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The watchman [compact disc]
Robert Crais
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From Publishers' Weekly:

As the subtitle suggests, Joe Pike, the intriguing, enigmatic partner of L.A. PI Elvis Cole, takes center stage in this intense thriller from bestseller Crais (The Two Minute Rule). 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 enemy is shadowy, violent and relentless-but the fierce, focused Pike, one of the strongest characters in modern crime fiction, is equal to the challenge. The breathless pace and rich styling are sure to appeal to readers of hard-boiled fiction in general, but since up to now Pike has mostly remained in the background, some fans of the Elvis Cole series (The Forgotten Man, etc.) may find the explicit picture that emerges of Pike at odds with the image they've constructed for themselves. (Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

From Library Journal:

It's Joe Pike front and center when bratty rich miss Larkin Conner Barkley needs protection she's a federal witness. But he's got to work hard to get her cooperation. Elvis Cole helps out. With a 15-city tour. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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main characters Elvis Cole
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Joe Pike
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Elvis's partner; quiet; brooding; hired to protect a young heiress, the sole witness to a brutal slaying.
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