A Dangerous Man

A Dangerous Man

Large Print - 2019
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At the bank, Joe Pike witnesses teller Isabel Roland being abducted by two men. Joe chases them down, and the men are arrested, but the arrests are only the beginning of the trouble for Joe and Izzy. After posting bail, the two abductors are murdered and Izzy disappears. Pike calls on his friend, Elvis Cole, to help learn the truth. What Elvis uncovers is a twisted family story that involves corporate whistleblowing, huge amounts of cash, the Witness Relocation Program, and a long line of lies.
Publisher: Farmington Hills, Mich : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2019.
Edition: Large print edition.
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9781432864637
Branch Call Number: F CRAIS
Characteristics: 437 pages ; 23 cm.
large print
16 point


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Sep 11, 2019

as always a great read! just sorry it takes so long in between books. but you won't be disappointed with this one!

Sep 10, 2019

'A Dangerous Man' is another winner by Robert Crais. My only complaint is that we have to wait too long between installments of their adventures.

What I found interesting (and different) about 'A Dangerous Man' is that it is less about Elvis Cole and Joe Pike and more about the story and plot in which they find themselves involved. Personally I like this because it solves the potential problem of our heroes becoming flat and predictable, which happens all too often with popular and familiar characters.

I love the fact that the title, 'A Dangerous Man', could be referring to any one of a number of good guys - Pike, Cole, the U.S. Marshall, the forensic scientist - AND/OR bad guys!

5 stars Mr. Crais.

Sep 06, 2019

Great book - has been too long since the last one in this series!

Aug 28, 2019

Joe Pike and Elvis Cole novels are always great. Robert Crais has done it again in A DANGEROUS MAN. Great story line and a whole cast of characters make for a fun and 'crowded' read. Goes fast - too fast.... Enjoy!

Aug 28, 2019

This is one of the tightest stories in the series. That is either bad or good depending on your preferences. I'm good with it for a change of pace. A lot of the material about exercising, meditating, fixing meals, personal side relationships and digging for details that filled out earlier books in the series are gone -- even the cat! We're left with a very fast moving tale well crafted and exciting. If you love the missing themes then you will be disappointed.
Some have negatively commented on the portrayal of two main women characters as unrealistic stereotypes (i.e. not in line with today's PC). I think everyone in the story is a stereotype, for good or bad, and it's the author's prerogative how to portray them, not the readers. Really, think about Pike, Cole, bad guys -- they are not "real" and do not act that way. Just give it a rest and enjoy an exciting story.

Aug 28, 2019

Enjoyable Elvis Cole/Joe Pike yarn. More Joe than Elvis this time with a corresponding amount of bloodshed. The two main women characters came across more like preteens or teenagers rather than adults.

Aug 26, 2019

Seems over-edited with most of the personal style and flavor of the writer "cleaned up" and removed. I've noticed this same trend with other authors' work from the last few years. It's almost like the writing has been dumbed down and all the big words removed. I don't know if it's the author or the editors doing this but I wish they'd stop it. Also, seperate issue: the descriptions of the 2 main women, especially with all the giggling, excessive texting and lack of common sense, made them sound like they were 11, not 20 year olds with actual jobs. They may be based on actual people the author has met in Los Angeles but they seemed like caricatures or cartoon children. Not my favorite, could have been a lot better, giving it 2 5 stars, because it's Joe and Elvis. Sort of.

Aug 19, 2019

I have been reading (and loving) the Elvis Cole/Joe Pike series for years. These men are what they are, and I love them both! I've hated the fact that I've been in the waiting-for-the-next-book-to-be-written mode for a while, now, so I was thrilled to get my hands on A Dangerous Man! This book is FULL of twists. It grabbed me from the opening page and didn’t let me go until the end! The story is told from the alternating perspectives of Joe, Elvis, as well as various criminals, but it never becomes confusing. As usual, Joe provided the action and Elvis provided the insight and the humor! I love how these two always have each other's backs. Joe seemed to be a bit less stoic and quirky in this book and I'm not sure how I feel about that. At any rate, this series never becomes repetitive or loses steam, and I definitely recommend it!!

Aug 18, 2019

"The Worlds Greatest Detective" Elvis Cole steps in to assist Pike in finding a missing woman. Elvis and Pike together again. If only we had guys like this in the real world. Another book written by Robert Crais that I have enjoyed.

Aug 13, 2019

there are convenient coincidences, and perhaps some holes in the plot, but it delivers what is expected, a dangerous man indeed


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