The First Rule by Robert Crais

The First Rule by Robert Crais: The First Rule by Robert Crais is all about the dark aspects of the modern world. Crimes are the dark and heinous part of the human life. The criminals have discovered and invented new methods and ways to commit the most heinous crimes. These criminals are dealt with different methods by the law abiding forces and other agencies. There are many agencies working in the different countries to tackle these criminals and to bring to them to the law and court.The First Rule by Robert Crais is the story that deals with the killers and murderers who are to be chased down by the agencies.

The word crime is hated most in the world but at the same time, people are bending to the crimes as it ensures the power and money in the shortest manner.The dreams of becoming powerful and wealthy overnight attracts the souls to wander in this field and do whatever they think it right to do.The First Rule by Robert Crais is one of such novel that tells the horrible story of the crimes who has been raised to life with the help of law enforcement agencies.

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Elvis Cole and Joe Pike series comes a thrilling novel featuring LAPD K-9 Officer Scott James and his German shepherd, Maggie.

When Frank Meyer and his family are killed in a home invasion, the police launch an investigation into Meyer’s secret existence. Joe Pike is on his own pursuit to clear his friend’s reputation and punish those responsible for his death.
Old grudges, double crosses, blood vengeance, and a crime so heinous that Pike and his partner Elvis Cole have no way of measuring it quickly distort what begins off as a simple trail.

The thieves’ code is a set of rules followed by organized criminal gangs in the former Soviet Union.
A thief’s first rule is to abandon his mother, father, brothers, and sisters. He can’t possibly have a family—no wife, no kids. We are his blood relatives. Any violation of the regulations is punished by death. Frank Meyer was living the American dream—until a professional team broke into his house and murdered everyone within. Meyer’s main quirk was that, prior to his family, company, and regular life, he had worked as a professional mercenary with a guy named Joe Pike. Meyer may have been hiding something extremely nasty from the cops, but Pike does not.

The First Rule by Robert Crais

He embarks on his own pursuit with the assistance of Cole, an inquiry that swiftly entangles them both in a labyrinth of old grudges, blood ties, extortion, revenge, double crosses, and ruthless criminality, with a deed so heinous that even Pike and Cole have no means of measuring it at its center. It’s true that the past isn’t always dead. It isn’t even the end of the day.

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Pike was a mercenary who came into contact with a broad spectrum of individuals, many of whom did not survive the meeting, years before he became a partner in Elvis Cole’s detective business (Chasing Darkness, 2008, etc.). Now he’s in mourning because inoffensive garment importer Frank Meyer, a family guy who shared some of Pike’s worst moments, was killed alongside his wife, two boys, and nanny. It’s the LAPD’s sixth home invasion in recent months, but none of the victims appear to have been picked at random; in every previous case, they possessed stashes of drug money or product that made them natural prey. As a result, the LAPD believes Meyer has been living a double life.

He sets out to find the killers, partly to clear his old friend’s name, but largely for revenge.
Crais understands that the tale of a lone vigilante taking on a large criminal organisation is so well-known that he needs to add new twists. A ten-month-old kid, a charming sequence of deceptions and double-crosses, and a bulldog ATF agent who threatens to imprison Pike under the Homeland Security Act if he kills the man he’s hunting for are just a few of the obstacles. But don’t worry: Pike and his pals will have plenty of opportunity to ventilate smaller fry. Crais precisely places each surprise and brilliantly detonates it, but the major attraction here is the accomplishments of a killing machine.

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The First Rule by Robert Crais

Crais expertly combines several perspectives once again in “The First Rule.” We get to spend time with Elvis and his first-person point of view, but we also get to follow Scott and experience the world through Maggie’s eyes and nose once more. The fact that some of my favorite chapters in a crime novel are written from the perspective of a dog speaks much about Crais’ talent as a writer and his understanding of canines.

But, as already stated, they are minor quibbles. The First Rule is a tense, emotionally gratifying thriller that introduces us to one of crime fiction’s most intriguing pairings.
It is hoped Scott James and Maggie will work together again soon.

About the Writer:

Robert Crais was born in 1953 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He was trained as a mechanical engineer before pursuing his dream of becoming a writer. In 1976 he went to Hollywood and began writing scripts for such television series as Miami Vice and Cagney and Lacey. He received an Emmy nomination for his work on Hill Street Blues. He is the author of the Elvis Cole series and the Joe Pike series. The Monkey’s Raincoat won the Anthony and Macavity Awards in 1988. In 2005, his novel Hostage was adapted into a movie starring Bruce Willis. He is the 2006 recipient of the Ross Macdonald Literary Award. His novel, The Promise, made the New York Times bestseller list in 2015.

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