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Pike, Joe (Fictitious character)

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Works: 35 works in 235 publications in 2 languages and 20,664 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery stories  Suspense fiction  Condensed books 
Classifications: PS3553.R264, 813.54
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Publications about Joe (Fictitious character) Pike
Most widely held works about Joe (Fictitious character) Pike
    The first rule by Robert Crais( Book )
    31 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 4,634 libraries worldwide
    Frank Meyer had the American dream--until the day a professional crew invaded his home and murdered everyone inside. The police think Meyer was hiding something very bad, but Joe Pike does not. With the help of Elvis Cole, Pike sets out on a hunt of his own--an investigation that quickly entangles them both in a web of ancient grudges, blood ties, blackmail, vengeance, double crosses, and cutthroat criminals--Novelist
    The sentry by Robert Crais( Book )
    23 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 4,420 libraries worldwide
    Dru Rayne and her uncle are Louisiana refugees who relocated to Los Angeles after Hurricane Katrina. Now, five years after the storm, their struggling restaurant faces a different danger. When Joe Pike witnesses Dru's uncle beaten by a neighborhood gang intent on extorting protection money, he offers his own brand of protection. But neither Dru nor her uncle want his help--and neither do the federal agents mysteriously watching their store
    Taken by Robert Crais( Book )
    22 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 3,650 libraries worldwide
    A kidnapping drops Elvis Cole and Joe Pike into the maelstrom of human smugglers. After L.A. college senior Krista Morales finds out the secret her boyfriend, USC dropout Jack Berman, has been hiding, she brings him out to the desert to reveal her own secret: the place where her mother Nita, who runs a highly successful business, was once brought into the country as an illegal alien. Unfortunately, the coyotes are still plying their customary trade at the very same spot, and Krista and Jack get swept up in a passing caravan. Convinced there's something strange about a ransom demand of a measly $500 delivered over the phone by her daughter in a heavy Mexican accent, Nita calls in Elvis Cole, the World's Greatest Detective. Working as usual with laconic Joe Pike, Cole soon ties the human-trafficking ring to the Double Dragon Korean gang and Syrian mastermind Ghazi al-Diri. But his attempt to infiltrate the ring as an unscrupulous capitalist who needs cheap labor backfires when he's recognized and seized himself. Now Pike must enlist his mercenary buddy Jon Stone to help rescue Krista, Jack, Cole and maybe even the two dozen illegals with whom they're being held in an undisclosed location
    The sentry by Robert Crais( Sound Recording )
    23 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 1,538 libraries worldwide
    Dru Rayne and her uncle fled to L.A. after Hurricane Katrina. Now, five years later, they face a different danger. When Joe Pike witnesses Dru's uncle beaten by a protection gang, he offers his help, but neither of them want it and neither do the federal agents mysteriously watching them. As the level of violence escalates, and Pike himself becomes a target, he and Elvis Cole learn that Dru and her uncle are not who they seem and that everything he thought he knew about them has been a lie
    The first rule by Robert Crais( Sound Recording )
    30 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 1,517 libraries worldwide
    The organized criminal gangs of the former Soviet Union are bound by what they call the thieves' code. The first rule is this: A thief must forsake his mother, father, brothers, and sisters. He must have no family, no wife, and no children. We are his family. If any of the rules are broken, it is punishable by death. Frank Meyer had the American dream, until the day a professional crew invaded his home and murdered everyone inside
    The watchman by Robert Crais( Sound Recording )
    22 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,292 libraries worldwide
    To pay back an old debt, Pike is coerced into protecting Larkin Barkley, a hard-partying young heiress whose life is in danger after a wrong place wrong time encounter that quickly escalates and spins out of control
    Taken by Robert Crais( Sound Recording )
    14 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,182 libraries worldwide
    When the police tell a wealthy industrialist that her missing son has faked his own kidnapping, she hires Elvis Cole and Joe Pike; and Cole soon determines that it was no fake. The boy and his secret girlfriend have been taken, and are now lost in the gray and changing world of the professional border kidnappers, who prey not only on innocent victims but also on one another, buying, selling, and stealing victims like commodities
    L.A. requiem by Robert Crais( Book )
    6 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 468 libraries worldwide
    A reckoning has come to the City of Angels ... Karen Garcia is missing and her father doesn't trust the cops he wants someone he knows on the case so he enlists the help of Elvis Cole and Joe Pike. It seems that Karen is the latest victim of a distinctive serial killer and the police are determined to pin her death, and four others, on the witness who found her body. Cole doesn't believe the man has the guts to murder, and with his partner and the police at each other's throats, it's down to him to find the connection that will reveal the killer. But nailing the murderer means choosing between the two people he cares most about
    The forgotten man : a novel by Robert Crais( Book )
    9 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 459 libraries worldwide
    This Elvis Cole and Joe Pike mystery, from the pen of Robert Crais, ventures on to darker ground than usual, following the upsets of 'The Last Detective'
    Sunset express : an Elvis Cole novel by Robert Crais( Book )
    2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 292 libraries worldwide
    Prominent restaurateur Teddy Martin is facing charges in his wife's brutal murder. But he's not going down without spending a bundle of cash on his defense. So his hotshot attorney hires P.I. Elvis Cole to find proof that Detective Angela Rossi tampered with the evidence. Rossi needs a way back to the fast track after falling hard during an internal investigation five years ago. But Cole needs to know if she's desperate enough to falsify the case against Martin in order to secure her own position. As Cole and his partner Joe Pike work their way through a tangle of witnesses and an even greater tangle of media, they begin to suspect that it's not the police who are behind the setup
    Stalking the angel by Robert Crais( file )
    2 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 259 libraries worldwide
    Bradley Warren had lost something very valuable, something that belonged to someone else: a rare thirteenth century Japanese manuscript called the Hagakure. Everything PI Elvis Cole knew about Japanese culture he'd learned from reading Shogun, but he knew a lot of crooks and what he didn't know, his sociopathic sidekick Joe Pike did. Together their search begins in LA's Little Tokyo and the nest of the notorious Japanese mafia, the yakuza, and leads to a white knuckled adventure filled with madness, murder and sexual obsession-- just another day's work for Elvis Cole
    The monkey's raincoat by Robert Crais( Sound Recording )
    2 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 232 libraries worldwide
    Ellen Lang's husband has disappeared and has taken with him something invaluable: their son. Ellen hires a detective to track them down, but instead of finding the pair, he stumbles upon Ellen's husband's bullet-ridden body. The child is nowhere in sight and the search for answers brings these characters through the manicured lawns of Hollywood and into the territory of the violent drug trade
    The promise : an Elvis Cole and Joe Pike novel by Robert Crais( Book )
    6 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 175 libraries worldwide
    "Loyalty, commitment, the fight against injustice--these are the things that have always driven Elvis Cole and Joe Pike. If they make a promise, they keep it. Even if it could get them killed. When Elvis Cole is hired to locate a woman who may have disappeared with a stranger she met online, it seems like an ordinary case--until Elvis learns the missing woman worked for a defense contractor and was being blackmailed to supply explosives components for a person or persons unknown. Meanwhile, in another part of the city, LAPD officer Scott James and his patrol dog, Maggie, enter an abandoned building to locate an armed and dangerous thief, only to discover far more than they expected: The fugitive is dead, the building is filled with explosives, and Scott and Maggie are assaulted by a hidden man who escapes in the chaos, all as a bloodied Joe Pike watches from the shadows. Soon, Scott and Maggie find themselves targeted by that man, and, as their case intertwines with Elvis and Joe's, joining forces to follow the trail of the missing woman as well. From inner-city drug traffickers to a shadowy group of Afghan war veterans with ties to a terrorist cell, the people they encounter on that trail add up to ever-increasing odds, and soon the four of them are fighting to find the woman not only before she is killed ... but before the same fate happens to one of them"--Publisher's web site
    The watchman by Robert Crais( Book )
    8 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 142 libraries worldwide
    A superb new Joe Pike/Elvis Cole novel from Sunday Times bestselling author, Robert Crais
    Chasing darkness : an Elvis Cole novel by Robert Crais( Book )
    3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 127 libraries worldwide
    Having cleared a man of a murder charge three years earlier, Elvis Cole and his sideick, Joe Pike, find themselves on trial when the former defendant is found dead holding photographs of the victim he had been accused of killing
    The monkey's raincoat by Robert Crais( Book )
    2 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 77 libraries worldwide
    When Ellen Lang's husband Mort disappears with their son, she hires Elvis Cole to track him down. At the same time as police find Mort in his parked car with four gunshots in his chest--and no kid in sight--Ellen disappears. It's up to Elvis Cole and Joe Pike to find the connection between sleazy Hollywood players and an ex-Matador
    Chasing darkness : an Elvis Cole novel by Robert Crais( Sound Recording )
    5 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 68 libraries worldwide
    It is fire season, and the hills of Los Angeles are burning. Fire Department personnel rush to evaciate the inhabitants, and find the days-old corpse of a middle-aged recluse who apparently committed suicide. Clutched in his lap is a photo album containing photographs of seven young women who have been murdered, each photograph taken only moments after the women were killed. One murder per year for seven years, their bodies found in different parts of the city. LAPD homicide detectives had never connected the seven murders. But now with the discovery of the album these seven murders have been linked, and the news for Elvis Cole is bad ... - Container
    Indigo slam : an Elvis Cole novel by Robert Crais( Book )
    2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 60 libraries worldwide
    Available for the first time as an ebook! Life in the California sun suits Elvis Cole--until the day a fifteen-year-old girl and her two younger siblings walk into his office. Then everything changes. Three years ago, a Seattle family ran for their lives in a hail of bullets. Hired by three kids to find their missing father, Elvis now must pick up the cold pieces of a drama that began that night. What he finds is a sordid tale of high crimes and illicit drugs. As clues to a man's secret life emerge from the shadows, Elvis knows he's not just up against ruthless mobsters and some very angry Feds. He's facing a storm of desperation and conspiracy--bearing down on three children whose only crime was their survival
    Free fall by Robert Crais( Sound Recording )
    2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 20 libraries worldwide
    Elvis Cole is just a detective who can't say no, especially to a girl in a terrible fix. And Jennifer Sheridan qualifies: Her fiance, Mark Thurman, is a decorated LA cop with an elite plainclothes unit, but Jennifer's sure he's in trouble--the kind of serious trouble that only Elvis Cole can help him out of
    Select editions ( Book )
    1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
 
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