The Watchman Author:Robert Crais 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. Daze... more »d, Larkin attempts to help the other victims and finds herself the sole witness in a secret federal investigation.
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's an ex-cop, ex-Marine, ex-mercenary who owes a bad man a favor, and that favor is to keep Larkin alive. He commits himself to protecting the girl, but when they immediately come under fire, he realizes someone is selling them out. With the help of private investigator Elvis Cole, Pike uncovers a web of lies and betrayals. 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.« less