A Dangerous Man (Elvis Cole #18; Joe Pike #7) by Robert Crais

A Dangerous Man (Elvis Cole #18; Joe Pike #7)

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 ...

Details A Dangerous Man (Elvis Cole #18; Joe Pike #7)

TitleA Dangerous Man (Elvis Cole #18; Joe Pike #7)
Release DateJul 18th, 2019
PublisherG.P. Putnam's Sons
GenreMystery, Fiction, Thriller, Mystery Thriller

Reviews A Dangerous Man (Elvis Cole #18; Joe Pike #7)

  • Paromjit
    Robert Crais's fabulous crime thriller series set in Southern California and Los Angeles, featuring the well established duo of the strong, silent and dangerous Joe Pike with his military background and PI Elvis Cole returns with this latest cracker of an addition. Joe is at the bank where he is served by the young teller, Isabel 'Izzy' Roland. When Izzy leaves for an early lunch break, Joe is outside and just happens to see her being abducted by...
  • Stephanie
    AsI have stated before, I have been a diehard fan of Robert Crais/Elvis Cole/Joe Pike for THIRTY YEARS. Seriously, when The Monkey’s Raincoat was published in 1987, I was working in a public library, grabbed it as soon as it came in, and was HOOKED. Since then, this has been one of the most reliable series in the mystery genre – consistent as in “OMG, has a new book coming out! YAY!” So I was happy to receive a copy of The Wanted from Pen...
  • Elaine Tomasso
    I would like to thank Netgalley and Simon & Schuster UK for an advance copy of A Dangerous Man, the eighteenth novel to feature LA based Joe Pike and PI Elvis Cole.Pike has just left the bank when he sees teller, Isabel Roland, being bundled into a car. He manages to rescue her, but when her abductors are released from jail and shot soon after he realises there might be more to it than a simple kidnapping.I thoroughly enjoyed A Dangerous Man whic...
  • Amanda Joyce
    This was my first Robert Crais novel. I could definitely see this being a TV series -- or movie. To me, there was nothing particularly ground-breaking or suspenseful here. The novel dives right in to the action. The settings and sequences are well done, but I didn't feel like I had any particular stake in the characters. So, I didn't really care about the outcome. For me, this was a bit of a mindless airplane read, thus my two-star rating.
  • Robin
    This series never disappoints.
  • Andrea
    3.75 rounding upGood cat and mouse page turner but missed the humor often in a Crais book.
  • Natalie
    I haven't missed a Robert Crais book ever. Add this one to the list of blockbusters! I even read it in less than 24 hours, something I almost never do. This time round Elvis and Joe find themselves involved in a kidnapping. Will they protect the innocent victim? Uh, duh! Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review
  • Joanne Chase
    Joe Pike teams up once again with Elvis Cole. Young Isabel Roland works as a bank teller. Pike walks in to do a transaction right before lunchtime, and on his way back to his car, he witnesses two men kidnapping her as she leaves the bank for lunch. Pike chases them down, saves Isabel, and the two are arrested. But it’s not over yet. The suspects make bail, are murdered shortly after, and Isabel has disappeared. Elvis Cole assists in investigat...
  • Simon Bewick
    I'm a big fan of the Elvis Cole and Joe Pike series - and have read them all, dating back to The Monkey's Raincoat back in 1987. Now here we are 32 years and up to book number 18. The boys have aged well, and if they haven't eased into middle-aged (in print, OAPs in 'real-time') sedation, the books have settled down into a fairly predictable pattern. An innocent gets mixed up in some nefarious scheme by a Mr Big and his multi-levelled selection o...
  • Krupal Kulkarni
    This was a extremely by the numbers effort from the author whose primary series starring the dynamic duo seems to have been flagging. This results in a formulaic potboiler which flatters to deceive. The antagonists and the victims seem poorly developed characters who are not of any particular interest. The girls seem dumb like most of Crais's women characters are. The antagonists seem like amateurs who never seem to be a threat to the duo. The du...
  • Anne Szlachcic
    The latest in a long line of great books featuring Joe Pike and Elvis Cole .Joe intervenes in the attempted kidnapping of banK cashier , Izzy ……………… why was she kidnapped , who is after her ??The kidnappers make bail and a terrified Izzy contacts Joe - a suspicious SUV has been seen outside her home -Joe rushes to her aid BUT she is nowhere to be found . Determined to look for her Joe contacts his PI partner Elvis Cole to ask him to h...
  • Maggie Joesbury
    AmazingMy only complaint about this book is that I had to wait so long for it to be published. Robert Crais has a writing style far beyond his peers (sorry) and portrays an absolute balance of background, morality, humour violence if and when required and always a brilliant story. I read this in one go as I I couldn’t put it down. If you are new to Cole and Pike stories, read them all. I have numerous times and they never get old. Well done Mr ...
  • Jonathan Bennett
    Superb as ever Love both Elvia Cole and Joe Pike. This story is perhaps a bit more Joe than Elvis but is another cracking tale. I found myself reading it at every spare moment and finished it in just a couple of days. If there is a better ‘good guy’ duo in crime / thriller literature than these two I would love to hear who !
  • Evelyn
    Leaving the bank, Joe Pike thwarts the abduction of the bank teller who just helped him. But when the perps are released on bail then killed execution style, he becomes a prime suspect and asks PI Elvis Cole for help.This series never disappoints! Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for an early copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
  • Joanne
    I haven't missed a Robert Crais book ever. Add this one to the list of blockbusters! I even read it in less than 24 hours, something I almost never do. This time round Elvis and Joe find themselves involved in a kidnapping. Will they protect the innocent victim? Uh, duh! Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review.
  • Davitt
    ‘kin aceRead it one hit.Any reader fond of this genre will get their money’s worth.Recommended without reservation.Buy now.
  • Frank
    all these books are excellent
  • Carl
    Another brilliantly written story featuring the best partnership to grace a page.Sparsely written tight story that delivers.excellent
  • Lynda Walton
    EnjoyableElvis Cole and Joe Pike, what a team. Two of my favorite characters. What an adventure and looking forward to the next one.
  • Paul Devall
    Superb story tellingI have read all the previous Cole and Pike books. This one excels in the genre. Sadly it is over now.Until the next one.