In Robert Crais’ thriller The Watchman, former cop and mercenary soldier Joe Pike is hired to protect a spoiled rich girl who’s due to testify against a drug cartel. But when they’re ambushed by gunmen, he disappears with her and decides to hunt down the hunters with the help of his PI pal Elvis Cole. Hiding in seedy L.A. flophouses, they brush up against crooked feds, hit squads, and barrio gangs — none as dangerous as Pike himself. Packed with whiplash plot twists and taut dialogue, Crais’ latest deftly reveals the taciturn, damaged Pike, who’s more comfortable meting out torture than talking about himself. Watchman is as good a psychological test case as it is a thriller. B+
The Watchman In Robert Crais' thriller The Watchman, former cop and mercenary soldier Joe Pike is hired to protect a spoiled rich girl who's due to...The WatchmanMystery and Thriller, FictionRobert Crais In Robert Crais' thriller The Watchman, former cop and mercenary soldier Joe Pike is hired to protect a spoiled rich girl who's due to...2007-02-23Simon & Schuster
Genre: Mystery and Thriller, Fiction; Author: Robert Crais; Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Posted February 23 2007 — 12:00 AM EST
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