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: 3,153
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) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 42 reviews.
Anonymous 6 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 5 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.
Anonymous 6 days ago
This is the 18th book in a series that I truly enjoy reading. I look forward to each book about Elvis Cole & Joe Pike. This one didn’t disappoint. In fact, it had you drawn in right from the first pages. A very well written thriller that will keep you guessing as to what will happen next. If you’re reading this series for the first time, go back and read the rest of them. You’ll become good friends with Elvis & Joe. Bravo Robert Crais! Looking forward to there being another one.
Anonymous 12 days ago
I certainly do not understand all of the high ratings for this book. The dialogue is horrible, and the descriptions leave me scratching my head....do we really need to read how the wind shield wipers sound? A phone vibrating on a table makes the main character think of a dying fly? Isabelle is supposed to be 22 yet acts like she's 10. The bad guys seem to believe what they want to believe despite all evidence to the contrary. Fortunately I didn't pay much for this book and I will file the author away as someone to stay away from in the future.
Anonymous 14 days ago
Always look forward to a new Joe Pike or Elvis Cole offering. Love these two unique characters.
EileenHutton 16 days ago
No good deed goes unpunished. As Joe Pike leaves his bank and is about to drive away, he sees the teller who helped him get pulled into a car and snatched. He pursues the kidnappers and saves Izzy. The bad guys make bail but are later murdered, and Izzy has disappeared once again. Joe enlists the help of private eye Elvis Cole, and together they race to find Izzy before it’s too late. As they untangle long buried secrets, they discover that Izzy isn’t who they — or she — thought she is. This is the crime novel of the year, and Robert Crais at his best.
Anonymous 21 days ago
Five Stars
Anonymous 23 days ago
Read this quickly. Quite a lot of action and tense scenarios. Joe did more talking than usual. Still enjoyable.
SardisYS 28 days ago
Robert Crais’s A DANGEROUS MAN was a thoughtful and tightly-constructed novel with wholly likable characters; unputdownable read.
Anonymous 29 days ago
Wonderful I could not put it down until I finished it. He hasn’t written a book in a while,but this was excellent
Anonymous 3 months ago
A real quick read, entertaining and good story line.
Anonymous 3 months ago
Carstairs38 3 months ago
Joe Pike’s trip to the bank for a routine deposit ends when he witnesses two men try to kidnap his teller, Isabel Roland. Joe being Joe, he jumps into action and rescues her. However, when the kidnappers are released from jail, they are both murdered. Was kidnapping Isabel a crime of opportunity, or was she a target? Is she safe? Why would someone target her? Those familiar with the series will notice a similar set up to a previous entry, but that’s where the similarity ends. This book takes off in some unexpected places, and author Robert Crais uses multiple viewpoints well to hook us as events unfold. This is a thriller that kept me glued the entire time. While we don’t learn much new about PI partners Elvis Cole or Joe Pike, it is wonderful to spend time with them and see them in action again. Most of the new characters are wonderful and fully developed, but a few very minor characters are very annoying. Likewise, I don’t find John Chen, a recurring character in the series, that funny. I’m sure the characters who annoy me are supposed to be comic relief, but I just don’t get it. While the book certainly has more language and violence than the cozies I normally read, I didn’t feel it was excessive here. Elvis and Joe have a huge following, and I’m sure there many fans will be thrilled with this book. Pick it up and hang on because it is going to be a very wild ride you won’t want to put down.
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Anonymous 4 months 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!
Anonymous 4 months ago
Anonymous 4 months 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 4 months ago
Another great Craig's read.
Anonymous 4 months ago
Excellent story line with lots of action!
nookaddictKR 4 months ago
Loved it! Shades of L.A. Requiem. Very good read.
Anonymous 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months 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 6 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.