A Dangerous Man

A Dangerous Man

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"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, Joe is on hand when two men abduct her. Joe chases them down, and the two men are arrested. But instead of putting the drama to bed, the arrests are only the beginning of the trouble for Joe and Izzy. After posting bail, the two abductors are murdered and Izzy disappears. Pike calls on his friend, Elvis Cole, to help learn the truth. What Elvis uncovers is a twisted family story that involves corporate whistleblowing, huge amounts of cash, the Witness Relocation Program, and a long line of lies. But what of all that did Izzy know? Is she a perpetrator or a victim? And how far will Joe go to find out?"--
Publisher: New York, New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, ©2019.
ISBN: 9780525535683
Characteristics: 339 pages ;,24 cm.


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Dec 03, 2019

Publisher shorts the pages to make this a quick read. Pike and Cole the Frick & Frack of the shoot um up books. Crais gives a another good read.

Dec 02, 2019

Another exciting Crais thriller. Fast moving, much action to the very end.

Oct 24, 2019

Isabel Roland is abducted on a day that Joe Pike is in the same place at the same time, its unfortunate for the two men doing the abducting cos Joe feels he has to step in & does. There starts a good easy read with good characters & great action. Elvis Cole to had come & help Joe.

Oct 12, 2019

Excellent storytelling. The one annoying factor was the characterization of two women in their 20's portrayed as though they were silly preteens with all the texting, giggling, and not taking instructions seriously. And yes, it is important how women are portrayed in novels and elsewhere - no good comes from perpetuating stereotypes.

ArapahoeAnnaL Oct 01, 2019

This book is a lot of fun with writing as confident and capable as its terrific heroes, private eye Elvis Cole and military operative Joe Pike. Incredibly smart and tough they are respectful and kind to all including lowly bank tellers like Isabel Roland and insecure geeky criminologists like John Chen. The dialog and descriptions are fresh and witty.

Sep 29, 2019

The great part about Robert Crais' work is that it is always an interesting read. Like others, I wish he was even more prolific. This is almost like reading a screenplay- plot driven, little dialogue, lots of action. And, like any action movie, it is over too soon. It took me less than a day to read, and now I have to wait for another 6 months to a year to do it all over again. It is always worth the wait.

Sep 11, 2019

as always a great read! just sorry it takes so long in between books. but you won't be disappointed with this one!

Sep 10, 2019

'A Dangerous Man' is another winner by Robert Crais. My only complaint is that we have to wait too long between installments of their adventures.

What I found interesting (and different) about 'A Dangerous Man' is that it is less about Elvis Cole and Joe Pike and more about the story and plot in which they find themselves involved. Personally I like this because it solves the potential problem of our heroes becoming flat and predictable, which happens all too often with popular and familiar characters.

I love the fact that the title, 'A Dangerous Man', could be referring to any one of a number of good guys - Pike, Cole, the U.S. Marshall, the forensic scientist - AND/OR bad guys!

5 stars Mr. Crais.

Sep 06, 2019

Great book - has been too long since the last one in this series!

Aug 28, 2019

Joe Pike and Elvis Cole novels are always great. Robert Crais has done it again in A DANGEROUS MAN. Great story line and a whole cast of characters make for a fun and 'crowded' read. Goes fast - too fast.... Enjoy!

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ArapahoeAnnaL Oct 01, 2019

"Who the hell are you?"
"Joe Pike."
"How'd you get in?"
"Your door wasn't locked."
The old man pooched his lips.
"Want some coffee?"
"I killed Riley Cox."
Kinnaman squinted.
"What is this?"
Terrence Semple. Pitchess Lloyd. Charlie Reyes."
The cowboys.
"You get out of here. I don't know what you're talking about.
"Nathan Hicks. the man you sent to find DeeAnn Ryan."
Kinnaman wet his lips.
"You'd best leave."
"Got more names. Want to hear them?"
"I want my money is what I want. That bitch stole my money. I want it."
Pike raised his gun and shot Kinnaman in the chest. A little high, a little to the left, a bit down from the collarbone. Heart shot.
Pie walked over, and looked at the body.
"You can't have it." pg. 338

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