Author(s): Robert Crais
After his acclaimed stand-alone bestseller, The Two Minute Rule, Robert Crais returns with the eagerly awaited new Elvis Cole and Joe Pike novel. For Elvis and Joe, two of the most beloved characters in crime fiction, the action is getting a little close to home. The dangerous and enigmatic Joe Pike has always defied close examination but in this breathtaking new thriller thatÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂs all about to change. Joe Pike owes a bad man a big favour. The favour is to protect the life of Larkin Conner Barkley, a spoiled rich girl who happens to be a federal witness in a case against the mob. When Pike and the girl come under intense fire, he hatches a plan: disappear into the anonymous underbelly of Los Angeles, turn the table and hunt down the hunters. Enlisting the help of Elvis Cole, Pike uncovers a web of lies and betrayalsÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂeven the cops arenÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂt who they seem. As the body count rises, it becomes clear that PikeÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂs biggest threat may be the girl herselfÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂa vapid soul determined to destroy herself, unless Joe can fill the void in her bruised heart.
With TWO MINUTE RULE, Bob Crais returned to the top of his game, garnering both great reviews and fantastic sales. Robert Crais is a Sunday Times and New York Times Top Ten bestselling author Dan Brown, author of the DA VINCI CODE says: 'Robert Crais is a crime writer of incredible talent - his novels are not only suspenseful and deeply atmospheric ... they are very hard to put down.' But the praise doesn't stop there: TWO MINUTE RULE was the Evening Standard's crime novel of the year: 'A nerve-racking, switchbacking tale of guilt and redemption...so good it gives you goosebumps' 'The narrative is taut, the menace palpable, the suspense unbearable' Daily Telegraph 'Read this, then read all his others' Daily Mirror 'The king of LA crime...long may he reign' Independent
Robert Crais is the author of the Elvis Cole novels. He has won the Anthony and Macavity awards and been nominated for an Edgar. He lives in the Santa Monica Mountains with his wife and three cats.