The hero of robert crais 16th crime novel featuring iconic private investigator elvis cole and his pal, exmarine joe pike, is not cole or pike. I opted for the full nine hours because none of the elvis cole, joe pike and scott james books have ever dragged. But while i like those books, this standalone, originally published in 2006, remains my favorite of craiss novels. In the promise, the elvis cole and joe pike team joined forces with scott james and his faithful dog to unravel a dark conspiracy involving a convicted fugitive. Thats because one saturday afternoon i was walking through my.
It seems like a long time since robert crais wrote the last elvis cole book. Kindle edition published in 2015, 039916149x hardcover published in 2015, 039957638x paperback published in 2016, kindle. I didnt think the elvis cole books could be any better but with the introduction of maggie the alsatian,they just did. The monkeys raincoat 1987 anthony award winner macavity award winner edgar award nominee shamus award nominee 2. Crais doesnt disappoint, and the story weaves through a complex plot of police detectives, homeland security operatives an bad guys. For some reason, the normally reliable crais the sentry, 2011, etc. This time they join forces with suspect heroes scott james and his k9 partner, maggie, in the. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read the promise. In future i will read the first couple of pages of any putative robert crais novel and leave well alone if books continue to be written this way. Crais arouses my curiosity in the opening paragraph by describing a small, round, and dumpy woman wearing a fringed leather jacket in a darkened room who was clearly afraid and reminded the observer of an overripe peach. Buy the promise by robert crais, in very good condition.
And i still feel that way after reading the promise, but i gotta admit that for the first time ever, since i started reading crais, i feel like ive discovered oz hiding behind the curtain. An elvis cole and joe pike novel an elvis cole and joe pike novel series by robert crais. The novels of robert crais are one of the reasons why im a crime fiction fan. It has layered, appealing characters, a riveting plot, a most. The promise by robert crais book 16 in the elvis cole series, book 5 in the joe pike series, and book 3 in the scott james and maggie series 2015.
Mwa grandmaster crais is at the top of his game in his 16th elvis cole novel after 2012s taken. Robert crais pronounced to rhyme with chase born june 20, 1953 is an american author of detective fiction. Requiem indigo slam sunset express voodoo river free fall lullaby town stalking the angel the monkeys raincoat g. As with most of craiss novels the promise is his 20th his star is wisecracking private eye elvis cole. In the promise, robert crais wins our hearts with an unusual hero. The promise by robert crais meet your next favorite book.
He is best known for his elvis colejoe pike series. The promise elvis cole and joe pike, book 16 by robert crais book cover, description, publication history. The promise by robert crais, 9781409129974, available at book depository with free delivery worldwide. His writing is influenced by raymond chandler, dashiell hammett, ernest hemingway, robert b. Robert crais has turned out another good crime thriller featuring elvis cole and joe pike in the promise. Looking forward to reading more about coles adventuresmisadventures. In the promise, the reader was promised a novel with both elvis cole and joe pike plus a couple of others. Reading the robert crais books in order is important because, although the stories are separate, there are a lot of backstories and character development that runs like an undercurrent through the authors work. It reminds me very much of what happened to dick francis novels after his wife died. The promise is a typical crais elvis cole joe pike book. Below is a listing of roberts novels in order of publication. Dont get me wrongrobert crais is a terrific author, and a disappointing book in this series is still better than the overwhelming majority of books in this genre. Crais is one of those writers capable of churning out entertaining novels with recurring characters on a consistent basis. The promise is robert crais most ambitious and complex work to date.
The robert crais new book in this series, the wanted, is also part of the authors popular two series, elvis cole and joe pike, as he brings the two pis into this new plot as well. Elvis cole and joe pike are joined by suspect heroes lapd k9 offi. As the book begins, cole is hired to find amy breslyn, whose son was killed by a terrorists bomb in nigeria. The promise is a typical craiselvis colejoe pike book. Elvis cole and joe pike are joined by suspect heroes lapd k9 officer scott james and his german shepherd, maggie, in this heartstopping thriller. Robert crais has always delivered an enjoyable page turner so my decision was based on a five hour abridged version of his latest book, the promise or the full length nine hour journey. Perfect entertainment for crime fans and dog lovers everywhere. Robert crais is best known for his series featuring l. Lullaby town 1992 anthony award nominee shamus award nominee 4. A star was born in louisiana on the night of june 20, 1953 when robert crais was brought into the world. Review of the promise, by robert crais terri hermanponce. Buy a cheap copy of the promise book by robert crais. So he jazzes it by pulverizing it into sections that leap back and forth in time and among different points of view e. July 1, 2008 the shooting of an apparent serial killer allows the lapd to close the books on seven murdersbut private eye elvis cole wont have it.
Get cozy and expand your home library with a large online selection of books at. Two thugs named marchenko and parsons are stricly amate. The promise delivers a great read to those of us who have followed elvis and his partner, joe pike, over the years. The promise elvis cole and joe pike, book 16 by robert crais. Robert crais is an american novelist who specializes in detective fiction and thrillers. Indigo slam by robert crais book the fast free shipping.
Loyalty, commitment, the fight against injustice these are the things. In the promise, robert crais wins our hearts with an. I am tired of depressing detectives, equally depressing characters that they are tracking down, and boring descriptions of where it is all happening. This is my first robert crais book and i am impressed. He started out writing scripts for detective shows such as miami vice and l. The promise is robert crais 20th novel and its a corker. His influences include such novelists as raymond chandler, ernest hemingway and robert b. Discover book depositorys huge selection of robert crais books online. Robert crais knows how to capture my attention from the first page and hold it to the end and the promise illustrates that perfectly. In this book, elvis is tasked with finding a griefstricken mother, which sounds simple enough but, as we all know, simple things always become bigger things when crais writes them. The promise an elvis cole and joe pike novel 9780425272855.1000 949 33 1065 1211 403 339 1443 687 334 486 1407 319 1535 405 743 239 576 323 61 727 1027 1306 952 58 1018 312 1175 302 1157