The Two Minute Rule

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Simon & Schuster #ad - When the hit is exposed as a revenge killing, Max is determined to track down the murderer—at any cost. From the author that sets the standard of gripping, edgy suspense, The Two Minute Rule delivers all the surprising plot twists and powerful characters that make Robert Crais one of the top crime writers today.

Keeping the rule means changing your life, breaking it means a lifetime in jail. But for an ex-con fresh on parole, finding answers in the corruption of the LAPD means asking for help from the person least expecting it: the FBI officer who put him away…Every seasoned criminal knows the two minute rule: the two minutes before the cops show up at the scene of a robbery.

The Two Minute Rule #ad - Determined to put the past behind him, a cop, Max sets out on the morning of his parole only to discover his son, was gunned down in cold blood hours earlier. But not everyone plays by the rules… When a decisive four minutes put Max Holman in prison, he spent the next decade planning one thing: reconciliation with his estranged son.

From the author of the last detective and Hostage, comes a thriller featuring a father searching for vengeance in the City of Angels.

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Demolition Angel: A Novel

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Ballantine Books #ad - . When a seemingly innocuous bomb call explodes into a charred murder scene, Carol catches the case and embarks on an investigation of a series of explosions that reveal chilling intentions. Crais knows how to press all the right buttons in keeping the story line taut and the action, well, explosive. San francisco chronicleCarol Starkey is struggling to pick up the pieces of her former life as L.

A. S finest bomb squad technician. The bombs are designed expressly to kill bomb technicians. With a bang. Starkey is one of the toughest characters to grace the crowded field of thriller books in a long time. Usa today“a flammable techno-thriller with the kind of force that knocks out windows. The new york times Book Review"Packs an explosive punch.

Demolition Angel: A Novel #ad - . Crais keeps things wound so tight that readers will be getting paper cuts in their rush to finish this one. The denver Post.

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Hostage: A Novel

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Fawcett #ad - When their late afternoon joyride turns into a random act of violence, they take a family hostage in the affluent bedroom community of Bristo Camino. The bestselling author of Demolition Angel and L. A. Enter chief of police jeff talley, a stressed-out former LAPD SWAT negotiator who is hiding from his past.

Soon, all involved are held hostage by the exigencies of fate and the only one capable of diffusing the standoff is the least stable of them all. Hostage is a blistering stand-alone thriller with superb characters in crisis, multistranded plotting, and pitch-perfect Southern California sensibility. Plunged back into the high-pressure world that he desperately wants to forget, Talley soon learns that his nightmare has only begun.

Hostage: A Novel #ad - As the los angeles times said, Robert Crais is “a crime writer operating at the top of his game. His complex heroes and heroines, and his brilliant, his mastery of noir atmosphere, taut plots have catapulted him into the front rank of a new breed of thriller writers. As talley tries to hold himself together and save the people inside, the full weight of Benza’s wrath descends on him, putting the police chief and his own family at risk.

Hostage proves his earlier success was no fluke. It’s an unstoppable read. An ex-con with delusions of grandeur and his tagalong brother unwittingly team up with a psychopath one wrong word away from meltdown.

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Chasing Darkness: An Elvis Cole Novel Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Book 12

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Simon & Schuster #ad - It was cole’s eleventh-hour discovery of an exculpatory videotape that allowed Lionel Byrd to walk free. So elvis can’t help but wonder—did he, elvis cole, politics, cost two more young women their lives? Shut out of the investigation by a special LAPD task force determined to close the case, Elvis Cole and Joe Pike desperately fight to uncover the truth about Lionel Byrd and his nightmare album of death—a truth hidden by lies, and corruption in a world where nothing is what it seems to be.

But the discovery of the death album in Byrd’s lap now brands Elvis as an unwitting accomplice to murder. A taped confession coerced by the police inspired a prominent defense attorney to take Byrd’s case, and Elvis Cole was hired to investigate. Chasing darkness is a blistering thriller from the bestselling author who sets the standard for intense, powerful crime writing.

But the gunshot victim is less gruesome than what they find in his lap: a photo album of seven brutally murdered young women—one per year, for seven years. Private investigator elvis cole learns that LA fires bring more than heat, they bring his old friend Joe Pike and the past. Three years earlier lionel Byrd was brought to trial for the murder of a female prostitute named Yvonne Bennett.

Chasing Darkness: An Elvis Cole Novel Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Book 12 #ad - Captured in photographs that could only have been taken by the murderer, Yvonne Bennett was the fifth of the seven victims—two more young women were murdered after Lionel Byrd walked free. When police and fire department personnel rush door to door in a frenzied evacuation effort, they discover the week-old corpse of an apparent suicide.

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The Watchman: A Joe Pike Novel Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Book 11

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Simon & Schuster #ad - At last, the enigmatic partner of Elvis Cole The Two Minute Rule takes center stage in this pulse-racing thriller. But in doing so she becomes the target for a relentless team of killers. Then suddenly she sees another car’s metal-on-metal explosion of a terrible accident and, dazed, finds herself the single witness in a secret federal investigation.

As the body count rises, pike’s biggest threat might come from the girl herself, a lost soul in the City of Angels, determined to destroy herself unless Joe Pike can teach her the value of life. And love. Taking matters into his own hands, hit hard, Joe drops off the gird with Larkin and follows his own survival rules: strike fast, hunt down the hunters.

The Watchman: A Joe Pike Novel Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Book 11 #ad - With the help of private investigator Elvis Cole, Pike uncovers a web of lies and betrayals, and the stunning revelation that even the cops are not who they seem. When joe pike is charged with safeguarding a wealthy heiress, he discovers protecting the sole witness to a crime is nothing compared to protecting an LA party girl from her own self-destruction…Larkin Conner Barkley lives like the City of Angels is hers for the taking.

Pike lives a world away from the palaces of Beverly Hills. For maybe the first time in her life, Larkin wants to do the right thing. Pike commits to protecting the girl, but it becomes clear someone in their circle is selling them out. He’s an ex-cop, ex-marine, ex-mercenary who owes a bad man a favor, and that favor is to keep the uncontrollable Larkin alive.

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The Last Detective: An Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Novel

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Ballantine Books #ad - Elvis Cole is back. The last detective is Robert Crais' richest, most intense tale of suspense yet. Amid the maelstrom of personal conflicts, elvis and Joe are forced to consider a more troubling lead—one indicating that Ben's disappearance is connected to a terrible, long-held secret from Elvis Cole's past.

Desperate to believe that the boy has run away, evidence soon mounts to suggest a much darker scenario. Joining forces with his enigmatic partner, joe pike, elvis frantically searches for Ben with the help of LAPD Detective Carol Starkey, as Lucy's wealthy, oil-industry ex-husband attempts to wrest control of the investigation.

The Last Detective: An Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Novel #ad - While lucy is away on business and her ten-year-old son, is staying with Elvis, Ben, Ben disappears without a trace. When she moved from louisiana to join Elvis in Los Angeles, she never dreamed that violence would so easily touch her life—but then the unthinkable happens. With his acclaimed bestsellers, edgy characterizations, Hostage and Demolition Angel, Robert Crais drew raves for his unstoppable pacing, and cinematic prose.

Elvis cole's relationship with attorney Lucy Chenier is strained. Venturing deep inside a complex psyche, crais explores elvis's need for family—the military that embraced him during a troubled adolescence, his rock-solid partnership with Pike, and his floundering relationship with Lucy—as they race the clock in their search for Ben.

Now, crais returns to his signature character, Los Angeles private investigator Elvis Cole, in a masterful page-turner that probes the meaning of family and the burdens of the past.

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Taken Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Book 15

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G.P. Putnam's Sons #ad - But he may already be too late. They've been taken by bajadores—border bandits who prey on the innocent by buying, selling, and disposing of victims like commodities. Cole and joe pike start an undercover investigation to find the couple, but their plan derails when Cole disappears, leaving Pike to burn through the murderous world of human traffickers to find his friend as well as the missing young people.

The search for a missing girl leads private investigators Elvis Cole and Joe Pike into the nightmarish world of human trafficking in this #1 New York Times bestseller from Robert Crais. When nita morales hires elvis Cole to find her missing daughter, she's sure it's a ruse orchestrated by the girl and her boyfriend.

Taken Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Book 15 #ad - She's wrong.

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The Sentry Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Book 14

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G.P. Putnam's Sons #ad - It's only when pike's feelings for the woman deepen that he and his partner, discover that Dru and her uncle are not at all who they seem, Elvis Cole, and everything Pike has learned about them is a lie. Private investigators joe pike and elvis Cole get double-crossed in this twisty, gripping New York Times bestseller that will have readers on the edge of their seats.

When gangbangers shake down the modest owner of a Los Angeles eatery, Joe Pike intervenes. But it's much more than a deception. But for reasons of their own, Dru, Smith and his lovely niece, are curiously resentful. It's a trap. For all intents and purposes, Pike saved Wilson Smith's life. And with every new twist it's proving to be a killer.

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The First Rule Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Book 13

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G.P. Putnam's Sons #ad - Joe pike and his partner elvis cole must solve the murder of an old friend and his entire family in this gripping thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Robert Crais. When frank meyer and his family are executed during a home invasion, the police begin investigating the secret life they're sure Meyer had.

. What starts out as a simple trail gets twisted fast by old grudges, blood vengeance, double crosses, and a crime so terrible even Pike and his partner Elvis Cole have no way to measure it. Joe pike's on a hunt of his own: to clear his friend's name, and to punish the people who murdered him.

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L.A. Requiem Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Book 8

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Ballantine Books #ad - But for private investigator Joe Pike, the city will never be the same again. But what starts as a little procedural hand-holding turns into a deadly game of cat-and-mouse. The sun burns hot as the Santa Ana winds blow ash from mountain fires to coat the glittering city. Terrific entertainment. Just might be singing their dirge.

Praise for L. A. Crais keeps his plot pounding along. People. His ex-lover, karen garcia, is dead, brutally murdered with a gun shot to the head. Now karen's powerful father calls on pike a former cop and his partner, Elvis Cole, to keep an eye on the LAPD as they search for his daughter's killer--because in the luminous City of Angels, everyone has secrets, and even the mighty blue have something to hide.

L.A. Requiem Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Book 8 #ad - And L. A. Requiem“one of the best crime novels I've ever read. Absolutely terrific!”—david baldacci“Darker, denser, deeper, and more satisfying than anything he’s written before. The denver post“A whodunit with salsa and soul. For a dark web of conspiracy threatens to destroy Pike and Cole's twelve-year friendship—if not their lives.

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Suspect An Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Novel

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G.P. Putnam's Sons #ad - He is unfit for duty—until he meets his new partner. But what they find could ultimately break them both. One of booklist's 10 best Crime Fiction Books of the Year. They are each other’s last chance. A german shepherd who survived two tours in Afghanistan sniffing explosives before losing her handler, her PTSD is as bad as Scott’s.

Maggie is not doing so well, either. And they’re about to investigate the one case no one wants them to touch: identifying the men who murdered Stephanie. From the #1 new york times bestselling author of the elvis Cole and Joe Pike series comes a thrilling novel featuring LAPD K-9 Officer Scott James and his German shepherd, Maggie.

Suspect An Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Novel #ad - Nine months ago, ashamed, stephanie, a shocking assault by unidentified men killed Scott James' partner, and left him enraged, nearly killed him, and ready to explode.

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