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Also available as: Not in United States? Choose your country's store to see books available for purchase. Even if it could get them killed As the two cases intertwine, they all find themselves up against shadowy arms dealers and corrupt officials, and the very woman they promised to save may be the cause of their own deaths. The Crossing. Michael Connelly.
Man, my heart went out to Maggie and Amy A great book as always , i enjoyed the investigation, the characters and the plot, once i started it i just couldn't put it down til the end: Feb 24, D. Woodling rated it liked it. When Crais opens the novel with a Los Angeles private investigator, a police officer and his K-9 partner Maggie, a convicted fugitive, a missing woman, and a sadistic killer, The Promise unarguably holds some. But, ultimately, as with the laws of physics, what goes up must come down.
Suffering post-traumatic stress from her experiences in war-torn Afghanistan, Maggie forms a bond with Scott James, who wrestles with his own haunting memories. While few writers can hit one out of the park every attempt, Crais possesses a superior storytelling ability and infuses his protagonist with the perfect blend of sentimentality, maliciousness, and heroism. His earlier novel Suspect , which features Scott James and Maggie, is already on my must-read list.
View all 7 comments. Mar 08, Michael rated it really liked it Shelves: The story is that the missing woman is distraught over the loss of her son in the past to a terrorist bombing in Africa and may be seeking revenge against the Al Quaeda perpetrators with money she has embezzled from the company.
However, the first ste L. The plot is taut and unfolds elegantly like clockwork, each step ratcheting up the suspense and intrigue.
Cole calls in the usual help of Joe Pike, his ex-Special Forces friend of few words, and one Jon Stone, who has expertise in undercover missions in the war on terror. Rollins as he was leaving the scene. This was a great thrill and a satisfying read of Crais at the top of his game. My pleasure was marred somewhat by a diffusion of focus among so many key characters. Also, it was rather odd for Cole to be presented in first person and the others in third person.
Otherwise, this fast read makes for some fine entertainment. Glad I got this on Playaway because it's so much more immersive.
The narrator does an incredible job. It's hard to do each character differently, but he did it. My favorite is how he does Pike's voice. It's a deep, succint growl that is so Pike. It took a well-thought out plot to bring Cole and Pike together with Scott and Maggie, but Crais swung it.
There's also another character that becomes a pivotal point of view, Jon Stone. I don't know if he's new to the series with this book. I admit to having skipped around. Elvis is an excellent detective and I enjoy walking through a case with him and seeing how his mind works. He cracked me up in the scenes with his odd client who initiates most of this story. How can I not love the awesome Maggie? She's a beautiful big German Shepherd who is loyal, tough, incredibly intelligent.
And Scott's pretty cool himself. He's a good cop and the way he handles the situation showcases his ability to think through situations, but also the fact how much he and Maggie need each other. I'm glad that he hit it off with Cole and Pike well Pike really hit it off with Maggie as he respected another Marine-Maggie was a Marine combat dog. I would definitely appreciate more crossover books if Crais could swing it.
He hit this one out of the park as usual. My only complaint, it needed some Pike point of view. I can't get enough Pike. Crais is a master writer. His stories start a point A and end up at point ZYZ, which is pretty nifty when you see how everything comes together. It doesn't feel like a five star book, but it's definitely more than a 4 star, so 4.
Jan 25, Monnie rated it it was amazing. Cole, though, is the one who's hired to find a missing mother who has never recovered from the death of her son by a suicide bomber. The trail first leads to a seemingly run-of-the-mill house, but the inside tells a different story. As Cole knocks on the door, he hears helicopters and police car sirens - and a man inside runs out.
Among the police ranks is LAPD officer Scott James and his dog Maggie, a military-trained German Shepherd who was seriously injured trying to protect her human handler during a tour of Afghanistan.
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Those who read another of the author's books, Suspect , will remember James and Maggie for the record, I loved that one too, giving it 5 stars as well. Here, in trying to catch the fugitive from the house, James gets a too-close look at a man thought to have murdered another man found inside the house.
A large batch of explosives is found inside as well, and evidence suggests that the missing mother may be somehow involved. A theory develops that the woman may be attempting to trade stolen explosives for the name of the person who killed her son.
Since Cole was at the scene also trying to chase down the runaway killer , he finds himself a suspect - at the very least, some officers believe, he knows more than he's telling the police. James, however, leans heavily toward Cole's innocence, as of course does Pike, who's been called in by his agency partner to put his special talents into play.
The story quickly becomes more complex, to the point that it's hard to tell the good guys and gals from the bad. Except, that is, for James and Maggie. Just like in Suspect , I read several chapters holding my Kindle with one hand while biting the nails on the other as both handler and pooch are targeted by the runaway killer who's intent on making sure James isn't around to identify him.
All the main characters get a good workout here - as does Cole and Pike's friend Jon, a special ops mercenary, who's also invited to join the search and seizure party. But IMHO, it was Maggie who stole the show; I won't be surprised if she and her human partner get a book all their own before long hint, hint. Will I read it? You betcha!
Jan 11, Ami rated it liked it Shelves: Unfortunately, I couldn't really say that I loved the end result. The thing is, it seems that Crais now likes to have multiple perspectives when it comes to Cole's books I saw this with Taken as well. So not only we had Cole's using 1st person , we also had chapters from Scott James, Maggie yes, the dog has her own chapters , Jon St 3. So not only we had Cole's using 1st person , we also had chapters from Scott James, Maggie yes, the dog has her own chapters , Jon Stone Pike's friend, whose role seemed to get bigger and bigger , Mr.
It felt I wasn't sure if this was a Cole's book anymore and I miss spending more time with his thoughts. I miss the simpler day when Cole's books mean mainly Cole's perspective, with Pike giving Cole help when needed. A solid friend through and through. Not that it wasn't engaging -- I was still pulled into the story. I liked the twist and Cole finding out what Amy Breslyn the missing person that Cole's client hired him to look for was up to.
I liked reading how Scott ended up helping Cole, and Maggie the dog was as awesome as ever. But again, I wish it was less crowded. View all 3 comments. May 19, Carolyn rated it really liked it Shelves: This was a good read but lacked the spark and high tension of the earlier Elvis Cole novels.
Perhaps because these guys are made for action and instead there was a lot of watching and waiting and following up leads before we got to the main plot. Bringing Scott James and his K9 dog Maggie into the mix should have added to the excitement but that seemed a bit flat as well. The plot was a convoluted one wit This was a good read but lacked the spark and high tension of the earlier Elvis Cole novels.
The plot was a convoluted one with Elvis hired to find a missing woman who is planning a naive and misguided revenge for her dead son. Elvis finds himself at the wrong house at the wrong time, becoming a suspect in a major crime. The plot thickens when Elvis discovers the woman who hired him is lying to him and together with Joe and Jon uncovers a secret investigation. It all wraps up fairly neatly although I found the final scene not very believable. Surely he would be long gone, rather than risk staying in the area?
Jan 13, Eric rated it really liked it. Crais is one of those writers capable of churning out entertaining novels with recurring characters on a consistent basis. Along for the ride, Crais also brings back K-9 handler Scott James and secretive mercenary Jon Stone, both introduced in prior writings.
The plot of this novel involves Cole being hired by a demanding and pushy woman to find another woman who has disappeared under myster Robert Crais has turned out another good crime thriller featuring Elvis Cole and Joe Pike in The Promise. The plot of this novel involves Cole being hired by a demanding and pushy woman to find another woman who has disappeared under mysterious circumstances.
About everyone Cole encounters in this novel has secrets or ulterior motives that obscure the finding of the women he's been hired to find. Elvis Cole is hired to find a woman, who has disappeared and is up to no good.
While tracking her down, he finds himself in the middle of a homicide, where there are explosives. So in comes Scott James and his trust K-9 dog, Maggie, who sees the killer escaping, and himself becomes a target.
Homeland Security then intercedes in the LAPD investigation and Elvis is sure he is being lied to, but not sure by whom or about what so off he goes to get Joe Pike and Rob Stone to help.
The woman's agenda Elvis Cole is hired to find a woman, who has disappeared and is up to no good. The woman's agenda is different than anyone initially suspects, and Elvis, Scott and the team have to cross a few lines to make sure the proverbial you-know-what does not hit the fan. I thought the book was too slow, with time shares among too many of Crais's growing list of characters, but when things picked up, it was a thrilling ending.
A quick, enjoyable read. Oct 12, Paul E. Oh, who am I kidding? Pass me that piano stool! Meryl Lawrence hires PI Elvis Cole to find missing chemical engineer Amy Breslyn, who has supposedly embezzled a large amount of money from Woodson Energy Solutions, the company she works for.
They manufacture fuels for the Department of Defense, which gives their work a classified status. Arriving at the address he was given as a starting point, Elvis finds himself in the middle of a police operation. Elvis and Scott initially cross paths briefly as Scott is in pursuit of a fugitive who is even Meryl Lawrence hires PI Elvis Cole to find missing chemical engineer Amy Breslyn, who has supposedly embezzled a large amount of money from Woodson Energy Solutions, the company she works for.
Elvis and Scott initially cross paths briefly as Scott is in pursuit of a fugitive who is eventually found brutally murdered at the address Elvis was given by Meryl.
Scott and the police also find a large supply of explosives in the house. Elvis was sworn to secrecy by Meryl, and feels obliged to keep his word.
The killer, Mr Rollins, concerned he could be identified by Scott, targets him and Maggie. This gives Scott and Elvis the opportunity to work together, as their cases connect and indicate a potential terrorist threat. Elvis realises he is being manipulated, but for what purpose and by whom, he has yet to determine. Great job by both. That said, with Jon Stone also included, bumping up the number of main protagonists, at least one character had to take a back seat and unfortunately that was Joe Pike.
I missed the usually great interaction between him and Elvis. The relationship between Scott and Maggie is developed too, with more awareness of the after effects due to the trauma they both suffered and how they both deal with it.
The pace, storyline and writing are excellent as usual, and I love the characters, but perhaps not all together. Unless it was a longer book so the depth, characterisation and personality of these great protagonists is not lost.
View 1 comment. Sep 18, Debbie rated it really liked it Shelves: Elvis is back!! This time, the author has taken his standalone characters, Scott James and Maggie, and paired them up with Elvis and Joe.
I like it. I think they are a great addition to the team and I hope to see more of them. I just love Maggie and I'm not a dog lover. Although I do have Maggie's green tennis ball that I won at Murder by the Book on the author's last appearance! This book was a messed up story. Everybody is faking everybody out - well, the bad guys are. It's up to Elvis Hooray!! It's up to Elvis and his team to get to the bottom of it, once they finally figure out that they have been being lied to.
As usual, the book held my total interest and I couldn't turn the pages fast enough.
I just had to know. Then when they were trying to hurt Maggie, I was definitely screaming at the book! I would recommend a Robert Crais book to anyone. I have never read a bad one yet. And this is another that fits that bill. Sometimes, the characters are a little hard to keep up with because there are so many, but I think that's my problem. Definitely, go out and buy this, it's definitely a good read. Sep 19, Kiersten Smith rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: I was lucky enough to get an advance galley of this book from the publisher and read the book in one day..
Crais never disappoints.
I have been a huge fan of his Elvis Cole and Joe Pike series, as well as the standalone novels. I was thrilled to hear that he was combining characters for this latest outing, especially with the inclusion of Scott James and Maggie, his popular and captivating duo from Suspect. I will do my best not to include any spoilers.
Elvis is h I was lucky enough to get an advance galley of this book from the publisher and read the book in one day.. Elvis is hired to find a missing person; in the process of locating her, he is thrown into the middle of a murder to cover up a much larger conspiracy. It is during this initial murder discovery that he runs into Officer James and Maggie. As the case gets more complicated, he calls in both Joe Pike and Jon Stone.
I loved the format of the book; each chapter was told from the perspective of a different character. I especially enjoyed the Maggie chapters, but that's just because I'm a sucker for German Shepherds.
And even without the chapter naming each character, the distinct voice of each individual comes through. I love Mr. Crais' writing, I love the characters and reading the book was like watching an amazing, non-stop action movie. I could not put it down. Oct 06, Nicole D. I've been reading Crais novels for years. They are always a solid "go to" when you just want something to take your mind off of life, and go on a detective adventure.
What I appreciate about Crais is that he doesn't have a formula like some other series writers if I had to hear about Stephanie blowing up a car one more time, I was going to scream! A lot has changed since I first started reading these novels, and the art of detection has evolved.
I like the way Cole weaves in the current techno I've been reading Crais novels for years. I like the way Cole weaves in the current technology. This was a topical story, and frankly, I almost shed a tear every now and again. If you are a fan of the series, you'll enjoy this book. If you are new to the series, feel free to start here. No need to read them in order, though once you get started, you'll probably want to. Jan 12, Tim rated it it was amazing.
I found all in this novel suspenseful, entertaining with a solid ending.
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Nov 14, Nikki Chi rated it it was amazing. Crais is the best American mystery writer in action right now. Nov 09, Danny Tyran rated it really liked it Shelves: It's a very good novel.
But Pike does and says almost nothing ; he could have been omitted without changing the story. I gave it 4 stars, not 5, because Pike is my favorite Crais's character, I was a little disappointed that he wasn't doing more, and it's not Crais' best novel. I prefer to keep my 5 stars for my favorite books. If you've never read a Crais's novel, begin with the very first on It's a very good novel. If you've never read a Crais's novel, begin with the very first one and go on from that point to the last.
They are all excellent or at least very good. Sep 07, Ann rated it it was amazing Shelves: What a great cast: Wisecracks, serious detective work, compassion, loyalty and an attempt to assuage the grief of loss. Sometimes even that attempt fails to comfort and drastic measures ensue. Sep 13, Kristie rated it really liked it Shelves: This was a great addition to the Scott James and Maggie series for me. Action packed and very touching. I will be thinking about this one for awhile to come.
Dec 06, Dave rated it really liked it. The novels of Robert Crais are one of the reasons why I'm a crime fiction fan. Elvis Cole and his partner, bad-ass ex-marine and ex-cop of few words Joe Pike. I was hooked and immediately devoured the rest of the books in the series that had been released at that point.
Over the years The novels of Robert Crais are one of the reasons why I'm a crime fiction fan. Over the years I've kept up with Crais' work. His novels have always been entertaining and packed with interesting characters, but over the last few years something really exciting has happened.
Crais, who was already great to begin with, keeps getting better and better. It featured chapters from both Scott and Maggie's point of view, and the chapters from Maggie's perspective were so well written and perfectly captured a dog's sense of loyalty to their pack and how their sense of smell colors the way they perceive the world.
In Crais' latest novel he brings Elvis and Joe and Scott and Maggie together and the result is another powerful, exciting, and incredibly moving tale. The initial trail takes him to an Echo Park house on a rainy night. It's there where Cole's path intersects with Scott and Maggie and a vicious career criminal.
What follows is a compelling hunt for the truth as Elvis, Joe, Scott, and Maggie try to uncover what really happened in Echo Park and stay out of a criminal's crosshairs. We of course get to spend time with Elvis and his first person perspective, but we also get to follow Scott, and once we again we get to see the world through Maggie's eyes and nose.
The fact that some of my favorite chapter's in a crime novel come from a dog's P. It's pretty fascinating stuff. I hope Crais continues to write about Stone. I would even love to see a novel where he plays a starring role. The new character is the book's villain, Mr. Crais expertly conveys the drives of all his characters. It's powerful, haunting, and in some cases so moving you may want to have some tissues nearby to wipe your eyes. Also available as: Not in United States?
Choose your country's store to see books available for purchase. Even if it could get them killed As the two cases intertwine, they all find themselves up against shadowy arms dealers and corrupt officials, and the very woman they promised to save may be the cause of their own deaths.
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