The First Rule (Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Series #13)

The First Rule (Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Series #13)

by Robert Crais
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The First Rule (Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Series #13) by Robert Crais

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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780425238127
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/28/2010
Series: Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Series , #13
Pages: 432
Sales rank: 112,241
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 7.40(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Robert Crais is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than twenty novels, many 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 BluesCagney & LaceyMiami ViceQuincyBaretta, and L.A. Law. He received an Emmy nomination for his work on Hill Street Blues, and one of his standalone 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.

Hometown:

Los Angeles, California

Date of Birth:

June 20, 1953

Place of Birth:

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Education:

B.S., Louisiana State University, 1976; Clarion Writers Workshop at Michigan State University

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The First Rule (Joe Pike Series #2) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 287 reviews.
Amanda_G More than 1 year ago
Once again Robert Crais brings Joe Pike to the forefront with "The First Rule". If you have ever read any of the Elvis Cole books, you have only gotten a glimpse of Pike. Crais has expanded what we know of him with "The Watchman" and even more now with "The First Rule". If you hurt someone that Pike cares about, you better make your last wishes known. One of the great things about Crais' characters is that they are not perfect but they do strive to be better.
Odysseus-Redux More than 1 year ago
It is a good day when either a new Jack Reacher novel (by Lee Child} or, in this case, a new novel by Robert Crais hits the bookstores (brick or online). THE FIRST RULE by Robert Crais (2010) features Joe Pike (thus a Joe Pike novel) [again] and Crais delivers the goods with Pike taking on the super bad guys with his kick-ass approach and sphinx-like demeanor. Of course, Pike has friends on standby with Elvis Cole (greatest detective in the world) to go on the "hunt" to take on the evil of ex-Soviet Union criminal gangs operating in a world of guns, drugs, slavery, and triple-crosses of deceit. When the sit-to-fan ratio is high, you need Joe Pike on your side - and better yet, you will want this book at your side, if you seek the best of crime thrillers.
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JCD2 More than 1 year ago
Another great read from Robert Crais.  Elvis Cole and Joe Pike are together again with Joe taking the lead.  When Joe learns that a friend and his family are murdered, he resolves to find the killers.  He finds them and acquires a baby along the way.
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Chucklotto More than 1 year ago
Love this book, one of his best.......
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the first Robert Crais book that I've read and really enjoyed Joe Pike's character. Enjoyable reading.
BobRB More than 1 year ago
Another very good book by Crais - well worth reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is not one of Robert Crais best efforts for the Joe Pike series. However, it's okay. I will read him again to see if he improves.
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HRHIII More than 1 year ago
Third or fourth? book I have read by Robert Crais. I love Joe Pike, the tough guy, who cops the extreme attitude of untouchable, yet continues to prove that he is truly a good guy and one you'd want on your side!
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Great story with a super plot! I love ole Joe and his bud Elvis
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Have discovered a new author.....In the same catagory as Patterson, kept me turning the pages. Then I had to get Suspect...even beter...sdo now an addictd to getting all of his books...currently reading Chasing Darkness.
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