The Watchman by Robert Crais: The Watchman 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 Watchman by Robert Crais is interesting novel magic and its marvels.
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 Watchman 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.The Watchman by Robert Crais is very amazing book.
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.
The city was hers for a single magical hour, and she had it all to herself. Larkin Conner Barkley acts as though Los Angeles is hers to own.She races around the city at its quietest hours, blowing past red after red in her Aston Martin as if she were rushing for her life. Until a car arrives out of nowhere, accompanied by the metal-on-metal blast of a catastrophic tragedy. Larkin, dazed, tries to assist the other victims. And she finds herself as the single witness in a top-secret government probe.Larkin wants to do the right thing for the first time in her life. However, by consenting to work with the government, she becomes the target of a ruthless gang of assassins.
When the US Marshals and the best security money can buy fail to protect her, Larkin’s rich family turns to Joe Pike, the one guy money can’t buy. Pike lives in a universe apart from the Beverly Hills mansions.
He’s an ex-cop, ex-Marine, and ex-mercenary who owes a terrible man a favor by keeping Larkin alive.
Reuniting with Bud Flynn, Pike’s LAPD training officer and a man Pike reveres as a father, is one of the job’s perks. The drawback is Larkin Barkley, who is the irrepressible face of self-destruction — and just as lonely as Pike. Pike pledges to defend the girl, but when they are attacked right away, he understands that someone is selling them out.
The Watchman by Robert Crais
Pike goes off the grid with the girl, defying Bud and the authorities, and follows his own survival rules: strike fast, hit hard, and chase down the hunters. Pike delves into a labyrinth of falsehoods and betrayals with the aid of private investigator Elvis Cole, and discovers that even the cops aren’t who they appear. Pike’s greatest challenge may come from the girl herself, a lost soul in the City of Angels ready to harm herself unless Joe Pike can teach her the value of life…and love.
The Watchman by Robert Crais
In this suspenseful thriller, Elvis Cole’s mysterious companion (The Two Minute Rule) finally takes center stage.
When Joe Pike is tasked with protecting a rich heiress, he learns that protecting the single witness to a murder pales in comparison to saving a LA party girl from self-destruction…Larkin Conner Barkley acts as though Los Angeles is hers to own. She races around the city at its quietest hours, blowing past red after red in her Aston Martin as if she were rushing for her life. Then she observes the metal-on-metal explosion of another automobile in the aftermath of a catastrophic accident and, bewildered, finds herself the sole witness in a secret federal inquiry.
Pike swears to defend the girl, but it soon becomes evident that someone in their group is betraying them.
Joe takes matters into his own hands, leaving Larkin on the ground and following his own survival rules: strike fast, hit hard, and chase down the hunters. Pike delves into a labyrinth of falsehoods and betrayals with the aid of private investigator Elvis Cole, and discovers that even the cops aren’t who they appear. Pike’s greatest challenge may come from the girl herself, a lost soul in the City of Angels ready to harm herself unless Joe Pike can teach her the value of life…and love.
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Crais expertly combines several perspectives once again in “ The Watchman.” 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.
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It doesn’t take Cole long to figure out that Tyson and his gang have been committing a series of high-end burglaries. In reality, Tyson has been involved in over a dozen robberies with two accomplices. They even got off with $8,000 worth of items from one house at one point, a fortuitous win that left them with more cash than they knew what to do with.However, the kids’ luck ran out when they mistakenly took the incorrect item from a violent man.
In his 21st book, Los Angeles ace Crais (The Promise, 2015, etc.) extends his streak of sharp, enjoyable thrillers.
But, as already stated, they are minor quibbles. The Watchman 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.
Other Books to read.
- Taken by Robert Crais
- A Dangerous Man Robert Crais
- The Last Detective by Robert Crais
- L.A. Requiem by Robert Crais
- The Wanted by Robert Crais
- ASIN : B000NY11VU
- Publisher : Simon & Schuster; Reprint edition (February 27, 2007)
- Publication date : February 27, 2007
- Language : English
- File size : 6834 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 388 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #18,148 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews: 4.6 out of 5 stars 1,467 ratings