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Author: Luke Daniels,Robert Crais
ISBN13: 978-1423375562
Title: The Sentry (Elvis Cole/Joe Pike Series)
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Category: Thrillers and Suspense
Publisher: Brilliance Audio; Unabridged edition (January 11, 2011)

The Sentry (Elvis Cole/Joe Pike Series) by Luke Daniels,Robert Crais

Robert Crais CD Collection 3: Voodoo River, Sunset Express, Indigo Slam (Elvis Cole/Joe Pike Series). Robert Crais CD Collection 2: The Monkey's Raincoat, Stalking the Angel, Lullaby Town (Elvis Cole/Joe Pike Series). Robert Crais - Elvis Cole/Joe Pike Series: Books 1-3: The Monkey's Raincoat, Stalking the Angel, Lullaby Town. have read the complete series involving Elvis Cole and Joe Pike. enjoyed every book and look forward to more.

Robert Crais writes an awsome series with Elvis and Joe. With this book, RC continues to excel. I'm ready for the next one - bring it on! Every time I pick up Elvis and Joe's stories, I feel like I'm visiting well known and beloved friends. Listeners Also Bought. The First Rule: An Elvis Cole - Joe Pike Novel, Book 13 (Unabridged). The Watchman: An Elvis Cole - Joe Pike Novel, Book 11 (Unabridged). Taken: An Elvis Cole - Joe Pike Novel, Book 15 (Unabridged). Chasing Darkness: An Elvis Cole - Joe Pike Novel, Book 12 (Unabridged).

Note: The year of each novel’s original publication is in parenthesis next to the title. 1. The Monkey’s Raincoat (1987). Anthony Award winner.

Written by Robert Crais, Audiobook narrated by Luke Daniels. An Elvis Cole - Joe Pike Novel, Book 14. By: Robert Crais. Narrated by: Luke Daniels. Series: An Elvis Cole Novel (abridged), Book 14. Length: 4 hrs and 3 mins. A Dangerous Man. Elvis Cole/Joe Pike Series, Book 18. Length: 9 hrs. Unabridged.

1 Elvis Cole/Joe Pike novels. 3 References Crais novels include: Demolition Angel, Hostage, Suspect, and The Two-Minute Rule. Most of Crais' books feature the characters Elvis Cole and Joe Pike, with The Watchman (2007), The First Rule (2010) and The Sentry (2011) centering on Joe Pike. Taken is a 2012 detective novel by Robert Crais.

The Sentry by Robert Crais features two of Crias' reoccurring characters, Elvis Cole (Series and Joe Pike (Series This adventure involves a couple who Pike helps after they become entangled with the Mexican mob. Lots of gun battles and sleuthing. Dec 05, 2018 Wendy rated it really liked it. Shelves: 5000-books, dec-18, wom-2018. I really enjoyed this 14th book in Robert Crais's "Elvis Cole" series! It is also the 3rd book in his "Joe Pike" series.

The Sentry (Elvis Cole, Joe Pike, by Robert Crais. Dru Rayne and her uncle fled to . after Hurricane Katrina; but now, five years later, they face a different danger. View Stalking The Angel: Elvis Cole Joe Pike, Book 2 By Robert Crais 315857 EBOOK EPUB. 8 Pages·2017·56 KB·6 Downloads·New!

Other authors: Robert Crais (Narrator), Luke Daniels (Narrator). Series: Elvis Cole (Abridged Audiobook 13-15), Joe Pike (Abridged Audiobook 2-4). The Sentry Five years ago, Dru Rayne and her uncle fled from Louisiana to Los Angeles after Hurricane Katrina hit, but now they face a different kind of danger. A neighborhood protection gang savagely beats Dru’s uncle, but Pike witnesses it and offers his own brand of protection

Author: Robert Crais Narrator: Luke Daniels Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: . hours Series: The Elvis Cole, Joe Pike Novels Release Date: January 2011 ISBN: 9781423375609. In The Watchman and The First Rule, Robert Crais put Joe Pike front and center for the first time, to remarkable effect: A beautifully crafted piece of story-telling (The Seattle Times); A high-octane thriller. Pike’s unshakable belief in right and wrong provides a moral center (South Florida Sun-Sentinel); Joe Pike is a joy to watch, an urban Zen warrior priest righting wrongs.

Created by Robert Crais, this series of books is about the private investigator named Elvis Cole and his partner Joe Pike. This pair of Hollywood unorthodox private eyes who focuses mainly on cases with abused and battered women and children – with some exceptions. Elvis is the tough and conscientious type, and Joe is the strong and silent partner. The Sentry – When gangbangers shake down the modest owner of a Los Angeles eatery, Joe Pike intervenes. For all intents and purposes, Pike saved Wilson Smith’s life. But for reasons of their own, Smith and his lovely niece, Dru, are curiously resentful. Taken – When Nita Morales hires Elvis Cole to find her missing daughter, she’s sure it’s a ruse orchestrated by the girl and her boyfriend.

In The Watchman and The First Rule, Robert Crais put Joe Pike front and center for the first time, to remarkable effect: “A beautifully crafted piece of story-telling” (The Seattle Times); “A high-octane thriller.… Pike’s unshakable belief in right and wrong provides a moral center” (South Florida Sun-Sentinel); “Joe Pike is a joy to watch, an urban Zen warrior priest righting wrongs. More Pike, please” (Chicago Sun-Times).

But when Joe Pike does return, it is to a case that will rock him to his core.

Five years ago, Dru Rayne and her uncle fled from Louisiana to Los Angeles after Hurricane Katrina hit, but now they face a different kind of danger. A neighborhood protection gang savagely beats Dru’s uncle, but Pike witnesses it and offers his own brand of protection. Oddly enough, neither of them seems to want it—and neither do the federal agents mysteriously watching their storefront, men who appear quite willing to let the gang have its way.

None of that deters Pike—there’s something about Dru that touches him and he won’t back away, whether she wants his help or not — but as the level of violence escalates, and Pike himself becomes a target, he and Elvis Cole begin to discover some things. Dru and her uncle are not who they seem, and everything Pike thought he knew about them, their relationship to the gang, and the reasons they fled New Orleans—it’s all been lies. A vengeful and murderous force is catching up to them… and it’s perfectly happy to sweep Pike and Cole up in its wake.

Reviews: 7
Joe Pike is fun to read because he gets to do all the things the rest of us only wish we could. He, along with Hawk from the Spenser novels, may be the most autonomous character in modern fiction. Crais moves the action commendably with just enough pause for explanation/reflection. I have only been to Los Angeles a couple of times, but I get a feeling of familiarity because Crais makes the city one of his characters. This adds a whole layer of interest and texture to all his novels.I discovered these books by accident, serendipity really, a copy of The Watchman was in the library of a condo I rented at the beach last summer. I have since read all of the Joe Pike and Elvis Cole novels and find them great fun, Crais has moved up alongside the late Robert B. Parker and John D. MacDonald as one of my all time favorites.
Ok, maybe not love, but a serious case of idealization and adoration of a woman who is not worthy. She's a thief, a liar, and both the Bolivian and Mexican mobs are after her and her boyfriend, Rainey. Pike meets her when he breaks up an apparent shakedown--which turns out to be so much more. Cole works with Pike to rescue the damsel, and also to heal his broken heart from the end of his relationship with Lucy Chenier, New Orleans attorney extraordinaire. There are crooked FBI agents, and people with false identities, but the real creep is Daniel, skilled in execution, who talks to Tobey and Cleo, who at first seem like cats, but who are actually the auditory hallucinations he manufactures to comfort himself and to bolster his murderous resolve. He's a pretty good portrait of an extreme paranoid schizophrenic--most paranoid schizophrenics don't come close to this guy, but there are a few (mostly in forensic prisons for the criminally insane, thankfully) who do. Chillingly insane, with long periods of lucidity, during which they can act on their delusions or follow the commands of their auditory hallucinations. Meds don't touch this type of delusional system. Scary.

So, unlike books who attempt to cast the bad guy or guys as insane, but come across with an unbelievable character, Crais renders his bad guy believable. He also gives us a sense why Pike hasn't had many girlfriends--he's attracted to apparently helpless, intelligent women, who turn out to shatter his illusions. Maybe like his mother who stayed too long w/ his abusive father?
From the start, things are not what they seem. Joe Pike stops to check his tires and senses there's something wrong with the two gangbangers who enter the store. His instinct is correct. Upon entering the store he sees them beating the proprietor and breaks one man's arm while the other escapes. But nothing is as it seems. The store owner lies about his identity. His "niece" lies about hers, though of course Joe doesn't discover this until later. And the store was under surveillance by someone posing as a federal agent.

The fun is in the way Crais presents the evidence while Joe and Elvis get to the bottom of it all.

I admit that since I've never read a Robert Crais Elvis Cole/Joe Pike series book that I didn't like, perhaps I was predisposed to like this one. But it was a good read from start to finish. There was none of the clever slight of hand, cheating with the evidence and characters, that marks a lesser author. I've read stories by others where suddenly the lead character "knows" something that he shouldn't, based on the narrative. Never happens with Crais. Enjoy the book. I did.
If you're an Elvis Cole/Joe Pike fan, you won't believe it, but in this book ... Joe Pike takes off his sunglasses. It actually shows how great a writer Robert Crais has become -- the fact he is able to show us a vulnerable side of Pike with such a simple gesture is pure genius. If you're new to the series, I do believe THE SENTRY would be more enjoyable for someone that has already read the earlier books, but it isn't necessary. The fast-paced plot, dialogue, and thrilling action sequences are vintage Crais -- and right now he's simply the best author in this genre.
I am a true fan of the writing of Robert Crais and Joe Pike is my favorite of the two principal characters. However, there is a problem there. Of the two - Cole and Pike - there are not nearly as many books featuring Pike so I have to ration them out. That's why I'm just getting around to reading this one.

This book had more twists and turns in it than a roller coaster ride at the fair. Just when I thought I knew where it was headed and got myself all settled down to take it to the finish line Crais put in a twist that made me back up and rethink my entire notions of how it was going to turn out. Crais does use two different styles of writing so each book fits the personality of the main character. This one is sparse on both dialog and inner thoughts because Pike appears to be able to go for days without speaking and he acts, he doesn't just think and plan and come up with strategies. This novel had Joe Pike form an instant attraction for a woman which only escalated when she needed his help. He made a promise to her that the gang members would no come back to harass her uncle at his take-out sandwich shop and Pike is an honorable man of his word. When trouble came calling again he felt it was his responsibility to live up to that promise..

I find it very interesting to see the method Robert Crais uses to portray the violence encountered by his main characters. Books published now seem to almost try to outdo each other in splattering blood and brain matter all over the walls and pages of the books I'm reading. Crais does things differently; he gives you the same feeling of violence but uses finesse to allow the reader to provide as much or as little gore as they want. Personally, I'm getting pretty tired of reading the vivid descriptions so I appreciate Mr. Crais letting me come up with my own mental picture of what a slaughter scene looked like. I will say, this book has one seriously psychotic killer in it. Took me a while to figure out what was going on with Daniel and his friends.