The Watchman

The Watchman

[a Joe Pike Novel]

Book - 2007
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A wild-living young heiress slams into trouble in the L.A. night--the kind of trouble even her money can't shut down. After her Aston Martin collides with a mysterious car, Larkin Conner Barkley attempts to help the accident victims--and becomes the sole witness in a federal investigation. Whisking her out of her Beverly Hills world is Joe Pike--ex-cop, ex-Marine, ex-mercenary--hired to shield Larkin from a relentless team of killers. But when a chain of lies and betrayals tightens around them, Pike drops off the grid and follows his own rules for survival: strike fast, hit hard, hunt down the hunters. . . .
Publisher: New York : Simon and Schuster, c2007
ISBN: 9781451648966
1451648960
9780743281638
0743281632
Characteristics: 292 p. ; 25 cm

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jimmygulag
Jul 19, 2017

Pretty jump start, and for what it was, genre male detective, i give it a 2-3. it's cliche cookie cutter plot collapses with out any sex. like these guys who know how to paralyse a sap with their thmb never ever got laid before. and wouLd not touch this rich billionaire's daughter beauty, even when she offers herself sincerely, AND with restraint after being "saved."

so the end is crushed with that dull-out.
what about her as a partner on next show.
to waste that grrrl is a shame. his characters are OK, if even too stupid or basic for real life.
IT'S LIKE THEY ARE ENSLAVED TO THE IDEAL LONELY COWBOY ROVING PI HARD CASE MACHO MALE...a tired platform from which to launch a modern series...it would be more exciting the next time with this grrrl involved, as paramour who wants more, and yet is fixated on the scary exciting life of her PI hero....
also, her daddy,
dumb billionaires abound i'm sure, but not this dumb.
it's best quality is it is a quick read: gracias y adios.

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NRGR
May 16, 2015

Staccato style. Fast paced and interesting. Written by a man for men.

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3dblus
May 31, 2013

My first Crais. My kind of book. Truly enjoyed it! Will read on.

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wilqser
May 21, 2013

Thriller, involving the FBI and a witness to an accident. It gets more deeply involved when a ex-marine is hire to protect the witness all on their own from cartels and maybe their own?

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canarymom
Dec 21, 2012

This is my favorite Robert Crais book and that's saying alot since I love them all. Joe Pike breaks the mold of the strong, silent type fighting for the underdog, to help do the right thing.

The action starts on page 1 and doesn't let up until the last page.

This is a yearly read for me-I hope Crais can give his readers more books in the near future.

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loudem
Dec 14, 2011

The book's full of action, no doubt about that. But this Pike character ( as well as his buddy Cole) is just out of this world. I mean, we have Superman and then we have Pike/Cole. I know it's just a novel, but still these guys should have some weaknesses. All in all, a good novel and a fast read, even if quite incredible.

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mariod
Mar 24, 2011

This novel has been the most memorable Crais book. I prefer the Joe Pike character best.

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rahmmie
Mar 13, 2011

I found this book very disappointing, considering I'm a fan of the author

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Atomic
Mar 09, 2011

exciting read

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