was nothing particularly ground-breaking or suspenseful here. The novel dives right in to the action. The settings and sequences are well done, but I didn't feel like I had any...

    Confession: when a Robert Crais book releases, I drop everything and read it, which happened yesterday with this. It's a very clean, clear, and fast story, as always. Joe Pike is the main character, who I prefer to Elvis Cole, but they are both here in full rescue mode. The hallmark of...

    I liked how Joe got pulled into this one and how once in the middle he was determined to help the girl and do the right thing. As time went on things got messy, so much was going on that came from the past. I felt for bad for Isabel and all that she learned about her family, but by the...

    Just got a galley of the newest Bob Crais (publishing next month). He's one of my favorites - can't wait to start! ...

    This series never disappoints. ...

    Joe Pike teams up once again with Elvis Cole. Young Isabel Roland works as a bank teller. Pike walks in to do a transaction right before lunchtime, and on his way back to his car, he witnesses two men kidnapping her as she leaves the bank for lunch. Pike chases them down, saves Isabel,...

    A quick read and an exciting thriller. Cole and Pike at their best again. ...

    I haven't missed a Robert Crais book ever. Add this one to the list of blockbusters! I even read it in less than 24 hours, something I almost never do. This time round Elvis and Joe find themselves involved in a kidnapping. Will they protect the innocent victim? Uh, duh! Thanks to Netg...

    3.75 rounding up Good cat and mouse page turner but missed the humor often in a Crais book. ...

    ? ? ? ? 1/2 (rounded up) This originally appeared at The Irresponsible Reader. --- Pike clipped his .357 to his waist, and went to his Jeep. Sometimes Pike enjoyed silence. Sometimes the silence scared him. There's nothing like a riveting scene to start off a Thriller, ri...

    I'm a big fan of the Elvis Cole and Joe Pike series - and have read them all, dating back to The Monkey's Raincoat back in 1987. Now here we are 32 years and up to book number 18. The boys have aged well, and if they haven't eased into middle-aged (in print, OAPs in 'real-time') sedati...

    Pike exits a bank after making a deposit and witnesses a kidnapping. The young teller that had been attending him leaves for lunch and is approached by a man who lures her into the back seat of a car with a driver at the wheel. Pike isn't sure what he saw but follows them and gets impl...

    I wish you could give half stars - If so I would give this 4.5 I would subtract from a perfect 5.0 for reasons described below. As with all the Robert Crais books I've read (and I've read all of them) his skill as an author and weaving of suspenseful thrillers is exceptional. In...

    If you are going to be kidnapped, you could do worse than have Joe Pike watch the whole scene go down and decide that he's not going to take it. Pike is an ex-cop and ex-marine now half partners in a private investigation agency and he lives by a very strict moral code. One that says w...

    4.5 stars. If you want to read a book you can?t put down, then pick one of Robert Crais? novels. I read this one in less than 12 hours, without a break. The perfect beach book. This is advertised as a Elvis Cole/Joe Pike novel but Joe Pike is the main character with Elvis playin...

  • Tim Niland
    Aug 18, 2019

    Robert Crais's fabulous crime thriller series set in Southern California and Los Angeles, featuring the well established duo of the strong, silent and dangerous Joe Pike with his military background and PI Elvis Cole returns with this latest cracker of an addition. Joe is at the bank w...

    AsI have stated before, I have been a diehard fan of Robert Crais/Elvis Cole/Joe Pike for THIRTY YEARS. Seriously, when The Monkey?s Raincoat was published in 1987, I was working in a public library, grabbed it as soon as it came in, and was HOOKED. Since then, this has been one of t...

    I would like to thank Netgalley and Simon & Schuster UK for an advance copy of A Dangerous Man, the eighteenth novel to feature LA based Joe Pike and PI Elvis Cole. Pike has just left the bank when he sees teller, Isabel Roland, being bundled into a car. He manages to rescue her...

    This was my first Robert Crais novel. I could definitely see this being a TV series -- or movie. To me, there was nothing particularly ground-breaking or suspenseful here. The novel dives right in to the action. The settings and sequences are well done, but I didn't feel like I had any...

    Confession: when a Robert Crais book releases, I drop everything and read it, which happened yesterday with this. It's a very clean, clear, and fast story, as always. Joe Pike is the main character, who I prefer to Elvis Cole, but they are both here in full rescue mode. The hallmark of...

    I liked how Joe got pulled into this one and how once in the middle he was determined to help the girl and do the right thing. As time went on things got messy, so much was going on that came from the past. I felt for bad for Isabel and all that she learned about her family, but by the...

    Just got a galley of the newest Bob Crais (publishing next month). He's one of my favorites - can't wait to start! ...

    This series never disappoints. ...

    Joe Pike teams up once again with Elvis Cole. Young Isabel Roland works as a bank teller. Pike walks in to do a transaction right before lunchtime, and on his way back to his car, he witnesses two men kidnapping her as she leaves the bank for lunch. Pike chases them down, saves Isabel,...

    A quick read and an exciting thriller. Cole and Pike at their best again. ...

    I haven't missed a Robert Crais book ever. Add this one to the list of blockbusters! I even read it in less than 24 hours, something I almost never do. This time round Elvis and Joe find themselves involved in a kidnapping. Will they protect the innocent victim? Uh, duh! Thanks to Netg...

    3.75 rounding up Good cat and mouse page turner but missed the humor often in a Crais book. ...

    ? ? ? ? 1/2 (rounded up) This originally appeared at The Irresponsible Reader. --- Pike clipped his .357 to his waist, and went to his Jeep. Sometimes Pike enjoyed silence. Sometimes the silence scared him. There's nothing like a riveting scene to start off a Thriller, ri...

    I'm a big fan of the Elvis Cole and Joe Pike series - and have read them all, dating back to The Monkey's Raincoat back in 1987. Now here we are 32 years and up to book number 18. The boys have aged well, and if they haven't eased into middle-aged (in print, OAPs in 'real-time') sedati...

    Pike exits a bank after making a deposit and witnesses a kidnapping. The young teller that had been attending him leaves for lunch and is approached by a man who lures her into the back seat of a car with a driver at the wheel. Pike isn't sure what he saw but follows them and gets impl...

    I wish you could give half stars - If so I would give this 4.5 I would subtract from a perfect 5.0 for reasons described below. As with all the Robert Crais books I've read (and I've read all of them) his skill as an author and weaving of suspenseful thrillers is exceptional. In...

    If you are going to be kidnapped, you could do worse than have Joe Pike watch the whole scene go down and decide that he's not going to take it. Pike is an ex-cop and ex-marine now half partners in a private investigation agency and he lives by a very strict moral code. One that says w...

  • Informed  Citizen
    Aug 11, 2019

    Robert Crais's fabulous crime thriller series set in Southern California and Los Angeles, featuring the well established duo of the strong, silent and dangerous Joe Pike with his military background and PI Elvis Cole returns with this latest cracker of an addition. Joe is at the bank w...

    AsI have stated before, I have been a diehard fan of Robert Crais/Elvis Cole/Joe Pike for THIRTY YEARS. Seriously, when The Monkey?s Raincoat was published in 1987, I was working in a public library, grabbed it as soon as it came in, and was HOOKED. Since then, this has been one of t...

    I would like to thank Netgalley and Simon & Schuster UK for an advance copy of A Dangerous Man, the eighteenth novel to feature LA based Joe Pike and PI Elvis Cole. Pike has just left the bank when he sees teller, Isabel Roland, being bundled into a car. He manages to rescue her...

    This was my first Robert Crais novel. I could definitely see this being a TV series -- or movie. To me, there was nothing particularly ground-breaking or suspenseful here. The novel dives right in to the action. The settings and sequences are well done, but I didn't feel like I had any...

    Confession: when a Robert Crais book releases, I drop everything and read it, which happened yesterday with this. It's a very clean, clear, and fast story, as always. Joe Pike is the main character, who I prefer to Elvis Cole, but they are both here in full rescue mode. The hallmark of...

    I liked how Joe got pulled into this one and how once in the middle he was determined to help the girl and do the right thing. As time went on things got messy, so much was going on that came from the past. I felt for bad for Isabel and all that she learned about her family, but by the...

    Just got a galley of the newest Bob Crais (publishing next month). He's one of my favorites - can't wait to start! ...

    This series never disappoints. ...

    Joe Pike teams up once again with Elvis Cole. Young Isabel Roland works as a bank teller. Pike walks in to do a transaction right before lunchtime, and on his way back to his car, he witnesses two men kidnapping her as she leaves the bank for lunch. Pike chases them down, saves Isabel,...

    A quick read and an exciting thriller. Cole and Pike at their best again. ...

    I haven't missed a Robert Crais book ever. Add this one to the list of blockbusters! I even read it in less than 24 hours, something I almost never do. This time round Elvis and Joe find themselves involved in a kidnapping. Will they protect the innocent victim? Uh, duh! Thanks to Netg...

    3.75 rounding up Good cat and mouse page turner but missed the humor often in a Crais book. ...

    ? ? ? ? 1/2 (rounded up) This originally appeared at The Irresponsible Reader. --- Pike clipped his .357 to his waist, and went to his Jeep. Sometimes Pike enjoyed silence. Sometimes the silence scared him. There's nothing like a riveting scene to start off a Thriller, ri...

    I'm a big fan of the Elvis Cole and Joe Pike series - and have read them all, dating back to The Monkey's Raincoat back in 1987. Now here we are 32 years and up to book number 18. The boys have aged well, and if they haven't eased into middle-aged (in print, OAPs in 'real-time') sedati...

    Pike exits a bank after making a deposit and witnesses a kidnapping. The young teller that had been attending him leaves for lunch and is approached by a man who lures her into the back seat of a car with a driver at the wheel. Pike isn't sure what he saw but follows them and gets impl...

    I wish you could give half stars - If so I would give this 4.5 I would subtract from a perfect 5.0 for reasons described below. As with all the Robert Crais books I've read (and I've read all of them) his skill as an author and weaving of suspenseful thrillers is exceptional. In...

  • Mike Reinking
    Aug 07, 2019

    Robert Crais's fabulous crime thriller series set in Southern California and Los Angeles, featuring the well established duo of the strong, silent and dangerous Joe Pike with his military background and PI Elvis Cole returns with this latest cracker of an addition. Joe is at the bank w...

    AsI have stated before, I have been a diehard fan of Robert Crais/Elvis Cole/Joe Pike for THIRTY YEARS. Seriously, when The Monkey?s Raincoat was published in 1987, I was working in a public library, grabbed it as soon as it came in, and was HOOKED. Since then, this has been one of t...

    I would like to thank Netgalley and Simon & Schuster UK for an advance copy of A Dangerous Man, the eighteenth novel to feature LA based Joe Pike and PI Elvis Cole. Pike has just left the bank when he sees teller, Isabel Roland, being bundled into a car. He manages to rescue her...

    This was my first Robert Crais novel. I could definitely see this being a TV series -- or movie. To me, there was nothing particularly ground-breaking or suspenseful here. The novel dives right in to the action. The settings and sequences are well done, but I didn't feel like I had any...

    Confession: when a Robert Crais book releases, I drop everything and read it, which happened yesterday with this. It's a very clean, clear, and fast story, as always. Joe Pike is the main character, who I prefer to Elvis Cole, but they are both here in full rescue mode. The hallmark of...

    I liked how Joe got pulled into this one and how once in the middle he was determined to help the girl and do the right thing. As time went on things got messy, so much was going on that came from the past. I felt for bad for Isabel and all that she learned about her family, but by the...

    Just got a galley of the newest Bob Crais (publishing next month). He's one of my favorites - can't wait to start! ...

    This series never disappoints. ...

    Joe Pike teams up once again with Elvis Cole. Young Isabel Roland works as a bank teller. Pike walks in to do a transaction right before lunchtime, and on his way back to his car, he witnesses two men kidnapping her as she leaves the bank for lunch. Pike chases them down, saves Isabel,...

    A quick read and an exciting thriller. Cole and Pike at their best again. ...

  • Simon Bewick
    Aug 01, 2019

    Robert Crais's fabulous crime thriller series set in Southern California and Los Angeles, featuring the well established duo of the strong, silent and dangerous Joe Pike with his military background and PI Elvis Cole returns with this latest cracker of an addition. Joe is at the bank w...

    AsI have stated before, I have been a diehard fan of Robert Crais/Elvis Cole/Joe Pike for THIRTY YEARS. Seriously, when The Monkey?s Raincoat was published in 1987, I was working in a public library, grabbed it as soon as it came in, and was HOOKED. Since then, this has been one of t...

    I would like to thank Netgalley and Simon & Schuster UK for an advance copy of A Dangerous Man, the eighteenth novel to feature LA based Joe Pike and PI Elvis Cole. Pike has just left the bank when he sees teller, Isabel Roland, being bundled into a car. He manages to rescue her...

    This was my first Robert Crais novel. I could definitely see this being a TV series -- or movie. To me, there was nothing particularly ground-breaking or suspenseful here. The novel dives right in to the action. The settings and sequences are well done, but I didn't feel like I had any...

    Confession: when a Robert Crais book releases, I drop everything and read it, which happened yesterday with this. It's a very clean, clear, and fast story, as always. Joe Pike is the main character, who I prefer to Elvis Cole, but they are both here in full rescue mode. The hallmark of...

    I liked how Joe got pulled into this one and how once in the middle he was determined to help the girl and do the right thing. As time went on things got messy, so much was going on that came from the past. I felt for bad for Isabel and all that she learned about her family, but by the...

    Just got a galley of the newest Bob Crais (publishing next month). He's one of my favorites - can't wait to start! ...

    This series never disappoints. ...

    Joe Pike teams up once again with Elvis Cole. Young Isabel Roland works as a bank teller. Pike walks in to do a transaction right before lunchtime, and on his way back to his car, he witnesses two men kidnapping her as she leaves the bank for lunch. Pike chases them down, saves Isabel,...

    A quick read and an exciting thriller. Cole and Pike at their best again. ...

    I haven't missed a Robert Crais book ever. Add this one to the list of blockbusters! I even read it in less than 24 hours, something I almost never do. This time round Elvis and Joe find themselves involved in a kidnapping. Will they protect the innocent victim? Uh, duh! Thanks to Netg...

    3.75 rounding up Good cat and mouse page turner but missed the humor often in a Crais book. ...

    ? ? ? ? 1/2 (rounded up) This originally appeared at The Irresponsible Reader. --- Pike clipped his .357 to his waist, and went to his Jeep. Sometimes Pike enjoyed silence. Sometimes the silence scared him. There's nothing like a riveting scene to start off a Thriller, ri...

    I'm a big fan of the Elvis Cole and Joe Pike series - and have read them all, dating back to The Monkey's Raincoat back in 1987. Now here we are 32 years and up to book number 18. The boys have aged well, and if they haven't eased into middle-aged (in print, OAPs in 'real-time') sedati...

  • Natalie
    Jul 15, 2019

    Robert Crais's fabulous crime thriller series set in Southern California and Los Angeles, featuring the well established duo of the strong, silent and dangerous Joe Pike with his military background and PI Elvis Cole returns with this latest cracker of an addition. Joe is at the bank w...

    AsI have stated before, I have been a diehard fan of Robert Crais/Elvis Cole/Joe Pike for THIRTY YEARS. Seriously, when The Monkey?s Raincoat was published in 1987, I was working in a public library, grabbed it as soon as it came in, and was HOOKED. Since then, this has been one of t...

    I would like to thank Netgalley and Simon & Schuster UK for an advance copy of A Dangerous Man, the eighteenth novel to feature LA based Joe Pike and PI Elvis Cole. Pike has just left the bank when he sees teller, Isabel Roland, being bundled into a car. He manages to rescue her...

    This was my first Robert Crais novel. I could definitely see this being a TV series -- or movie. To me, there was nothing particularly ground-breaking or suspenseful here. The novel dives right in to the action. The settings and sequences are well done, but I didn't feel like I had any...

    Confession: when a Robert Crais book releases, I drop everything and read it, which happened yesterday with this. It's a very clean, clear, and fast story, as always. Joe Pike is the main character, who I prefer to Elvis Cole, but they are both here in full rescue mode. The hallmark of...

    I liked how Joe got pulled into this one and how once in the middle he was determined to help the girl and do the right thing. As time went on things got messy, so much was going on that came from the past. I felt for bad for Isabel and all that she learned about her family, but by the...

    Just got a galley of the newest Bob Crais (publishing next month). He's one of my favorites - can't wait to start! ...

    This series never disappoints. ...

    Joe Pike teams up once again with Elvis Cole. Young Isabel Roland works as a bank teller. Pike walks in to do a transaction right before lunchtime, and on his way back to his car, he witnesses two men kidnapping her as she leaves the bank for lunch. Pike chases them down, saves Isabel,...

    A quick read and an exciting thriller. Cole and Pike at their best again. ...

    I haven't missed a Robert Crais book ever. Add this one to the list of blockbusters! I even read it in less than 24 hours, something I almost never do. This time round Elvis and Joe find themselves involved in a kidnapping. Will they protect the innocent victim? Uh, duh! Thanks to Netg...