A Dangerous Man (Signed Book) (Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Series #18)

A Dangerous Man (Signed Book) (Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Series #18)

by Robert Crais

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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?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780593086667
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/06/2019
Series: Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Series , #18
Edition description: Signed Edition
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 1,412
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Robert Crais is the author of twenty-one previous novels, sixteen of them featuring private investigator Elvis Cole and his laconic ex-cop partner, Joe Pike. Before writing his first novel, Crais spent several years writing scripts for such major television series as Hill Street Blues, Cagney & Lacey, Miami Vice, Quincy, Baretta, and L.A. Law. He received an Emmy nomination for his work on Hill Street Blues, and one of his stand alone novels, Hostage, was made into a movie starring Bruce Willis. His novels have been translated into forty-two languages and are bestsellers around the world. A native of Louisiana, he lives in Los Angeles.


Los Angeles, California

Date of Birth:

June 20, 1953

Place of Birth:

Baton Rouge, Louisiana


B.S., Louisiana State University, 1976; Clarion Writers Workshop at Michigan State University

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A Dangerous Man (Signed Book) (Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Series #18) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 30 reviews.
Anonymous 3 months ago
Don't pick it up until you've got time to finish it. You can't put down books by this guy. Isabel is a new kind of woman, in this genre. She has a secret and doesn't even know it. We still long for more Lucy Chenier, but Isabel is more Joe's than Elvis'. The only thing wrong with this book is, it's going to be too long before we get to read the next one.
Anonymous 3 months ago
... I'd give it five stars and a great review. Always been a huge Crais fan and anxiously await each release but this novel seemed dashed together in a way unlike others of his novels, especially LA Requiem. The narration, dialogue and character development seemed flatter and more sparse than Crais at his best (again, LA Requiem) and the way Izzy fluttered around Pike was odd as Pike is a Vietnam veteran which puts him at least in his mid sixties? We tend to go invisible at that point. Finally, Pike is a master tactician but things got juggled somewhat...kept expecting and hoping to see Jon Stone or like associates to enter into the fray. Still hoping for a Jon Stone story. It was a good book but Crais is easily capable of much better.
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Anonymous 10 days ago
Good, fast-paced read--I was only disappointed because it ended and now I have to wait a while for the next one! (260 pages is a really quick read even though a lot was packed into it.) I enjoyed that Pike had more storyline time in this book. It's always good to learn more about him and seeing him in action--and, taking off his shades a bit more. I wish that Joe could find a romantic interest that would complement him. There are women out there that appreciate silence and peace, too. Elvis can have his turn to shine in the next book. It's always good when they work together. I like their bond and how they are always there for each other. Hope Chen gets his promotion, too! Way to go, Joe Pike!
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Anonymous 15 days ago
i anxiously await every Robert Crais novel. This book was ok. It was definitely not up to his usual standards, The story line was thin as were the characters and very disappointing at only 260 pages. Wish I would have waited to borrow it from the library.
Anonymous 16 days ago
Another great Craig's read.
Anonymous 17 days ago
Excellent story line with lots of action!
nookaddictKR 19 days ago
Loved it! Shades of L.A. Requiem. Very good read.
Anonymous 22 days ago
I love books by Robert Crais I enjoyed this book because the bad guys lost and the good guys won My kind of book. Exciting and adventous
Anonymous 23 days ago
Series seems to have turned to Pike rather than Cole, which isn't necessarily bad. Pike has motivation for his casual violence. Cole might be more complex but not in this story. The other characters told some of their own stories and that made for a richer tale. Enjoyable.
Anonymous 27 days ago
I liked the book but it certainly was not his best. I had a terrible problem with the female character they were trying to help. She just kept acting like some ditzy spoiled child and I could not find her realistic at all. I still love the series and would try the next one. However, I will wait for the reviews longer, before making the purchase. It seems it's pretty like by most so far. Kat
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Anonymous 3 months ago
I enjoyed this Cole/ Pike more than I expected. They come to the rescue of an innocent young lady, and thats hard to top.i look forward to reading his next adventure.
Anonymous 3 months ago
Anonymous 3 months ago
Always the best! Could not put down.
Anonymous 3 months ago
I have thoroughly enjoyed the series but I'm slightly disappointed in A Dangerous Man. Predictable and very short, 260 pages.
Mento12 3 months ago
Skip-t-me-lu ma darling. Now, I heard 'Sailing to Philadelphia' last evening, on the radio, and that informs me of this review. Mark Knopfler did it, and Robert Crais's got to did it. Quoi?..he's got to do...what "sailing to Philadelphia" sounds like......Not tough, or Humvee school of detective-writing- but mellow. So as this is more powerful- there's iMBD- The Malaysian bank knock-over, for Crais to think of; and the "misnomer" of law. Show signs of where to go, is Pryor Gregg, Crais can, in his next novel, be as cool as a tub of cucumber ice cream. Like Pryor Gregg, he can't be 'moved' by anything. Crime "is being in the government" these days, as 17trillion is "spent"; and laws (of yesterday) are made not-laws (in terms of un-taxed/tariffed trade~ called 'free'). Law, is the greatest get-away vehicle.
Anonymous 3 months ago
Just another great Crais read.
Anonymous 3 months ago
Anonymous 3 months ago
Great book as usual except Joe Pike talked more than usual. I like his short, curt answers better because it makes him more mysterious.
Anonymous 3 months ago
Anonymous 3 months ago
So disappointing for Robert Crais. If you like Joe Pike, don't buy this book. Characters were flaky and not well drawn. Ending motivation was questionable and unclear. Is he following into the James Patterson mode of write a book a month with you eyes closed and a plot with lots of holes?
LHill2110 3 months ago
Joe Pike engages Elvis Cole’s help protecting a 22 year old girl who appears to be the confusing target of a lot of nasty guys. Drawing in witness protection and massive scales of counterfeit drug peddling, the action takes us through L.A. and environs in Crais’ typical action-packed way. Entertaining, with plenty of sardonic banter and ultra-competent physical specimens. The women in this particular story were a little more annoyingly portrayed than usual — giggly, kind of stupid, and in desperate need of constant saving, but otherwise a good read.
Anonymous 3 months ago
have been reading Elvis since book one. he and Pike have aged well.