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