Joe Pike

6 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 382 ratings

The Watchman Summary

A long time ago, Joe Pike asked for help. In return, he would, one day, be called upon to return the favour, no questions asked. That day has come.

Joe Pike is asked to protect the life of Larkin Conner Barkley, a spoiled rich girl who happens to be a federal witness in a major case. But someone is leaking information about their whereabouts, and the killers are getting all too close. So Pike hatches a plan: disappear into the anonymous underbelly of Los Angeles, turn the tables and hunt down the hunters.

Enlisting the help of Elvis Cole, Pike uncovers a web of lies and betrayals; even the cops aren't who they seem. But as the body count rises, it becomes clear that Pike's biggest threat may be the girl herself - an edgy, yet intensely vulnerable soul determined to destroy herself, unless Joe can fill the void in her bruised heart.

©2006 Robert Crais (P)2006 Brilliance Audio
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  • Book 1

    • The Watchman

    • By: Robert Crais
    • Narrated by: James Daniels
    • Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72

    A long time ago, Joe Pike asked for help. In return, he would, one day, be called upon to return the favour, no questions asked. That day has come. Joe Pike is asked to protect the life of Larkin Conner Barkley, a spoiled rich girl who happens to be a federal witness in a major case. But someone is leaking information about their whereabouts, and the killers are getting all too close. So Pike hatches a plan: disappear into the anonymous underbelly of Los Angeles, turn the tables and hunt down the hunters.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Cracking read

    • By Phil Friend on 11-02-18

    Regular price: £19.99

  • Book 2

    • The First Rule

    • By: Robert Crais
    • Narrated by: Robert Crais
    • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best non fiction book I've listened to so far.

    • By D. R. Houston on 12-03-17

    Regular price: £19.99

  • Book 3

    • The Sentry

    • By: Robert Crais
    • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
    • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36

    After the nightmare of Hurricane Katrina, Dru Rayne and her uncle relocated to Los Angeles. Five years later, their struggling restaurant faces a different danger. When Joe Pike witnesses Dru's uncle beaten by a neighbourhood gang, 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...But Pike is falling for Dru and won't back away whether she wants his help or not.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Usual well written story by Mr Crais

    • By mollyeyre on 01-12-14

    Regular price: £19.99

  • Book 4

    • Taken

    • By: Robert Crais
    • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
    • Length: 7 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28

    Elvis Cole. All round nice guy. Always the first man to help a stranger in distress. This time, however, he's paid the ultimate price for trying to be the good Samaritan. Joe Pike. A fierce protector and a dangerous enemy. This time his tough guy exterior will be tested to the limit as he risks everything to save his closest friend. The clock is ticking now that Elvis has been Taken.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Story jumps around all over the place.

    • By mollyeyre on 30-11-17

    Regular price: £19.99

  • Book 5

    • The Promise

    • By: Robert Crais
    • Narrated by: Luke Daniels, MacLeod Andrews
    • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 105
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 96
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 96

    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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • kept this new one until xmas and was disappointed

    • By The Reluctant Hermit on 29-12-15

    Regular price: £22.99

  • Book 6

    • The Wanted

    • Elvis Cole/Joe Pike, Book 17
    • By: Robert Crais
    • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
    • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64

    When single mother Devon Connor hires private investigator Elvis Cole, it's because her troubled teenage son Tyson is flashing cash and she's afraid he's dealing drugs. But the truth is devastatingly different. With two other partners in crime, he's been responsible for a string of high-end burglaries, a crime spree that takes a deadly turn when one of them is murdered and Tyson and his girlfriend disappear. They stole the wrong thing from the wrong man.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another cracking story from Robert Crais

    • By C. R. Mabey on 07-01-18

    Regular price: £22.99