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Not equal to The Watchman, but a very solid, well above average entry in the Joe Pike series. While Crais's prose is leaner, sharper and better than ever, and his plot has plenty of twists and turns, it lacks the depth of character shown in the first Pike book. There were times when I thought it read like a cleaner, sharper version of A Time to Hunt by Stephen Hunter.
The plot here is one of Crais's best so far. Complex and surprising, but his 'villain' creates some confusion in the opening chapter. It took a bit of trust in Crais to wait and see where he was going with that bizarre start. It's worth it - and if you miss the key sentence that explains everything about this character late in the book, it will stay confusing.
A really good, rather fast reading thriller devoid of clutter and distractions. Liked the ending.
3 member(s) found this review helpful.
A terrific thriller from one of the best writers of this genre ever !
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I haven't read a Robert Crais book I didn't love. Joe Pike is just as good a character as Elvis Cole. I also enjoy visiting some of the places the author describes when I am in LA.