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Pike, Joe (Fictitious character)

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Works: 39 works in 212 publications in 2 languages and 19,463 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery stories  Suspense fiction 
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 )
    29 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 4,433 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
    The sentry by Robert Crais( Book )
    23 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 4,103 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 )
    19 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 3,410 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 )
    21 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 1,507 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 )
    20 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 1,436 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 )
    21 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,260 libraries worldwide
    Joe Pike, an ex-cop, ex-Marine, ex-mercenary, is coerced into protecting Larkin Barkley, a hard-partying young heiress whose life is in danger after becoming a hunted witness in a secret federal investigation. "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." -- Container
    Taken by Robert Crais( Sound Recording )
    8 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,075 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. 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
    The forgotten man : a novel by Robert Crais( Book )
    9 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 448 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'
    L.A. requiem by Robert Crais( Book )
    4 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 439 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
    Sunset express : an Elvis Cole novel by Robert Crais( Book )
    1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 272 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 226 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 )
    1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 202 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
    Chasing darkness : an Elvis Cole novel by Robert Crais( Book )
    3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 131 libraries worldwide
    Three years ago, Elvis Cole discovered the evidence that allowed an innocent man to escape a murder charge. Now, preparing an evacuation in advance of a wildfire, police find that man dead, an apparent suicide. Found with the corpse are photos of the victim in that murder case, as well as other victims that were murdered later. Did Elvis Cole cost these young women their lives?
    The watchman by Robert Crais( Book )
    8 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 129 libraries worldwide
    A superb new Joe Pike/Elvis Cole novel from Sunday Times bestselling author, Robert Crais
    El centinela by Robert Crais( Book )
    1 edition published in 2012 in Spanish and held by 73 libraries worldwide
    Dru Rayne y su tío huyeron a Los Angeles tras el desastre causado por el huracán Katrina. Sin embargo, tras cinco años en la ciudad, se enfrentan a un nuevo peligro. Cuando Joe Pike es testigo de como le dan una paliza al tío de Dru, les ofrece su ayuda, pero ninguno de ellos la acepta y tampoco le dan ninguna explicación de por qué hay unos misteriosos agentes del FBI siguiendoles los pasos
    The monkey's raincoat by Robert Crais( Book )
    2 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 66 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
    Taken by Robert Crais( Sound Recording )
    5 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 62 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
    Chasing darkness by Robert Crais( Sound Recording )
    4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 58 libraries worldwide
    It is fire season, and the hills of Los Angeles are burning. Fire Department personnel rush to evacuate 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. 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 'death album' these seven murders have been linked, and the news for Elvis Cole is bad
    The first rule by Robert Crais( Sound Recording )
    7 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 41 libraries worldwide
    Frank Meyer had got out of "the life" safely. He had put an end to his mercenary days, turned over a new leaf and settled down with his wife and children. It had been a hard decision but, encouraged by his boss and friend Joe Pike, he had walked away. Ten years later, a group of armed men break into his Los Angeles home and brutally gun down him and his family. It's a vicious, cold and professional job. The crew leave no trace behind except the bodies
    Free fall by Fern Michaels( Sound Recording )
    2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 21 libraries worldwide
    Yoko Akia has been hungering for revenge all her life, and now, finally, it is time. Yoko's mother was just fifteen when a rich American deceived her into a life of degradation in a twisted prostitution ring. She died at age seventeen after bearing her baby girl. Now a great movie star, he is long overdue some justice. Yoko, with the aid of her beloved friends, must punish her father
 
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