The watchman: Joe Pike Series, Book 1
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. Dazed, Larkin attempts to help the other victims. And finds herself the sole witness in a secret federal investigation.
For maybe the first time in her life, Larkin wants to do the right thing. But 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 lives a world away from the palaces of Beverly Hills. He's an ex-cop, ex-Marine, ex-mercenary who owes a bad man a favor, and that favor is to keep Larkin alive. The one upside of the job is reuniting with Bud Flynn, Pike's LAPD training officer, and a man Pike reveres as a father. The downside is Larkin Barkley, who is the uncontrollable cover girl for self-destruction -- and as deeply alone as Pike.
Pike commits himself to protecting the girl, but when they immediately come under fire, he realizes someone is selling them out. In defiance of Bud and the authorities, Pike drops off the grid with the girl and follows his own rules of survival: strike fast, hit hard, hunt down the hunters. With the help of private investigator Elvis Cole, Pike uncovers a web of lies and betrayals, and the stunning revelation that even the cops are not who they seem. 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.
|Grouped Work ID||25a97da1-18f0-4fe7-0dd3-f910c4d19eb4|
|Grouping Author||crais robert|
|Last Grouping Update||2019-08-21 04:38:19AM|
|Last Indexed||2019-08-21 04:44:34AM|
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|display_description||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.The witness, Larkin Conner Barkely, couldn't be more different from the close-mouthed Joe: she's rich, wilful and very much used to getting her own way. The uneasy alliance between the two is not helped when some violent men start breathing down their necks. Joe realises that he has to drag a reluctant Larkin from her privileged background and hide her from view in the more downmarket areas of L.A., while at the same time bloodily taking the battle to the enemy.|
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Arlington Public Library
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|series||Elvis Cole/Joe Pike novels|
|series_with_volume||Elvis Cole/Joe Pike novels|11|
Cole, Elvis (Fictitious character) -- Fiction
Los Angeles (Calif.) -- Fiction
Pike, Joe (Fictitious character) -- Fiction
Private investigators -- California -- Los Angeles -- Fiction
Witnesses -- Protection -- California -- Los Angeles -- Fiction
The Watchman Joe Pike Series, Book 1
The watchman / Robert Crais
The watchman / by Robert Crais
|title_sub||Joe Pike Series, Book 1|