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The watchman : a Joe Pike novel / by Robert Crais.

The watchman : a Joe Pike novel / by Robert Crais.
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Adult Fiction   Double Bay . Available .  
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ISBN 9780743281638
0743281632
Author Crais, Robert
Title The watchman : a Joe Pike novel / by Robert Crais.
Publisher/Date New York : Simon and Schuster, c2007.
Pagination etc. 292 p. ; 25 cm.
Series Elvis Cole and Joe Pike novel 12.
Summary Note "Larkin Conner Barkley lives like the City of Angels is hers for the taking. Young and staggeringly rich, she speeds through the city during its loneliest hours, blowing through red after red in her Aston Martin as if running for her life. Until out of nowhere a car appears, and with it the metal-on-metal explosion of a terrible accident. Dazed, Larkin attempts to help the other victims. And finds herself the sole witness in a secret federal investigation." "For maybe the! first time in her life, Larkin wants to do the right thing. But by agreeing to cooperate with the authorities, she becomes the target for a relentless team of killers. And when the U.S. Marshals and the finest security money can : buy can't protect her, Larkin's wealthy family 'turns to the one man money can't buy - Joe Pike."
"Pike lives a world away from the palaces of Beverly Hills. He's an ex-cop, ex-Marine, ex-mercenary who owes a bad man a favor, and that favor is to keep Larkin alive. The one upside of the job lis reuniting with Bud Flynn, Pike's LAPD training officer, and a man Pike reveres as a father. The downside is Larkin Barkley, who is the uncontrollable cover girl for self-destruction - and as deeply alone as Pike."
"Pike commits himself to protecting the girl, but when they immediately come under fire, he realizes someone is selling them out. In defiance of Bud and the authorities, Pike drops off the grid with the girl and follows his own rules of survival: strike fast, hit hard, hunt down the hunters. 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. 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 her-self unless Joe Pike can teach her the value of life ... and love."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Private investigators -- California -- Los Angeles -- Fiction
Los Angeles (Calif.) -- Fiction
Mystery fiction.
Shelf Location F
Internet Site http://www.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0705/2006038775-d.html
See Also http://www.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0708/2006038775-s.html
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