A cat was his witness. A freak weather system in the Midwest was pulling fifty- to seventy-knot winds from the sea that had hammered Los Angeles for days. In The Sentry, while pumping gas one day, he notices two gang members acting strangely, and winds up stopping them from severely beating a sandwich shop owner. He is fiercely loyal, which is how he ends up involved with Dru Rayne, and why he stays involved when a lesser man would have thrown up his hands and walked away. In that time, he stood taller, straightened himself, and resumed his normal manner. Praise for Robert Crais Robert Crais Elevates Crime Fiction.
Joe becomes infatuated with the girl, Dru, and is in knight-in-shining armor mode. When gangbangers shake down the modest owner of a Los Angeles eatery, Joe Pike intervenes. In addition, Crais has also written several bestselling standalone thrillers. Crais is just so good its scary. Joe enlists the help of his detective partner Elvis Cole to help him find the missing people. Now, the canyon was blue with bright moonlight. If someone came running, Daniel figured to shoot them, too, but nobody came --- no police, no neighbors, no nobody.
My thoughts on The Sentry can be summed up with the words Holy Shit! The audiobook version may give you temporary schizophrenia with all his voices. He is today what Raymond Chandler was before him. Instead, he nodded toward the canal. His buddy Cole has unveiled something much bigger than themselves, and to get to the bottom of it, they follow the clues, walk the trails and surveil the houses and those involved. His characters, Joe Pike and Elvis Cole are two of the coolest customers around. We cannot take responsibility for items which are lost or damaged in transit. Another good action adventure with Pike and Cole.
One of Robert Crais best novels. Brand new: A new, unread, unused book in perfect condition with no missing or damaged pages. Lawrence Block » » Robert Crais. Pikes 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. I own and have read every book published by Robert Crais. As the level of violence escalates, and Pike himself becomes a target, he and Elvis Cole learn that Dru and her uncle are not who they seem- and that everything he thought he knew about them has been a lie.
From the start, things are not what they seem. Pike meets with a local gang boss who promises Pike that he will get his young men to leave the Smith and Dru alone, but instead Smith and Dru disappear and Pike goes on the hunt for them fearing that they have been kidnapped, by gangsters who were seen at the house. He wondered if they had suffered a similar nightmare --- seeing their best friend shot to death in the dark. The victim, Wilson Smith, reacts oddly to his rescuer, treating Pike with a demeanor that almost approaches resentment. His latest Joe Pike novel, The Sentry, draws Pike into the problems of a lovely woman and her shady uncle…whether they want him there or not. That's really what makes me come back every time. The story is exciting, fast paced, with a realism that puts you into his world.
Surprisingly, for such a character, he sometimes lets his heart lead his mind. Daniel tipped back his head and howled to match the wind, then doused the candles and sat with the bodies, waiting for the storm to pass. Both novels explore with increasing depth the natures and characters of Elvis Cole and Joe Pike. Pike, the planet needs love. Quote: The blood and heads and the message on the wall felt like more than an act of malicious vandalism. When Joe enters the store to check it out, he finds the men have the store owner on the floor and are beating him.
MacDonald as one of my all time favorites. Cole steps out of his wisecracking demeanor in ways that are unexpected, while Pike reveals a vulnerable veneer that may get him seriously hurt. Lest anyone has ever wondered what Pike gets out of his relationship with Cole, this book answers that question, and then some. However, after some investigative work by Cole, Pike realizes that Rayne and her uncle aren't who they say they are, and are part of something much bigger. I love it when a book surprises me, I really do, and it's always terrific when it's a book by an author I'm a fan of. The fast-paced plot, dialogue, and thrilling action sequences are vintage Crais -- and right now he's simply the best author in this genre. So our interest is stirred as soon as he seems interested in a woman he meets.
But then again, there is definitely something to be said for writers who deliver consistently great books each time; nothing too different, just the right blend of action and plot, with characters you grow attached to from book to book. He is always going to be there for Pike, no matter what it costs. And while things tie up at the end though not nicely or neatly , it is a sure bet that neither man will be the same afterward. Cole woke on the bed in his loft bathed in blue moonlight, feeling his A-frame shudder as the wind tried to push it from its perch high in the Hollywood hills. When you're in mortal danger who can you trust to watch over you? She tells him her story and then she disappears.
That said, The Sentry was not, though, at the top of my list of favorite Robert Crais novels maybe not a favorite, but still good enough to merit four stars. How do they all come together? The nature of his life had cost him the woman he loved and the little boy he had grown to love, and left him alone in this house with nothing but an angry cat for company and a pistol that did not need to be put away. The bad guys are also very tough, and the match is almost even. After retaliation, Joe meets with the gang's boss and thinks the matter is resolved until the owner and niece disappear. He keeps Button in the loop, long after the story is known, but he keeps him up to date. The Monkey's Raincoat introduced me to Elvis Cole, and the book was okay. I learned a great deal about the relationship between these two men in the way they take care of each other before, during and after the bloodletting.
No matter how long it took or how far they ran. He folded back the shutters, then opened the window. But what becomes evident after just a handful of chapters is that he takes his work to an entirely new level. More Pike, please Chicago Sun-Times. Joe Pike walks into a sandwich shop to see the owner being beaten up by two punk gangstas. .