The Watchman

The Watchman

A Joe Pike Novel

Book - 2007
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Working as a bodyguard for a spoiled federal witness, Joe Pike hatches a desperate plan to disappear with the woman in the underworld of Los Angeles and turn on her would-be killers, an effort in which he enlists the help of private investigator Elvis Cole.
Publisher: New York : Simon and Schuster, c2007.
ISBN: 9780743281638
Characteristics: 292 p. ; 25 cm.

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Jul 19, 2017

Pretty jump start, and for what it was, genre male detective, i give it a 2-3. it's cliche cookie cutter plot collapses with out any sex. like these guys who know how to paralyse a sap with their thmb never ever got laid before. and wouLd not touch this rich billionaire's daughter beauty, even when she offers herself sincerely, AND with restraint after being "saved."

so the end is crushed with that dull-out.
what about her as a partner on next show.
to waste that grrrl is a shame. his characters are OK, if even too stupid or basic for real life.
IT'S LIKE THEY ARE ENSLAVED TO THE IDEAL LONELY COWBOY ROVING PI HARD CASE MACHO MALE...a tired platform from which to launch a modern would be more exciting the next time with this grrrl involved, as paramour who wants more, and yet is fixated on the scary exciting life of her PI hero....
also, her daddy,
dumb billionaires abound i'm sure, but not this dumb.
it's best quality is it is a quick read: gracias y adios.

May 16, 2015

Staccato style. Fast paced and interesting. Written by a man for men.

May 31, 2013

My first Crais. My kind of book. Truly enjoyed it! Will read on.

May 21, 2013

Thriller, involving the FBI and a witness to an accident. It gets more deeply involved when a ex-marine is hire to protect the witness all on their own from cartels and maybe their own?

Dec 21, 2012

This is my favorite Robert Crais book and that's saying alot since I love them all. Joe Pike breaks the mold of the strong, silent type fighting for the underdog, to help do the right thing.

The action starts on page 1 and doesn't let up until the last page.

This is a yearly read for me-I hope Crais can give his readers more books in the near future.

Dec 14, 2011

The book's full of action, no doubt about that. But this Pike character ( as well as his buddy Cole) is just out of this world. I mean, we have Superman and then we have Pike/Cole. I know it's just a novel, but still these guys should have some weaknesses. All in all, a good novel and a fast read, even if quite incredible.

Mar 24, 2011

This novel has been the most memorable Crais book. I prefer the Joe Pike character best.

Mar 13, 2011

I found this book very disappointing, considering I'm a fan of the author

Mar 09, 2011

exciting read


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